Dover Auto TransportationIf you’re searching for quality quotes for Dover auto transportation services, we’ve got you covered. If you fill out our free online quote form – or call our toll-free number – we can get an affordable auto transportation quote free of charge. But there’s some things you need to know about shipping a vehicle to or from Dover, Delaware, that will impact both your price and the services available.

Despite being the second-largest city in Delaware, Dover isn’t actually all that large. Home to just 37,000 residents, Dover is the capital of Delaware, but sees less traffic than Wilmington, to the north. It sits away from major cities, isn’t accessible via interstate highways, and doesn’t see much demand from customers. All of this combines to make it a bit more expensive to ship to Dover and also a bit tougher to find carriers willing to go there. These factors reflect in the prices you pay for vehicle shipping services, and we make sure to factor them in as well. But there’s still more to know about Dover auto transportation, so keep reading.

What to Expect With Dover Auto Transportation

As mentioned above, Dover will likely be a bit more expensive to ship to than Wilmington, the largest city in Delaware. Much of this has to do with simple demand and ease of access. Carriers like routes that keep them on the major interstates of the U.S. If they have to go off of them they will, but they’ll usually charge more for it. This is especially true if it’s somewhat far away, or doesn’t really connect to other major interstates. Dover checks both of those boxes. So carriers immediately don’t really like going there, so they charge more to do so. This is just part of the industry, and Dover shares this with thousands of other towns and cities across the nation.

Now, when you ship is also going to play a role. During the spring and summer months, Dover tends to see more traffic. Well, maybe not the city itself, but Wilmington – which sits along I-95 – does. I-95 is the main north-south interstate highway in the eastern U.S. and carriers love it. So they’ll stay on it as long as they can, often up past Boston, Massachusetts. So it’s easy for them to stop in Wilmington, but not as much in Dover. They will, but it’ll increase your price a bit.

During the winter, however, a lot of shipments are heading south out of the northern U.S. Snowbirds looking for warmer weather and the like. So this may end up costing you even more if your carrier has to fight against the current, as it were. We highly recommend speaking to an agent. They can give you more details about your specific route, time of year, and more. More importantly, they can talk to you about saving both time and money on your shipment to or from Dover.

Interested in Dover Auto Transportation Services?

If you’re trying to ship a car to or from Dover, Delaware, let us at Affordable Auto Transportation help you out! We work with carriers across the country to get your vehicle moved from and to wherever you need. If you’d like, you can fill out our free form and get a free, custom quote emailed to you within minutes. Or, you can contact us over the phone any time to speak to a live agent. Both methods have their benefits, but either will get you a quality quote to ship your car. Let us know how we can help! Just fill out our form or contact us at 800-805-5194 today.


  • "Being a rather large SUV that needed shipped from California to Nebraska, there were a few challenges. The first truck that arrived refused to pickup the vehicle due to it's size. However, Mike worked diligently and within one week he had a hotshot lined up. The operators of the hotshot were incredibly communicative and accommodating. The vehicle arrived withing 3 days with no damage at all. Although there was the one hiccup, in the end the service received was top notch. I would be happy to ship with Mike in the future." - Miles/California
  • "Never needing to use an auto transport service, I was a bit nervous and overwhelmed with all of the different company/broker options. After reading tons of reviews and visiting the Better Business Bureau website, I contacted Affordable Auto Transportation. The stars aligned and Jared Z. was my main point of contact. He made this experience super easy and relaxed my anxieties. I would highly recommend this company for my family and friends. " - Jared Z/Washington