When you need to transport a car across country, you need a long distance car shipping company that you can rely on. When driving is not an option due to excessive distance, shipping a car across country may be the most convenient way to go.
Our advanced network of certified carriers can provide you with safe and reliable door-to-door car shipping service anywhere in the country.
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Shipping a vehicle cross country has never been easier.
With over 14,000 certified open and enclosed carriers nationwide, we offer the most convenient cross country auto transport options.
Pay nothing until a carrier is confirmed for your route and your shipment has been scheduled for pickup.
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“RoadRunner made shipping my car cross country easy and hassle free. The driver was very friendly and the office staff was helpful all the way - the best cross country car transport company out there! ”
Stacy PSan Diego, CA
“This is my third time using RoadRunner Auto Transport for my cross country vehicle shipping. They make it very easy and they delivered my vehicles on time with no issues.”
John P.Cleveland, OH
“Roadrunner was very helpful when I needed to transport my car across country. The quote I got was fair and competitive, and the process was very streamlined. I was very pleased from start to finish!”
Danielle D.Fort Lauderdale, FL
"The driver was professional and courteous. Very pleased with my entire experience with RoadRunner Auto Transport."
"I was able to get a quote and book within a few minutes. Simple and convenient experience - thank you RoadRunner!"
"Out of all the car shipping companies we spoke with, RoadRunner was the most professional and knowledgable."
"I couldn't have been happier with the service provided by RoadRunner to transport my car from CA to NY"
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Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the vehicle shipping process.
How far in advance should I schedule my transport?
The further in advance you schedule your shipment, the more likely we will be able to meet the time requirements you desire. For best results, we suggest scheduling your transport at least 2 to 3 weeks in advance. Expedited shipping options are available in order to accomodate shipments that require . You can always give us a call and ask one of our car shipping experts what your options are in terms of the schedule for your car transport.
What methods of car shipping services do you offer?
We offer open car shipping and enclosed car shipping services. Open car shipping is used much more frequently and is the type of auto transport that you see on the highway where carriers are hauling vehicles on two decks that are exposed. Enclosed car shipping is when your vehicle is shipped in a trailer which has walls and a roof, they look like a larger version of a regular eighteen-wheeler. This method is recommended for luxury, exotic or classic cars.
How much gas should I have in my car during transport?
You should have about a quarter of a tank of gas in your car at the time of shipment. This leaves enough for the car to be loaded and unloaded but doesn't add much additional weight.
What is the difference between open and enclosed transport?
Open transport is the most common car shipping method. There are two types of open-air transporters. Majority of shipments are be made with 8-10 car carriers. Smaller carriers which hold 2-3 cars are used for shorter more local moves. There is broader network of carrier availability for open-air carriers since they are used more often. We suggest choosing enclosed shipping methods when shipping classic, luxury or exotic vehicles. Enclosed transporters guarantee maximum protection from exposure to any open-air elements on the road. We suggest booking your enclosed transport in advance since there is limited carrier availability.
How do I get my car ready for shipment?
Make sure your car has been completely clean, both inside and outside. This is particularlly important because this will help the driver conduct their inspection in order to assess any pre-existing damage on your vehicle. You will also want to make there are no additional personal items in the vehicle unless you intend to ship those with the vehicle (remember those items must total less than 75 pounds combined and kept below the window-line of the vehicle). Be sure to inform the driver of any special circumstances concerning the vehicle. Finally, make sure there is a quarter tank of gas in the car at the time it is picked up for shipment.
How do I get a quote for shipping my vehicle?
To get a quote for shipping your vehicle, you can either use our instant online car shipping quote calculator above or you can call (888) 422-7584 to receive a quote from one of our car transport pricing specialists. In order for us to calculate your quote we will need to know the location you are shipping from and to, the type of vehicle you would like to ship, and the date your vehicle will be ready.
Can I ship a vehicle with low ground clearance?
Yes, however any vehicle with clearance lower than 4 inches will likely need to be shipped on an enclosed trailer with a lift gate. Low-clearance vehicles simply cannot be driven onto an open trailer because the car would risk bottoming out while being loaded onto the carrier.
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