Car carriers generally charge lower rates than movers do. Shop around and compare pricing. If your quote seems extraordinarily low or high, ask the vendor why. Always remember that the lowest price isn’t always the best option. A company’s good reputation often goes a long way.

Always get a written contract with approximate delivery dates and carefully read the terms and conditions, especially clauses dealing with insurance. Check to see if there are cancellation fees before committing to service. There could be a charge of up to $200. Car or auto carriers generally have shorter delivery times than movers do.


Research the auto companies’ history before soliciting bids for car moving services. Some auto moving companies frequently change their names due to complaints. Others may even go by as many as five different names. It will be in your best interest to investigate this.


As of 1990 the Department of Transportation ruled that you may NOT load any items in a vehicle other than clothing. Auto carriers are NOT licensed to carry household goods or personal items. Any damage to your vehicle due to household goods shifting or breaking will not be covered by insurance.


Ask to see the facility where your car will be stored before being loaded on the truck. Many companies claim they have secure storage for your car, but in actuality, they don’t.