How To Ship An SUV
Many people love sport utility vehicles (SUVs). An SUV is a great option for anyone who needs extra cargo space, more towing power than a pickup truck, or the ability to haul the most valuable cargo, such as children, friends, and their stuff. There are a few things to remember, regardless of the purpose, when you ship your SUV. Don't worry. That's why we are here. Move Car Auto Transport is a shipping expert who will help you understand how SUVs and sedans are shipped, as well as the unique issues that arise depending on the size of your SUV.
Shipping costs for an SUV
An SUV can be shipped more expensively than a sedan. This is due to a few good reasons. The majority of large auto transporters can carry six to ten standard sedans. However, SUVs are bigger in every dimension. They are also taller and wider than sedans. The most significant statistical difference between SUVs & sedans is their weight. A typical SUV weighs more than a small sedan.
Two main reasons why weight plays such an important role in shipping costs are: Transporters must adhere to weight limits. This means that even a small SUV can be allowed to transport other vehicles. Second, heavier vehicles use more fuel to drive the truck. The fuel economy of an SUV is lower for the transporter.
The carrier can transport fewer vehicles by taking up more space and weight. To compensate for this loss of revenue, they will have to charge SUVs higher.
Before you get a quote, you will be asked about the year, make, as well as a model of your vehicle. A compact SUV like a Honda CRV or a Ford Explorer of medium size, as well as a Chevy Suburban full-size, are all different prices. Carriers know that not all SUVs can be priced equally so they will price each one according to its size. Don't misrepresent your vehicle by claiming you have an Explorer, when in fact you have an Excursion. If you don't tell your carrier what you need, they may not be able to transport your larger vehicle. It will only cost you more time, money, headaches, and frustrations.
How long does it take to transport an SUV?
It depends on where the SUV is starting from, how far it's going, and its final destination. These are the same factors as for a sedan. An SUV has one problem. It may take longer for a carrier to assign it because it is heavier. Some carriers don't have the capacity to transport larger vehicles. Other transporters can only handle standard sedan-sized vehicles and have nearly full loads. This is something to keep in mind as you plan to ship your SUV.
Transport of SUVs: Open or Closed
When transporting your vehicle of any type, one of the most important decisions you will have to make is whether to use closed or open transport. For classic and very costly vehicles worth more than $100,000, we recommend that enclosed transport be reserved. But if you are talking about an SUV it takes less time to reach that value, especially if your vehicle is a Lincoln Navigator or Cadillac Escalade. Because fewer sedans can be transported this way (about 3%), enclosed transport might be the best option.
Move Car friendly customer service representatives can assist you in finding the best solution for you, whether you are buying an SUV across the country or moving it from one place to another. To get a quote or to book your transport, call us.