uShip saves you time and money by quickly connecting you with auto shipping providers. Transporting your car, truck, or van is easy with uShip. Start by entering the make, model and year of your vehicle above and clicking the yellow "continue" button. You will then receive instant rates from transporters that you can choose to book, or if you prefer, you can choose to create a listing to be bid on by continuing through our listing process.
Once you've listed your vehicle shipment, auto transport companies will bid on your listing. You can then negotiate the details of any bid you receive and choose to accept or deny their bid if it does not fit your auto transport needs. This gives you control over the entire process and allows you to choose a transporter that can best accommodate your shipment's specific needs. Things such as price, time frame and service level are important to note when comparing potential transporters.
Whether you book instantly or create a listing, it is completely FREE. If you're curious about what it costs to ship a car, truck, or van you can visit our cost-to-ship section which includes hundreds of completed uShip vehicle shipments to all over US.
It is also important to research each transporter before you book your shipment. uShip provides customer written feedback for thousands of auto transport providers. Consider their feedback, check into their insurance coverage and research more about the transporters in their profile page.
You also want to know what type of shipping service your vehicle will need. Shipping a used car via open transport may be the easiest/cheapest option but you certainly wouldn't want to ship your vintage Ferrari that way. An enclosed trailer is a good option to consider for high value vehicles that you don't want exposed to the elements.
Prior to shipping your car you will want to properly prepare it for the voyage. Follow these steps to ensure your vehicle is properly prepared for the journey:
- Empty your gas tank in order to prevent any safety hazards-leaving a quarter-tank to allow for transport to the final destination if applicable upon delivery.
- Wash your car fully inside and out.
- Apply a full coat of wax to the exterior of the car to serve as a bug and debris barrier during transport.
- Check all fluids in your car. If your vehicle is leaking fluids you should let the transporter know so that the fluids don't drip onto another car or cause a fire or safety hazard. Coolant and oil are very slippery substances and could cause harm if not properly noted by you and your carrier.
- Consult with your transporter on what fluids may be left in your vehicle and which need to be emptied completely.
- Check your battery charge and tire pressure-you don't want to wait until you hit land on the other side to find out these things are lacking.
- Take high-quality photographs of your vehicle before transport and photograph damage (if there is any) before you sign off on the shipment at delivery.
- Remove all ornaments (roof racks, spoilers, antenna, etc) from the exterior of the car.
- Remove things like toll tags and EZ passes from windshields to prevent possible damage.
- Remove all personal belongings but leave behind a spare tire and jack, just in case.
The average cost to ship a car in the US depends on the distance. It costs $1.54/mile to ship a car less than 300 miles, but costs $0.46/mile to ship a car 1000 miles or more.
Enter your vehicle details, origin and destination, and choose from multiple quotes to ship your car. From there, simply book the date that works best for you.
Along with transporter reviews and vehicle preparation you should take a moment to explore your vehicle transportation insurance options. Review the details of what your transporter's insurance covers and then seek out independent options. We recommend contacting your auto insurance provider and asking how you are covered during transportation.
Then, visit the uShip Cargo Insurance page and find out what your best coverage options are. Insurance coverage is very important during transportation. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requires all registered transporters to provide written certificate of insurance to their shipping customers. Make sure you have this document in your hands prior to shipment and review the details listed. Verify the information on the certificate with the noted insurance company or the Department of Transportation.