Factors for Calculating the cost of Car Shipping

There are multiple factors that affect the cost of car shipping

The total distance is the main factor that determines the cost of car shipping. Typically, longer distances lead to higher prices for car shipping, but the cost per mile decreases. To get the most accurate quote for any car shipment, you can use our car shipping calculator. It's important to keep in mind that international car shipping rates may differ from ground vehicle transport rates.
Unlike distance, the term "route" refers to the specific highways and roads used for vehicle transportation. Routes that pass through densely populated areas may have higher levels of traffic congestion, which can impact both shipping time and overall cost.

Other factors that can impact shipping costs include:

1- Physical road conditions
2- Adverse weather
3- Road construction
Shipping Date
The date you schedule your car transport service can have a significant impact on the cost. To get the best price, it's recommended that you book your car shipment as early as possible. Once you know you need to transport your vehicle, it's a good idea to start looking for an auto transport company and request a car shipping quote.

Moreover, being flexible with the car pick-up dates can often result in savings on the car transport quote.
Vehicle Make & Model
In order to ensure the safe and secure transportation of your vehicle, we require specific details about your car when planning for auto transport. This information is necessary for the truck driver to determine the amount of space required to safely secure your automobile, as well as to ensure that the trailer height and side clearance are appropriate. Larger or taller vehicles may require additional adjustments during transport, which could result in a slight increase in shipping costs. Additionally, any vehicle modifications such as larger tires or roof racks may also impact the cost of shipping.

If you have any vehicle modifications, please contact us at +1(737) 377-2270 to ensure that your car shipping quote is accurate and to guarantee proper fit on the auto transport trailer.
Auto Transport Type
Most people who ship their cars tend to choose open car transport, which is the industry standard and the most cost-effective way to transport a vehicle. However, for those who require extra protection during car shipment, we suggest using enclosed car transportation services. Enclosed auto transport provides a shield against weather and debris, which is particularly beneficial for delicate, exotic, or luxury cars. While enclosed auto transport can increase the cost of car shipping, it is worth the added peace of mind that comes with knowing your vehicle is being transported in a safe and secure manner.
Vehicle Condition
If your car is operational, you can anticipate a better price for auto shipping from car shippers for the required distance. However, if your car is not operational but can still roll, steer, and brake, it will need a winch and other accommodations to be loaded onto the carrier trailer, which will result in an increased cost of shipment.

Please note that Montway Auto Transport only quotes for car shipping if the vehicle can:

1- Roll, brake and steer
2- Be loaded and unloaded by a forklift or wrecker
Metropolitan areas usually have a large number of trucks available to fulfill car shipping orders for auto shippers, which can result in a lower cost of car transport. However, we also make an effort to find the best deal for residents of small towns when transporting cars. If you live far from a major highway, you have the option to meet the trucker at a designated location, which could potentially result in a better cost for shipping a car and faster auto transportation services.
The cost of car shipping can vary significantly depending on the time of year. For example, auto transport services to warmer states are in high demand during the snowbird season, which results in higher costs for transporting a car to those destinations. You can obtain a quote for shipping your car using our car shipping calculator. Based on your scheduling flexibility, we recommend trying different shipping dates to see how rates are affected and to choose the best price.

Our car shipping services come with exceptional quality service

Read out the review from our customers

John Doe
November 8, 2022
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I love this company! I would absolutely recommend them to anyone. Customer service is through the roof! They are amazing!
Chris Bailey
January 12, 2023
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I worked with them most of the time when we had to deal with transporting a vehicle, and they are very much on top of everything. Thank you, Speedocarship. Working with you is a pleasure.
Spencer Anderson
March 21, 2023
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This is my second time using SpeedoCarShip and I could not be any happier. My daughter's car made it to Florida quickly and without a scratch. I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing a car transport.
John Vogler
April 03, 2023
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SCS was a great choice from start to finish. They helped answer our questions and transported our car for us from Philadelphia to St. Louis with no problems. Thanks, SCS.
Cristine Tom
May 15, 2023
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Our driver showed up on time, and communication with dispatch was easy and adequate. I Would definitely use this company again to ship a vehicle.