Easy Auto Shipping For Car Dealerships in Detroit



On the seat of Wayne County is Detroit- the largest city in the United States of Michigan. Detroit has a population of about five million people which makes it the 14th largest in the U.S.  As a metropolitan area, Detroit is the second-largest in the Midwest after the Chicago metro area. It is popularly known as the center of the U.S. automobile industry.



Wayne County borders Oakland County and Macomb County to the north, Washtenaw County to the west, Essex CountyOntario, Canada to the east, and Monroe County to the south.

The eastern boundary is a water boundary in the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair with Essex County, Ontario. Due to the southwestern course of the river, this small portion of Canada lies to the south of Wayne County. Due to the downstream location of downtown Detroit, the southern communities of the county are usually referred to as “Downriver.” With the rapid industrialization and booming auto industry, Detroit River has become the busiest commercial hub globally.

Detroit is a vital transportation hub with its proximity to Canada, its major highways, and ports. The Detroit river carries over 65 million tons of shipping commerce through Detroit to locations worldwide each year. The freight throughput is about four times that of London and more than three times that of New York. 


Metro Detroit is the headquarters of top auto industry giants like The “Big Three” automakers- Ford, General Motors,  and Stellantis North America. Ford Motor Company is based in Dearborn, Michigan, and was founded by Henry Ford. Other pioneers like Walter Chrysler, Packard, Dodge Brothers, and William C. Durant established Detroit’s status in the early 20th century as the ‘motor city’ and the world’s automotive capital.

Only two auto factories are present in Detroit today. General Motors has its headquarters downtown and assembles the plug-in Chevy Volt at its Poletown plant. Its four core automobile brands are GMC, Buick, Chevrolet,  and Cadillac. Similarly, Chrysler has moved some of its offices downtown, producing brands like ChryslerDodgeFiat ProfessionalMaserati, and  Ferrari. There are also top best luxury car dealerships of some brands in Michigan such as BMW, Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Bentleys, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Mercury, Volkswagen, Audi, and Range Rover.


Changes in businesses throughout the Midwest reflects the growth of the auto industry in Detroit. It is more evident with increased garages to service vehicles, gas stations, and factories for parts and tires. There is also rapid growth of industrial workers in the auto factories. Asides’ being the motor city, Metro Detroit is ragrded as the transportation city. Transportation has become a vital concern in Metro Detroit.

Despite the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage and supply chain disruptions, automakers like General Motors are working to improve their nationwide factory-to-dealer deliveries and vehicle shipments. According to Phil Kienle, GM vice president of North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations, “Customer demand continues to be very strong.” He says, “GM’s engineering, supply chain and manufacturing teams have done a remarkable job maximizing production of high-demand and capacity-constrained vehicles.” He adds, “The global semiconductor shortage remains complex and very fluid, but the speed, agility and commitment of our team, including our dealers, has helped us find creative ways to satisfy customers.”

Truck Transport is a major means of most new vehicle delivery to dealerships. Auto dealerships are also creating processes to improve customer purchase experience. Some car dealers invest money into new showrooms and revamping in-store sales methods to gain buyer trust and loyalty. However, one of the best-kept secrets of successful car buying is the ease of delivering newly bought vehicles to the customer’s designated location.



When transporting cars to another dealer or for customers, reliability and value for money are essential. Automakers and Dealerships in Detroit should opt for top-quality auto shipping companies. The auto shipping company should offer nationwide or cross-country transport services and the best customer service like Metti International.

Metti International offers access to a wide variety of both domestic and international carriers. Dealerships can work with Metti International to schedule car transport domestically and nationwide with ease. We only work with carriers who have a 95% on-time service and safety rating on Central Dispatch to ensure that your vehicles are treated with the utmost care. Metti International makes the process of dealership auto transport a seamless one. As a result of working with so many carriers, Metti International offers dealerships the best prices and quicker pickups.

Most Auto dealerships prefer Open Carrier Auto Transport method when transporting cars. However, for shipping luxury, exotic, or specialty cars, dealerships all over the country prefer to choose Enclosed Auto Transport Method. Metti International offers quality car shipping services and a smooth transport experience so that you can choose your preferred car shipping methods.

Ship Your Vehicles To and From Detroit

Metti International is a licensed and bonded car shipping broker with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. As your reliable and trusted auto shipping broker, we’re equipped with exceptional industry knowledge. We understand the importance of repeat business. Metti International enables car dealerships to focus on increasing sales, market value, promoting growth and expansion by handling the auto transport and all logistical processes.

Besides offering competitive pricing, we take the utmost care to ensure that your vehicle gets to its destination timely and safely. Metti International is a three-time finalist with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), accredited by the BBB with an A+ rating, and has received the BBB Torch Award for Ethics. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is concerned with advancing marketplace trust and evaluated Metti International on the integrity and ethics of business dealings.

The BBB has assessed Mettti International based on customer satisfaction, customer reviews, and financial track-record, among many other criteria. We have been verified and recognized each time for our consistent, uncompromising pursuit of exceptional service to our clients.

Call Metti International today to schedule your auto transport at (866) 620-1776, and you will get an instant quote. For more information, you can also 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.