Car Shipping & Delivery
Reliable Auto Transport & Vehicle Shipping
with Reindeer Auto Relocation
Car shipping is a simple process that allows you to easily transport your vehicle to a new location without having to take the time or expense to drive it yourself. At Reindeer Auto Transport we provide specialty relocation services for classic cars, mobile homes, golf carts, RVs, trailers, houseboats, motorcycles and more. Our experienced team can arrange custom shipping solutions to meet any of your needs. From open-air hauling to enclosed vehicle containers, we provide a diverse range of options for any timeline and budget. Reindeer Auto Transport accommodates both domestic and international shipping.
Options for Shipping Your Car
At Reindeer Auto Relocation we understand that every customer has a unique situation when it comes to shipping their car. This is why we offer both open and enclosed vehicle carriers. Each vehicle owner has different ideas about which option would be good for them. Below we will outline some of the options for vehicle relocation with Reindeer Auto Relocation, so that you have the information you need to make the best decision for your specific vehicle.
Open Trailer Car Shipping Pros
- Less expensive than closed car shipping
- Better for the environment. The open option is more fuel-efficient because it is lighter.
- Visibility. The driver in the open car shipping option is able to keep a close eye on each vehicle during transport, whereas in the close option this is not possible.
Open Trailer Car Shipping Cons
- The vehicle is exposed at all times to weather and road conditions.
- The car or truck is also open to road debris that may be kicked up during transport.
Closed Vehicle Transport
While not the most cost-effective option, many customers also choose closed vehicle transport for a variety of reasons. Most often customers who choose to use closed transport options are shipping classic cars, antique cars, or high-value sports and luxury cars and want to do their best to protect them from the elements. When shipping a car this option will be best if you want the peace of mind that your car is fully protected.
Closed Trailer Car Shipping Pros
- Security. Since the trailer is fully enclosed there is a higher level of security from any possible vehicle theft, vandalism, or other damage.
- Physical protection. Again with a fully enclosed trailer the vehicle will be less exposed toe the elements and road debris that might be encountered during transport.
Close Trailer Car Shipping Cons
- Visibility. Since the trailer will be fully enclosed the driver will have less visibility to make inspections on your vehicle during transit.
- Environmental Concerns. The closed trailer option is not as fuel efficient as the open trailer option.
- Cost. The closed trailer option will be more expensive than the open.
Car Shipping Variables that Impact Transportation Budget
Vehicle Type & Size: Larger vehicles, RVs, vehicles with roof racks or large tires can be more costly to ship. At Reindeer Auto Transport, we require detailed information about the size and model of the car or other vehicle to ensure that we provide the best rates possible.
Pick up and Delivery Location: Since we base car shipping rates on distance traveled, we’ll take into account the vehicle pick up and delivery locations. Additional factors like unpaved roads, steep driveways, or unusual site situations can also impact the time and costs of the car shipment.
Vehicle Condition: If the car or vehicle is non-operational, our shipping team may need to employ special methods to move it onto the car hauler. A working battery, operational doors and windows, and the ability to drive in forward and reverse can all impact the costs of moving your car.
Delivery Timeline & Preferences: We understand the need for fast reliable car shipping. We provide Same Day Pick Up as well as Guaranteed Transport Times for those who need it.
Our Auto Transport Services
Reindeer Auto Transport is proud to have over twenty years of experience in the auto relocation industry. Our commitment to customer service has allowed us to thrive as a business while expanding our services to include highly customized car shipping options, including:
- Open or Enclosed Vehicle Transportation
- Domestic and International Car Shipping
- Logistics and Freight Transportation
- Same Day Vehicle Pickup and Delivery
- Door-to-Door Car Shipping
In addition to shipping cars, we provide relocation for boats, houseboats, RVs, trailers, and more.
Nationwide and International Vehicle Transport
At Reindeer Auto Relocation we both ship cars nationwide or internationally. Whether you are shipping a vehicle across the country or across the world, we have a variety of solutions that will meet your exact need and our top-notch customer service will ensure that you know exactly where your car is every step in the process and additionally when it will arrive. Depending on your specific need the car transport options may vary. We encourage our customers to reach out to us directly for International car transport or use our easy quote tool for domestic shipping needs.
Logistics and Freight Shipping
We not only ship cars and trucks we can ship a variety of items. Have an RV or a motorcycle that you need to ship? No problem we do that! We have even shipped houseboats. If you are a unique shipping need or situation and you are not sure where to get a quote or who to call, look no further. We will be happy to discuss your specific type of vessel and give you options for getting it to its end destination.
Same Day Vehicle Pick Up and Delivery Date for Your Car.
Moving can be an unpredictable experience and we have just about heard it all. If you need last-minute vehicle shipping that is no problem at all. Many people have found that their car will not fit on the moving van at the last minute or found out about their move at the last minute. Our top-notch customer service team is here to help you with the same-day pickup!
Additionally, if you need your car to its destination quickly, we have you covered! We are able to offer same-day vehicle delivery if your origin and destination are within 300 miles of one another.
Door to Door Shipping for your Car
No need to come to us, we will come to you with our convenient door-to-door shipping service! We can offer door-to-door shipping to almost all destinations. We ask that you contact us directly to get a quote to ensure that door-to-door shipping is an option for your specific vehicle shipping need.
The Advantages of Car Shipping
Every day we work with hundreds of clients across the country to facilitate fast and efficient car transportation at a reasonable rate. There are many reasons why car shipping is in high demand. Many of our clients relocate for work, military assignments, or for personal reasons and will require a reliable car to be immediately available upon arrival to their new destination. Other advantages of car shipping include:
- No need to purchase or finance a new car at your destination
- Easy domestic or international shipping for car sales
- Car shipping for collectible or high-value vehicles
- More affordable than the costs of purchasing a new vehicle
- More efficient than driving the car to your destination
Preparing Your Vehicle for Car Transport
It is important to know that under DOT regulations, your car must not be transported with any personal items inside. The vehicle should have no more than half a tank of fuel when picked up. We recommend removing any toll-road passes from the windshield, as they can activate while in motion. Car alarm systems must be disabled, and we recommend the removal of antennas, external racks, covers, and exterior accessories. You can read more here about how to prepare your car for shipping on our site, or contact our team for questions about your car.
Car Shipping Insurance & Reliability
At Reindeer Auto Transport, we’ve spent over two decades building relationships with licensed, bonded and insured car carriers across the nation. Our dedicated network of car shipping carriers are experienced with moving vehicles of any size or model at a reasonable rate. All car shipping contractors are required to provide proof of required levels of insurance coverage (a minimum of $1,000,000 liability and $100,000 cargo).
Operational vs. Non-Operational
Car shipping rates may be dependent on whether or not your car is in operation. If you opt for open car hauling, the car may need to be turned on, driven in reverse, driven up a ramp, and have working windows and doors. This requires a functioning battery, and the correct amount of fuel to be kept in the vehicle. Check out our Automobile Checklist here for more information about the battery, brakes, and operational requirements. In the case that the vehicle is non-operational, alternative car shipping arrangements can be made.
Seasonal Car Relocation Quote
Some of our clients require seasonal car shipping for the winter or summer months when living in an alternative location. If you plan on spending your winter months in Florida, Arizona, or California, we can handle getting your car there at a reasonable rate! We offer a range of transit times and delivery options to make seasonal car shipping easy and affordable. Read more about our Snowbird Services here or get in touch for a free quote.
Door-to-Door Auto Shipping
Our Door-to-Door Car Shipping service is ideal for customers who need a fast and efficient move. In the instance that you cannot be present to accept your vehicle when it arrives, we can make arrangements for alternate delivery plans or storage on an open flatbed for an additional fee. This option is ideal for clients relocating for work or military assignments.
Do we ship your type of car?
Yes! We ship all different types of vehicles to almost every country in the world. If you have a unique moving situation such as the need for a quick turnaround, an exotic car, or a less than common destination, we have you covered. Just contact our team and we will get you a quick and reliable quote for your specific move.
Your guide to car relocation.
Our team of trained and experienced car shipping experts will guide you through the car moving process from beginning to end. We understand that many of our customers have never had the need to ship their car. Moving can be a stressful experience that is why we understand that it is important to know exactly what to expect every step of the way. Our team will ensure that you know exactly what to expect and who to contact should you have any questions during your move.
Customer Service Guarantee
Since 1997, our team has been recognized as a leader in domestic and international car shipping. This success is due to our outstanding customer service. Our thoughtful, friendly, and detailed-oriented staff works hard to handle the details of every shipment. From coordinating with carriers to providing updates on your relocation, we provide the highest level of care while you are shipping your car.
Auto Transport and Car Shipping FAQs
After twenty years of experience in the industry, there’s no question we can’t answer. From providing a detailed estimate to coordinating an international car shipment, our team is on hand to help. Here are a few of our most commonly asked questions:
What’s the difference between open and enclosed car shipping?
In open car shipping, your vehicle is safely secured to a large, two-level vehicle hauler. Several cars may be loaded onto the vehicle hauler at once, allowing for a fast and efficient delivery method. The cars are secure and will not move during transit, however they are exposed to elements like sun, rain, and road debris. Enclosed car shipping utilizes a closed trailer. Your vehicle is secured within the enclosed trailer and hauled to its final destination. Enclosed car shipping is generally more costly, but maybe a good option for luxury or non-operational vehicles.
Will I be able to track my car?
Yes. Reindeer Auto Transport makes it easy for customers to track their vehicle during shipment. Our dedicated customer service team will keep you updated along the way and you can always reach out directly to us if you want any immediate updates on the status of your car shipment.
How much should it cost to ship my car?
In order to obtain a shipping quote, we will need the make, model, size, condition, location, and delivery state zip code or International destination of your vehicle. In addition, we’ll need to know your timeline, preferences for enclosed versus open shipping, and the type of location the car will be delivered to. You can start your free estimate here.
Yes. Reindeer Auto Transport provides both shipping in the United States and international car shipping to the countries on this map. Our relocation services include transportation by air, land, and water. Questions about an international shipment? Contact our team for more information.
Do you ship motorcycles or RVs?
Yes. Reindeer Auto Transport can ship almost any size or type of vehicle, including your motorcycle! In fact, we provide relocation services for:
- Mobile Homes
- Golf Carts
- Train Cars
- Military Freight
- Private Planes
- Utility Trailers
- Animal Trailers
What if my vehicle gets damaged during shipment?
If any damage is observed following transit, note it on the bill of lading at the time of delivery with the driver. Following delivery, please contact us within 24 hours to officially report the claim. You can reach out to your Relocation Coordinator or contact the Claims Department directly. Our Quality Care Department can be reached at 800-548-8430 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to ensure we are able to adequately review your claim, please contact our offices within one business day of delivery to report your claim.
Who is liable for damages to my vehicle during shipment?
Reindeer Auto Transport is a federally licensed transportation broker, arranging and coordinating auto transport on your behalf with quality, insured car haulers. Ultimately, the carrier contracted by Reindeer Auto Transport would be responsible for any damage caused by their handling of your vehicle, subject to certain limitations. Our Customer Service team works closely with each contractor to prevent and resolve any damages that do occur. All licensed car haulers are required by federal law and by Reindeer Auto Transport to maintain a minimum level of cargo damage. We also require all of our partner carriers to provide proof of insurance issued by a licensed insurance provider. All of our auto carriers have acknowledged and agreed to the following:
- Uphold compliance with all Federal Highway, Safety and DOT regulations
- Obtain and provide proof of reindeer required levels of insurance coverage: minimum $1,000,000 liability / $100,000 cargo
- Maintain a professional and polite demeanor with every vehicle owner at all times
- Provide VIP service to all Reindeer Auto Transport moves
- Complete and submit a signed inspection form(s) at pick up and delivery
- Do their absolute best to deliver every load on time—clean and of course, damage-free
- Constant communication/updates via phone, text, email, etc., from pick-up through delivery
Why Choose Reindeer Auto Transport to Move your Vehicle?
Our team is focused on providing excellent customer service. Our employees are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that your questions are answered. Since relocation can be a stressful process, we assign each project a Relocation Coordinator,
and all clients are given access to our online Auto Locator Tool.
For more information on shipping your car, get in touch today.