Ship A Car, Inc.

Ship A Car, Inc.

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About Ship A Car, Inc.

Ship A Car, Inc. is an auto transport broker that serves individuals and businesses in all 50 states. The company coordinates open and closed shipping from door to door for all types of vehicles and equipment. You can get a quote by filling out a form online or by calling and speaking with a representative. Ship A Car, Inc. is registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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  • Direct pickup and drop-off
  • Military discounts
  • Dedicated transport coordinator


  • No 24-hour phone support

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Ship A Car brokers door-to-door vehicle shipping services for individuals and businesses across the U.S. The company offers open and enclosed transport and moves all types of vehicles. Get a free quote online or by phone.

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I'm a snowbird and I'm 84 years old. I used to drive back and forth but at my age, that's not safe. I don't see another alternative to Ship A Car. ... The trip last fall was amazi...

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I've been working with Ship A Car for years. Danny over there takes care of me well. He gets me a broker right away. The few times I've had issues with the carrier, he helped me t...

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What is Ship A Car?

Ship A Car is a vehicle-shipping broker that assists both individuals and businesses with moving cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs, boats, trailers and equipment throughout the U.S. The company has a network of thousands of carriers it uses for various shipping services, including both open and closed transport. Ship A Car has been in business over 10 years and has worked with more than 50,000 clients. It's based in Coral Springs, Florida, and is available to customers in all 50 states.

How does Ship A Car work?

To move your vehicle with Ship A Car, follow these four steps:

  1. Get an instant quote. Fill out a form and use the online shipping cost calculator to get an instant quote. Or, if you prefer to speak to a shipping specialist, call Ship A Car directly.
  2. Book your reservation. After receiving your quote, you can book vehicle transport online or over the phone. To complete your reservation, you need to sign a transport contract.
  3. Your vehicle is assigned to a carrier. Ship A Car assigns your vehicle to the best carrier for your route, shipping type, schedule preference and budget. Your initial payment is due. You then receive specific information about pickup and delivery times and the driver.
  4. Vehicle is picked up, transported and delivered. Your truck driver arrives on the pickup day, at which point you both inspect your vehicle and sign a bill of lading before it leaves. Once your vehicle arrives at its destination, there’s a final inspection and you sign again to complete the delivery. At this point, you make your final payment directly to the driver.

Ship A Car provides a checklist with tips on how to protect and prepare your car before transport. It includes steps like washing your car (which makes it easier to inspect), checking for leaks, having the appropriate amount of fuel, removing personal items from the interior and removing toll tags.

Ship A Car service

With Ship A Car, you can choose between open and enclosed shipping:

  • Open carrier: Open-carrier shipping is the cheapest and most common service offered by Ship A Car. The vehicle is shipped straight to your door in an open trailer.
  • Enclosed carrier: Enclosed-carrier shipping is the safest way to transport your vehicle because your car won’t be exposed to weather or debris from the road.

Additional individual shipping services:

  • Classic car shipping
  • Exotic car shipping
  • Motorcycle transport
  • ATV shipping
  • Golf car transport
  • Military transport
  • Season relocations
  • College transport

For businesses, Ship A Car offers:

  • Corporate relocation
  • Fleet management
  • Dealer relocation
  • Auction, eBay and salvage car transport

Ship A Car also offers shipping solutions for specialized vehicles and heavy equipment, including:

  • Pipes and logs
  • Cargo vans
  • School buses
  • Snow removal equipment
  • Project cargo
  • Convention and trade show equipment
  • Trailers
  • Tractors
  • Food trucks
  • Boats and yachts
  • Campers, mobile homes and RVs

Ship A Car costs

To find out about Ship A Car’s pricing, you can request a quote online or by calling. Shipping costs depend on factors such as the type of car, the shipping method, the shipping date and the distance between destinations. You can expect enclosed-carrier shipping to be more expensive than open-carrier shipping. Ship A Car requires a small deposit at the time a carrier is assigned; you then pay the balance to the driver at vehicle delivery.

Ship A Car offers discounts for active-duty military, veterans, reservists, National Guard members and military dependents. College students and seniors also qualify for discounts.

Ship A Car FAQ

Is Ship A Car a broker or carrier?

Ship A Car is an auto transport broker. The company assigns your vehicle to a carrier in its network.

Is Ship A Car available on the weekend?

Contact Ship A Car directly during business hours to find out about pickup and delivery availability on weekends. Customer support is available Monday through Saturday.

Is Ship A Car licensed and bonded?

Ship A Car is registered with the FMCSA at the time of publishing and has valid MC Docket and USDOT numbers.

When do I pay Ship A Car?

You make a small initial payment once your car is assigned to a carrier. You make a final payment directly to the driver when the car arrives at its destination.

Is Ship A Car legit?

Ship A Car, Inc. has provided vehicle shipping services to thousands of customers over more than a decade in the business. It's registered with the FMCSA and is a good option for shipping nearly any type of vehicle anywhere in the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii. We recommend going online or calling to get a quote and comparing the cost, services and reviews with other companies before scheduling transport.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: Sept. 26, 2022

Paul, the individual that I spoke with on the phone, was easy to work with and knew exactly what it was that I was needing and why I needed it in a timely fashion. I picked Ship A Car because of him. I was on a tight time schedule with having to fly to California to be there to get the car out of the garage and ready for them, and then needing to get back home and back to work. A lot of the companies said that if I want it picked up on the 6th, it could be the 4th, and it could be the 8th. But Paul was able to pinpoint a specific date that they would be there.

The day that the reps were going to pick up, they said they were going to be there by such and such time. The actual driver of the truck stayed in very good contact with me but it kept getting pushed out. There was very bad inclement weather and one of the roads getting into where we were at was washed out due to a flash flood. So all the traffic has to go to the main freeway. Instead of them being there between 2:00 and 3:00, it was going to be between 9:00 and 10:00 at night. And it worked out fine. It was out of their control. Ship A Car followed through with what they were supposed to do. They got the car where it needed to be safely and in a timely fashion. It was a very smooth process and the price and the line of communication were excellent.

Ship A Car, Inc. response

Thank you for a thoughtful an concise review. You make such a good point about communication. It is inevitable that problems will arise from time to time when shipping a vehicle but if the customer, the broker and the driver communicate these problems can be resolved with a good end result. Again, thank you Lori! Paul M

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: July 31, 2022

    The representative that helped me, Doug, was amazing. He was very attentive to making sure we understood the whole process and didn't have any questions about anything. They wanted to help us find a driver more quickly and they upped the price but they got our consent before doing that, so that was fine. The original driver that called us did not give us a lot of heads up before he arrived. According to the dispatcher that we contacted, they were supposed to give us at least 12 hours' advance notice but we only got one hour's notice. That was a little bit of an issue. We requested if the driver could give us a little bit more than one hour to get the car ready to go. He had to pack a couple of things. They said that that wouldn't work for them and we didn't hear back from the driver for a little while.

    Then, later that day, we got a call from a different driver saying that he was on his way. He would be here shortly and the original driver ended up not being able to get the car. Pickup day went a little bit different than originally planned but in the end, it worked out well. The driver that picked up our car was very helpful and friendly. The driver who did the drop-off was also very helpful. Contact with him was a lot smoother because he called us two hours in advance on the day that he was going to drop it off. He was helpful in answering questions when he dropped off the car and everything on the drop-off day went very smoothly.

    Ship A Car, Inc. response
    The Hordeski’s were very Fun to Work with. They had never experienced the Auto Transport Business & were Attentive when I explained the processes. It was a Pleasure Helping them get Across Country & a joy to receive their response.

    Thank You!!!! Douglas

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: June 12, 2022

    The rep who answered the phone was a car person. He explained to me that his dad had lots of cars and he had a Dairy Queen and they parked their cars out front. I’ve always been around race cars and he has a racecar. So, out of all the people I talked to, whoever that rep was, he was the most knowledgeable. He is probably Ship A Car’s best salesman. The car was to be transported to my house and they said it would be here Friday. I was out of town and I was driving back from Fort Worth in the evening on Wednesday, and I get a call. The man said that he would like to drop off my car that night. I said that I was not even at my house and asked how he got down so fast. It was Wednesday. He said not to worry about it and asked if he could drop it off between 7:00 and 8:00.

    I got up in the morning and my wife informed me that the sprinkler people were coming. So at 7:15, at least four pickup trucks and about eight guys showed up, and they all parked around our house. And at 7:45, a neighbor, two houses down, was replacing their fence. So, another four trucks showed up with eight guys. And accordingly, I’m going, “Where is this guy?” And sure enough, here he comes with the transport, zigzagging in between all these parked trucks. He asked where he would park. I told him to back it in our cul-de-sac and he did. Then, the local security guard asked if I was moving. I told him I was getting a car delivered. So, he stops.

    There must be 20 people, all watching. Then the driver asked if I knew how to drive a stick shift. He couldn’t get the car out of the carrier because he couldn’t drive a stick. So I told him I would help him. He’s got two cars in the carrier, mine, which follow in the front, and another car that’s barely turned over. It’s shaking and rattling, and he backs that out. He puts it in neutral and it’s just sitting there idly. He comes back in and gives me the keys. I asked him if he realized how much space there was between the door and the carrier and I couldn't get in the car. He’s a skinny guy so he gets in the car. I told him to wind the window down, get out of the car and let me see if I can hold on the top of the carrier, and I’ll get in like a racecar driver. So, that’s what I did. And the moment I turned on that car, I was in heaven. The sound of that car gave me goosebumps, and I backed it up probably about a half a mile per hour, super slow.

    I drive around all the cars and I said that I got to inspect this because it was way dustier than what the photo showed. I looked at it and it was perfect. Finally, my wife started talking to the two other people that wanted to talk to me but I said that I gotta get this in the garage and check it out. The driver was gonna leave and once he leaves, if there were any problems, it’s sorry, Charlie. Then, we paid the driver and he was all smiles because it was 1s, 5s, 10s, 20s and 50s. We hadn't had a chance to go to the bank to just give him a 100. And he got in his trailer. It was a very nice experience.

    Ship A Car, Inc. response
    I’m Glad I could keep it Simple for you Robert!
    Sounds like a Great Day was had by ALL!!!!
    Let me know the next time I can be helpful, it will be a PLEASURE.


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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: May 12, 2022

    My agent was Doug and he was professional, courteous, and as truthful as he could be. He kept me informed every step of the way and was very cooperative. As our circumstances change, I made him aware and he changed things up as we were going. I was shipping my deceased husband's car to our daughter. Things had to line up before I could ship that car and I explained that to Doug at the outset. He worked with me.

    I live in a rural area with narrow streets. He said, “I'm gonna put the car up for some driver with the explanation of the circumstances. We will make that driver aware. And we'll go from there.” Somebody accepted the car within 24 hours and I was totally shocked. Doug explained everything to the driver and the driver said he could handle it. When I made contact with the driver and I re-explained to him, he said, “I committed to picking this car up so that you would not have to walk, you would not have to meet me anywhere. You wouldn't have to leave your home. This car is literally going door to door.”

    The morning that he was coming to pick up the car, the driver called me and notified me that he was in the area. I knew exactly where he was. I again said to him, “Maybe you should just stop on the larger street or the wider street, and give me a call. And then reassess whether or not you can get down into my narrow road to pick up the car.” I heard that driver before I saw him. He got down out of his big truck and said he couldn't turn around. But I was told not to worry as this was the commitment he made. We looked over the car and he took pictures of my vehicle. He loaded the 2006 Sonata on the back of his truck and it was ready to go.

    He gave me an approximate delivery date to my daughter. But his plan changed. The driver did not call to tell me but that was perfectly all right. My daughter was looking forward to the weekend and when she reached him, he told her he would have the car there on Monday morning, which he did. I just wished that I had known it wasn't going to get there then I wouldn't have been so anxious that Saturday. But he didn't know. Other than that, the driver delivered and the car was in excellent condition when my daughter got it. The gentleman backed his big, old, long truck out of this narrow street. I was impressed because nobody else did. I am grateful to Ship A Car.

    Ship A Car, Inc. response
    Thank You Ruby!!!

    It was a pleasure helping you and your Family.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: May 4, 2022

    I called up Ship A Car and they were very courteous on the phone. They were understanding that at my age, I'm not quick on the computer and on a whole bunch of things. But I knew what I wanted. They said they would find somebody. They said, "Give us a day." They came back and gave me a basic price. Then they came back and said, "We found somebody who will do it for $50 less. It's enclosed. Everything is perfect. We've had a lot of good feedback with them." So I gave them my credit card and they took their money. I also paid for the extra insurance because it was a specialty car.

    Ship A Car reduced the amount that they would get in their pocket by $50 when carrier number one could not pick up the car timely and they had to go to carrier number two, which was the fellow I ended up with. It was perfect. The guys were personable and it was a nice experience. The only thing was that I didn't know when the driver was going to show up. They said, "We'll pick it up Friday or Tuesday or Wednesday or whatever." They couldn't give me a time. So the gentleman called me and said that they were stuck at the car dealership so instead of getting here at 10 in the morning, they were going to arrive at 2:00 or 3:00. He kept me posted along the way telling me when he was going to arrive. So it was a pleasant experience.

    When the driver pulled up, he had a Porsche in there, which he pulled out and then put my car in the middle because of the way it was going to be dropped off at the other location. They strapped it all down. He took pictures before it left. Then it was in Nebraska from Long Island in a couple of days. They said it could take anywhere from four to six days, but it only took two and a half days. I was very pleased. My son looked at the car when it arrived and it arrived just the way it left.

    Ship A Car, Inc. response

    Hi, Florence. Thank you for your kind response. Glad everything went well.

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Feb. 3, 2023

    The rep I worked with was good. The driver also called when he was picking the vehicle up and called when he was close by to where he was dropping it off.

    Ship A Car, Inc. response

    Hi Petros

    I’m glad everything worked out and you had a great experience.

    If you ever need a car shipped again please call me directly.



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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Feb. 2, 2023

    I contacted Ship A Car because I was referred by Kristen, an agent who used them. She got the cars picked up and delivered exactly when we wanted them. We shipped two cars, and one car was perfect. The other one was over Thanksgiving, and it only took a week, but they were trying to do it in two days. “Well, maybe three days.” “Well, maybe four days.” It kept getting dragged out.

    The date came, and the shipper called me and said, “Can we drop it off on Thanksgiving?” It became complicated because the van they used was so incredibly long, which I didn't realize they had to have. They had me go to wherever the driver could park. If it hadn't been Thanksgiving, it would not have been a problem. Also, it had nothing to do with Ship A Car. They set it up right. It was a miscommunication on the part of the agent, and if I had called her and said, “You gotta figure this out for me,” she would have done it. Overall, my Ship A Car experience was very good, and I would definitely use them again. I would not be so excited about the particular shipper we had the first time, but I would even use him. I would just be clear that whatever they said they would do is what I want.

    Ship A Car, Inc. response

    Thank you Maureen for your confidence in Ship A Car Inc. I know you came back and used us a 2nd time and really appreciate you! The transport in December went much smoother than during Thanksgiving and I made sure we had the details of where you wanted the carrier to meet you for pickup of your husband’s car. I look forward to helping you and your husband get your vehicles transport in the future. We do love referrals, so if you know someone, please have them call me directly, Kristina

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Feb. 1, 2023

    The owner of the company that I work for was shipping a car to his grandson in Chicago. I called several companies. Ship A Car got back with me pretty promptly and took care of it. The rep was great. She checked in after the trucker got in touch. Then after the trucker left, she also checked in.

    Ship A Car, Inc. response

    Thank you for the kind words Mark! It was a pleasure working with you. I am so glad that you were satisfied with the service and attention I was happy to provide. I hope we can do business again in the future!


    Lisa Spiegel

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    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Jan. 21, 2023

    This is the fourth time I've used them and I like the way it goes smoothly. I reach out to the person that I've been working with and he sets me up with the driver. Usually, I meet the driver close to where we live.

    Ship A Car, Inc. response

    Thanks for the great review Tom. I always enjoy our conversations each time you move back and forth from Naples FL. I’m ready to get you back to Massachusetts when the time comes. Thank you for your loyal patronage. STEVE H

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    Rated with 4 stars
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: Jan. 19, 2023

    Their customer service was exceptional and the driver communicated adequately whenever it was required. The final price changed from the quote but it changed for good. It was less than the quote. The only thing was maybe the reason we got a low price is that the movers don't have a website and they don't have a presence online and sometimes you don't feel it's trustworthy. I got the reference from the movers who I signed up to move my luggage and I was able to track them. But if I give a recommendation to someone else and they want to check it out, having some kind of social media would be better.

    Ship A Car, Inc. response
    Thank You for your Kind Opinion.
    Most of the Transporters/Drivers are Independent Driver/Owners & don’t necessarily want a Website to solicit business, that’s why they ask Established, Trustworthy Companies like Ship A Car, Inc. to do most of the “Heavy Lifting” when it comes to finding Clients.
    I’m happy we got your Vehicle where you needed it in a timely fashion.
    Please let me know if I can help you or any of your Circle of Friends & Family in the Future.

    Doug Hopper

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    Ship A Car, Inc. Company Information

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    5645 Coral Ridge Dr.
    Coral Springs
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    United States