Customers Love Guardian
Auto Transport's Car Shipping Service

We don’t just ship cars. We’re the best car shipping service in the United States

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There is no doubt; we would definitely use Guardian Auto transport again. I have had two opportunities to work with Mike at Guardian Auto transport and not once has there been a misunderstanding or fallout. Really appreciate your help!

There is no doubt; we would definitely use Guardian Auto transport again. I have had two opportunities to work with Mike at Guardian Auto transp

Inna N

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I'm really satisfied and happy with the service that Eric from Guardian Auto Transport provided me with. I looked up a lot of companies to move my BMW and after a lot of searching I found that this was the most reliable. Eric was very nice and very knowledgeable and guide all the way, GREAT service. Will use him in the future.

I'm really satisfied and happy with the service that Eric from Guardian Auto Transport provided me with. I looked up a lot of companies to move

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I received a great service from Guardian Auto Transport when my car was shipped from Illinois to South Carolina. The driver arrived on time for the pick up and not only that but he was very nice.

I received a great service from Guardian Auto Transport when my car was shipped from Illinois to South Carolina. The driver arrived on time for

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The Guardian Auto
Transport Advantage

Car shipping services are not a one-size-fits-all solution. While many auto shipping companies promise the world, they’re rarely able to handle the details. At Guardian Auto Transport, the big picture  -safe arrival of your vehicle in top condition- matters as much as the details of how we get you where you’re going. We want to make sure your experience booking and waiting for your car is as stress-free as possible.

Our goal is to give you the kind of service you would receive if a reliable family member personally drove your car transport. This is the close, personal trust we work to build and maintain with every single one of our customers

Vehicle transportion doesn’t need to be complicated, and it doesn’t need to include “all the extras.” The simpler, the better. So when you’re looking around for reliable and high-quality car shipping providers, don’t look for a breadth of services you don’t need. Instead, choose a provider that wants to build a deep relationship with you.

All you need for a successful car shipping service
are these five staples of service

$100,000Full Vehicle Protection

Complete Insurance Coverage
Some companies try to keep their shipping costs low while cutting on incredibly essential features of service like insurance. At Guardian Auto Transport, our car shipping process includes full coverage for your car transport.

From the time your car steps onto the transport trailer to the time it unloads at your travel destination, its exteriors are insured under an insurance policy that covers a minimum of $100,000.

QualityCustomer Service
Comes First

Prompt and Friendly Communication
Our 10 plus years of combined experience in the car shipping industry proves one thing over and over again: every customer's shipping needs are unique. That's why booking with Guardian is as easy as a few clicks, and our shipping agents will constantly stay in contact to ensure the smoothest service in the car shipping industry.

To us, communication is an active part of who we are. We communicate at the start of the process, and we encourage you to ask questions and communicate your needs and requests to us. We book using streamlined and user-friendly technology, but then our personal shipping agents will reach out to complete your scheduling.

We also communicate through calls and texts with updates on the delivery’s progress. You can also personally communicate with your driver as they are an integral part of our 27,000-strong, dedicated carrier network.

Satisfaction Rate

Rave Reviews
Fortunately, car shipping is a fantastic candidate for word-of-mouth referrals and experience. Some experiences, like restaurants and movies, are subjective. There may be a million reasons why one customer didn’t receive what they felt they were due, either in food quality or customer service.

However, the vehicle transport service is a very consistent and objective experience. The process never changes — and if it’s excellent, high-quality service, it shouldn’t change!

At Guardian Auto Transport, we have nothing less than rave reviews, across visible platforms like Yelp, Google, and the Better Business Bureau. How's that for consistent and objective?

$0Booking Down Payment

Fair and Transparent Payment Terms
Any car shipping company that asks you for the full payment at the time booking should raise some alerts for you. For the team at Guardian Auto Transport, fair and transparent payment terms are just one of the ways we build trust right away.

We want to make sure that you know you're booking with a shipper that cares about people and their possessions. That’s why we offer customers the opportunity to book with $0 down. We have a stake in your success! Only when we find the right carrier for your order will we secure a deposit to hold your spot on the trailer.

27,000Strong, Dedicated
Carrier Network

Extensive Driver and Carrier Compliance Checks
Car transport is fraught with stories about negligent drivers and shady, obscure companies. These businesses are happy to cut corners because they're not accountable to you until they arrive. Once your car leaves your home, the process is out of your hands. That's why it can feel so overwhelming to find the right car transport, let alone trust car shippers.

Our reviews speak for themselves, but that's because of our promise to you (and ourselves!) is simple: Quality and customer service come first. Every single carrier we work with must go through our stringent vetting and compliance check process. If there are any issues of negligence, we simply cannot and do not see the carrier as the right fit for the Guardian Auto Transport promise.

How Guardian's Auto
Car Shipping Process Works

Guardian's car shipping process is simple but comprehensive. At every turn, your most valuable assets will remain secure on the road. You can count our trusted team to communicate with you at every step of that journey. The Guardian car shipping process provides you with updates throughout the car shipment, as your vehicles move toward your desired destination.

To get started on your car shipping journey, here's what you'll need:


Get a detailed quote
Call any of our dedicated agents or get an instant car shipping quote online. Our friendly shipping agents will be available to respond to any pressing questions, concerns, and even accommodate special requests. Once you create your order, a personal shipping agent will work with you to assign one of our vetted and insured carriers to your vehicle.


Set a scheduled pick-up time
Guardian Auto Transport schedules your driver for a pick-up at an accessible location. As your vehicle heads toward your destination, you'll have the chance to communicate directly with your driver and receive timely updates from our team.


Go through your vehicle’s inspection
Our 22-point inspection is designed to cover the most vulnerable parts of your vehicle, and it gives you much-needed peace of mind. Records of your car's current condition, before you ship a car, appear on your Bill of Landing, and your driver will use this as a benchmark to check against when your car arrives.


Wait on your vehicle’s delivery
We're not out of contact or elusive during the delivery process. In fact, we're more involved than ever before. Waiting for your car transport to arrive can be a nerve-wracking experience, so we'll call and text you with updated information on travel progress. That said, feel free to reach out at any time. We are always ready and eager to help!


Do one last, follow-up inspection upon arrival
Upon delivery, your driver will do one final 22-point inspection. This covers your car for any possible changes during travel. When you can ensure your car is in its original condition, simply sign the inspection sheet and settle your remaining balance.

Industry Leaders Trust Guardian

Guardian Delivers
Best-In-Class Vehicle Transport

With over 68,000 vehicles successfully shipped and a 99.4% satisfaction rating from our clients and customers, Guardian Auto Transport is fast becoming the top choice for car shippers across the United States. Our advantage is not just logistical or functional, it’s personal.

We do what other car shippers simply won’t take the time to do: We care about our customers’ needs and concerns and our choices reflect this priority. From using the latest technology to including multiple points of proactive customer service, we save customers time and money while keeping our standards for impeccable delivery consistently high.

Ready to experience the Guardian Auto Transport advantage for yourself? Reach out and speak to a live agent on our team. We can help make the whole ordeal of car shipping a positive and even enjoyable process! You focus on the anticipation of receiving your vehicle, we’ll focus on the execution.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Find a Good Car Shipping Company?

There are dozens of car shipping companies out there, but how do you know which ones are legitimate and have excellent service? The next time you’re searching for an car shipping company, be sure to do a little research and ask yourself: 

  • Does the company make itself available to its customers? A good car shipping company should be available to its customers. They should have agents that are available and extremely responsive to help answer questions and solve any potential concerns. 
  • What do the reviews say? While opinions on what’s “good” tend to be subjective, most people can agree that excellent customer service is recognizable from afar. That’s why reviews and testimonials are so critical—so take some time to read through the company’s reviews where you can assess what the company does right.
  • What’s included in the transport package? Some car shipping companies have tons of hidden fees under their base price, like additional insurance requirements or transportation fees. A good car transport company will be upfront about what’s included in their auto transportation package, including insurance, transportation, and potential extra costs.

Searching for the right car shipping company can be a challenge, which is why Guardian Auto Transport works hard to be the best out there. Guardian excels at providing the best customer service with responsive and readily available agents and upfront, no-hidden-fees transport package options. 

What’s Involved in the Car Shipping Process?

If you need to ship a car, then all you have to do is start by getting an instant quote. Once you get your car shipping quote, you will: 

  1. Confirm Your Car Shipment. Confirm with one of Guardian’s agents about the date, time, locations, and type of car.
  2. Guardian Loads Your Car. Wait until the pickup date, which is when your Guardian driver will inspect your car and load it up for transportation.
  3. Your Car Is Delivered! This is the easy part: All you have to do is sit back and wait. Before your car is delivered, your driver will keep in contact with you so that you know exactly when to expect it. 

It’s true: Working with Guardian Auto Transport is that easy.

Do I Need Additional Insurance to Transport My Cars?

While other car shipping companies may require additional insurance, Guardian doesn’t. Guardian’s car shipping process includes full coverage.

How Long Does It Take To Transport a Car?

As you might expect, how long it takes to transport your car depends on where you’re going. After all, it will take a longer time to transport a car going from Los Angeles to New York City than if you just need it transported across the state. A good rule of thumb is that Guardian’s drivers travel about 400 miles per day for over-the-road travel, including pickup and drop-off downtime.

Guardian Will Transport Your Car Anytime, Anywhere

With thousands of cars that are securely transported across the country every day, you’ll have peace of mind when you decide to work with Guardian Auto Transport. Learn more about how Guardian works harder than any other car shipping company when it comes to shipping your car—wherever you need it to go. 


Washington, Oregon, and Idaho all boast some of the most gorgeous sights in the country, like rocky coastlines, lush forests, and mountainous regions. It’s safe to say that the Pacific Northwest is famous for many things—but depending on where you need your car to go, traveling to or from this small edge of the country can be a hassle. 

So whether you’re moving to the Pacific Northwest or need to ship your car out-of-state, Guardian knows how to navigate these rolling hills and often rainy weather to ensure that your vehicle safely reaches its destination. 

California and the Southwest

For many, one thing comes to mind when they think of the West: Warm weather—and there’s no doubt that California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico have their fair share of laidback living under the sun. Still, these areas are also known for their neverending adventures and lively nightlife, making them hotspot travel destinations all throughout the year. 

That means these major cities are known for their traffic clusters on major highways like I-405, I-10, and I-80. But whether you’re traveling to or from Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Reno, or Las Vegas, Guardian has got your back. Our drivers are experienced in driving on major bustling highways like the ones found on the West Coast and the Southwest deserts, so you can sit back and relax while we work to deliver your car safely and on time. 

The Northern Rockies and Great Plains

Made up of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Nebraska, these wide-open states are one of the most expansive regions in the United States. This region is complete with several zones that range from the Great Plains in the Dakotas to the Rocky Mountains all the way in Colorado. 

But the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains are also known for their heavy change in weather. Once the snow begins falling and ice becomes more prominent on major highways, car shipping can get complicated—and costly. Luckily, that’s where Guardian comes in: With expert drivers who know how to navigate these states’ roads, you’ll have peace of mind with your car in Guardian’s hands.

The Midwest

The Midwest is a beautiful place known for its food, sports, and friendly neighbors. But this area is also famous for its extremely heavy winters that start early and end late—which means shipping costs to and from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, or Iowa can fluctuate significantly throughout the year. The good news is that Guardian can provide you with an instant car shipping quote based on when you need your car shipped so that you know exactly what to expect (with no hidden costs!). 

The South and Southeast

Did you know that nearly 40% of the United States’ population lives in the south? Whether it’s in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, or Alabama, these states are known for being the birth of many great things, like country and blues music and home cooked-style barbeque food. 

However, southern states are large and expansive, and it can take several hours to drive through one state alone. But the good news is when you ship a car with Guardian, moving across southern state lines is easy (and maybe even faster than you’d expect!). 


Florida is famous for its incredible vacation spots and beachside lifestyle living. But the sunshine state is nearly 500 miles in length, which means it takes about eight hours to get from Jacksonville all the way down to Key West. When you have to transport your car, making a drive that long is often the last thing anybody wants to do. 

Florida is also home to what’s called the “snowbird season.” Every year, thousands of northerners travel to Florida during the colder months and then move back to their home state once spring comes back around. For those who make this trip every year, driving is often the less desired route—which is why it’s best to let Guardian transport your car to Florida for you.


It’s true that central America is home to many “flyover states”—but that doesn’t mean there isn’t important business here. Whether you need to ship a car to or from Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Montana, Illinois, or Indiana, Guardian can safely, securely, and confidently handle the job. 


The Mid-Atlantic region of the United States is centered between New England and the Midwest’s start, consisting of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

With access to major cities like New York City, Washington DC, and Philadelphia, there’s no question why this region is bustling. But with plenty to do comes plenty of traffic, especially around major cities and highways. And when you need to move your car, the last thing you want to do is be stuck in traffic—which is why Guardian’s got your back.

New England

As home to a few of the original thirteen colonies, New England is made up of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Complete with all four seasons that range from warm summers to gorgeous fall foliage in the later months, this region is truly picturesque year-round.  

But with major highways like I-95 and I-81, navigating these busy roads can be a significant hassle. That’s where Guardian comes in: Our expert drivers will drive your car so that you don’t have to. That means you can avoid these congested highways and tolls and relax while Guardian delivers your car safely and securely.

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