Auto Shipping FAQ: Can I Ship Any Type of Vehicle?
Here at American Auto Shipping you can get quotes to ship just about any vehicle from or to anywhere in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii. We say that a lot, but it’s absolutely true – if it rolls, brakes and steers, regardless of if it’s running or not, we can get you free quotes to ship it. With that said, though, there are a few things that you’ll want to know about how the industry works and how they go about moving different vehicles – and also, how that will affect your price and your carrier availability. We’ll also explain how to go about getting quotes through our free online quote request form and what to do if your vehicle isn’t listed in our Year, Make and Model section.
Typically, the size of your vehicle is an incredibly important factor in determining how much you will pay for transportation services, and is perhaps the second-most-important after your pickup and delivery locations. When we speak of size we’re usually discussing weight as well as the dimensions of the vehicle, and the bigger they are, the harder they are to ship, particularly weight-wise. Auto shippers have to abide by certain weight restrictions set down by the government; this is so they don’t put too much strain on the roads and bridges across the country more than anything, and as such the weight of every auto transport truck is monitored closely.
Heavier vehicles, at least many of them, will still fit on a standard carrier, but it may end up costing you more than if it were a smaller vehicle not only because of weight issues, but also because of size; if your vehicle is too long, for instance, it could take up a second car slot, which could be used by another paying customer. This is usually more common with limousines, but pickup trucks can run into this problem too. Height is another concern; vehicles that are too high may put the carrier over the maximum clearance allowed by law, which could result in damage to your vehicle. This is why many vehicles that are too tall will be shipped on a flatbed carrier or an enclosed, single-tier enclosed container, depending on its size and your budget.
If you’re shipping a vehicle that you know will need specialty pricing due to its size, make sure to have the dimensions on-hand when you’re looking for quotes. If you’re filling out our free online quote form and you don’t see your vehicle’s make or model listed, that’s okay; find another make and model that’s close, because the size is more important than the type of vehicle. A Toyota Corolla will cost the same as a Toyota Prius, all things considered, because they’re the same size and of a similar weight; something like a Tundra or a Tacoma, however, will costs more than that Corolla, since they’re bigger.
If you’re looking for free quotes to ship your vehicle, regardless of its size, you can fill out our free online quote request form to get multiple free quotes from top-rated auto transport companies emailed to you within the hour. We have a reputation to uphold, which means we make sure all the companies we work with and advertise for are completely licensed and bonded, and that they only work with top-rated, licensed and insured auto transport carriers. They can haul any vehicle as long as it rolls, brakes and steers, and if you have questions about what you’re shipping make sure to give us a call at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents, who can give you additional information about shipping your vehicle, particularly if it’s oversized. But regardless if it’s a big pickup truck or SUV, minivan, cargo van, construction equipment (bobcats and the like), military vehicles, golf carts – if it’s classified as a vehicle and can roll, brake and steer, you can get free quotes from American Auto Shipping’s stable of top-notch car shippers fast and free.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.
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