3 Key Factors That Influence the Cost of Shipping Your Car

3 Key Factors That Influence the Cost of Shipping Your Car

Is it your first time shipping your car? Then, you would need to employ the service of a good auto transport company like Metti International. We provide accurate and transparent pricing. Our price quote process is to ensure that we adequately consider your shipping details and other factors when calculating the cost.

Below are three key factors that influence the cost of shipping your car:


Car carriers can drop off vehicles en route with ease. Drop-offs at centrally located terminals cost less than at remote locations. So, your location is a huge factor when it comes to shipping your vehicle. 


When calculating the cost of shipping your car, we would consider the vehicle model, its length and weight, including its height. If you also have a bigger sized vehicle, inoperative vehicles or vehicles lower to the ground, they might cost more to ship.


The Enclosed car shipping method offers extra protection for vehicles, making it more expensive than the open carrier shipping method. For overseas shipping, the RORO international car shipping method is less pricey than the overseas containerized shipping method.

Whether you are moving to a new state or migrating to a different country, we will help you ship your vehicle with ease. With Metti international, you will have a smooth transport experience. We provide exceptional service as a licensed and bonded car shipping broker with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Call Metti International today to schedule your auto transport at (866) 620-1776 to speak to our staff, and you will get an instant quote. For more information, visit our website at www.mettiintl.com/





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Frequently Asked Questions

Most major credit cards, postal money orders and cashiers checks are acceptable forms of payment.

As with most transport services, a deposit is generally required when placing an order. Deposits range from 10-25 % of the total shipping cost. The remaining balance will be due upon delivery.

Most auto transport companies accept cash, certified checks, and postal money orders.

Coast to coast trips usually takes between 10-14 days. Shorter trips ranges from 3-7 days, depending on the actual distance. Some factors may delay a trip, including traffic, weather, and truck breakdowns.

Yes, we request you, or a designated person, be present upon pick up of your vehicle. For your safety and your vehicle’s safety, an inspection is performed and a bill of lading must be signed that serves as proof of delivery.

The easiest way to ship an inoperable vehicle is to let us know when requesting a vehicle transport quote. There will be an additional charge, plus loading and unloading charges to your quote, if we are not informed of the vehicle’s condition prior to quoting.

Auto carriers are not licensed to carry house goods or personal items, these goods and items are not covered by the carriers insurance. Any damage to your vehicle due to household goods shifting or breaking is also not covered. Personal belongings left in the vehicle, are shipped strictly at the owners risk. Carriers will not inventory any belongings left in the vehicle and will assume no responsibility.

Your car is insured for the Blue Book value the entire time it is on the truck. Clearly listed on your Shipping Order, Agreement and Bill of Lading are occurrences not covered. At the time of pick up, a condition report is filled out and signed by both the person turning the car over and the truck driver and you are given a copy.

Upon delivery of your vehicle, this same report is presented. You should compare the condition of the vehicle to the report thoroughly at that time. If you feel damage has occurred to your vehicle during delivery, you must note it on the report before you sign it and the driver leaves. Damage done in transit does not relieve the shipper of paying for transport service performed. Claims will be handled by the vehicle carrier and insurance companies.

Metti International offers door-to-door auto transport service where possible. However, there are instances that we cannot collect/deliver directly to the door due to the size of our auto carrier’s trucks. The size of your street may prohibit direct delivery to your door. Also, some towns and cities do not allow trucks on their residential streets. If the carrier cannot get to your door, he will deliver your vehicle to the next most convenient accessible location, such as the nearest major crossing street, a shopping mall or supermarket.

Please have a no more than 1/4 tank of fuel, remove all personal items from your vehicle and have it washed and cleaned so that the ensuing inspection is easily performed. If it is a convertible, T-top, sunroof, etc. make sure all openings are closed and prepared for changing weather. You can find additional tips on how to prepare your car for transport here.