How to get the best auto transport prices

Comparing auto transport prices is the best way to find the right car transport company at a price that works for you. And getting multiple prices is easy – there are dozens of companies out there that are just waiting to sell your information to shipping companies so they can bombard you with quotes. Now, free quotes aren’t a bad thing – but they can get overwhelming when you have multiple companies emailing and calling you all day long.

We don’t do that here at Affordable Auto Transportation. We work with top-rated carriers on a daily basis to make sure we understand the prices on thousands of routes nationwide. We have customer service representatives and auto transport agents who understand the intracacies of shipping a vehicle – any vehicle. 

Compare car transport prices to find the one that fits your budget

If you’ve never shipped a car before, don’t fret – everyone’s been there at some point. But the ones who find the best services are the ones that do a bit of research and comparisons of quotes and companies. We won’t tell you not to compare prices – you definitely should! But then you should also fill out our free quote form to see how we stack up.

The first thing you should do when you start comparing car transport prices is to find ones that aren’t too high or too low. Quotes that are too high may be overpriced, while prices that are too low may not get your vehicle moved.

Another thing to keep in mind is whether you want open or enclosed shipping. Open transporters are the standard in the industry today, but enclosed is an option if the vehicle you are shipping is expensive. Enclosed transportation is more expensive, but it may be worth it if your vehicle is. Most every shipper offers both services, but some may only offer one or the other. If you’re unsure about which one is right for you, speak to an agent. 

Choose the right shipper for your needs

Something that a lot of people don’t do is research reviews of companies they get prices and estimates from. It’s important to know the reputation of every company you’re thinking of booking with. Find one that is five-star rated with lots of positive reviews. Remember, a shipper can’t please every customer, so one or two negative reviews shouldn’t deter you. Of course, if the negative reviews are high in number, that should be a red flag.

Also remember that a vehicle is something that you need taken care of. If a company has a reputation for delivering vehicles late at night, trying to hide damage, or just has a reputation of being nonchalant with their freight, chances are you don’t want to use them. Checking reviews is a great way to weed out those less-than-stellar shippers. We here at Affordable Auto Transportation are five-star rated with Transport Reviews  and have an A rating with the Better Business Bureau. This means that you know that you’re in good hands with us.


  • "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