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Cheapest Way To Ship A Car

Nov 7, 2023 by Professional Car Carriers
international car shipping

Are you moving to a new location in Canada? Maybe you’re visiting a nearby city for an extended period. Whatever the reason, you may want to consider shipping your vehicle instead of driving it yourself. Car shipping can ensure your prized vehicle is safe and secure while in transport. It can also relieve some of the travelling stress off your shoulders. 

We understand that many shipping companies provide these services, but they often charge an arm and leg to deliver vehicles.  

We offer an array of cost-effective options. 

If you want to learn more about the cheapest way to ship a car, keep reading: 

Factors To Consider

As with shipping any item, various factors can determine whether you can get the lowest price possible. 

Size of Your Vehicle

It’s simple: The smaller your vehicle, the less expensive it will be to ship. Most trailers and enclosed trucks can hold up to 9 vehicles, but there are size and weight restrictions that transport drivers must follow when the transport truck is fully loaded. 

For example, if a trailer can normally hold up to 9 vehicles, it might only be able to transport 6-7 trucks due to the limited space and weight of the large trucks. If you’re looking to ship a larger vehicle, such as a cargo van or SUV, you may take up one or more car spots. The delivery drivers will need to be able to fit hydraulic lifts in the trailer to load and unload various cars, so the size of your vehicle can impact the shipping process and cost more money. 

Your Vehicle’s Value and Condition

For many types of vehicles, open transport via truck or train can be a cheap option, but if you own a high-end sports car with low ground clearance, you may want to choose an enclosed transport method. This way, your vehicle can get shipped safely without the risk of being damaged. The value of your car may impact the total cost of shipping. 

The Shipping Mode

The least expensive way to ship a vehicle is by train. However, train transport isn’t always the most reliable shipping method as they can go through numerous delays. The second cheapest option is by open truck, which is one of the most common and dependable options. An enclosed truck is the next most inexpensive shipping method. Air shipping your vehicle by plane would be the fastest but most expensive option. 

Shipping Between Major Transport Hubs

When shipping a vehicle between major cities, the cheapest option would be to have it delivered between two terminals/transport hubs. It’s at these transport hubs that you can drop off and pick up your vehicle. So why is this the cheapest shipping option? Because many vehicles are often shipped between busy cities, and that means there are more competitive prices available. 

Shipping With Professional Car Carriers 

Moving/travelling to a new city is never easy, especially when your vehicle is involved. You can rely on our team at Professional Car Carriers to provide the cheapest car shipping in Canada. We’ve delivered various makes and models, from sports cars to SUVs and more. Contact us today to receive a quote and book a shipping date.