Check Out These Auto Shipping Tips for a Smooth Transport

How Far in Advance Should You Set Up Your Order?

Normally anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks is enough time to get your vehicle on schedule. Sometimes your order might get processed the same day, but you can’t always count on that. It’s more likely going to be a two to three day waiting period. To ensure you get the most accurate pricing, try to set up your transport within two weeks of your desired shipping date. Try not to book more than a month in advanced because seasonal changes may move the price around.

How Long Will it Take to Pick Up My Vehicle? 

The answer to this really depends on where you’re shipping your vehicle from and to, but normally about a week. If your origin or destination locations are outside of a populated area, it may take a little longer for the transporter to get over there. Shipping to well populated areas will decrease the length of time it will take to pick up your vehicle, as auto transport is more common in bigger cities and towns. Make sure you set up an easily accessible pick up location, to ensure your pick up goes quickly and smoothly.

How Long Does it Take To Deliver My Vehicle?

Delivering your vehicle is the easy end of the job, once your car has been picked up there’s not much that can go wrong. Below is an estimate of how long your delivery time will be depending on the miles the vehicle is traveling.

100-500 Miles takes 1 or 2 days
500-1000 Miles takes 2 or 3 days
1000-1500 Miles takes 3 or 4 days
1500-2000 Miles takes 4 or 5 days
2000-2500 Miles takes 5 or 6 days
2500-3000 Miles takes 6 or 7 days

Your delivery transit could take just a few days, or a few weeks, it all depends on the distance, weather, and population centers. If you need your vehicle by a certain date, try to schedule your transport for at least a week prior, to avoid any issues.

Can You Put Extra Items In the Vehicle?

This answer is both yes and no, however the strict interpretation is no. The reality is that almost all transport companies will allow you about 100 lbs of extra weight, which is about two suitcases. Most people prefer to put any items in the trunk and out of site, as any lost, damaged, or stolen items are not covered by your insurance. Keep in mind the U.S Transportation Law states that a carrier can be fined $10,000.00 for hauling household items inside a vehicle. It rarely happens, but just be sure to be smart about any extra goods you throw in your car. Drivers will do an estimate of the weight of each vehicle they carry, and they don’t want any issues at the weighing scales, so please keep the personal items to a minimum.
We hope you’ve found these tips helpful when scheduling your next auto transport! Remember, planning ahead and being fully informed about the process of your auto transport will make your pick up and delivery as easy as 1,2, 3! Call us today for a free quote and get your next auto transport scheduled!

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