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Need to get costs on what it will take to have a car or vehicle moved to campus for a college-bound student or a seasonal relocation while you winter in a warmer climate? Or just need a dependable, reliable car relocation expert to provide navigation for you through the quote process? Whether it’s a pacific northwest or California destination, New England or somewhere in the southern states on the east coast like Florida, let us help you. At Reindeer Auto, we offer our clients real. personal. service. each and every day and strive to exceed your expectations from using our online car shipping calculator and pricing your transport to picking up your vehicle.
To get started on your shipping quote you can contact a car relocation specialist by calling 800-548-8330 or by using our online estimate calculator.
In order to get you the most accurate cross country or international car transport or shipping quote door-to-door, we will need to know the make, model and year of the vehicle(s), the pick-up/drop-off addresses and dates of transport. The cost to ship a vehicle varies widely, but we can typically get you a transport quote within minutes.
We also suggest you read our list of FAQs (frequently asked questions) to find out more about the relocation process.
Need a Competitive Door-to-Door Car Shipping Quote?
Car Shipping Costs
Our customers demand and receive both the service and accurate quote that they are looking for because our team of transport experts works directly with you on all matters. We offer a professional transport service at a competitive price to make sure your car, sedan, exotic car or SUV is fast, on time and exactly as it was when you left it with us.
Auto Transport Calculation
Of course, as a customer, you want to know exactly what it will cost to ship your car. Not a problem! Our easy-to-use quote tool will calculate a custom accurate auto transport quote in just three simple steps. The main drivers of shipping cost are related to the type of vehicle being shipped, vehicle length, vehicle weight and whether it is being shipped domestically between domestic states or internationally between counties. Depending on the pickup location of your vehicle and the destination, the calculator options available for the freight shipping of your may be different and in turn, the cost may change. We encourage everyone to use our auto transport calculator to get a gauge on what the cost is for the right shipping method and if you have are additional questions or concerns to reach out to our customer service team by phone so we can provide you with information so you know exactly what is required and what to expect when your vehicle is in transit and book your transport.
FAQs about Car Shipping Costs And How They Are Calculated
How is the quote for my car calculated?
The cost that is generated for our quote calculator is determined by a variety of different factors. Things like the curb weight, length of the vehicle, pickup and dropoff locations, and whether you choose enclosed or open car shipping can all factor into the quotes you receive. Additionally, things like whether you decide to ship your car direct to your location and whether the destination is International or Domestic expect these factoring into what the car shipping calculator estimates your shipping rate.
How do the different options impact the costs for moving my car?
Cost variables for Domestic Car Shipping
While there are a variety of different options that will impact your transport quote and ultimately what it costs you to ship your car door-to-door. If you are shipping your car domestically within the continental United States the most likely decision you will need to make is whether you want to use enclosed vehicle shipping or open car transport. The main difference between the two options is how exposed the car is to the elements during shipment. In enclosed car shipping, the vehicle will be mostly removed from elements such as weather and road debris, whereas in the open scenario it is simply placed on an open car trailer.
The difference in cost between open and enclosed car moving can be significant. The enclosed option is oftentimes significantly more expensive mostly because the enclosed trailers affect the fuel efficiency of the semi-truck and oftentimes they can not fit as many vehicles on the trailer. We generally recommend open vehicle transport to lower your transport costs unless you have a highly customized, high-value, or antique car that you are moving.
Options impacting Transport Costs for International Vehicle Relocation
The shipping options available to you for international vehicle relocation will be dependent on your point of origin and destination. Most people that are shipping their car overseas will choose to use a shipping container loaded on a ship to get their car to its end destination, as this is the most cost-effective shipping price by far. There is also the option of using air freight to get your vehicle overseas, but this can be a very expensive, costly option and is normally only used for very expensive classic cars or antique cars that are very rare.
Are there states where you will not ship or transport a car?
No. At Reindeer Auto Relocation we have an auto shipping network that will allow for us to ship cars and vehicles just about anywhere in the world. That includes all 50 states in the US (including Hawaii and Alaska)
Quotes for Car Shipping
Open Car Shipping Calculator
Open car shipping is by far the most common type of quote for people looking to ship their car. The reason why this is the most popular car shipping option is simple, it is the most cost-effective way to get your car to its destination. This type of car shipping is what most people are familiar with, but there are some options for your car that you may not consider. Open car shipping is when a semi-trailer or truck is used to pull a car hauling trailer that leaves your vehicle open to the elements while it is in transport. Risking damage from weather and road debris may inform your decision on what is best for your car and budget. While we do everything in our power to ensure your car is delivered exactly in the shape that it was left in, sometimes road debris and weather can be unpredictable and things can happen. That being said, open carrier car shipping is the most cost-effective option for door-to-door transport whether you are transporting along the Atlantic seaboard or the Rocky Mountains and remains by far the most popular despite the minor risk presented by adverse weather conditions and road debris.
At Reindeer Auto Relocation when you’re needing an estimate from our transport calculator, we offer direct shipping can pick up your car at your home or business and then deliver it directly to you at your destination. This door-to-door transport option is available with open car shipping.
Additionally, we can offer terminal to terminal moving for your car. In this scenario, we will pick up your car at your chosen airport terminal and deliver it to a terminal at your destination. Our customers have liked the convenience of having their car available to them upon their arrival and our open transport direct car shipping is by far the most popular option chosen by our customers who are needing to move their car domestically.
Enclosed Car Shipping Quotes Calculator Open Car vs Enclosed Trailer
Another option for your car is to get quotes for enclosed car shipping. While the enclosed option will keep your car out of the elements and protected from road debris, it can be quite expensive when compared to the open car transport option. The main reason that this type of auto transport is more expensive is due to the increased fuel usage by the enclosed car transport trailers. Since the enclosed car transport trailers are enclosed it often makes them less aerodynamic and in turn less fuel-efficient than the open car door-to-door transport option.
Additionally, the enclosed auto transport trailer generally can’t fit the same amount of cars on the trailer. A trailer like this is another thing that makes auto transport quotes for enclosed car transport charge a greater fee. Since less cars are being shipped in the same load the cost of car or SUV transport increases.
International Car Shipping Quotes
Many of our customers have found themselves trying to figure out the costs and options for International car transport. While domestic car transport is a bit more straightforward we have assisted customers in moving their car to a large number of international destinations. If your auto transport need requires the car to be moved over water, using a shipping container for car transport will likely be the most affordable pricing option and it certainly is the most common scenario. In this situation, transportation is done by dropping of your vehicle at a port and then using a ship loaded with shipping containers to facilitate international auto transport.
Another option for International car transport is to use air freight. This option is much less common simply because it is a much more expensive car shipping option than using shipping containers.