How Auto Transport Works

Your Roadmap to Effortless Vehicle Transport with SAFEMILE in 3 Simple Steps


Learn how auto transport works in 3 simple steps

With expert handling and reliable solutions, we transform transportation challenges into seamless journeys.

Our Car Transport Process:

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Step 1Get a quote and book your order.
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Step 2We pick up your vehicle.
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Step 3Receive your vehicle.

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Car Shipping Steps

Your Three Easy Steps to Stress-Free Shipping

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01 Safemile Auto Transport- İkon Scheduling
Get A Quote And Schedule It Online

To get started, use our online car shipping cost calculator for an instant quote. If you prefer direct assistance, call 888-277-8212 to speak with our experts. Enter your origination and destination zip codes, vehicle details, and transport type for an accurate quote. Discover your car shipping cost within seconds!

Ready to book? Click the link in your quote, chat with us online, or call 888-277-8212. No upfront deposit required. Our low-risk vehicle transport is budget-friendly.

Upon booking, we’ll promptly schedule a transport with one of our 20,000+ insured truckers.

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We’ll Come To Pick Up Your Vehicle

One of our dispatchers will collaborate with you to establish a date, time, and location for vehicle pick-up that is convenient for you. Before we ship your car, please ensure it is clean on both the inside and outside. Additionally, remove any valuables as well as loose parts or toll tags. For loading and unloading purposes, please make sure there is at least a quarter tank of gas remaining in the car.

On the day of pickup, inspect your vehicle with the trucker to notate any pre-existing damages or other concerns. Once the inspection is complete and you’ve signed The Bill of Lading, your vehicle will be on its way to its destination.

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The Trucker Delivers Your Vehicle

Your trucker will reach out to your destination contact the day before arrival to give them a window of what time they can expect him. He’ll also do his best to get as close to the address as possible, but please keep in mind that he has to prioritize safety and following legal traffic guidelines. Lastly, if there is a balance remaining on your shipping invoice, you may pay the trucker at that time.

Once the trucker arrives, you and the driver will inspect the vehicle one final time. If everything looks good, then you’ll sign the Bill of Lading to accept your delivery. The driver will hand over the keys and that’s it! Shipping is more complicated with other companies, but Safemile Auto Transport keeps it as easy as 1-2-3.


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.


How is your vehicle transport fee calculated?

Decoding Car Shipping Costs: Your Quick Guide to Our Pricing Calculation

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The size and weight of your vehicle
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Distance between vehicle pickup and delivery
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Choosing open or enclosed car transport
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The condition of your vehicle


Customer Reviews

Read what other customers say about their experience with one of the best rated car transport companies:


SafeMile Auto Transport rating based on 1,000+ customer reviews.

David H.
August 1, 2022Safemile Auto Transport: America's Leading Vehicle Shipping Company

I needed my motorcycle shipped cross-country, and Safemile handled it flawlessly. From pickup to delivery, the team kept me updated and ensured my bike’s safety. Reliable, efficient, and trustworthy – I wouldn’t hesitate to use their service again.

Carol H.
August 1, 2022Safemile Auto Transport: America's Leading Vehicle Shipping Company

Safemile Auto Transport exceeded my expectations! From the seamless booking process to the on-time delivery, their team ensured my car arrived safe and sound. Highly recommend their professional and reliable service.

Michael R.
August 1, 2022Safemile Auto Transport: America's Leading Vehicle Shipping Company

I was initially concerned about shipping my classic car, but Safemile’s enclosed transport option put my mind at ease. The communication throughout the process was fantastic, and my car arrived in impeccable condition. A top-notch service!

Dhianne E.
April 14, 2022Safemile Auto Transport-Trustpilot reviews

Safemile did a great job of transporting my bmw from Florida to SC. My car arrived in a timely fashion, in perfect condition, and was parked right on my driveway. The driver, a gentleman named Mike, maintained steady contact with me in the hours leading up to his arrival.

Rommie S.
June 2, 2022Safemile Auto Transport-Trustpilot reviews

Extremely good service. Communication was very good, before, during, and after pickup. Representatives were polite at all times. A I can’t say how flexible they were with me on both ends of the transaction. Price was Way better than anyone else. I would Highly recommend this company.

Cole W.
December 16, 2022Safemile Auto Transport: America's Leading Vehicle Shipping Company

First I want to say the customer service is top notch! Moving across the country is never easy but safemile auto transport made shipping my truck from VA to Washington state a breeze! Highly recommend!