Auto Transport and Car Shipping Services

Affordable and Dependable Vehicle Shipping

Need to transport your vehicle to your new home? There are a number of services that transport vehicles to different locations around the country or around the world. Our extensive network of moving agents and partners make National Van Lines the best choice for moving your household, and we can help you determine which kind of vehicle transport would be best for your move.

Types of Car Shipping Services

Door-to-door car shipping is the most convenient and standard method of auto transport. The transport company will pick up and deliver your vehicle as close to your preferred location as safely as possible, whether it’s a street near your home, apartment complex, office, business, or storage unit.

Benefits of door-to-door auto transport:

  • Convenient and saves time. The carrier driver will pick up your vehicle from your home and deliver it directly to your chosen destination.
  • Hassle-Free. You won’t need to go to a terminal, which means less work for you.
  • Safety. Door-to-door delivery means your vehicle reaches a safe destination right away.


Types of Car Shipping Services

Know Your Options

Terminal-to-terminal car shipping (also known as dock-to-dock) is where you are responsible for dropping off and picking up your vehicle from a regional auto storage facility. This option is best suited for customers planning a long-distance move, requiring flexible drop-off/pick-up times, needing storage before/after transportation or the delivery location is too small or restricted for the carrier to enter.

Benefits of terminal-to-terminal auto transport:

  • Accessibility. Ideal if you live in a major metropolitan area with limited street parking or the location is too small for a carrier to access.
  • Flexibility. Gives you the flexibility to set the time to drop off and pick-up your vehicle without having to coordinate with the carrier driver.
  • Storage. If you don’t need your vehicle immediately, you may request to have your vehicle stored at the terminal until you are ready to pick it up.

Vehicle Shipping Option

Know Your Options

When it comes to shipping your vehicle, it’s essential to be aware of the two primary options available: open-sided and enclosed car carrier transport. Each of these auto transport methods comes with its own set of advantages and drawbacks. To make an informed decision that aligns with your specific needs and requirements, consult with a vehicle-shipping specialist who can provide expert guidance.

Open-sided auto transport

The open-sided carrier method involves transporting your vehicle on an open trailer, typically capable of accommodating up to 10 vehicles in a single trip. This economical approach to auto transport is a popular choice among most customers. However, it’s important to note that this method exposes your vehicle to external environmental factors, including dust, dirt, rain, snow, debris, and weather-related hazards.

Enclosed auto transport

The enclosed carrier method provides a secure means of transporting your vehicle within a protective trailer. Enclosed trailers, although smaller and able to carry fewer vehicles, offer enhanced security and protection compared to open trailers. While it is true that enclosed carriers come at a higher cost, they excel at safeguarding your vehicle from external elements. Enclosed auto transport is frequently advised for the transportation of classic or luxury vehicles.

Types of Vehicles We Transport

Let Us Move You

National Van Lines can put you in touch with long-distance and international auto transport companies for a wide range of vehicles. No matter what type of auto transport service you need, a custom solution can surely be created to meet your needs.

  • Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Caravans
  • Vans
  • SUVs
  • Snowmobiles
  • Golf carts
  • ATVs

Contact us to learn more about our moving services and to request a free moving quote.