Frequently Asked Questions About Car Transport for First Timers

If you have decided to transport a car for the first time, then one thing is for sure – you probably have lots of questions about the process. You might need to transport your car because you are relocating to a faraway place, you could be transporting your car to college or maybe you are transporting a vehicle that you bought or sold online. No matter what the reason that you are transporting a car, you likely want some answers to the questions that you have. We have compiled a list of the following questions and answers that you may have as someone transporting a vehicle for the first time.

How much does it cost to transport a car?

The cost of transporting a car will vary every time. This is because the final cost of transporting a car is determined by the combination of several important variables. The most important factors in the calculation of the price for car transport are:

The supply and demand for vehicle transport when you choose to transport The price of fuel at the time of your transport The exact distance of your car transport Whether or not you chose premium transport options The overall size of your vehicle

With all of these factors in mind the cost of your car transport will likely be between $0.60 and $2.00 per mile. So, if all things were equal and you were transporting a car 800 miles exactly, it would cost around $1,050. However, with all the above variables in mind, it is best to use a car transport quote calculator to get the best idea of what your transport might cost.

What do I need to do after I book my car transport?

After you have successfully booked and scheduled your car transport, you will not need to do anything until a day or two before your pickup window starts. It is at that point which you will just need to get the exterior of your vehicle cleaned, make sure it is running properly and you will also need to remove any and all personal items. Personal items could include sunglasses, hats, gloves, phone chargers or anything that is not a physical part of the car. If you leave anything like those items in your vehicle, it will still be transported but if any items you left in the car get damaged or are lost, they will not be covered by insurance.

How long will my car transport take?

The duration of any given car transport will depend on several different variables. These variables include the physical distance of your transport, the traffic and weather along your transport route as well as the time of year during which you are transporting your car. If you would like a more precise idea of how long a particular car transport could take, use our instant and free car transport calculator.

Do I have to take my car anywhere for it to be transported?

No, thankfully with car transport companies such as Roadworthy Auto Transport, door-to-door vehicle transport is the norm. This means that your car transporter will pick your car up at your home and deliver it to the exact address of the delivery location. The only exception to this is when a pickup or delivery address is on a street that is too small for an auto carrier to maneuver, or local law/ordinances prevent the auto carrier truck from entering that street. If this is the case, your auto transport company will arrange a nearby place to meet you such as a shopping plaza parking lot.