Now that we’ve talked about what United Routes offers and how much it charges, let’s zero in on some things the company does really well.
If your car is classic or exotic, enclosed transport is the only way to go. With enclosed transport, your car travels inside a shipping trailer with walls and a ceiling instead of stacked on an open trailer with dozens of other cars.
While open transport is much faster and more affordable, enclosed transport is the best way to guarantee your car arrives at your destination without weather damage, highway grime, or rock chips.
Almost every auto transport company offers enclosed transport, but United Routes specializes in this service. The company’s enclosed trailers are specifically designed for loading and freighting vehicles with low ground clearance, a category that many classic and exotic cars fall into.
After loading your car into the trailer, the United Routes driver then secures it with soft wheel straps to prevent it from shifting en route. Since your car is only ever secured by its wheels, you don’t need to worry about straps scratching the paint or rubbing the chassis the wrong way.
Like we said earlier, United Routes’ rates for enclosed transport are usually a little higher than average. If you’re going to be paying for enclosed shipping anyway, though, you might as well go with the specialists.
When you book your car shipment with most carriers, you reserve a spot on a truck that’s already scheduled to drive along your route. This truck will probably be shipping at least a handful of other people’s cars as well, so there are a lot of variables that can delay your pickup and delivery times.
This usually isn’t a problem if you’re not in a hurry. However, if you need your car picked up or delivered ASAP, it obviously isn’t ideal.
Luckily, United Routes offers express shipping options. Express shipping usually means your car is shipped by itself or with just one other car, but it can also mean the company will use rare shipping methods like air freight.
All express shipping methods have one thing in common: they’re much more expensive than standard shipping methods.
Exactly how much express shipping costs depends on what method you choose, how far you’re shipping, and how quickly you need your car. This variability makes it impossible to predict how much more expensive it is, but we can almost guarantee it’s not worth it if you’re on a tight budget.
That said, it is nice to have it as an option if time is more valuable than money.
Your car is probably one of the most expensive things you own, so sending it across the country on its own can be nerve-wracking. To help you rest easy while your car is out of sight, United Routes has GPS tracking on its trucks so you can always find out exactly where your car is.
You just need to call United Routes’ customer service to get a real-time update.