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Advice and Tips for Shipping Your SUV

Advice and Tips for Shipping Your SUV

Advice and Tips for Shipping Your SUV

When it comes to shipping your SUV, you need an auto transport company that offers value for money, reliability and safe and secure service. SUVs come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, so it’s also important to find a company that can cater to your needs. Whether you own a Dodge Journey, Nissan Pathfinder, Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade or some other SUV, having it transported across the state or country should be a pleasure not a pain.

How Much Will It Cost?

SUVs tend to be bigger and heavier than the average car. This means the cost of shipping is going to be higher. Size and weight are two big factors when it comes to pricing your service, because the extra weight on the back of the car transporter make the fuel economy worse.

How you decide to have your SUV transported is also a factor. There are generally two options. Open transport is the cheapest option, but it does mean your vehicle is exposed to the weather and road grime. Enclosed transport is more expensive, but it provides better protection for your vehicle.

Use the online calculator provided by SGT Auto Transport and you’ll get an accurate quote. You do, however, have to make sure you complete the year, make and model of your vehicle correctly. If you can’t find your vehicle in the drop down list call (866) 774 6570. Our shipping advisors will provide a personalized quote.

Choose the Best Auto Transport Provider

Finding a safe and reliable shipping company is important, especially when it comes to transporting what is possibly your most prized possession.

Do your own research and look for a company with an excellent reputation for both safety, reliability and customer service. The internet is a great tool for this kind of thing, but there’s also the option of asking friends, family and work colleagues for their recommendations.

Getting Your SUV Ready for Shipping

There are a number of things you have to do to get your vehicle ready for shipping. Take the following steps and your SUV is going to be safe and secure during the journey.

  • Personal items – these have to be removed from your vehicle. They are not covered by the carriers' insurance. Items might include aftermarket parts, DVD players, GPS systems, or external speakers. Learn more here.
  • Gas tank – your gas tank must be no more than ¼ full, for safety reasons.
  • Clean and inspect your vehicle – take photographs and note any damage before your vehicle is picked up. This can then be compared with the condition of your vehicle upon delivery.
  • Basic maintenance – check fluids are topped up, tires are correctly inflated and the battery is fully charged.
  • Alarm – remember to disable any alarm as you don’t want it to be triggered during the journey.

Whatever the size, shape, color or type of your SUV, SGT Auto Transport has a shipping package to suit your needs.

Give us a call, drop us an email or use the instant online chat option.