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How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Car to Another State?

Description: Learn about the costs associated with shipping a car across state lines.

Slide One: Car shipping across state lines is a common occurrence. Whether you’ve made an out-of-state purchase or own a dealership that’s getting a new shipment, plenty of factors affect the overall cost of a shipment. Here are a few of the most common factors that come into play when shipping a car.

Slide Two: Distance

Distance is one of the most important factors affecting the cost to ship a car to another state. That being said, longer distances may actually be a bit more cost-effective than shorter distances. This is because the labor required to load and unload a car is the same no matter the distance, making your dollars stretch further.

Slide Three: Make and Model

On any transport trailer, there are certain limits for safety and weight. If the make or model of your vehicle is bigger or heavier than other cars, it may necessitate being loaded into two slots instead of one. This can increase the price of your shipping cost.

Slide Four: Shipping Method

When shipping a car on a transport trailer, you have two options to choose from. One is an open-air transport, which is an appropriate choice for three-quarters of vehicles, and the other is a closed transport. Closed transports cost more than open trailers; however, if you have a luxury or collectible vehicle, it may make sense to ship it this way.

Slide Five: Shipping Route

Just like different airline routes are priced differently, so are shipping routes. Shipping your car from a major city to another major city is likely to cost you less than from a small town. As a result, if you live somewhere like Fort Thomas, KY, it makes sense to get your vehicle shipped to a city like Cincinnati, which is only twenty minutes away.

Final Slide: The cost of shipping your car from one state to another ultimately depends on what sort of vehicle you’re shipping and where you’re sending it to. If you want a better estimate of the total cost, using an online calculator like the one from Easy Car Shipping can be a helpful option.