Open Auto Transport

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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
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Inna N

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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Hanan P

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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Advantages of
Open Auto Transport

Cost Effective

Cost Effective

Open car transport is the most popular type of vehicle shipping. More drivers and more customers, means more savings for you!

No Cancellation Fees

No Cancellation Fees

Plans change! We get it! In cases where your plans change and you decide to no longer ship your vehicle, you won't be charged as long as you have not confirmed a driver for pickup.

No Upfront Charges

No Upfront Charges

We do not require payment upon placing an order. You are never charged before your driver has been scheduled.

Door-to-Door Service Included

Door-to-Door Service Included

Our carrier will pick-up and deliver your vehicle as close to the locations that you specify. Low hanging trees and restricted roads make easily accessible locations a better choice for pickup or delivery.

Full Insurance Coverage

Full Insurance Coverage

Each carrier is vetted and required to comply with strict insurance standards to make sure that our customers vehicles are always covered.

Only Vehicle and Keys Needed

Only Vehicle and Keys Needed

We do not require the vehicle title or registration to be handed over to the carrier for transport. Just be ready with your keys and vehicle and we will take care of the rest!

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Open Transport FAQs

How much will it cost to ship my car? 

Multiple factors influence the cost of your transport service:
  • Type of vehicle: size and weight
  • Vehicle Condition: operable or inoperable. Inoperable means the car does not start.
  • Type of trailer: open or enclosed
  • Distance/mileage: amount of miles between your pickup and delivery locations
  • Location: urban/metro or rural area
  • Modifications: lowered, lifted, larger tires, racks on top, etc.
  • Seasonal fluctuations: seasonal supply and demands change on certain routes

Can I ship personal items in my car? 

Yes, per the Department of Transportation, you are permitted to have up to 100lbs of cargo inside the vehicle. All cargo must be secured, below the window level, and in the rear or trunk of the car, nothing behind the driver's seat.

Do I have to be at the pickup or delivery locations? 

Not necessarily. When setting up your order you can designate a pickup and delivery contact for the driver. The contact must be at least 18 years of age. Both the pickup and delivery contacts are responsible for signing off on the Bill of Lading (vehicle inspection report).

What is the difference between open and enclosed transport? 

With open transport, your vehicle is transported on an open-air trailer. Over 95% of vehicles in the auto transport industry get transported via open trailer. It is considered very safe and used to transport new vehicles to dealerships. With an enclosed transport, your vehicle is transported inside of a hard-side or soft-side enclosed trailer. The vehicle is protected from any outside elements, including dust, weather, and sun exposure. Enclosed transport is more expensive due to only a small percentage of drivers having this equipment. We recommend enclosed transport for luxury, exotic, or classic cars.

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