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This includes Door to Door service and Full Coverage Insurance.

If you like the price and want to lock in, we will need a credit card on file. NOTHING is charged upfront. We have NO DEPOSIT. Only when our carrier is dispatched and on the way to pick up your vehicle is a small down payment charged on your credit card and the balance is due to the driver on DELIVERY.

Please do NOT click the Place my order button unless you are able to leave a valid credit card on file on the next page.

Remember: We are A+ rated with the BBB and we have been in business since 1999.

Please phone 800-930-7417 to make a reservation and or find out when your vehicle can be picked up. Live Transport Specialist Standing by!



If you like the price and want to lock in, we will need a credit card on file. NOTHING is charged upfront. We have NO DEPOSIT. Only when our carrier is dispatched and on the way to pick up your vehicle is a small down payment charged on your credit card and the balance is due to the driver on DELIVERY.

Please do NOT click the Place my order button unless you are able to leave a valid credit card on file on the next page.

Remember: We are A+ rated with the BBB and we have been in business since 1999.

Please phone 800-930-7417 to make a reservation and or find out when your vehicle can be picked up. Live Transport Specialist Standing by!



We have Been in the Auto Transport Business Since 1999 and are accredited with an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau!

Use our auto transport calculator to find out. You will see your auto shipping quote in less then 30 seconds with our price calculator, and find out when your vehicle can be picked up.

We strive to provide the lowest possible price to move your vehicle within a reasonable amount of time. Our pricing experts consider not only supply and demand and diesel fuel rates, but also provide special discounts for popular transport routes and seasonal backhaul routes.
The good news is the trucks travel about 400 miles per day. American Auto Shipping provides online tracking of your vehicles shipment 24/7.
Yes, using our 10 car open carriers, we allow you to have 100 pounds of personal items in the trunk of your car or cargo area of your truck/SUV while it's being transported. If you ship your vehicle in an enclosed carrier you can pack it full!
Concierge transport services are the services that we offer at no extra cost to our customers. These services include:
  • A free car wash inside and out after your car has been delivered.
  • Free rental car if it takes longer than 14 days from pickup to delivery.
  • Your own personal concierge that will be with you from the quote process until delivery.

Driving vs. Auto Transport – an Analysis

Driving vs. auto transportA lot of people who want to move from one part of the country to another have a specific dilemma to face. Do they drive their car (or tow it behind the moving van) or do they ship it? Both have their pros and their cons, of course, but driving vs. auto transport services are something that we have yet to really do an in-depth write-up about.

Driving vs. auto transport – driving

So, you have this choice you have to make: drive or ship your car. And there’s a lot that goes into it. So let’s start with just analyzing the car itself. Is it a newer car? Those tend to be able to handle the rigors of long-distance drives better than older vehicles. Has it been regularly maintained? That’s another big one – cars with poor maintenance are more likely to break down on the road.

What about your family? Is it just you? Do you have kids, a spouse, pets? Those are going to have to travel with you, so if you’re piling everyone into a five-seater sedan, it’s probably going to get packed quickly.

So, space is a consideration. And if you’re packing a bunch of stuff into your vehicle along with passengers, you’re going to have to account for that, too. On a long trek, comfort is important for passengers, so take that into consideration.

Also, cost. Driving a car is expensive even if you’re not going two thousand miles. And on long distance treks, your costs are going to go up considerably.

Having to stop to fill up every few hundred miles is going to put considerable strain on your wallet. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You’ll have to stop to eat unless you pack a few days’ worth of food in a cooler (which in turn takes up space in the vehicle). You also have to factor in sleep. And that means either sleeping in your car (cheap, but uncomfortable) or a hotel (expensive, but comfortable).

Driving vs. auto transport – shipping

Now, compare all this to shipping your vehicle. Granted, you won’t be able to ship a whole bunch of stuff in it like you potentially could if you drove it, but you also aren’t going to rack up a ton of costs like you do with driving it.

Shipping a car is a lot cheaper than driving the same distance if you’re going over a thousand miles or so. If it’s a one-day drive, chances are driving will be more cost-effective depending on what you’re taking with you.

But if you’re moving across the country, shipping a car tends to be a lot cheaper. And while it may not be as fast as driving (drivers have to stop at other places too, for other customers), it will likely be a lot cheaper.

And the reason why auto transportation tends to be cheaper than driving is because all the costs tend to be up front. It may be a bigger chunk of change all at once, but compared to driving you’re saving hundreds of dollars if not more.

Also, auto shipping is a lot safer than driving. Your vehicle is protected by the truck’s frame as well as the other cars on the truck. It’s not risking being driven, which means the chances of it getting into an accident decrease substantially. And, it also prevents your vehicle from taking on all that wear and tear that comes from driving.

Driving vs. auto transport – conclusion

Ultimately, the decision to drive or ship your car is up to you. We just want to help you make the right decision for your needs. If you have further questions or want some help deciding, you can speak to one of our agents any time at 800-930-7417. That’s a great way to compare and contrast the different services that are available to you. If you’ve already decided to simply ship your car instead, you can also fill out our free quote form any time to get a free quote right away.

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Auto Transport Content Guru at American Auto Shipping
Dave has been a part of the auto transport industry since 2007. He has worked in every part of the industry except driving a transport truck itself. Withover a decade of experience shipping cars, Dave knows all the ins and outs of the industry.

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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