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 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.
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.
Most Montway customers go with open car transport. It is the standard in the industry and is the cheapest way for car shippers 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.
If your car is running, you will get a better price from car shippers 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.
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.
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.