Cheapest Shipping From The US To Canada

Cheapest Shipping From The US To Canada

Looking to shift from the US to Canada? Need to ship your car across the country?

Then this article is for you. Several factors need consideration when shipping cars cross-country. Here we will look at some of the factors that play a significant factor in costs while shipping your car:

  • Size of your car
  • Condition of the car
  • Value of the car
  • Mode of shipping

Let’s look at them in detail:

  • Size of your car 

Usually, transport is done via a trailer, so the size of your car matters when it comes to the cost of shipping. The smaller the car, the cheaper it is to ship. If your car takes up more space length or height-wise, the cost will go up double or triple times the initial amount. If it’s a truck or van, they will take up the space of 2-3 cars, increasing the cost of shipping. Since larger vehicles will limit the number of total vehicles carried by the company, so up goes the price.

  • Condition of your car

Depending on how expensive your vehicle, you might be forced to choose modes of transport that will keep your car safe. This could increase the costs of shipping. But for most vehicles, truck or trailer shipping will work best.

  • Value of the car 

The value of the car also bears a factor in shipping costs. If you have a high-end sports car or sedan, the need for enclosed and safer means of transport becomes inevitable. An enclosed truck or trailer will cost more. As the value of your car decreases, you can opt for open truck shipping.

  • Mode of shipping 

Whether your vehicle is transported by air, water, or land, the costs and rates of shipping will differ. Usually, transport of vehicles is done by two modes:

  • terminal-to-terminal shipping
  • Door-to-door shipping

Terminal-to-terminal shipping is done via airports and ports that function as terminals. You will be required to drop off your car at the terminal near your old location. The company will contact you once the car is transported, and you can pick it up from the end terminal airport. It is cheaper if the transport occurs among busy routes and large cities, so transporting between a California and a Canadian city shouldn’t be an issue.

Door-to-door shipping is more expensive but less hassle. The shipping company will come to your doorstep and collect the car, and it will be delivered to your new location directly. This is an option for those willing to bear the expense.

Ultimately, choosing a good company is more important. Request quotes from multiple shipping companies to get an idea of the rates, shipping costs, and delivery timeline. Different companies have different services and policies, so make sure to get a good understanding of each company before you pick one. Ask about how the shipping will be done, and read up on customer reviews while making your decision. Understand the different methods and choose the best one rather than the cheaper one.

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