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Auto Shippers and Auto Shipping

Automobile shipping is a great thing if you need to get across the country or across the ocean. However, there are some things you might need to know before you go about getting your vehicle moved:

  • In the car transport or auto shipping industry, cars are hauled on 10-car carriers or enclosed vehicle transport trailers. To learn more, visit our Auto Shipping FAQ.
  • If you're looking for an auto shipper to Hawaii or Alaska, there are some special rules and regulations applying to auto shippers you need to know about. Check out our Automobile Shipping FAQ for more.
  • Cheaper vehicle shipping isn't always better. Some auto transporters will try to lowball you, then jack the price up later. Consult our Automobile Transport FAQ to learn how to avoid those predators.
  • Generally, the auto shipping industry is a worry-free business, but accidents do happen. Go to our Car Transport FAQ to learn what to do if damages occur while your car is in transit.

Things are always better when you know what's going on. When you're looking for auto shippers, look no further than We know what you need to insure a safe and secure car move, so fill out our online form above or call 800-384-1253 to get quotes immediately!

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Are automobile shipping quotes only for certain vehicles?

No. You can receive quotes for a variety of different vehicles, whether it's a car, truck, SUV, boat or personal watercraft, or a motorcycle or ATV. Automobile shipping quotes are for virtually any type of vehicle; however, there are some that you cannot get automobile shipping quotes for. Mainly trailers, tractors, golf carts, go-carts, and zambonis. Also, popcorn machines and halloween creatures are a no-no (we've actually had someone ask). So yes, automobile shipping quotes are for virtually any type of vehicle.

Can I get shipping for automobiles overseas?

Of course! Now, let's talk about this for a minute. If you're looking for automobile shipping from the United States to, say, Britain, just fill out our international quote request form. If you're looking for automobile shipping from Britain to the United States, that's a different story. You're going to have to contact auto shippers inside of Great Britain herself, as there are no American companies that are able to ship from Britain to the U.S.

Can I call to find out more about using an auto shipper?

Sure. There are experienced people at Automobile Shipping Quotes that can answer just about any question you have. Also, there are many FAQ's on our site related to automobile shipping and the different auto shippers. Choosing an auto shipper can be hard work, so be sure to know exactly what to expect and what you're doing when making your choice. Our trained professionals can help you in whatever you need when choosing a car transporter, and if you fill out our free online auto shipping quotes request form you'll get ten quotes from ten separate automobile shipping companies! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

When is auto shipper customer service available?

Generally, customer service is available from 9:00-5:00 pm EST. Now, these vary from transporter to transporter. Take, for instance, Automobile Shipping Quotes. Our customer service is open virtually 24 hours, but if you do get a voice mail, just leave a message. We'll see your call and respond quickly, usually the next day. Other automobile shipping companies, however, have set times that they are open. The best way to find out when they are open is to call them. If you fill out our free online auto shipping quote request form, you'll get 10 free quotes from 10 different auto shippers, complete with phone numbers and e-mail addresses! So, when in doubt, just pick up the phone and call.

Can I get an auto shipper to Guam and Hawaii?

Sure! These are two separate questions, so I'll tackle Hawaii first. Almost any auto shipper that you contact ships to Hawaii and here's a little about how it works: what'll happen is that when you book with your auto shipper, they'll send a truck to pick up your vehicle at your house. Then, the truck will take it to Long Beach, where it gets on a ship and heads to Hawaii, where you'll be waiting at the port!

Now, not everyone will ship to the U.S. territories overseas. In fact, there is really only one company that does: Magic Carpet Auto Transport. Their phone number, to save some time, is 360-834-2900. This particular auto shipper handles all the outlying U.S. territories: Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands (U.S). Just give them a call and they'll be able to get your vehicle transported to Guam faster than you can say "Is gum short for Guam?"

Are car haulers available for all of the continental United States?

In one simple word: yes. There is nowhere in the continental U.S. that an auto shipper will not ship to. Some routes may be harder to book, but they can do it. Our industry is based on routes, and because it's based on routes, some routes will be cheaper than others. So, if you're looking for auto transporting companies from Los Angeles to Miami, chances are it's going to be a bit easier to ship from and to. But that's all beside the point. The point is that all American auto shipping companies ship inside the continental U.S., and that's a fact.

Can I get automobile shipping to Alaska?

Of course you can! It's really very simple, when you think about it. When you fill out our free online quote request form, you'll get ten quotes from ten separate auto transport companies! Convenient, huh? Now, when you begin your search for an auto shipper, it's easy to overlook the finer details, so here's a quick rundown: When you've settled on a good auto shipper, what they will do is send a truck to your house. That truck will then pick up the car for you, and take it all the way to Seattle, where the port is. Then, they'll load it onto a boat and send it to Alaska for you. Is that convenient or what?

Is Puerto Rico a valid destination for automobile shipping?

I am sure glad you asked that, Jane. Because the answer is yes, it is! Automobile shipping to Puerto Rico can be no easy picnic, but with Magic Carpet Auto Transport it's a breeze! Just call them at 360-834-2900 and they'll be able to take care of you with ease. In fact, MCAT deals with not just Puerto Rico, but Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands...and any other outlying U.S. territory you can think of.

Is my vehicle shipping quote valid for multiple vehicles of the same model?

That is an interesting question. The best thing to do, when looking for automobile transport quotes, is to fill out the form for the two cars (even if they are the same year, make and model) and then ask the auto shipper that sent you the quote if it is valid. What I mean is this: when you fill out our quote request form online, you'll receive ten free quotes from ten different auto transport companies. What they will quote is your two vehicles; if you have more, you can just let them know and they will be more than happy to quote those additional vehicles for you at no extra cost.

I have an large, older vehicle; do I need an oversized auto shipper?

No. Well, that's not necessarily true, per se. Is it an oversized vehicle? When it comes to automobile shipping, it's not the age but rather the size that matters. So, say you have a 1965 Cadillac Coupe Deville. Your auto shipper will most likely tell you that it is not oversized. If you are in question about whether your car is oversized, contact your auto shipper and they can tell you whether or not your vehicle is oversized. Either way auto transportation companies can help you out

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