Discover how affordable the cost to ship a car can be with SAKAEM. Our shipping calculator provides accurate results to give you real-time pricing for shipping your car, no matter how far it’s going. We’re dedicated to providing car shipping cost solutions that are timely, cost effective, and reliable.
Total distance is one of the most defining factors when calculating the cost to ship a car. The further your vehicle needs shipping, the higher the price will be. Keep in mind that longer distances often cost less per mile. Our car shipping calculator uses distance as a key factor in determining the price for shipping your vehicle, no matter how far it has to travel. The calculator works on any car, any size, and any location.
Please note that the price for ground transportation (if applicable) will likely differ greatly in comparison to overseas and international shipping.
Not counting distance, the course your carrier chooses to take plays a key role in how much it would cost to ship a car. The roads and highways a driver take may not seem as important as distance when determining price, but it does have an effect on price. Populated areas, especially ones with highly congested traffic, will affect not only the price, but also the delivery time.
Weather, road conditions, and construction along the course are factored in, as well. Choose a time of year that fits your schedule but also avoids adverse weather.
Our door-to-port service picks your vehicle up right from your home, office, or wherever you specified the designated pickup location. From there, it brings your car directly to the port where it will be loaded onto the carrier, fully protected and in line with your preferred shipping method. With door-to-port service, you don’t have to give shipping your vehicle another thought. Simply let us know where to pick it up and we’ll be there, right on time.
Door-to-port is the most convenient way to set up your shipping. By letting us take care of everything, from the moment it leaves your hands to the instant it arrives at its new destination, you get a fully hands-off experience.
Believe it or not, the date on which you choose to ship your vehicle to be shipped can significantly affect the price. The first piece to note is that you should schedule your car shipping as far in advance as possible to lower the cost. However, flexibility around the previously specified date can also help lower the car shipping cost.
Time of year factors into the cost due to fluctuations in carrier pricing, fuel pricing, and weather conditions.
The more specific you are with providing the make and model of your vehicle, the more accurate your estimate will be. The make and model are used to identify exactly how much space is needed to ship your vehicle. It helps carriers choose trailers with enough height to clear your car and the right equipment to load it.
Also include whether you’ve modified your vehicle, like adding a roof rack, as the cost will change based on these factors.
Let us know whether you’d like open or closed transport. Open transport is the more economical way of car shipping, while closed transport offers more security. That’s because open transport exposes your vehicle to the elements, including road debris, dirt, and dust. Closed transport might be more expensive, but it encloses your vehicle entirely in a shipping container for full protection.
Open transport may also arrive faster as there are more open trailers and drivers available on the road.
Believe it or not, non-running/totaled cars are often more expensive to ship. That’s because a non-running vehicle may pose a danger to others during transit, but also it will require larger equipment to load with. Many totaled vehicles require heavy machinery to properly load them onto the trailer since the vehicle cannot be maneuvered on its own thus increasing the cost to ship a car.
The price for running vehicles also varies based on a variety of other factors, including the value of the car.
Bigger cities and more populated areas are more likely to have trucks and drivers available, at least nearby if not in the city. Because the supplies are widely available, the cost to ship a car decreases significantly. In more rural areas, the price is higher because the driver likely needs to be scheduled to pick-up the vehicle or add your area to their course.
We scan nearby areas to compare pricing, so you’ll get the best price possible no matter where you live.
Carriers for automobiles are required by law to provide liability insurance but many do not offer additional insurance. Brokers for instance can help you acquire the insurance that fits your budget and situation best. Some questions you should ask include: deductibles; extent of damage covered; coverage for the entire vehicle; and additional coverage options.
The more you ask, the better we can assist you. We want to make sure you feel safe and that your car is protected for the entirety of its journey.
Just like the weather, the cost to ship a car fluctuates throughout the year due to seasonality. Car shipping to the south where it’s warmer, is more popular in colder months, thus hiking up the cost to ship a car. Keep seasonality in mind when planning your delivery and compare prices for different times of the year if getting the best price is important to you.
Our car shipping calculator factors in seasonality when you enter your preferred pickup date. If you’re flexible with your dates, it might be a great benefit toward the price of shipping.
Being flexible with your pickup and delivery times can see great improvements to the car shipping cost. Combining flexibility with price changes related to other conditions can help reduce price hikes related to seasonal changes, weather, gas, and others.
Please remember to book as far in advance as possible. Even if your dates are flexible, if you schedule your delivery right before your pickup date, then you will see a huge increase in the price.
There is limited liability insurance included with the carrier services that covers damage done to your vehicle while in transit. You may also purchase additional insurance through us for better protection. The insurance cost to ship a car depends on vehicle attributes and the preferred method of shipping.
Insurance for open trailer shipping is much more expensive than insurance for closed container shipping. However, if you decide on closed container shipping, then you’ve already added full physical protection for your vehicle.
The cost to ship a car internationally varies even more greatly than domestic shipping. The type of vehicle you have (e.g., SUV, sedan, minivan, coupe) changes the price. The season, chosen international port, and customs fees all play a role in the final cost of shipping your vehicle overseas.
For international shipping, our sister company A.E.S. Inc. is your preferred broker. Their expertise in the international shipping landscape and worldwide connections keep costs down with every delivery.
Door-to-door car shipping means picking up your car, taking it to the carrier, and bringing it directly to your new location. This is a completely hands-off way for you to move your vehicles, focusing entirely on the other matters in your life.
Using an open trailer or RORO (if via international freight) is the most economical method of car shipping. Your vehicle sits exposed to the elements like rain, snow, dust, and dirt, trading some amount of security for a discounted price.
There are several different ways of shipping vehicles internationally. We will help you prepare for customs and connect you with a local delivery to bring it directly to your new home.
From the US, we can easily ship your car across the border to either Mexico or Canada. We use carriers who specialize in international, cross-border shipping, so your vehicle will enter the new country without a hitch.
It’s always better to ship in bulk. Shipping your rental fleets all in one order can significantly reduce the cost of shipping. It can also build a great relationship with carriers for future discounts and availability.
We are your dedicated portal to car shipping for your dealership. You can manage and track all orders, past and present, as well as generate quotes for new orders whenever you see fit. We aim to be your one-stop delivery broker for all vehicles in your dealership by providing you with tools and pricing that fits your needs reducing the cost to ship your cars.
If you’ve purchased a vehicle via an auction, we can easily ship it to your location without you being present in the US. We’ll secure your vehicle, set up the pickup and drop-off times, and delivery to its final destination all on your behalf.
If you need your vehicle delivered extra fast, we offer expedited car shipping through our carrier partnerships. Tell us how fast you want your car shipped and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
Ship your vehicle in its own container. With enclosed car shipping, your car will be protected from the weather, scratches from dirt, and potentially disruptive people. This is one of the safest possible ways to ship a vehicle to anywhere in the world.
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