How to Transport Cars Bought on an Auto Auction

Auto Auction Vehicle Transport

If you’re planning to buy a vehicle through an insurance auto auction, you’ll need to schedule vehicle transport once you’ve made your purchase. Lucky for you, Metti International has you covered and can help you find the best prices for your auto auction vehicle transport needs.

Who arranges auto transport after the car is bought?

Auto auctions do not set up transportation for their vehicles, so arranging transport for the vehicle is the responsibility of the buyer. Once you have won an auction and paid for the vehicle lot, you can contact an auto broker, such as Metti International, to help find the best price for your auto auction vehicle transport.

How much does auction transportation cost?

There is no set cost to shipping a vehicle from an auction, as many factors need to be considered. Here are the most common variables impact the price of your auto auction vehicle transport:

  • Distance From Vehicle Auction: The further away your car will need to be transported, the more expensive it will be to schedule a vehicle transportation service. 
  • Car Make and Model: Large cars, trucks, and other vehicles will cost more to transport.
  • Vehicle Condition: If you’ve considered buying a car from insurance auto auctions that isn’t in working condition, prepare to pay an additional cost. It will take more time and specialized equipment to load and unload the vehicle. 
  • Time of Year: It often costs more to ship your vehicle in the summer and winter.  

What type of auto transport do I need?

If you’re looking for affordable auto transport option from an insurance vehicle auction, open transport is the best option. You’ll be able to schedule a pickup directly from the auto auction and have it delivered to a convenient location near you.

If you’ve purchased a high value, classic or luxury vehicle from a car auction, you’ll want to make sure that it’s protected on its way to its new home. An enclosed vehicle transportation service will ensure that it gets to your final destination unharmed and in the same condition as when it was picked up. Enclosed transport is more expensive, but is recommended for high-value vehicles. 

Call Metti International Today

Whether you’ve scored a great deal on a classic car from a charity auction or found the perfect project on an insurance auto auction, you’re in good hands with Metti International. As a licensed and bonded broker with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration we provide you with the best service possible for your auto auction vehicle transport.

To schedule a vehicle transport from a car auction, call Metti International today at 866.620.1776 or request a quote online. We look forward to serving you!

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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.