SUV Shipping Services
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The sport utility vehicle is a pretty cool machine, all things considered – it is versatile and appeals to many different people from many different backgrounds. The SUV combines the power of a small pickup truck, the comfort and appeal of your standard sedan and the cargo space and passenger space of a minivan. Most SUV’s seat five people minimum, though there are some that are only two seats and some that have 12 or more – in other words, like pickup trucks, there’s an SUV built for just about every purpose, and finding accurate transportation quotes can be difficult due to the sheer number of various sport utility vehicles out there on the road today. In this article we’ll discuss a bit about the SUV and what you can expect with both your auto transport prices and carrier availability when shipping an SUV.
SUV Shipping Quote
Your auto transport quotes will be based heavily on what type of SUV you are shipping specifically. There are many different sizes and even some lines of SUV’s have the same name across several models that are all different sizes. This can pose challenges for auto transport representatives when trying to accurately quote the shipment of an SUV from one location to another, so in addition to the year, make and model of your SUV please also include the submodel – for instance, when shipping a GMC Yukon Denali XL, please let us know that it’s a GMC Yukon Denali XL, because that’s the largest version of the Yukon GMC makes – if you tell us it’s a GMC Yukon, we could quote your shipment inaccurately because the Yukon is much smaller than the Denali XL variant, and will have a different price attached to it.
One of the things about getting quotes for an SUV is the fact that you will almost always have to pay an oversize or overweight vehicle shipping fee, because carriers use more fuel to transport heavier vehicles than lighter ones along the same route – that’s why regular cars are considered standard fare while larger vehicles have overweight shipping fees attached to them. This is something the carrier assess and will be included in the quote that you receive for your SUV shipping from any auto transport company – every quote you receive should be all-inclusive, including all state fees and taxes, fuel surcharges, mileage costs and weight fees.
You can call us here at Mercury Auto Transport any time at 800-553-1828 to speak to one of our live auto transport representatives who can give you more information about transporting your SUV and also calculate your free quote for you right over the phone. If you’d rather have a quote e-mailed to you, you can fill out our free online quote request form and peruse our quoted price in an e-mail at your leisure. Either way, we here at Mercury Auto Transport are here to help you with all your SUV shipping needs.
There are several ways you can ship a car. The options include enclosed trailer, open carrier transport, flatbed truck, door to door shipping and to or from a terminal as well. The most popular of the options is 7 to 10 car open carrier. These large trucks can accommodate almost any size vehicle including cars, SUV’s, trucks, jeeps and vans.
Open car transport, door to door is also the best way to get the cheapest auto transport rate possible. To learn more and see what transport method is best for you, please fill out our free quote form and one of our representatives will respond to you within minutes. You can also call us at (800) 553-1828.
Shipping a vehicle can be stressful if don’t know what to do. This is why we believe it is paramount to have our highly trained agents be your main point of contact from start to finish.
They will go over everything you need to know so you can relax. In the meanwhile, we prepared you this checklist. This includes everything from pickup to delivery and how to make sure your car is ready for pickup.
When it comes to car moving, we want you to be ahead of the game! For any questions and further assistance our agents are standing by, (800) 553-1828. Please read our checklist to prepare your vehicle to learn more.
While understanding auto transport insurance is not rocket science, we think it’s valuable to explain how it works. As part of providing a great car transport service, it is our job to guarantee that the carrier we assign to pickup your vehicle is licensed and insured. Click here to check out our license.
When you go with Mercury to ship your vehicle, you can rest assure that the carrier assigned to move your car is fully insured and licensed with the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier and Saftey Administration).
Your vehicle is covered by the carrier’s insurance policy that is doing the shipping. Depending on the type and size of the truck/trailer that is shipping your car, the insurance policy can cover from $100,000 to $1,000,000 of damage.
We have also provided a checklist to explain what you need to do at both pickup and delivery in case there are any issues so, you can file a claim and know that everything will be taken care of.
It is rare but, time-to-time there may be accidental damage while in transit and it is good to know that your carrier’s insurance will protect your auto shipment in that event.
HOW AUTO SHIPPING WORKS
REQUEST A QUOTE
First, we post your vehicle through our network, including all National Dispatch Boards for Auto Transport. This is where all licensed auto transport carriers can see your vehicle is available for shipping.
BOOK YOUR ORDER
We present offers from FMCSA Licensed and Insured Carriers. When you accept an offer, we send your service agreement that guarantees the price, door-to-door service and 100% bumper to bumper insurance. There are never any hidden fees or charges, guaranteed.
VEHICLE IS PICKED UP
Not until you approve your carrier and final logistics is your deposit due. Your deposit is included in your quote and goes toward the total price. The remaining balance is due at time of delivery. Nothing gets done without your approval.
VEHICLE IS DELIVERED
Your driver will contact you prior to your pickup and delivery dates to schedule a time for loading and unloading. Once your vehicle reaches its destination, you do a final inspection of your vehicle and pay the driver the remaining balance. You and the driver both sign the Bill of Lading and each keep a copy.
Car Shipping Options
OPEN AUTO TRANSPORT
Open auto transport carriers are considered the standard carrier in the industry today.
ENCLOSED AUTO TRANSPORT
Enclosed auto transport carriers are not as readily available as open carriers but…
FLATBED AUTO TRANSPORT
Flatbed carriers are the least-used transporters, required only for vehicles…