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Shipping a Car Across Country

What It Takes to Ship a Car Across Country

Let’s face it, turning your vehicle over to an auto transport company, for cross-country shipping can be nerve-wracking. After all, your car is likely one of the most expensive items you own. You’re not going to trust just anybody with it.

So when it comes to long distance car shipping, there’s a lot of things to consider. Safety, efficiency, and affordability are just a few.

Luckily, at Global Auto Transportation we provide an extensive carrier network that spans the entire US. No matter where your car is going, we’ll get it there, and we’ll do it fast and with great care.

At Global Auto Transportation we cater to your needs by offering multiple long distance shipping options. After all, everyone’s situation is unique and it’s not always ‘one size fits all.’ Global Auto’s personal approach makes the huge task of shipping coast to coast pain-free.

Factors to Keep in Mind When Shipping


Price is usually first and foremost on anyone’s mind, and there’s definitely a wide variety among car transport companies. It’s important to note the cost will also vary depending on the vehicle.

Other variables that impact pricing include any modifications to the car, whether the vehicle runs, geographic distance to travel, pick-up location (rural or metro), seasonal considerations and what type of trailer your car needs.

You can request a free quote on our website or call us at (877) 645-2288.

Transport Type

The majority of Global Auto’s customers choose open auto transport for their cross-country shipping needs. This is easily the most cost-efficient method and is generally selected for everyday cars.

If you’re in the market for shipping a luxury, classic, or rare car then it’s wise to explore the enclosed transport option. This method is doubly secure, guarding against the threat of dust, dirt, and other road debris.


Moving a car across the country can take as much as two whole weeks. That’s a lot of time considering you need your car on a daily basis. Doing without can impact your schedule and your pocketbook. Are you ready for that inconvenience?

Well, the good news is Global Auto Transportation usually delivers their cars in under that time-frame. Our business model is built on the idea that your car is precious and you need it to live your life. What that means is we get it to you as soon as possible!

Tracking Progress

With our expert operators available daily, it’s easy to call in and track the progress of your car. Not only that, but our phone technicians are happy to alleviate any of your concerns or tackle any questions. We can also be reached via email. And remember, we have over 13 years of shipping experience. There’s no question or concern we don’t have the answer to.


Global Auto Transportation has been in business for over 12 years, and we can boast over 800,000 satisfied customers. This means we’re doing something right!

Our experienced drivers are the best in the business. They specialize in getting your car from point A to point B in tip-top condition by the agreed upon date or faster. It’s this dedication and reliable service that keeps people coming back and new people hopping on board Global Auto Transportation.


Each and every day Global Auto transports more than 200 vehicles. That’s a lot of cars! Still, we manage to provide personalized service to every single customer. We know with a task this big you want special attention, to be certain that your car will be okay. Well, rest easy, your car is in good hands.

Research Your Options

Once you’ve done the heavy-lifting of considering all the factors involved in shipping your car, take the time to read some company reviews. Whether it’s our site or another, these customer evaluations can be a super helpful resource.

Forums, blogs, and discussion boards are great places to find opinions that allow you to make an informed choice. Again, your car is a prized possession, make sure you pick the most qualified carrier for the job.

Also, if for some reason, your automobile isn’t running or is in disrepair, this should be mentioned to your shipper as it too can affect overall pricing.