Open auto transport car carriers, are the most economic and affordable car hauler services we provide.
Although your vehicle would be exposed to the open air during auto shipping, no tires will touch the ground till delivery is completed.
All vehicles transported under our care are fully insured by the auto carriers cargo protection policy.
Proof of insurance can be provided on Dispatch by request.
Let us generate the right quote for you. Get your vehicle on our next truck or plan a trip for the future!
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Shipping your vehicle with auto transport carriers means the company owns the trucks ! Our company has driver and multiple trucks down on the road. Lets come to the point. The company you are hiring is doing everything from booking the order, to loading, to then delivering the vehicle. It is the opposite with a broker
Brokers do not have trucks. Do not have drivers ! They will have to find a carrier to move your vehicle and will charge a fee for doing so. This is why there are so many trying to deal with a carrier. The pricing and the service is all coming from the same place. If you go directly with transportation you will earn more money ! You dont have to pay any fee ! You dont have to pay extra money.. If you want to see difference , if you need a quote , Call the broker and ask the price ! and call us give a quote from us .. You will see the cliff difference ! This is the cheapest way .. Why you should go directly with auto transportation companies..
If you have any questions, or would like to get in touch with us regarding a prospective business opportunity, please contact us via our email or call us at our toll-free phone number !
Como cada día nos anunciamos, somos una compañía de transporte, no somos “brokers” o agentes , por ende cuál es la razón simple decimos esto,?
Somos transportistas, si necesitas enviar tu auto , damos la mejor tarifa dentro de la industria, porque no ganamos ninguna comisión, nuestra cotización se calcula basada en el millage, nuevamente ninguna comisión , usted recibirá la tarifa de envío por la distancia directamente por nuestra compañía de transportación, es garantizado que le daremos la mejor tarifa, sin recibir ningún tipo de comisión. Esto es una gran diferencia, si obtienes la tarifa directamente por nosotros , tenemos varias opciones , como por ejemplo , “trailer” abierto y cerrado, por favor viste nuestro website y obtenga en un instante nuestra tarifa en solo 15 minutos.
Let’s be honest !
As we always announce that , We are a transportation company. We are not a broker. So what is the reason we always say that ?
We are a carrier, If you need to ship your car ? We are giving the best rate in the industry.. Because we are not earning any commissions for that ! Our quote calculator based on mileage! Again no any commissions. You will receive the shipping quote for distance directly from our transportation companies ! We will guarantee that we will give the best rate , without receiving any commissions! This is a huge difference if you get your quote directly from us . We have many options, open trailer and enclosed trailer. State to state, door to door ! Please visit our website and get instantly quote within 15 minutes...
Luxury Car, With High service... Our auto transport company focus on %100 satisfaction guaranty.. We are taking your car from A point to B point and door to door service , If you need to ship your car with low price and high service , You’re exactly on right place. Give us a call for more information.
You purchase a vehicle from manheim ? No worries . Give us all the details we will ship your car with best price with best service !
What’s The Difference Between Open and Enclosed Transport?
It’s good to have choices. When it comes to auto transport, you have many service types. Two you’ve probably heard of are a open car shipping and enclosed auto transport. Generally speaking, the difference between open and enclosed service includes vehicle protection, transit times, service costs, and insurance coverage.
Let’s take a closer look at each service type to see how they’re alike, how they differ, and how you can choose the type of service that meets your needs.
Enclosed Auto Transport
An enclosed auto transport protects your vehicle during transport against the same weather and road elements you would be faced with if you were driving the vehicle to its destination. These include rain, sun, dust, tar, bugs, debris and others. Enclosed carriers are made up of boxed enclosures that surround your vehicle typically with solid or curtain walls. There are few reasons to opt for enclosed auto transport, but the most significant reason is to maintain pristine condition of your vehicle.
Some other key points about enclosed auto transport:
Transit times are generally faster.
Insurance coverage is $250,000 per vehicle.
Non stack carriers are available.
For more enclosed specifics, read our enclosed auto transport page.
Open Car Shipping
Open car shipping is the standard service type for auto transport. As the name suggest, vehicles travel uncovered to weather and road conditions during transport. Your vehicle is exposed to the same elements you encounter while driving, such as sun, snow, dust, debris and others.
Here are some key features:
Open car shipping is the more inexpensive service type.
Insurance covers up to $75,000 per vehicle.
80-90% of autos are shipped via open car carriers.
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Enclosed Auto Transport
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Open Car Shipping
The number one reason why clients opt to go with the enclosed carrier vs open carrier is for vehicle protection. Carriers are covered and the risk of damage to vehicles is practically eliminated. Unlike the open carrier, vehicles are not exposed to any elements of the weather and the road such as rain, dust, hail, road debris, sun etc. In addition, enclosed car carriers carry a minimum of $250,000 and up to $1,000,000 of coverage insurance while the open car carriers carry only a minimum of $100,000.
Due to the limited amount of carriers offering enclosed service and the demand for the service, transporting vehicles enclosed is a bit more costly. On average, enclosed car carriers cost approximately $300-$1,000 more than the open car carriers. The extra cost is also attributed to the operating of the carriers. Since the enclosed auto carriers are the best available in the industry they are also more expensive to operate, service and maintain.
Open Car Carrier Vs Enclosed Car Carrier
Enclosed car carriers are smaller and limited in space. Normally a covered carrier is only able to accommodate 2-7 vehicles compared to the open carrier which can handle sometimes up to 10 vehicles. This means that an enclosed carrier will have less vehicles to pickup, less vehicles to deliver and faster delivery times. Contrary to open carriers, most enclosed carriers are equipped with either lift gates or low profile ramps. Enclosed carriers are able to handle any low clearance vehicle with a clearance as low as 1″ without damaging the bottom while loading and unloading.
Nationwide United Auto Transport wants you to feel confident no matter what option you decide to go with. With over 15 years of experience in the auto transport industry, we’ve transported thousands of vehicles via enclosed and open carriers. If the extra cost is not an issue, then we suggest to transport your vehicle enclosed. Either way, have peace of mind knowing that you have a reliable auto shipping company taking care of your vehicle’s move.
So you’ve done your research and found the company to ship your car, what’s next? Now it’s time to prepare your vehicle for transport. Preparation of your auto is fundamental in ensuring a smooth car transport experience for you and for our carriers. With proper preparation you minimize the risk of damage to your auto and prevent any additional costs that may occur. We’ve put together the following information and advice to prepare vehicle for transport.
Record Existing Damage
No one knows your vehicle better than you. You’re the first to know about any scratches, dings and dents on your car when they happen. Noting all pre-existing damage on your auto will make it easier for you and carrier to identify new damage on your auto if it may occur.
Wash Vehicle: Thoroughly washing your vehicle’s exterior gives you and driver a better visual of any pre-existing damage.
Record Damage: Take notes of pre-existing damage for your records. Later you will share and compare your notes with driver.
Take Pictures: Get pictures (with dates) of pre-existing damage. You can also take pictures of your car from different angles if you wish.
Get Driver Acknowledgement: Share your notes of pre-existing damage with driver. Have driver acknowledge damage on his bill of lading/inspection report.
Remove Personal & After Market Items
By law, auto transport companies are not authorized to transport any personal or household items in vehicles they’re shipping. Although some carriers make the exception of allowing under 100 lbs of items confined in the trunk space, placing personal objects in your car is completely up to your discretion. Before you fill your auto with items consider the following:
Damage to Items May Occur: Autos are not completely motionless while in transport. There is small scale movement on the car that could be forceful enough to damage sensible items.
Carrier Can Deny Transport: If carriers feel an auto is not ready for transport because of personal items in the vehicle, carriers can choose not to take vehicle.
After Market Items: Unless your vehicle is equipped with these items, we suggest removing custom car stereos, sound systems, TV’s, DVD players, GPS systems etc.
Antennas: Remove or fully retract antennas.
Toll Passes: Carriers transit through numerous tolls as they make their way to delivery. Avoid toll charges by shutting off or removing toll passes from your car.
Perform Mechanical Inspection
A mechanical inspection of the following items should be performed:
Breaks: Vehicle must have a fully functioning break system including emergency break.
Battery: Batteries must have a full charge and remain charged. If you’ve had previous battery issues we ask that you replace battery.
Ignition: If there’s a process or trick to starting up your car communicate those instructions to the driver.
Gas: Due to safety and weight restrictions we ask for gas tank to be no more than 1/4 full.
Tires: Tires need to be fully inflated and must roll.
Fluids: Top off all vehicle fluids such as motor oil, transmission fluid and coolant. Check for any fluid leaks. Fluids could leak onto other cars on the carrier and as a result damage their exterior paint.
In the past, auto transport meant having to drop off your vehicle at a terminal where it would sit for weeks before it was on a truck and on its way to another terminal where you would pickup. This service, known as terminal to terminal, was the go to option as it was standard and affordable. What many customers didn’t realize was that having to coordinate a drop-off and then a pickup would in the contrary cost them time and add another task to complete.
What Is Door to Door Service?
Fast forward to today, door to door is the new standard service for auto transport. Simply put, door to door service means we come to you. Carriers conveniently pickup and deliver your vehicle as close as possible and legally allowed.
If your locations are inaccessible for trucks, our carrier will look for a nearby location where he can park and safely load and unload your vehicle(s). Most of the time this will be a commercial shopping center such as Walmart, Home Depot, Target, Lowe’s etc. or a major ample street where he can pull over, park and safely load and unload.
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No Trucks Allowed
By law trucks weighing over 6,000 lbs are prohibited access on residential streets. Residential streets are narrow in size and do not have the necessary space for trucks to safely maneuver in and out. There is also other restrictions that can jeopardize carrier safety which include overhanging trees, cul de sacs, parked vehicles, dead ends and so on.
Keep in mind, many car carriers are large 80ft (100ft with ramps extended) commercial trucks that require sufficient space to park, load and unload. In addition to their experience, drivers use commercial GPS’ to determine how close they can get to your location and what streets are accessible and inaccessible for their trucks.
How much does it cost to ship my car door to door? To find out and instantly see your auto transport quotes, simply enter your origination and destination zip codes anywhere in the continental USA. Then choose the year, make and model of the vehicle(s) you are shipping. Select whether it is running or non-running? And then finally choose whether you wish to car ship Open or Enclosed? That’s it. Click the “Get My Quote Now” button to request your vehicle transport quotes in 15 seconds! The great news is that we have so many options to offer. Three different pricing tiers that work to give you peace of mind.
There are seasonal fluctuations that may affect the car shipment cost, sometimes dramatically. The “snowbirds” from the colder northern states flock to the warmer southern states in the Winter, driving up the price to places like Florida, Texas, California, Arizona and Florida. They return home by the tens of thousands in the Spring, and then auto shipping quotes in that direction start to escalate. Our best car shipping quotes calculator reflects market conditions during seasonal fluctuations.
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All of our nationwide door to door auto shipping road carriers are fully insured with a million dollars liability insurance plus cargo insurance. Your vehicle is insured up to $100,000 in physical damage, which rarely happens.
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Direct Express is licensed and bonded as required by the U.S. Transportation Department (FMCSA) . Our license number is MC 1039271.