Car Shipping and Auto Shows

It’s that time of year again when cities around the United States are using car shipping companies to deliver their vehicles to auto shows. We have included the show search list for your convenience on all the locations and times of these events. The list was shared by Trade Fair Dates and lists current Auto Shows from January 16, 2020 till mid April. In the USA, 32 Auto Shows will be taking place in 95 cities. 

The staff at Metti International Vehicle Transport & Car Shipping always look forward to these shows. The auto industry and our country’s means of auto transportation are rapidly changing. Private car owners are shipping their cars more often than ever. Since the advent of the internet, car shipping has expanded exponentially.

Car shipping companies and auto show dealerships work throughout the year to make the show a success. Getting vehicles to the shows on time and without any damage is critical.

Nowadays, you can find a car online that you want to purchase anywhere, no matter where it is located. Metti International Vehicle Transport and Car shipping can arrange to have your new or old car picked up and delivered to you.

You can choose an open or enclosed carrier depending on your needs. An open carrier is the most economical way to ship your vehicle. The majority of auto manufacturers ship vehicles that way. Enclosed carriers are about 50% higher in cost but protect the vehicle from the elements. Show cars, collectible cars and those with high end vehicles are shipped using the enclosed carrier.

Please give us a call so that we can assist you with our experienced staff and competitive pricing.

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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.