In order to get an accurate car shipping quote, you need to contact a car shipping company and provide them with the following information:
Shipping Dates – What are your time constraints on shipping your car? Do you want it picked up after a specific date or delivered by a certain date? Please keep in mind that car shipping companies will typically give you a 3-day window for pick-up. For more info on pickups, see the post on car shipping pickups.
Pickup & Delivery ZIP Codes – The cost of shipping a vehicle is primarily based on how far it is shipping and whether the location is close to a major shipping route. Providing ZIP codes allows car shipping companies to give you a more accurate quote than just a town or city name.
Type of Vehicle – Vehicle size and weight is also a factor in the price of shipping your vehicle. So, let the car shipping company know the year, make and model of your vehicle. This allows them to look up the gross weight of your vehicle.
Vehicle Condition – Can your car be driven onto the truck under its own power? If so, it is considered operable. If not, it is considered inoperable, and the car shipping company will need to match up your vehicle with a truck that can handle inoperable vehicles. Learn more about shipping inoperable vehicles.
Type of Carrier – Are you going to use an open carrier (most common and less expensive) or an enclosed carrier? For help making a decision, you can read Is Enclosed Car Shipping Worth the Premium Cost?
When you provide this information to a car shipping company, they should be able to provide you with an accurate quote for shipping your vehicle.