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Find the Best Auto Transporters in Billings, MT

Choosing a reputable Billings auto transporter is important so your car ships safely and on time. The Billings Gazette has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing reviews, local availability, and services of 16 businesses and choosing five favorites from the top auto transport companies in Billings.

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What Billings residents should look for in auto transport companies

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When choosing an auto transport company in Billings, residents should look for the following:

  • Legitimacy: If the company brokers or ships cars over Montana state lines, it should be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Ask for its MC Docket number — and if it’s a carrier, its USDOT number.
  • Positive reviews: Read reviews from other Billings residents and customers nationwide to find out if they are satisfied with scheduling, service and pricing.
  • Preferred transport options: Make sure the company offers the type of transport you're looking for. Open transport is affordable and works for most people, while closed transport, in an enclosed trailer, is a good choice for high-value vehicles, like luxury and classic cars. You can also check for options like door-to-door service, expedited shipping and vehicle tracking.
  • Discounts: Check to see if the company offers discounts to help you save. Auto transporters commonly provide discounts for students, seniors, veterans and first responders.

Shipping a car in Billings

To ship a car in Billings, your first step is to choose an experienced, well-reviewed broker or carrier offering the service you need at a fair price. Many consumers get quotes from multiple companies and compare their options.

Once you’ve scheduled shipping with the company of your choice, it will let you know how to prepare your vehicle for the trip. This usually includes:

  • Removing all valuables and personal belongings from your car (unless the carrier allows personal items inside)
  • Checking your car’s tire pressure and fluids
  • Filling the gas tank to about one-quarter full
  • Getting a car wash and documenting the condition of your vehicle with pictures of dents, scratches and chips

You should be present for both pickup and drop-off of your car to review the bill of lading, or shipping contract. Most car shipping companies in Billings give customers the ability to track the progress of transport. The carrier should update you about an estimated time of arrival. After delivery, look over your car closely for any damage.

Billings car shipping costs

Auto transport from Billings to elsewhere in Montana costs around $500, while cross-country transports cost an average of $1,500. Pricing factors include the distance from origin to destination, the type of transport (open or closed), the type of vehicle, the time of year and whether the vehicle is operable.

Billings residents should request quotes from several companies before deciding on an auto transport company. Some companies have online quote estimates, but to get the most accurate cost, you should speak with a representative over the phone. Steer clear of any company that has a much lower price than others or that asks for a large payment upfront.

Billings auto transport FAQ

What should you ask when shipping a car from Billings?

When shipping your car, request all-inclusive price quotes from multiple brokers and/or carriers. Ask for a broker’s MC Docket number and a carrier’s MC Docket number and USDOT numbers. Get proof of insurance. Learn about all a company’s shipping options and features.

What is the cheapest way to ship a car from Billings?

The cheapest way to ship a car from Billings is to choose open shipping and ship from terminal to terminal instead of from door to door. Contact multiple companies for quotes with applicable discounts included.

How long does it take to ship a car from Billings?

Several factors determine trip length, including where the car is going, weather and traffic. Shipping within the U.S. usually takes from one to nine days. International shipping takes longer. Ask your car shipping company for an estimated shipping time when you request a quote.

How do you ship a car across the country from Billings?

Contact multiple companies for quotes including the service you want. Next, choose a shipping company with a record of successful cross-country transports. Schedule the shipment and prep your vehicle for transport. Cross-country shipping normally takes from six to nine days after your car is picked up.

How do you transport a motorcycle from Billings?

Transporting a motorcycle is similar to transporting a car. You’ll want to work with a company that has experience specifically with motorcycles. Enclosed transport for motorcycles is often a smart choice. Request quotes from several companies before choosing one for your shipment.

Billings auto transport company information

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Sherpa Auto Transport

Sherpa Auto Transport provides door-to-door auto transport, both locally and long-distance. It offers Billings customers free quotes and a guaranteed price upfront so you know exactly what you’ll pay. After delivery, the company pays for a car wash. Contact Sherpa Auto Transport for a quote.

Sherpa Auto Transport Learn More (833) 417-9393
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eShip

eShip is an auto transport broker that serves the entire country, including Billings. The company offers guaranteed pricing, door-to-door service and vehicle tracking. It also gives customers rental car reimbursement up to $300 if their vehicle is delayed over 48 hours. eShip transports cars, motorcycles, RVs and even boats.

eShip Learn More (561) 409-5116
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AmeriFreight

AmeriFreight works with a network of carriers to transport customer vehicles all over the U.S. Gap insurance is available for additional protection. There are several discount options for customers; make sure to ask about these when you contact AmeriFreight for your free quote.

AmeriFreight Learn More (770) 486-1010

J&S Transportation

J&S Transportation is both a broker and a carrier with its own fleet of trucks. During transport, customers get updates by phone, email or text. The company has handled over 250,000 shipments throughout the U.S., according to its website. Contact J&S Transportation for an all-inclusive quote good for seven days.

J&S Transportation

AMPM Auto Transport

AMPM Auto Transport is a car shipping company with experience hauling cars from Billings to elsewhere in the U.S. It transports all types of vehicles, using drivers with at least three years of experience. AMPM Auto Transport has door-to-door shipping and expedited shipping options. Contact the company for a free quote.

AMPM Auto Transport