How To Use The Rate Calculator For Standard Car Shipping Rates & Quotes
To find out how much does it cost to ship a car, simply enter the required information into the rate calculator for your Instant Auto Transport Quote Rate. Once you have received the rate, you may be contacted by one of our agents to assist you with any further information you may need to ship your vehicle.
Follow these simple Cost Calculator steps.
- No personal information is needed for the instant auto transport rate calculator. Merely select the states on the cost calculator form for your car shipping quote, choose the vehicle type you need to ship, and click on SUBMIT.
- The Instant Calculator will give you a car shipping quote estimate on how much it will cost to transport your vehicle from state to state.
- Once you get a car shipping quote rate estimate from the calculator call AmeriFreight at (770) 486-1010 to confirm your quote.
- Our Calculator Consumer Guide will help you understand how auto transport rates are quoted and calculated for the industry.
The standard rate estimates for the cost to ship a car to and from any location in the US.
|Los Angeles, CA|
|San Francisco, CA||New York, NY||$1050|
|Buffalo, NY||Orlando, FL||$750|
|Newark, NJ||Seattle, WA||$1150|
|Dallas, TX||San Diego, CA||$750|
|Austin, TX||Albany, NY||$850|
|Houston, TX||Spokane, WA||$1250|
|Atlanta, GA||Los Angeles, CA||$1250|
|Rome, GA||San Antonio, TX||$750|
|Seattle, WA||Sacramento, CA||$700|
|Washington DC||Fort Lauderdale, FL||$750|
These are unconfirmed calculator ESTIMATES of some of the most popular auto transport and car shipping routes, quotes for a standard sedan in running condition. Estimates are not conclusive and are not formal rates or quotes. Formal auto transport rates are all-inclusive of deposits and fees. There will not be extra hidden Taxes, Surcharges, or other Costs.
Consumer Guide to Standard Car Shipping Rates.
It is important to remember that car shipping is not based on fixed rates.
The rates from the rate calculator are purely an estimate based on historical auto transport shipment costs for the routes and conditions requested.
The price of shipping a standard sedan will cost anywhere between $400 and $1200 in the continental United States of America.
It all depends on the distance from pickup and delivery. International shipments are calculated on an individual basis. There is NO fixed rate for any vehicle shipment because of too many variables in the industry.
AmeriFreight and Car Shipping Costs
AmeriFreight goes the extra mile in order to help you reduce the cost of transporting your car, without cutting corners. Our contracted auto transport carrier fleets of trucks and expert drivers mean that we have resources to spare. Our car shipping costs may not always be the lowest out there, but when you compare the quality of service and reliability with the costs associated with them, you simply can’t find a better deal.
When you use our car shipping rate calculator, the algorithm automatically uses the different factors that need to be taken into account, such as route, size, and more to give you as accurate a quote as possible.
We understand that when you ask for a quote, you’re simply weighing options. Our resolve to give you the best auto transport rates and experience dictates that we respect your privacy and give you hassle-free car shipping quotes. Even then, if you have a budget or have some extra instruction that you believe will impact the car shipping cost, you can give us a call and we’ll be glad to give you an accurate quote, without asking you to commit.
You can rest assured that with AmeriFreight, you are signing up for a good car shipping experience – not a bunch of spam emails right after you use our car shipping cost calculator.
Factors that may increase the cost of shipping your car or other vehicles are:
Size of Vehicle
The price will increase the bigger the vehicle, as it weighs more and occupies more space. Here are some examples of what the extra cost would be for a:
- SUV – $75
- Large SUV – $125
- Full-Size Truck – $150
- Dually – $250
Our services aren’t limited by size; from the smallest and most compact vehicle transportation all the way to heavy and large vehicles, we can transport it for you. It’s not just SUVs or trucks, but RVs and military vehicles that can be transported as well!
Condition of Vehicle
If it is not in running condition, you will pay an additional premium to ship your car. If it:
- Steers and brakes – $100
- Needs to be forklifted or winched onto a truck – $200 to $500 depending on the size
A running vehicle is always more affordable than one that is inoperable when it comes to auto transport costs. It’s not that it needs to be driven when transporting it; it just makes the job easier for loading, unloading and reduces maintenance work. Be sure to account for this premium when using the rate calculator.
Enclosed Vehicle Shipping
Enclosed shipment costs will be, on average, 80% more than open auto carrier transport. This type of auto shipping should only be chosen if your car is extremely expensive, custom, or you’re transporting a motorsport car. The idea is to protect the car from external elements – something that normal cars are already built for.
Expedited Auto Transport
If you need your car or other vehicle picked up in a short period of time and/or expedited delivery, the cost will increase. The following additional costs can be added for expedited car shipping needs:
- SUV – $75
- Large SUV – $125
- Full-Size Truck – $150
These costs will increase for an expedited delivery because a carrier may have to make changes to their schedule or make last-minute adjustments to their plans. This means increased risk, as a driver who usually takes a route during the day might have to drive through the night with minimum stops.
Top loading a vehicle during transport may cost up to $100 more.
Auto Transport Gap Protection Coverage
The AFTA Plan will protect you up to $2000 for out of pocket expenses in case a car carrier’s insurance fails to pay. Adding GAP protection, depending on the coverage, will tack on an additional $48-$98. You might think that investing in this plan is not worth the effort, but it is important to note that this coverage will protect you not just at the time of delivery, but also if the damage is detected up to 48 hours afterward.
Time of Year
Holiday seasons or bad weather may increase the shipping rate. The rate calculator will provide a baseline rate that isn’t accounting for time of year. High season (Summer) may require higher auto shipping rates due to carrier demand. You should be aware during this time that you may pay anything from $100 to $800 extra during high and holiday seasons. You can also try to plan your moves in accordance with the time of year. Spring and fall are some of the most affordable moving times, since there isn’t as much demand, nor is the weather as intense. You can save up on costs by waiting, but we also understand that waiting isn’t always possible.
Gas/Diesel rates, factors into carrier rate adjustments. Expect to pay around $100 to $300 extra during economic downturns. The recent COVID-19 situation also led to an increase in prices because of the precautions drivers had to take, in addition to mandatory lockdowns. However, this is starting to turn back and prices have become more stabilized now.
Pickup and Delivery Locations
Remote locations will require car carriers to go outside their well-traveled routes and will likely increase the rate. Depending on how far away your location is from large cities or main interstates, you can expect to pay close to twice your initial quoted rate.
However, there is always the option of station-to-station delivery, where truck drivers won’t have to deviate from their route. There are also options to drop your car off at some landmarks that are in the way of driver’s routes which will significantly reduce costs – but it will require you to pick up the car yourself or someone authorized by you.
Best Way to Ship a Car – Saving Costs on Car Shipping
Moving is one of the most stressful experiences one can go through; even more so if your precious car is involved. However, with AmeriFreight, it’s as simple as getting in touch with us, letting us know where from and where to!
Making sure you are working with only the best of the best can be rather difficult, too – which is why we recommend you only work with the vehicle moving companies with deep insight about what they’re doing. One surefire way is to check whether the mover has an A or above rating and offers AFta GAP protection.
It might seem that because of the protection and high rating, companies charge more, but it’s quite the contrary. The extra bit you pay for GAP protection ensures that should your car be damaged during transit, all damages will be covered by the shipping company or AFta – even if it exceeds your insurance amount in some cases!
Before you commit, you should research and read reviews, check services, prices, check our rate calculator, and most importantly, how they treat their customers. We believe the customer is king, and therefore, nothing short of royalty-like treatment gets the job done. But that doesn’t mean we charge you like royalty. You get what you pay for and more with AmeriFreight!
If you’re looking for cheap vehicle transport options, open transport is the way to go. The majority of our customers go for this option and are satisfied with the service.
Plus, the free quote we offer on transporting any vehicle, any make, and model, anywhere in the US also helps you save costs. Remember, we won’t just give you an ‘estimate’ for free, but treat you like our customers even before you commit!