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Standard Car Transportation Services

Are you looking to relocate a standard car across country or perhaps just from one showing to another? Vehicle Transport Authority is the best place for you to find a great deal on car transportation services, no matter where you are located. With Vehicle Transport Authority you can expect to get not only the best customer service, but the best prices on care moving. Vehicle Transport Authority partners with local companies that offer on-time deliveries, prompt service, and careful moving services from your pickup address to delivery location, because nothing is worse than a damaged or lost car.

Car Moving FAQ

If you've ever hired a third party mover to transport your car from one location to another, then you probably have a handful of questions about the process of finding, hiring, and paying for a car moving company. Here are a few of the most common questions that we get asked:

How Soon Can I Have my Car Picked Up and Delivered to my Chosen Destination

Same day delivery may be available from some car moving companies, but you can expect to pay a premium for this service, and most will require at least a 48 hour lead time before scheduling a pickup. It's a good idea to contact companies in your area at least a few days, if not several weeks, ahead of your intended moving date to make sure the logistics involved in your car move are sorted out and all details related to pickup and delivery are well understood before your commit to a service provider. Proper planning will also allow the car movers you consult with to accurately provide a bid for your car move, and give you adequate time to compare car carriers and select the car moving company that best suits your needs and budget.

It typically takes 1-3 days for a car moving company to identify a specific driver for a shipment, and travel time is usually about 400 miles per day, which comes to about 7 days for a cross-country car delivery (coast-to-coast), and 3 days is common for deliveries from Northern states to Southern states.

How Much Does it Cost to Move a Car?

The price of moving a car involves a few key variables, including the type of car, cost of the car (for insurance), distance of the delivery, and any special circumstances related to pickup and delivery locations. Prices may also vary between locations and local taxes. A very rough estimate calculation can be made on the basis of $1 per mile between pickup and delivery location for a standard 4-door sedan.

You will receive a final bid including all costs from your car moving company before it is picked up and moved.

How Do I Pay for My Car Moving Costs?

Typically, your car moving company will require a deposit of $100-200 per car upon booking the trip, usually this is paid by credit card. The remainder is usually charged t the same credit card upon delivery, or can be paid by cash or certified funds.

Is My Vehicle Insured by my Car Mover?

Any reputable car moving company will fully insure your vehicle - typically for up to $100,000. If your car is worth more than that, you should get clarification from your car mover and confirm that you require additional insurance.

Do I Need to by Physically Present at the Car Pickup and Dropoff Locations?

Your car moving company can usually arrange to have your car picked up from specific locations or dropped off somewhere without someone physically being at the location, provided arrangements are made for you to deliver or drop your keys off in advance, and provide a suitable, secure means of leaving the keys when the car is delivered.

Will I Get a Notification When my Car is About to Arrive?

Yes, you will typically get a call from the delivery driver about 24 hours before your car is scheduled for arrival, and again 3 hours prior to final delivery.