Transport Time, Payments and Insurance

Navigating Transport Time, Payments, and Insurance

How Long Does It Take to Ship a Car?

In the world of car shipping, understanding the timeline is a crucial aspect of planning a smooth and efficient transport process. Whether you’re relocating, purchasing a vehicle online, or sending your prized possession across the country, knowing how long it takes for your car to reach its destination is essential. Let’s delve into the factors that influence transport time, ensuring you’re well-prepared for your vehicle’s journey.

1. Distance Matters: The distance your vehicle needs to travel plays a significant role in determining the overall transport time. Shorter distances typically result in quicker deliveries, while longer routes require more time. Generally, car carriers cover around 400 to 500 miles per day on average. For instance, if you’re shipping from coast to coast, expect the process to take around 8 to 10 days.

2. Geographic Locations: The pickup and delivery locations also influence the transport time. Urban areas and major cities often have more frequent carrier routes, making pickups and deliveries faster. On the other hand, remote or rural locations might take a bit longer due to limited access.

3. Weather and Road Conditions: Unpredictable weather conditions, such as storms or heavy snowfall, can impact transport time. Inclement weather might lead to road closures or delays, affecting the estimated delivery window. Carriers prioritize safety, so adjustments to routes might be made to ensure the security of your vehicle.

4. Carrier Availability: Carrier availability is another factor that contributes to the timeline. During peak shipping seasons, carriers might have higher demand and limited availability, potentially extending the time it takes for your vehicle to be transported.

5. Shipping Method: The type of shipping method you choose also affects transport time. Open carriers, being more common, might have faster availability compared to enclosed carriers, which are often in higher demand for luxury or classic vehicles.

Your Guiding Light:
Our Delivery Time Estimate Guide: We understand that timing matters, and that’s why we’ve crafted our Delivery Time Estimate Guide to shed light on approximate timelines:

  • 100-500 miles: 1 to 2 days
  • 500-1000 miles: 2 to 3 days
  • 1000-1500 miles: 3 to 4 days
  • 1500-2000 miles: 4 to 5 days
  • 2000-2500 miles: 5 to 7 days
  • 2500-3000+ miles: 7 to 10 days

At Safemile, our commitment to your vehicle’s safe and timely journey is unwavering. As you embark on your car shipping adventure, rest assured that we’ve got your transport time expertly managed. From point of contact to final delivery, we’re your dedicated partners in a smooth, timely, and secure transport experience.

Secure and Simple: Paying for Your Auto Transport with Safemile

When it comes to transporting your vehicle with Safemile Auto Transport, we’ve streamlined the payment process to make it easy, efficient, and secure. Your journey with us doesn’t just involve moving your vehicle; it extends to a smooth and hassle-free payment experience. Here’s how you can conveniently pay for your auto transport service:

1. Credit/Debit Cards: We understand the convenience that credit and debit cards offer. That’s why Safemile proudly accepts major cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Simply input your card information, and rest assured that your transaction is encrypted and secure.

2. Electronic Bank Transfers: For those who prefer a direct route, electronic bank transfers provide a seamless way to settle your payment. You can arrange a transfer straight from your bank account, eliminating the need for additional intermediaries.

3. Diverse Electronic Payment Methods: Beyond credit cards and electronic bank transfers, Safemile also accepts other electronic payment methods such as Cash App, Zelle, or Venmo. These options ensure you have the freedom to choose the method that suits you best.

Important Considerations:

  • Balance at Delivery: If a balance is due at the time of delivery, please note that using a debit/credit card might not be an option. In such cases, payment can be made directly to the driver in cash, bank/certified check, or money order.

At Safemile, we believe that securing your vehicle transport shouldn’t be complicated, and neither should be the payment process. Our commitment to transparency and convenience shines through in every step of your auto transport journey. Trust us to not only deliver your vehicle safely but to also make the payment process as seamless as possible. Your peace of mind is our priority, every mile of the way.

Protecting Your Vehicle: How Insurance Works in Auto Transport with Safemile

When you entrust Safemile Auto Transport to move your vehicle, your peace of mind is our priority. One essential aspect of this peace of mind is understanding how insurance works to protect your valuable asset during the transportation process. Here’s a comprehensive guide to demystify how insurance coverage operates in auto transport:

Coverage You Can Trust: At Safemile, we prioritize the safety of your vehicle from the moment it’s loaded onto our carriers until it reaches its destination. Our standard insurance coverage provides peace of mind against potential risks that may arise during transit.

Comprehensive Protection: Our insurance coverage includes protection against damages caused by accidents, collisions, and unforeseen events during transportation. Whether your vehicle is being moved across state lines or cross-country, our insurance ensures that you’re covered in case of the unexpected.

Understanding Liability: Auto transport insurance involves different levels of liability, providing varying degrees of coverage. It’s important to note that while our carriers are equipped with insurance, certain conditions and situations might affect the extent of coverage. Our team is here to guide you through the details, helping you make an informed decision about your transportation needs.

Transparent Communication: Transparency is at the heart of our services. Before your vehicle embarks on its journey, we ensure you’re well-informed about the coverage provided by our insurance. Upon request, our experts will explain the terms, conditions, and limits of the insurance policy, ensuring you’re comfortable with the level of protection.

Additional Peace of Mind: While our standard insurance offers considerable coverage, some customers may opt for additional insurance for higher-value vehicles or specific circumstances. Our team is here to discuss these options with you, tailoring the coverage to your unique needs.

Claim Process Made Simple: In the unlikely event that damages occur during transportation, Safemile’s dedicated support team will guide you through the claims process. Our goal is to ensure a smooth and efficient resolution, providing you with the necessary assistance every step of the way.

At Safemile Auto Transport, safeguarding your vehicle is more than just a priority—it’s our commitment. We believe that understanding how insurance works during auto transport empowers you to make informed decisions and experience a worry-free transportation journey. Rest easy knowing that your vehicle’s protection is in capable hands with Safemile.


Frequently Asked Questions

To receive a vehicle transport quote, you have two convenient options. You can use our quick online car shipping quote calculator above or reach out to us by calling (888) 277-8212 to speak with one of our transportation experts. To generate a personalized estimate, simply provide us with the pickup and delivery locations, the make and model of your vehicle, and your preferred pick-up date. Additionally, let us know whether your car(s) are in running condition or not. Our team is here to assist you in obtaining an accurate quote tailored to your specific needs.

Certainly, we do allow you to include personal items in your vehicle during transport, but with some restrictions. You are welcome to place personal items weighing up to 100 lbs. in a securely packed box or single piece of luggage. These items should be stowed in the trunk of the car, ensuring they don’t obstruct the driver’s view or interfere with the safe operation of the vehicle. While we do accommodate this, please note that these personal items will not be covered by our insurance. Your vehicle’s safety remains our priority, and we appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines.

Yes, your vehicle is fully insured during its journey with Safemile Auto Transport. We take the safety and security of your vehicle seriously. Our comprehensive insurance coverage provides protection against any unforeseen circumstances that may arise during transit. This coverage ensures that your vehicle is safeguarded against damage or loss, giving you peace of mind throughout the entire shipping process. Rest assured that we prioritize the well-being of your vehicle from pick-up to delivery.

Delivery Time Estimate Guide;

100-500 miles takes 1 or 2 days
500-1000 miles takes 2 or 3 days
1000-1500 miles takes 3 or 4 days
1500-2000 miles takes 4 or 5 days
2000-2500 miles takes 5 or 6 days
2500-3000+ miles takes 7 to 9 days

Depending on the distance, weather conditions and population centers it could be a few days or a week until a vehicle reaches its destination. The carriers usually estimate about 8-9 days on coast to coast trips, but they frequently arrive earlier.

Your car shipping cost is determined by several key factors that contribute to the overall pricing of our services. These factors include the distance of transportation, the type of vehicle being shipped, the transport method chosen (such as open-air or enclosed transport), the current fuel prices, and any additional services you may require, such as expedited shipping or inoperable vehicle handling.

To provide you with an accurate and competitive quote, we take into account these variables and tailor our pricing to your specific needs. You can request a quote through our website or by reaching out to our customer service team. Rest assured that our commitment to transparency ensures that you’re fully aware of the costs involved before making any decisions.

Absolutely, Safemile Auto Transport is a fully legitimate and reputable company. We hold a valid license and are bonded with the Department of Transportation under MC number: 1377278 and DOT number: 3813643. Our commitment to transparency and excellence is underscored by our A rating and accreditation with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Moreover, we’ve garnered thousands of 5-star reviews across various platforms, reflecting our dedication to providing trustworthy and exceptional auto transport services. Your vehicle’s safety and your peace of mind are our top priorities.