Car Shipping Quotes
Getting a car shipping quotes should be fast and easy. At Reindeer Auto Transport we provide relocation quotes for cars, trucks, mobile homes, golf carts, RVs, trailers, houseboats, motorcycles and more. With over 20 years of experience leading the car shipping industry, we can provide an accurate car shipping quote within minutes. Have a non-operational car that needs to be transferred to a new location? We can help! Moving for work and need your car to be there when you arrive? We can do that! From open-air car shipping to Same Day Vehicle Pickup services, Reindeer Auto Transport can accommodate almost any vehicle transportation needs. Read more about our Relocation Services or start your car shipping quote today.
Car Shipping Quotes: How it works
The first step to getting your car shipping quote is to get in touch with our team or use our 3-step shipping calculator. In order to provide you with an accurate estimate, you’ll need to provide information about your vehicle and shipping destinations. In addition, we’ll need to know:
- Vehicle size, make, and model
- Pick up and deliver locations
- Desired pick up and delivery dates
- Whether or not the car is in operation, including vehicle condition
- Time of year
- Preference for open vs. enclosed transportation
- Description of the delivery location (residential, business, etc.)
Once we have this information, we can generate a detailed car shipping quote and timeline for the service. Need your vehicle shipped fast? Learn about our Guaranteed Transport Time options. The next step in the car shipping process is preparing your vehicle for transit.
Car Shipping Rates
At Reindeer Auto Transport our team works hard to provide the best car shipping rates possible. Factors like the time of year, method of shipping, and your timeline can all affect your car shipping quote. The distance of the move will also influence the totals of your car shipping quote. A short, 500 mile trip will have a different mileage rate than a 3,000 mile relocation. Get a detailed quote for car shipping rates online or by calling our team. Keep the below factors in mind:
Vehicle Type & Size: Typically, larger vehicles, RVs, or trucks may be more costly to ship than smaller vehicles. Luckily, Reindeer Auto Transport offers a range of shipping options to help meet your budget needs. We also ship motorcycles, boats, trailers, and scooters.
Distance & Delivery Location: The total distance of the relocation can affect the cost of the car shipping service. Other considerations like the need for vehicle storage, or an expedited delivery can also influence your car shipping quote. Reindeer Auto Transportation offers both domestic and international shipping services to meet our clients’ diverse needs. We also ship throughout Canada.
Vehicle Condition: A working car with a good battery, operational doors and windows, brakes, and the ability to drive in forward and reverse is easily loaded onto a vehicle hauler. Non-operational vehicles may require towing or other special methods to be transported. These factors can affect the time and labor costs for your car shipping quote.
Delivery Timeline: Depending on your relocation needs, you may require an expedited car shipping quote. Luckily, Reindeer Auto Transport offers Same Day Pick Up as well as Guaranteed Transport Times for fast, reliable shipping.
Special Pickup & Delivery Services: In the case that you will not be present during the delivery pick up or drop off, we can make arrangements for Door-to-Door delivery. If required, we can hire a local open flatbed to meet your specific delivery or pick-up needs.
Car Shipping Method: Reindeer Auto Transportation offers both closed and open-hauling car shipping options. You can read more about the differences between open and enclosed vehicle transportation or speak to our team to determine what’s best for your car shipping needs.
The Car Shipping Process
After you receive a car shipping quote from our team, the next step is to prepare your vehicle for transportation. With over two decades of experience transporting all vehicle types, there’s almost nothing we can’t ship! Keep in mind that DOT regulations require the car to be empty during the transportation process. In addition, the vehicle should have no more than half a tank of fuel when picked up. Alarms must be disabled, and we recommend removing antennas, racks, covers, exterior accessories, and toll-road passes. Read more about how to prepare your car for shipping on our site, or contact our team for questions about your vehicle.
Open Shipping vs. Enclosed Hauling
Deciding between open and enclosed hauling is a significant factor in the cost of your car shipping quote. During open car hauling, your vehicle will be loaded onto a 2-level trailer alongside other vehicles. The car will be secure, however it will be exposed to the open air, weather, and highway debris. Open car shipping is generally more cost effective, fuel efficient, and faster. If you have a brand new car, non-operational vehicle, or a high-value automobile, enclosed shipping might be a better option. During enclosed shipping, your vehicle will be placed in a secure, closed trailer and hauled to its destination.
Seasonal Car Shipping
Many clients utilize our seasonal car shipping services while relocating for the winter months. Shipping your vehicle takes the stress out of your seasonal move and prevents you having to make a long distance drive in the winter. And, shipping your car may be more affordable than a rental or taxis. Whether you’re spending your time in California, Arizona, Florida, or another sunny destination, Reindeer Auto Transport provides affordable and reliable car shipping options. Contact our team for a seasonal car shipping quote today.
Tracking Your Car Shipment
Reindeer Auto Transport works with hundreds of clients nationwide. To keep things easy for our clients, we provide access to 24/7 car shipment tracking through our site. You can use our online Auto Locator to get up-to-date information about your vehicle. Simply input your email address or your order number and get instant access to the information you need.
Why Choose Reindeer?
As the industry leader in domestic, international, and FAK relocations, Reindeer Auto Transport prioritizes customer service. For the last two decades we have built our reputation on quality, reliability, and attention to detail. In addition to having a dedicated relocation coordinator, you’ll have access to your shipping information through our Auto Locator tool online. Our team is available 24/7; no matter when you call you will be able to speak with one of our trained staff. Relocation can be stressful, making the process easy for you is our goal!
Car Shipping FAQs
Over the last twenty years we’ve shipped thousands of vehicles around the world. From safely shipping a collector’s car to same-day auto pickup, Reindeer Auto Transport can help with almost any vehicle relocation need. Here are answers to some of our most commonly asked questions:
Car shipping rates depend on the size of the vehicle, distance travelled, shipping method (enclosed or open hauling), required delivery dates, and whether or not the vehicle is operational. You can receive detailed car shipping quotes on our website, or by calling our friendly team. Please be prepared to provide:
- Make, model, and size of vehicle
- Vehicle condition
- Pickup and delivery locations
- Preferred shipping method
- Timeline requirements
Open car hauling is one of the most popular ways to transport your vehicle. It is convenient for both long and short distance moves. During this process, your car will be secured to a 2-story hauling platform, and driven to its final destination. Since the vehicle is not protected from the elements, there is a small chance of exposure to surface wear and road debris. This option is ideal for clients that need a fast, cost effective way to relocate their vehicle. Enclosed shipping utilizes a closed trailer to transport the vehicle. This method can be more costly, but may be ideal for collector cars, new cars, or non-operational vehicles.
Reindeer Auto Transport allows all customers to track their car shipment in real time. You can use your order number or email address to track your shipment on our Auto Shipment Locator site.
Yes. Reindeer Auto Transport can ship almost any size or type of vehicle, including your boat! In fact, we provide relocation services for:
- Mobile Homes
- Golf Carts
- Train Cars
- Military Freight
- Private Planes
- Utility Trailers
- Animal Trailers
Yes. Our experienced car shipping carriers are equipped to move both working and non-working cars. Please let our team know if your vehicle has any operational issues (ignition does not turn, no battery, doors or windows do not open, etc.).
At Reindeer Auto Transport, our network of carriers safely ship thousands of vehicles every year without any damages. However, in the case that any damage is observed following transit, note it on the bill of lading at the time of delivery with the driver. Please make sure to 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 report your claim within one business day of your delivery.
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 as 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
Many of our clients relocate for work, military assignments, or for personal reasons and will require a reliable vehicle to be immediately available upon arrival to their new destination. Car shipping allows you to quickly and cost effectively ensure that your car will be ready to go as soon as you are. Other advantages of car shipping include:
- No need to purchase or finance a new vehicle 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 vehicle to your destination