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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!

Open-Air Car Transport

What Is Open Car Transport?

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Open car transport is by far the most popular type of vehicle shipping service in the United States because it is convenient and excellent value for your money. Your car will be transported on an open-air trailer with other vehicles.

We’ll pick up and load your car from a location of your choice and deliver it to your desired destination. Although it exposes your vehicle to the elements, it’s still the most secure and safe option if you’re on a tight budget. It is a fully insured form of auto transport (according to federal law enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) that comes with an extremely low price and full protection against any accidents to your vehicle throughout transport.

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How Long Does It Take To Ship A Car With An Open Carrier?

Open auto transport is often the quickest way to ship a car. Open carriers are almost 90 percent of the whole fleet in the US and this makes them readily available. Open carriers also have a quicker turnaround time for pick-up and delivery than the enclosed options. Carriers usually travel up to 500 miles per day on average, so transportation anywhere within the mainland United States typically takes 2-10 days after pickup.

Typically, it will take the following number of days to ship your car across the country:

From the East Coast to the Midwest (2-4 days).

From the West Coast to the East Coast (7-10 days).

From the North to the South (2-4 days).

From the West Coast to the Midwest (3-5 days).

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How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Car by Open Car Transport?

The price varies depending on a variety of things such as the distance, where the car is coming from, how far it is from the nearest highway, its condition, and even the make and model. If the automobile has been modified, the cost may vary.

In general, open car transport is much cheaper than other types of vehicle transportation methods. The average cost per mile for short distances (1-500 miles) is only $1.60 or less than $1 a mile for medium trips (500-1500 miles). For long journeys (1500+ miles), the expectant price per mile may drop to as little as $0.50 a mile.

The above numbers are dependent on various conditions such as the current weather, the state of the shipment, market demand, carrier schedules, and more.

Sample Shipping Costs

Estimated Car Shipping Costs: Price Per Mile for Sample Distances

Distance(mi) Type of Transport Avg. Price Per Mile Sample Distance Sample Price
0 – 500 open $1.6 250 miles $400
500 – 1000 open $1 750 miles $750
1000 – 1500 open $0.80 1250 miles $1000
1500 – 2000 open $0.75 1750 miles $1300
2000 – 2500 open $0.65 2250 miles $1450
2500 – 3000 open $0.56 2750 miles $1500
3000+ open $0.53 3000 miles $1600

**The Avg. price per mile rates shown up above are reflective of current market conditions as of May 2022. The rates are subject to change due to seasonal fluctuations, price of gas, pick-up/delivery locations, etc.


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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.