Car shipping calculator (how to use one)
As you begin researching to ship your car, any car transport company worth its salt will have a car shipping calculator on their homepage. But not all car shipping cost calculators are the same.
When you need to transport a car, the auto shipping cost is probably the biggest factor in your decision. A car shipping calculator is how you generate your quote and find out how much it will cost to ship your car.
You can trust that what you see is what you get here, our quote is all-inclusive.
There are no hidden fees or charges, and insurance is included.
“I looked through and did comparisons with a couple of other sites. I liked the J&S website… I liked the photos of all the drivers.
I liked the guarantee that you offered. I looked at the price you quoted and I thought it was a fair price.
When I did a little calculation, it was actually cheaper than going out there and driving the car back myself.“
The first step in auto transport: using a car shipping calculator
When you need to transport a vehicle, getting a free auto transport quote is usually the first step people take in the process.
Some companies will only ask for basic information about the destination, etc. when you use their car shipping calculator. There are some companies who will ask for your email address, or other personal information like a phone number, before they’ll give you a quote.
But companies like J&S only need the pickup and destination locations, plus what type of vehicle it is, to generate a quote.
Our advice: get as many interstate car transport quotes as you want. They’re free! (At least they should be if the transport company you’re dealing with is a dependable auto shipper and on the up and up).
“I went on your site, punched up my estimate really quick and actually booked it online.
The ordering was real easy and worked out really well. I was amazed.“
– Richard Hook
Things to consider when using a car shipping calculator
You should also get car shipping rates from different kinds of auto transport companies. Some companies are strictly brokers; others are transporters, while others are hybrids of both.
When you’re shopping around, if you get quotes from all three kinds of auto shippers you’ll get a good cross-section of the different rates for auto transport. You will also be able to figure out which kind of car transporter best suits your particular car shipping needs.
“The website experience at J&S was simple, fast, and easy to understand. I was able to quickly generate a quote which I thought was very fair, and then save that quote and turn it into an order. I found J&S by going to the web and searching for automobile or car transport. I chose J&S because it was a very seamless, smooth, easy process.
The website made the process easier. I could search, learn, compare, and then leverage at my convenience…
I could get done what I needed to get done on my terms very quickly at the time that was most convenient to me.“
You should also check out a potential shipper’s reviews on sites like transportreviews.com, mymovingreviews.com, BBB.
Our pricing is competitive, and it’s priced to move your vehicle promptly with a minimum of delay. That’s how we price and deliver our auto transport services, and it’s what’s made us a favorite over 15 years.
Filling out the info on a car shipping calculator
The main factors that affect your auto shipping quote are the size of the vehicle and the distance of the transport. The larger the vehicle, the longer the distance, the more the quote will be.
When filling out our free auto shipping quote calculator, you won’t need to submit any personal information. We’ll only need your contact info if you want to go beyond the initial quote.
The info we will need from you will be the pickup location (either the name of the city or the zip code), the destination location (city name or zip code), what type of vehicle it is, the year make and model, and whether the vehicle runs or not.
Our car shipping calculator has four basic categories when asking what kind of vehicle: car, minivan/small SUV/Crossover, large pickup/large SUV, and oversized vehicles. If your vehicle is oversized, that will require a special quote generated by one of our dispatchers.
If your vehicle does not run, make sure to let us know when you fill out the quote form.
Inoperable vehicles cost more to ship because it takes time and special planning by our drivers and dispatch team.
Once you fill out all the fields and get the quote, your quote is generated. Assuming all the information you entered is correct, the quote will be all inclusive and accurate.
More than a quarter-million cars transported!
J&S is primarily a car transporter with our own fleet of trucks, but we are also a licensed broker. We do door to door transport and try to get every vehicle on our own trucks.
However, if we can get your car to you quicker some of the transport may be done on a carrier we partner with. Our goal is to transport your vehicle as quickly and safely as possible.
“I found you guys on the Internet. I was super pleased with just how easy it was to set up everything on the website.
It was really straightforward. There was nothing complicated about it.
I had never shipped a car before, and I just kind of wondered if it would work… I have confidence in the whole system now.
Thank you so much. I’m thrilled to have the car I’ve been dreaming of having.”
– Liz Fuller
Read more reviews to see what our customers say, talk to one of our transport specialists, and use our car shipping calculator to get an instant quote from J&S Transportation.