VEHICLE SHIPPING SERVICES FAQ

How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Car Near Me?

The cost of shipping a car mostly depends on how far it needs to be shipped. If you only need your vehicle shipped across a state, transport could be as little as $500. But if you want to ship your vehicle across the country, shipping could be $2,000 or more.

Pricing also depends on whether you choose open transport (transporting your car on an uncovered trailer) or enclosed transport (transporting your car in an enclosed trailer). A vehicle shipping company can walk you through your transport options and help you decide whether open or enclosed transport is best for your car.

Shipping a vehicle overseas can be considerably more expensive. Overseas shipping starts at about $1000. Some methods (like shared container shipping) are more economical. Others, like air freight shipping, can be very costly. If you aren’t sure what shipping method is right, an experienced vehicle shipping agent will be able to help you choose the right method for your needs.

Do Car Shipping Rates Vary By Season?

Vehicle transportation services deal with more demand in the summer months, so the cost of shipping a car may be slightly more expensive during the summer.

If you want to save some money, shipping a car in the off-season is a good way to do so. But don’t worry if this doesn’t fit with your timeline: the price difference between seasons isn’t astronomical.

Does We Will Transport It Ship Cars Internationally?

Yes, we do! Our company specializes in shipping vehicles anywhere in the world, whether you need to move a car to another state or another country. We have over 25 years in the business and will make sure your car arrives safely at its next destination, wherever that may be.

But you don’t need to take our word for it. Even a quick glance through We Will Transport It reviews will show you that hundreds of customers have discovered that we are the best vehicle shipping company they’ve ever worked with.

What Can You Help Me Ship?

We specialize in vehicle transportation, but we can help you ship just about anything anywhere. We Will Transport It reviews will show you that we have helped people like you ship vehicles and oversize items including the following:

  • Cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Boats
  • Yachts
  • Construction equipment
  • Other types of heavy machinery
  • Shipping containers
  • Tanks
  • Farm equipment
  • Buses and cargo vans
  • Ambulances
  • RVs
  • Mobile homes and offices
  • Any type of oversize load

Can I Qualify for a Discount on Car Shipping?

If you’re new to shipping vehicles, you may be concerned about the cost of working with a vehicle shipping company. And even though we’re one of the best in the business, we do our best to find solutions that fit your budget. When you call a vehicle shipping agent today, you can save up to 10% on your total shipping cost!

Does the Cost of Car Shipping Change Based on Gas Prices?

Just like driving your car would, vehicle transport requires fuel. So you might wonder if the cost of shipping your car or other vehicle will vary along with gas prices.

The answer here is yes. If gas prices go up, the total cost to ship your vehicle will increase as well. However, fuel prices are not the only thing that can impact shipping costs. Type of transport, distance, the type of vehicle you’re shipping, and time of year have an impact as well. If you have concerns about the total shipping cost, give one of our knowledgeable shipping agents a call. They can help you find a great shipping option that suits your budget.

How Does Shipping Distance Influence Pricing?

We take pride in being a vehicle transport service that can take your vehicle anywhere. But as you might expect, the total distance shipped will impact pricing. That pricing covers fuel, labor, and equipment use. But since so many other factors influence price, it’s impossible to say exactly how much price will vary with distance without knowing more about your exact situation.

We take pride in being the best vehicle shipping company in Florida. Use our online quote generator or give us a call to discuss different pricing options for any distance!

Does the Total Weight of a Shipment Matter?

Any vehicle shipping agent can tell you that the total weight of a shipment matters, both in terms of pricing and the type of transport used. Shipments over a certain weight require more specialized driver certifications as well as transport vehicles with a greater towing capacity. When we know the weight and the dimensions of a given shipment, we can give you a better idea of the total shipment cost.

What's the Cheapest Way to Ship a Car?

At We Will Transport It, we take pride in being able to work within your budget. No vehicle transport service is a one-size-fits-all solution. Generally, you can save money by using open transport with other vehicles. With this solution, your vehicle is exposed to the elements, but it can be expediently delivered to its destination on an open trailer.

Why Is It More Expensive to Ship a Car in an Enclosed Trailer?

If you want the best door-to-door vehicle shipping service possible, an enclosed trailer is the way to go. The closed trailer affords your car extra protection. However, any vehicle shipping company will charge more for an enclosed trailer. That’s because these trailers offer extra protection. However, enclosed trailer transport isn’t very common, so enclosed trailers are somewhat difficult to come by. As a result, this type of transport is often much more expensive.

What Does RORO Shipping Mean?

Most vehicle transport services mention a service called “RORO” shipping. The “RORO” is an abbreviation for “roll on roll off.” This shipping method is about what it sounds like. Your car is driven or rolled onto a cargo ship and then driven or rolled off at the destination. The cargo ship itself looks like a large parking garage.

If you aren’t sure if RORO or another shipping method is best for your car, a vehicle shipping agent can discuss options with you and help you decide how to ship your car to its destination.

Does We Will Transport It Provide Shipping Insurance?

Yes. We are a licensed and insured company, meaning that we carry insurance for the vehicles we ship. In the unlikely event something happens to your car during transport, we will file a claim with our insurance rather than with your insurance. As you can see in our countless We Will Transport It reviews, our customers have been relieved to let us handle the insurance logistics before their vehicles are shipped!

What Do I Need to Do to Prepare My Car for Shipping?

Our vehicle transportation services experts are happy to assist you in preparing your car for shipping, but there are some simple preparation steps you may want to take on your own before shipping:

  • Clean your car and remove personal belongings
  • Make sure your emergency brake works
  • Let your transporter know about any mechanical issues
  • Remove non-permanent bike racks, luggage racks, etc.
  • Make sure tires are inflated and in good condition
  • Take photos of any existing damage
  • Make sure the battery is in good working order
  • Make sure the gas tank isn’t more than about 1/4 full

Can I Put Luggage in My Car When It's Shipped?

As any door-to-door vehicle shipping service can tell you, a higher total weight equals a higher price for moving. That’s only part of why it’s not a good idea to leave luggage in your car when it’s shipped, though.

Leaving luggage or any valuables in your car may also increase the risk of theft. This is especially important when it comes to open transport. It’s best to reduce the risk of thieves breaking into your car to steal any luggage you may have.

What is Shipping a Vehicle Terminal-to-Terminal?

If you talk to a shipping agent, one of the first things they’ll ask is whether you want door-to-door or terminal-to-terminal shipping. With terminal-to-terminal shipping, you drop your car off at a terminal to be shipped. When your car arrives at its destination, you’ll need to pick it up from that terminal.

This method is generally less expensive than door-to-door shipping, and it’s also a good idea if you don’t have an exact destination address. However, it sometimes takes longer than door-to-door.

What Does It Mean to Ship a Vehicle Door-to-Door?

Door-to-door vehicle shipping service offers the ultimate convenience. With this method, we will pick up your car at your residence, ship it, and drop it off at your new address. It’s a good choice if you don’t want to arrange transport to or from terminals. However, it tends to be more expensive. The best vehicle shipping company will be able to talk through the logistics of door-to-door transit and help you decide whether it’s the right option for you.

Do You Offer Free Estimates for Shipping?

We know that it can be hard to figure out the exact cost of vehicle transportation on your own. And whether you prefer door-to-door vehicle shipping service or terminal-to-terminal service, you can use our free online estimator tool to get a quote. Or if you prefer, you can call us for a free estimate.

How Long is an Instant Quote Good For?

Getting a quote is the first step in planning to ship your vehicle to its destination. But as you may guess, a quote isn’t good forever! The time a quote is valid can vary depending on market factors.

But if you use the online estimator, one of our agents will call you to follow up. At that point, they can give you an exact timeline. If you’re ready to work with the best vehicle shipping company, try out our estimator tool or give us a call today!

Where Can You Ship My Vehicle?

Some vehicle shipping companies only offer regional or domestic transport. But thanks to our vast experience and our network of experienced drivers, we are proud to be able to ship your vehicle anywhere in the world!

How Do I Pay to Ship My Car?

We are confident in our reliability as a vehicle shipping company. As a result, we do not ask for any up-front deposits or money down. You have the option to pay online using a credit card or PayPal.

If you prefer cash, you also may pay in cash when your car is delivered. if you choose cash, we ask that you make a partial payment of $199 before transport in order to make sure your car can get a spot on a transport truck.

Can I Pay With a Credit Card for my car transportation?

Yes, you can. You can pay online via credit card or PayPal. If you run into any type of logistical issues or would prefer to pay over the phone, a vehicle shipping agent can help you.

How Far Ahead Should I Book My Transport?

Depending on the time of year, vehicle transport spots can fill up fast. If you want to ship domestically, booking a few weeks in advance is wise. However, since the logistics of international shipping can be more complex, booking overseas transport a month or so in advance is ideal. If you can’t do this, still reach out to us. We will do our best to get your car shipped as soon as possible.

Can I Choose the Date and Time of Shipping and Delivery?

Yes, you can! However, since the vehicle transport business can be somewhat unpredictable, it may cost extra if you have an exact pickup date and time you need to meet. But as We Will Transport It reviews will tell you, our experienced agents will work with you to meet your timeframe requirements whenever possible.

That said, if you want to save money, you can choose a flexible delivery time. With this method, we will give you a window of time when your car will be delivered. With this option, we will let you know when your car is delivered so you can pick it up immediately.

How Long Will It Take for My Vehicle to Be Delivered?

Door-to-door vehicle shipping service or any other form of vehicle shipping isn’t always exact. The amount of traffic on a route, weather conditions, and the size of your vehicle all have an impact on time. Here’s a rough estimate of how long domestic transport may take:

  • 100-500 miles: 1-2 days
  • 500-1000 miles: 2-3 days
  • 1000-1500 miles: 3-5 days
  • 1500-2000 miles: 4-7 days
  • 2000-2500 miles: 5-8 days
  • 2500-3000 miles: 7-10 days

Overseas transit time is harder to predict. If your car will be moved via ocean transit, shipping time typically will take between 3 and 12 weeks. Once your car has a spot on a carrier, our agents will be able to give you a more exact estimate of transit time.

What Information Do You Need to Give Me a Quote?

Before offering you an estimate for door-to-door vehicle shipping service or another vehicle shipping service, we will need some information. Here are the basics of what we’ll need to know:

  • The make and model of the car
  • The vehicle’s overall condition
  • Pickup and delivery destinations
  • The mode of shipping you want to use

Can I Schedule Auto Transport If I Don't Have an Exact Address?

Yes. If you want door-to-door vehicle shipping, we’ll need an exact delivery address before transport. You can get a quote without an exact delivery address if we know what city the car is going to.

If you don’t have an exact address when your car is shipped, having it shipped to a terminal is a good idea. That way, you will be able to pick up your car from a centralized location even if you don’t yet have an exact address.

Do I Need to Be There When My Car is Loaded and/or Delivered?

When your car is loaded, you do not have to personally be present. However, someone acting on your behalf must be there. The representative must be there with the driver to inspect the car for existing damage. The representative will also need to sign the Bill of Lading, a document proving the condition of the vehicle at pickup.

If your car is delivered to your door, you or a representative will also need to be present. If the car is delivered to a terminal or depot, you don’t need to be there when the car is unloaded, but you or a representative must pick it up.

What is a Bill of Lading and Why Do I Need One?

The many positive We Will Transport It reviews will show you that we consistently deliver vehicles expediently and free of damage. However, in case of any sort of damage, you will need a copy of your Bill of Lading. The Bill of Lading is a document outlining any existing damage on the car before it is picked up for transport. The bill will also include your transport agreement and your contact information.

If My Car Doesn't Run, Can It Still Be Shipped?

Not all transport companies can transport non-running cars. However, we can move your non-running car anywhere it needs to go. Non-running cars can be a bit more complex to move, so it may be a bit more expensive to ship them.

It may be useful to know that non-running cars will sometimes take longer to ship. That’s because not every driver is willing to transport them.

Can I Ship an Oversized Vehicle?

Yes! We have extensive experience shipping oversize loads of all kinds. Different types of oversize loads require different types of transport trailers. And some, like mobile homes, require you to obtain a permit before transport. In order to plan out your transport as seamlessly as possible, be sure to contact us far ahead of your move or your desired delivery date.

Does My Car Need a License Plate to Be Shipped?

If this is your first time working with a vehicle shipping company, you probably have a lot of questions. One of these might be whether or not you need license plates to ship a car. The answer is no; we need the vehicle and keys, as well as the registration or other proof that the car is yours.

However, if you are intending on driving the vehicle home from a drop-off point, you will need plates to operate it on a public road.

What Type of Truck Will Be Used to Transport My Vehicle?

As the best vehicle shipping company in Florida, we have vehicles to transport just about anything. In many cases (like personal vehicle transport), we use a semi truck. Usually, these trucks have the towing capacity to haul just about anything you need. But if you need to ship an extremely large vehicle like a dump truck, a heavy vehicle specialist will be able to select the right truck for the job.

Is Enclosed Transport Better Than Open Transport?

If you take a look at We Will Transport It reviews or just read a bit about auto transport, you’ll find that the vast majority of people choose open transport. This is an economical option that is often quick, as there’s usually no shortage of open transport trucks for shipping cars.

However, if you have a classic car or a very valuable vehicle, enclosed transport is the best option. An enclosed trailer protects your car from the elements and reduces your risk of theft. This type of transport is often much more expensive than open transport. But if you have a very valuable car, it’s often the most logical option.

Can I Ship a Car After Buying It at Auction?

Many people contact a vehicle shipping company when they want to ship a personal vehicle. But if you buy a car at auction (especially if it’s an auction out of state), it usually makes more sense to ship the car than it does to travel to the car and drive it back.

Of course, shipping from an auction can be a bit more complicated than shipping a car from your home. But if you get in touch with one of our agents, we can help you understand the process and get your car shipped quickly.

Do You Ship Exotic and Classic Cars?

Yes, we do! Not all Vehicle transport services can be trusted with highly valuable vehicles. But as the best vehicle shipping company in Florida, we will treat your specialty vehicle as if it’s our own.

And as a licensed and insured company, we carry full insurance to protect your vehicle in the unlikely event of damage. That way, you can focus on your move while letting us handle your car’s journey.