The standard rate estimates for the cost to ship a car to and from any location in the US.
These are ESTIMATES of some of the most popular auto transport and car shipping routes for a standard sedan in running condition. FORMAL auto transport rates from an agent are all-inclusive of deposits and fees. There will not be extra hidden Taxes, Surcharges, or other Fees.
|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|
How To Use The Quote Rate Calculator For Standard Car Shipping Rates & Quotes
What Information Do I Need to Use the Car Shipping Calculator?
At AmeriFreight, we want you to have a pleasant experience every step of the way. We promise customers that they will not receive a slew of spam emails after using our instant car shipping calculator. You may be contacted by one of our agents to assist you with any further information you may need to ship your vehicle. You can rest easy knowing that you’ll receive a reasonable estimate based on several factors.
Follow these simple steps.
To give you the most accurate estimate for car shipping rates, make sure you have some key information on hand. We will need the following:
- Origin and destination cities, states, and zip codes
- The car’s make, model, year, and vehicle type
- Running condition
- Open or enclosed car carrier transport
- Date your vehicle is first available for pickup
After you enter and submit this information, you’ll have a personalized car shipping quote within seconds. You will be contacted by one of our agents to assist you with any further information you may need to ship your vehicle.
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 instant quote car shipping 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 instant quote car shipping 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.
Do I Have to Pay After Using the Online Car Shipping Calculator?
Absolutely not. You’ll be glad to know that our online car shipping calculator is completely FREE. We provide it as a free tool to calculate car shipping rates for you. If you decide not to use our service, you have no obligation to pay simply because you used our calculator. We’re here to help you receive the very best care even if you decide not to use our services.