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Can a moving company help to move my car?  

Yes! Many moving companies can assist customers in shipping their cars or other vehicles to their new destinations. Whether local, intrastate or long-distance, Mayflower can assist with car shipping (also known as auto transport).

How much does it cost to ship my car?

There are many factors that affect the cost of auto transport. The best way to get a car shipping quote is to call a Mayflower representative at 877-720-4066 or you can complete the form above.

There are several factors that can affect how much it costs to ship your car, including the following:

  • How far you are shipping your vehicle/s
  • Your preferred pick-up and delivery dates
  • The make & model of your vehicle/s
  • Move protection

Rely on America’s most trusted moving company to help you move your vehicle to your new home!

Car Shipping Types:

Door-to-Door

Door-to-door car shipping refers to picking your vehicle up from and delivering it to your home or office, if possible.

Consider How Much Space Your Pick-Up and Delivery Driver Will Need

Door-to-door car shipping services are only possible when the customer’s local community or neighborhood allows oversize vehicles to make deliveries. If your neighborhood prohibits oversize vehicles, you may want to use an alternative delivery method. Keep in mind, a car carrier can be up to 75 feet long, so drivers require extra room in order to be able to turn around. When access to your residence is restricted by narrow streets, low-hanging trees, speed bumps or tight corners, you may be asked to plan for an alternative delivery site.

Terminal-to-Terminal

Terminal-to-terminal car shipping allows for a little more flexibility. A local shipping terminal may provide you with more flexible drop-off and storage options.

Car Shipping FAQ

Is Mayflower Transit licensed and bonded?

Mayflower's license information is available through the US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration at www.safersys.org. Mayflower Transit, LLC is licensed under U.S. DOT No. 125563.

Can I put personal items in the vehicle?

Personal items are not allowed inside the vehicle during transport. Personal items are not inventoried and are not the responsibility of the carrier. Your carrier is obligated to inspect the inside of your vehicle at the point of origin and is authorized to remove any belongings. When personal belongings are left inside a vehicle, the risk or damage, theft, loss or removal by roadside authorities increases.

How long will it take to ship my car?

Your delivery date is usually determined by distance. On average, carriers can deliver most domestic auto shipments in 8 to 10 business days. The delivery spread for your auto transport move will be clearly listed on your bill of lading.

Can car shipping companies move high-value, luxury or antique vehicles?

Yes, carrier can accommodate many specialty shipping needs. To ensure that your vehicle’s special needs are considered, make sure you ask your mover about the options available for protecting your high-value shipments.

Let your shipping coordinator know if your vehicle falls into one of the following categories:

  • Over 25 years old
  • Modified with a lift kit, dually wheels, cab lights, camper shells or oversize tires
  • Modified to over 75 inches in height or 220 inches in length
  • Weighing more than 5,000 pounds
  • Inoperable vehicles.
  • Exceeds $60,000 in book value

What if I am not available on the delivery date?

We strongly recommend that you be there to accept your vehicle. If that is not possible, you may have a trusted representative accept delivery. Please be aware that an inspection is performed and a contract bill of landing must be signed. It is important for you to thoroughly inspect your vehicle and the bill of lading at both pickup and delivery.

Can you guarantee a pickup and delivery date?

Yes, your carrier should help you set a firm deliver-by date and will work to accommodate your shipping schedule in every way possible. In the unlikely event of a delay beyond the late delivery date, you should be provided with advanced notice and a rental vehicle.

How much gas should I leave in the tank before shipping?

It is requested that your car be filled one-quarter to one-half tank full, and no more. If the auto has more than half a tank of gas, this adds unnecessary weight to an auto carrier and may, in some cases, prevent loading if there are weight concerns.

What if my vehicle does not run?

Special equipment is required for automobiles that do not run. To ensure your transporter is prepared with the right car carrier and winches, make sure you inform us of the running condition of your car before booking auto transport.

Inoperable vehicles without an engine, brakes, wheels or steering are not eligible for standard car carrier service, but can be shipped via flatbed through Mayflower's Logistics division.

Can I ship a car with only valet keys?

No, keys provided to the car carrier operator must be fully-functional and allow the driver total access to all vehicle compartments.

What is the difference between open-sided and enclosed transport?

Open-sided auto transport is the preferred mode of transport for many car shippers. These carriers provide significant cost savings to both the carrier and customer.

Enclosed transport is assigned for high-value shipments to protect the vehicle from dust, debris, and weather. Enclosed transport is a good choice if you desire additional protection for a luxury or antique car.

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