How do I ship a car? (example)

You can get a free estimate from us to get a general idea of what it would cost to ship your vehicle.

Shipping a car in an open-car transport truck is the most cost effective. Follow these steps for a smooth and no stress experience:

  1. Get a free estimate from us to get started
  2. Review detailed quotes from multiple transporters
  3. Read reviews about the transporters you have spoken with
  4. Negotiate a rate and schedule with 2 to 3 transporters
  5. Check into your insurance options and coverage
  6. Choose your auto transporter and lock in your rate
  7. Prepare your vehicle for shipment
    • Disable your car alarm
    • Leave gas tank half full
    • Secure small parts (wipers, mirrors, etc.)
    • Take pictures inside and out
  8. Meet the carrier at the scheduled time and location with your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance
The auto transport steps to ship your car are short and simple.
  • a free, "No Cost" estimate; with no obligation
  • a detailed quote from a broker
  • a negotiated schedule
  • the auto transport carrier ships your car

At SMB Auto Transport, we will ensure you receive the best of the best in service. We are selective in who we partner with to provide you with the most efficient, the most reliable and the most affordable company transporting your vehicle. Our business partners are licensed and bonded for your protection. Our goal is to make the experience of transporting your vehicle as smooth and effortless as possible for you. Your satisfaction means everything to us!

Whether you are ready to ship your car or will be shipping your car in the near future, you will most likely want to know the cost associated with it. So first, you will want pricing information. SMB Auto Transport offers a FREE "No Cost" estimate; so you have no obligation and you won’t be hounded by emails or phone calls from brokers.

Next, if you’re ready to ship your car, you will need detailed quotes to select the best broker to suit your exact needs. Auto transport brokers work with you to understand your needs, then provide you with a detailed quote.

An auto broker and the auto carrier may or may not be the same entity. Some auto brokers provide names and contact information of auto transport carrier companies who do the actual hauling. It is most common and usually to your advantage to work through a broker as they complete most of the work on your behalf and can find the fastest and most efficient methods to get your car from Point A to Point B. During the quote process with the auto broker, you will help determine the schedule negotiated for the auto transport carrier.

Finally, the actual truck and trailer is called the auto transport carrier that will pick up, haul and deliver your car. Professional auto transport carriers have the appropriate licensing and Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) certification. They also must have the proper endorsement on their state issued CDL. Rest assured, these folks will take good care of your car and ensure safety all the way through the process.

More Information About Car Shipping

With this relatively unknown industry, we realize you may have a lot more questions. Example: You will definitely want to know the pros and cons of shipping your car versus driving your car yourself. You may need to know how much it costs to ship a car. You may also need to know what documents are needed for shipping a car. You may want to know what an auto transport broker does and is responsible for. You may have more questions about the government agencies which control the auto transport industry. Check out our "Articles" section right here on our website. We have articles documenting answers to all of your questions.

Use Our Auto Transport Website

SMB Auto Transport can help you now by completing our FREE "No Cost" estimate. Then, if you’re ready to ship your car, please complete the remaining three fields of contact information so we can provide you with up to ten quotes for you to choose from. We strive to make it simple for you! SMB Auto Transport will surpass your expectation regarding what to expect from a car shipping company! We won’t be satisfied until you are. Let us earn your business!

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