Getting Auto Transport Quotes is Easy on Shiply
Vehicle shipping is something every driver will have to deal with at some point. Although driving along the 7,821 km Trans-Canada Highway may seem tempting, there are other ways to move a vehicle. There are a variety of different types and sizes of car carriers in Canada, comparing these by trawling through their websites and phoning them up individually could take hours. Listing your vehicle on Shiply will let them come to you.
Get quotes in a few clicks
Simply click the ‘get quotes’ button at the top of this page to get started. You will need to enter your vehicle type, as well as your origin and destination details. It is also advisable to enter dates for your move. Uploading a photo can increase the number of quotes you receive, getting you a better deal!
Weighing up your options
After about 24 hours you should have received a good bunch of quotes. Most companies will include a message detailing their services but you should ask each company about their car transport method, insurance coverage and delivery time.
4 Main transport methods are available:
- Flatbed: These are often used by rescue or auto towing companies for shorter distance moves, generally within one province. These will only hold one car but can get your move done very quickly.
- Auto Carrier: This is the most common auto transport method in Canada. These can carry anywhere up to 10 cars, which leads to cheaper prices.
- Enclosed Transport: Getting enclosed transport quotes is great if you are looking to move a more valuable vehicle such as a vintage or sports car.
- Rail Transport: This is a great option if you are looking for a good price and aren’t looking for very quick delivery.
Rail transport and larger multi-car carriers can only transport from terminal to terminal, however, they may also offer additional services to your door, for a small fee.
It is also important to view the Shiply profiles for each company. This contains information about their company size, insurance coverage, photos, and, most importantly, their feedback from our other customers. This is a great way to gauge the carriers experience and quality of service.
Getting great prices
The delivery method is typically the biggest factor in pricing. Rail can be cheaper, while single auto transport methods such as flatbed and enclosed transport can be more expensive. However, the cheapest quotes almost always come from backhaul. This is when a carrier needs a few more cars to fill up spaces on the truck. They will offer quotes much cheaper than the market rate to fill these spots, these are based entirely on availability these prices are not always available. Many companies use Shiply to find these extra loads, meaning you can snag a great rate.
Accepting a quote
Once you have decided which auto shipping company suits your needs, it is time to accept a quote. This will automatically exchange your contact details with the company you have chosen. It is important to ensure you ask for their insurance information and any invoices you need at this point. They will also send over their own booking forms for you to fill out.
Completing the move
Delivery time can vary with distance, taking up to 3 days for shorter moves (eg shipping from Toronto to Montreal) and 10 days for longer moves (eg shipping from Vancouver to Toronto). Once your car arrives it is important to check it for any damage prior to signing it off.
If you are happy with the service, please do not forget to review your company on Shiply. Your feedback will help other customers in deciding which car shipping company they want to use.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does Shiply Cover My Area?
Yes! There are couriers using Shiply all over the country and abroad, so whether you need to move a sofa across town or send a car across Europe, we have got you covered.
Does Shiply Have Different Sized Vehicles?
There are thousands of couriers on Shiply, with a wide range of vehicle sizes capable of handling any delivery. Providing the rough dimensions (and pictures if possible) on your listing will allow the delivery company to get the right vehicle sent out to you.
How Can I Contact Shiply?
You can also send an email to our support team: .
Who Will Carry Out My Delivery?
Whoever you choose! There are thousands of rated transport providers on our platform ready to make a bid to carry out your delivery. It is up to you to decide which quote to accept.
When Will I Receive A Quote?
You will typically start to receive quotes within 30 minutes. If you are worried about the lack of quotes, try adding some more detail to your listing as transport providers may be unsure of dimensions or weight and feel unable to provide an accurate quote. If your delivery is urgent, you can try our 'featured delivery' feature which moves your listing to the top of the search page for couriers.
How Many Quotes Will I Receive?
Whilst there is no guarantee of quotes, 98% of our listings receive at least 3 quotes, so you are likely to find someone who can undertake the delivery of your items.
Does Shiply Provide Packing Materials?
If your item requires packing materials or extra care then you should make sure this is highlighted in your listing and discussed with any transport provider whose quote you are considering. Couriers on Shiply are able to provide all levels of service and can help pack your items, just ensure you inform them of your needs.
Will My Goods Be Tied Up Securely?
Transport providers will almost always tie up an item in the transport vehicle, as the risk of damage from moving around during transit is high. You should always confirm safety precautions and packing needs with transport providers before accepting a quote.
Can Items Be Taken Upstairs?
Yes, items can be taken upstairs if needed, and can also be assembled. Transport providers on Shiply are happy to provide these services, but you should ensure that you are mentioning these requirements in your listings as it may mean a second person is required for the move.
Can I Travel With My Goods?
The majority of transport providers on Shiply are only insured for the transportation of goods, however, some are also able to take people. If you need to travel with your goods, make sure to mention this in your listing and to highlight this to any courier who quotes on your listing.
What If I Need To Cancel My Booking?
If you have accepted a quote and paid the deposit but wish to cancel the delivery, then you should first inform your chosen transport provider that you no longer require the delivery. You should then contact us at to have your deposit refunded.
Can I Change The Address Of The Delivery?
If you have not yet accepted a quote then you are able to change the address of your listing. Note that editing details of your listing after publishing will result in active quotes being voided, so you will have to wait for new quotes to come in. If you have already accepted a quote and need to change the address, please let your transport provider know and contact us at .
Does Someone Have To Be Present For Pickup And Delivery?
In most cases, the car delivery company will require you to be in attendance for the pickup and delivery of the vehicle. This is because there are likely to be release forms that you need to sign, as well as handing over the keys for the car.
Can I Keep Items In My Vehicle?
Most car delivery companies will be fine with you keeping some personal items in the vehicle when it is transported. However, there are two important things to remember: 1. The weight of the items may affect the price of the vehicle delivery, and 2. Any items in the vehicle will not be covered by insurance for the transport of the car itself.
Can I Transport My Vehicle If It Isn't Running?
You can transport your vehicle if it isn’t in running condition, however, this will be more expensive as specialist equipment is required to load and unload the vehicle.
How Shiply Works
How Shiply Works
Request quotes from our 382,924 rated transport providers.
Compare prices and read previous customer feedback to pick the right delivery quote for you.
Sit back and relax while your item is safely delivered by your chosen transport provider.
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How Shiply Helps The Environment
By utilising spare capacity of vehicles running on the road, Shiply helps reduce the number of otherwise wasteful journeys needed to transport the item.
"Communication was great from the time I accepted the quote until the car was dropped off. In terms of the timeline, I was given a potential range for both how soon the car would be picked up and how many days it would be in transport."
"Everything was perfect! Fast, easy and hassle-free process! I definitely recommend and would use them again in the future. Thank you so much!"
"Great experience using these guys. This was my first time having to transport a car using a service like this and I could not be happier. Picked up earlier than expected and delivery was early as well. Quick easy and problem free."
"I’ve used Shiply twice now and have been really pleased with the result. It’s quick and easy to use. For both occasions the quotes were very competitive and the quality of the job was excellent. I highly recommend it."