Car Shipping Services Guide

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When we talk about auto transport services, there are a few main questions you should ask. Review them below. Our extensive guide will help you understand the types of services offered.

Auto dealers, moving companies, car rental companies, military personal and private customers transport vehicles daily. Many large scale corporations employ auto transport companies to move their company vehicles as well. It is understood that it is more efficient to transport a vehicle than to drive it.

What auto transport services does Corsia Logistics offer?

Corsia Logistics offers the two main types of auto transport service carriers – open and enclosed. You can also request expedited service. Both types of services differ in price and in type of carrier. For a nice visual illustration of the main differences check our info-graphic or simply call us to discuss your preferences. Additionally, the services split in door-to-door and terminal-to-terminal.

Open auto transport

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Open auto transport carrier is the most popular vehicle transportation method. It is the standard in the industry. Open air carriers make up about 90 percent of the auto shipping fleet in the US. These types of carriers can fit more cars on the trailer and make auto transport more efficient. Because of this, it is the less expensive method of transport.

Enclosed auto transport

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Enclosed carriers are a preferred solution for high-end sports, luxury and classic automobiles. Enclosed, or covered carriers are soft and hard sided and they protect from weather and road elements. This makes this service a more expensive option. Thus, if you prefer more protection for your vehicle expect anywhere from $300 to $400 more.

Expedited auto transport service

If you need your vehicle on an exact date, or by an exact date you can request expedited service. This is a service that cost a premium and you will have to be prepared to pay sometimes double the price of a regular service. Expedited price rushes the service and basically asks carriers to discard other orders in order to serve your route. Sometimes this means that we have to search for a single car carrier ready to take your car to your destination within your desired time frame. Single car carriers in general cost more, and then when the service is expedited this additionally increased the rate.

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Door to door auto transport service is the most popular among private customers. This means that the carrier will pick-up the vehicle from your door and deliver it to your destination address door. We advise customers that some residential areas have restrictions for large trucks. In this case you can meet the truck at a nearby shopping plaza to take delivery or drop of for pick-up.

This is when your vehicle is delivered at a terminal. In some cases customers also take their vehicle to a terminal for pick-up. Terminal auto transport service is not the best option because terminals are often outside the city limits, which means you will have to find transportation to and from the terminal. It could be a cheaper option, but keep in mind that you will need to find, and maybe pay, for transportation to and from terminal.

A top load is when your vehicle is loaded on the top deck of a trailer. This is a service that can be requested for an additional charge. Loading a car on the top deck guarantees against possible leaks from other vehicles and offer higher protection from road debris when the open air. The extra charge for a top load is around $75.

How do I know if I am getting a reasonable car shipping quote?

Corsia Logistics rates are manually quoted, which means they are current market prices. Only realistic rates ship a car in a timely and professional manner. We track supply and demand and quote only current market prices. Learn more about the difference between manual and automated pricing.

Our team of logistics experts will explain in details how important daily tracking of supply and demand is, when it comes to correct pricing. A realistic cost to ship a car depends on several factors that require careful analysis.

We monitor the prices and quote only accurate rates. We will provide you with a current car shipping cost that enables us to schedule your transport fast.

 

For additional auto transport tips please review our How to ship a car and Questions web sections. We are here to answer your questions and help you understand the auto transport process. If you have never transported your car before, don’t worry we will be with you from start to end. Now that you have learned more, you can request a quote online or call (818) 850-5258 and discuss your shipment with an agent. Thank you.