Open Auto Transport

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The service is fantastic. They were super respectful towards any requests. Even though I ran on a busy schedule traveling in and out of town, they made sure to work around my schedule with clear communication. They did a great job assististing and making sure everything was done well.

The service is fantastic. They were super respectful towards any requests. Even though I ran on a busy schedule traveling in and out of town, th
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Jessica L.

I needed to ship a new car from California to Chicago and talked to many different shippers. Mike at Guardian Auto Transport, I thought, was the most professional, respectful and informative about the process and what I should expect. I choose guardian because communication was easiest with them. After I decided to use Guardian Auto Transport to ship my car, Mike maintained contact throughout the process and always called well in advance if any changes occurred. The driver, Rick, was kind and was very careful when loading and unloading my Audi. Once the driver picked up my vehicle it arrived in Chicago in about 5 days. Delivery was quicker than expected, but it was awesome getting my car early. Thanks Guardian!

I needed to ship a new car from California to Chicago and talked to many different shippers. Mike at Guardian Auto Transport, I thought, was the
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Amy M

I recently moved down to Florida from Chicago for work and wanted to see if it was possible to ship my Honda. I requested a quote and was bombarded with auto shipping companies calling me and emailing me non-stop for days. After doing research and reading reviews one of the companies that I decided to call was Guardian Auto. Their price was higher than most, but Mike, my agent, was super easy to work with. It almost felt like I had a personal concierge for the week that I was working with Guardian. Mike even helped me negotiate the price down with my moving company. My car arrived a day late (probably due to weather conditions), but the Guardian staff sent me notifications. I would recommend keeping your schedule somewhat flexible if you are shipping a car or moving because, as I learned, delays do happen. Thankfully I did not start work for a week after receiving my Honda in Florida. Very pleased with the service! Ask for Mike if you are going to contact Guardian!

I recently moved down to Florida from Chicago for work and wanted to see if it was possible to ship my Honda. I requested a quote and was bombar
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Mitchell

The company was professional and it made my move way less stressful. Getting in contact with them was a piece of cake and the service from beginning to end was outstanding. They are really nice and super easy to work with.

The company was professional and it made my move way less stressful. Getting in contact with them was a piece of cake and the service from begin
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Lev S

This was my first time shipping a car, I did not know where to look for it or who to trust with my vehicle. I reached out to the dealer from which I originally bought the vehicle two years ago and he recommended Guardian Auto Transport. I sent Mike an email requesting some information and heard back from him within 15 minutes. he explain to me how the process works and went through the details of getting my vehicle picked up and getting my vehicle delivered to my vacation home. everything went as planned there were no additional fees that I acquired that I thought that would be added on top and my car was very safe. I will be using them again when my parents come down to Florida.

This was my first time shipping a car, I did not know where to look for it or who to trust with my vehicle. I reached out to the dealer from whi
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Melissa R.

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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!

Guardian Auto Transport
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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