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SHIP YOUR CAR WITH Move Car
Are you ready to try something new? Move Car, an online marketplace for car shipping, puts you in total control. You can quickly compare prices from the top auto transporters and get multiple vehicle shipping rates within minutes. Move Car offers a risk-free alternative to booking a shipment.
Transporting a car is stressful, expensive, and exhausting no matter if you are buying a car online or moving. You'll often find yourself calling dozens of people or visiting multiple websites to obtain a quote for car transport. Move Car makes it easy to get quotes from the best auto transporters within a matter of minutes.
HOW TO TRANSPORT A CAR WITH Move Car
1. CREATE A SHIPMENT LISTING
It's quick and simple to create a shipment listing with Move Car. In the Move car shipping calculator, enter the pickup and delivery addresses of your vehicle. Next, enter the year, make and model of your vehicle. You'll also need to provide a few additional details, including whether your vehicle is operational (runs or drives).
2. SELECT YOUR AUTO TRANSPORTER
You can then choose to either opt for an instant rate or go with the Move Car marketplace. You should wait around a day before placing your vehicle on the marketplace. This will allow carriers to locate your shipment and begin bidding for it. The better price you can get for your vehicle the longer it is listed. If you don't have the time or desire to ship immediately, this is a good way to go.
Click on the name of any transporter to view their Move Car profile. You'll find more information about the company including their past successes, cancellations, photos and equipment lists. Also, real customer feedback from previous shipments on Move Car will be available.
3. SECURE YOUR BOOKING
After you have reviewed potential car transport companies and made your decision, you can start moving. Click the "Accept" button next to your chosen carrier. You will then be taken to the next step of the booking process.
Last but not least, you will need to pay. Move Car payments are secure and 100% safe in many ways. Move Car keeps your money until you authorize it to be released to your carrier. Secure payment gateways ensure that payments made through Move Car are protected. Additional payment information can be found in the Move Car payment help center.
HOW TO GET THE BEST VEHICLE TRANSPORT RATE
Multiple quotes are necessary to get the best rates on vehicle shipping. Multiple quotes will ensure you get the best shipping price for your vehicle. There are still other ways to get great pricing. Such as:
- Research - Find out what shipping options are available to you and determine your needs.
- Matching a Transporter to Your Specific Needs Once you have identified your needs, you will want to search for one that meets them.
- Open Transport: Open transport is the best way to ship a vehicle.
Shipping a car is not always the cheapest. However, if you do your research you will find the best rates.
TYPES OF CARS WE SHIP
Regardless of the condition of your vehicle, Move Car can transport it. Here are some examples of vehicles that Move Car is capable of transporting:
- Standards Vehicles: SUVs and pickup trucks, minivans sedans, coupes, and other vehicles
- Historic Cars: Move Car can safely transport any old car, from a Ford Model T to a Packard 120.
- Auction Vehicles: Move Car can connect you with professional transporters to ship your car to or from a car sale.
- Show cars: Proper planning is required for car show pickup and delivery. Move Car is experienced in transporting vehicles to and from the largest car shows.
- Junk/Salvage Cars - Move Car can help you find a carrier if you are looking to transport a wrecked vehicle or haul it off for repairs.
- Project Vehicles - If you have a project car, we can help you get it to the right place for restoration.
- Large Car Parts: It can be difficult to ship large parts. Move Car makes it simple to ship any car part anywhere.
CROSS COUNTRY CAR SHIPPING
Whether you are going on vacation or buying a car from another country, Move Car will take the hassle out of shipping your vehicle across the country.
It has never been easier to send a car across the country. The Move car shipping cost calculator allows you to compare multiple quotes from top transporters in one place.
There are some things you should keep in mind when comparing quotes from auto shipping companies. You will want to find out how they transport your vehicle, their experience, and what type of transport they offer.
STATE-TO-STATE VEHICLE TRANSPORT
Whether you are moving to find your dream job, or simply changing your surroundings, Move Car can help you get there.
You could book a car transport service and call it a night in a perfect world. Shipping a car from one state to another is more complicated than it seems. You will want to ensure that your carrier qualifies for interstate shipping.
Car shipping companies must get a Motor Carrier (MC), from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in order to transport a car to another state. To see their MC number, it is important to verify the Move Car transporter profile.
HOW TO SHIP A CAR
Although there are many ways to compare car transport rates and transporters, it can take a while. Many vehicle transport websites take your information, then sell it to brokers, who fill your voicemail and inbox. It is also difficult to compare prices and research the carriers to ensure they are able to complete the job.
It is important to compare the services, prices, and history of different auto transport companies when shipping a vehicle. You can find the best carrier for your transport needs and budget. To get an idea of their communication style and expertise in auto transportation, speak to them directly.
PREPARE YOUR CAR FOR TRANSPORT
It takes some effort to transform your car into a transport-ready vehicle, but it is worth it. You can prepare your vehicle to ship by doing these things:
- Gather all necessary documents, such as insurance, title, driver's license, etc.
- Make sure to clean your car from the inside.
- Take all personal or valuable items out of the vehicle.
- Make sure your gas tank is at least 1/4 full
- Make sure to perform any maintenance that is necessary.
- Take out any accessories, such as luggage or bike racks.
Getting your car ready to transport will significantly reduce the chance of any problems during transport or damage.
When shipping a vehicle, open transport is the best option. Open transport means that your vehicle is transported on an open-air car carrier. This method of transport is economical, but it leaves your vehicle open to road debris and other unexpected weather conditions.
ENCLOSED VEHICLE SHIPPING
Although enclosed transport is more costly than open transport, it offers protection against road debris, hail, and rain as well as other hazards. This is the best option if you are transporting a luxury or restored car.
TRANSPORT TRAILER TYPES
For both types of transport, shipping companies can use different types of trailers. An auto shipper might use a single vehicle or a multi-car carrier for open transport. For enclosed transport, the carrier can use either a small cargo trailer that can hold multiple vehicles or something bigger.
SHIPPING A CAR WITH PERSONAL ITEMS IN IT
To save space in the van, it may be possible to transport your car with personal belongings inside. Although it is legal to transport personal items inside a vehicle, not all carriers allow this. Multi-car trailers are often used by carriers to transport your vehicle. They must also meet weight restrictions. The transporter could be overweight if everyone packed their cars with personal items. Talk to your auto transporter about the rules for adding items to your vehicle.
IS SHIPPING A CAR SAFE?
It is extremely safe to ship your vehicle, but it all depends on who you choose for the job. It is important to research potential transporters in order to make sure you choose a reliable and safe option. Look at their reviews, photos of the equipment, insurance options, and other information. You want to make sure you choose the right carrier when shipping something so valuable like your car.
VEHICLE SHIPPING INSURANCE
Shipping a car does not require you to have your own insurance. Auto transport companies are legally required by the Department of Transportation to have liability insurance. Before your vehicle is picked up, always ask your carrier to provide proof of insurance. Move Car also offers cargo insurance for purchase if you need additional coverage. Learn more about car shipping coverage.
WHAT IS A CAR TRANSPORT BOL?
Although not all transporters use a bill of lading (BOL), others do. A BOL (bill of lading) is a document that details the cargo being shipped. An car transportation bill of lading contains information about the vehicle, pickup, delivery, and carrier obligations. A BOL is essentially a contract. All signers should be at least 18 years old.