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    If this is your first time transport a car and if you would like to understand the process better, you can check out our newcomer’s section.

    Welcome to Dependable Auto Shippers, we offer many options to ship your car. We ship personal cars, car dealerships, military personnel and corporate relocation. We have open and enclosed carriers.

    Definition of Open Carrier

    Definition of Open Carrier – This type of transport does not protect your car from the elements. Your car is exposed to the outside of our trucks, but we can fit more cars on our trucks and this lowers the cost of transport your car. Damages from the elements are rare, but can occur. Most people are willing to take the small risk to save a considerable amount of money.

    Why Open Carrier auto shipping?

    As mentioned above, open carrier transport is by far the most popular form of auto shipping. Open carrier is not just utilized by people on a tight budget. Many dealerships, auctions, collectors and individuals use open car carrier to transport their cars because it really is a great cost effective option.


    Door To Door Auto Shipping

    Door to door transport costs less than terminal to terminal transport, and you can save considerable amount of time in transport your car. The advantage of door to door transport is that there’s no need to drop off or pick up your car at a terminal, we pick it up for you and drop it off at the location you choose. We can do terminal drop off and pickup, but we are a door to door company.


    Terminal To Terminal auto shipping

    Terminal to terminal transport requires the customer to both drop off and pick up their car from a tow company or terminal. Open carrier terminal to terminal transport is the most affordable auto shipping service currently available.


    Most Asked Questions About Auto Shipping

    We put this section together to try and give you the answers you’re looking for quick and easy.

    Understanding the amount of time it takes to deliver your car after pickup.Here are some examples of delivery times, these times are estimated and should not be considered as guaranteed.

    East coast to west coast or west to east approximately 7-14 days
    Central US to east coast or central to west coast approximately 5-8 days
    Southern states to northern states or north to south approximately 5-8 days
    Within your state pickup and deliveries are approximately 1 to 3 days
    East coast to Hawaii is approximately 20 to 30 days.
    West coast to Hawaii is approximately 10 to 20 days.

    Keep in mind that these times are averages and can change to different situations. For example if your car is not picking up or delivering to a major city we may have to put it on a second truck and this could cause a delay.

    Yes, the truck driver will get as close to your door as he can legally and safely. Many cities have restrictions on large trucks that prohibit them from driving into some residential areas. Auto transport trucks are big and need lots of space to maneuver and turn around. If your home is restricted by narrow streets, low-hanging trees, low bridges, speed bumps or tight turns, the driver may ask you to meet the truck at a nearby destination.


    Next-day transport is available at a premium price, but we recommend that you schedule your car transport as far out as you can. This is to ensure a smooth pick-up and delivery.


    Make sure your car is insured! Our transporters carry coverage for your car, but if the insurance company denies the claim for any reason, you don’t want to be stuck with the bill or fighting the insurance company on your own.


    Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover will be accepted. No personal checks and no business checks will be accepted. Our drivers cannot accept cash on delivery due to issues in the past of being robbed or misplacing it. Payment must be arranged prior to pickup. We will charge your card the day of pickup, unless pickup is on the weekend and then we will charge your card the Friday before.


    We will allow up to 100lbs in the trunk, however The US Department of Transport prohibits the carrying of personal items on a truck licensed only for carrying automobiles. By violating this federal law, our company can be fined up to $10,000. All personal belongings that are left inside the car will not be insured and our company is not responsible for missing or damaged items.


    Open Carrier 
    This is transport that does not protect your car from the elements. Your car is exposed to the weather, but we can fit more cars on our truck and this lowers the cost of transport. Damages from the elements are rare, but can occur. Most people are willing to take the small risk to save a considerable amount of money. 
    Enclosed Carrier 
    This is transport that protects your car from the elements. Going enclosed can protect your car from weather, rocks and theft. In most cases an enclosed carrier will cost double of what it would cost to ship on an open carrier. These drivers have more experience with high-end cars.

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