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Aug 22, 2018 I wanted to ship my car from Houston to Chicago. Got over a dozen quotes but went with Montway because of their price and reputation. Couldn’t be happier with t...
Aug 06, 2018 Montway Auto Transport is the best. They quoted me a fair price for transporting my vehicle from one state to another, kept me abreast of when the vehicle was p...
Jul 24, 2018 My car was transported Tampa to Seattle in a very short period of time. Drivers were courteous and clean. My car was not damaged in any way. This was also the b...
Jul 20, 2018 I contacted several companies to transport a car coast to coast. They were the most responsive. One company gave me a lower price but tried to raise it later....
Jul 15, 2018 They were life-savers. They turned a tragedy into a tolerable experience. The price they quoted was reasonable, and there was no change. They were polite. A...
Jul 11, 2018 Montway was great, excellent communication, fair price, about the same as others. Kept in touch. The driver was very communicative, always letting me know where...
Jun 26, 2018 Great price. Outstanding customer service. I highly recommend them.
May 09, 2018 Very on time good communication great price I will recommend them for good
Mar 20, 2018 Using Montway was easy and painless compared to other transport companies that have I used in the past. Montway gives you a straight price with no deviation and...
Mar 16, 2018 I reserved with Montway 3/9 with a window for pick-up starting 3/13- car was picked up 3/15 and delivered the following day. I was kept up-to-date via phone and...
Mar 06, 2018 Good service. Best price. Delivery took a little longer than expected . Would use again.
Mar 04, 2018 no hassle booking fair price delivered vehicle in 5 days vehicle delivered in good shape and relatively clean driver Pedro-Class Auto in Miami was very professi...
Feb 06, 2018 Good price, instant quote, excellent communications from start to finish and the car arrived one day early and in fine shape. My second time using Montway and I...
Jan 02, 2018 They were great to work with! Answered everyone of my questions and gave me a price that beat anyone! I would ship with them again!

The car shipping math

Auto transport quotes and rates in the industry are calculated using several factors that vary with each customer. The distance, the car make and model, and its condition are just a few variables that affect the price. Our vehicle shipping calculator generates shipping rates with all user-submitted elements, giving us the power to offer all-inclusive prices without hidden fees.

A breakdown of car shipping prices

Distance as a cost of shipping a car component
Distance as a cost to ship a car component


Distance is the main component in calculating how much it costs to ship a car. Longer distances generally lead to a higher overall price but lower cost per mile. With our calculator, you can get the best auto transport quotes for any car shipment. Important to note is that international car shipping prices might be different.

Make and model as auto shipping quote components
Make and model as car shipping quote components

Vehicle make & model

We ask for the exact vehicle specifications because the truck driver has to know how much space will be needed. Longer and taller cars require additional adjustment and are more expensive to transport. Modifications like large tires and racks on the roof can also increase the cost to ship a car.

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Transport type as a cost to ship a car component
Transport type as a car shipping quote component

Transport type

Most Montway customers go with open car transport. It is the standard in the industry and is the cheapest way to move your vehicle. For extra protection, we recommend using enclosed transport that shields vehicles from weather and debris. Enclosed transport adds at least 35% to the overall cost of shipment but is worth the peace of mind for delicate or luxury vehicles.

Vehicle condition as a auto shipping quote component
Vehicle condition effect on the cost to ship a car

Vehicle condition

If your car is running, you will get better car shipment price for the allotted distance. If your car is inoperable but maintains the ability to roll, steer, and brake, it will require a winch and other accommodations to be loaded onto the carrier trailer increasing the cost of shipment. Please note that Montway Auto Transport only works with vehicles that can steer, brake, and roll.

Population as a auto shipping quote component
Population as a cost to ship a car component


Metropolitan areas usually have plenty of trucks available to carry out automobile shipments, which makes prices lower when you’re shipping from or to these locations. However, we strive to find the best deal for residents of small towns. If you live far from a major highway, you can opt to meet the trucker at a designated location for a better price and faster service.

Seasonality as a car shipping quote calculator component
Seasonality as a auto shipping quote component


How much it will cost to have a car or truck shipped in the summer differs from transporting the same vehicle during the winter. For example, car transport to warmer states is very popular during snowbird seasons, and the prices to ship to those destinations will be higher during that period.

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