Student Car Shipping2022-04-16T01:35:31+00:00

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Student Car Shipping

I have sent all three of my boys to college, as a parent I understand what it is like to go through this process. Whether you or your child is going to college, having a car improves all aspects of college life. It allows our children to learn more about being independent. They can get their groceries, drive to class, part take in extracurricular activities, and work. Having a car will play an important role in their development from a teenager to a young adult, as long as they do what they need to do to continue using it. At least, that is what I told my kids. During Covid-19 having a car may also give your child the option to use fewer forms of transportation that require sharing space with other people, which could reduce their chances of contracting Covid-19.

Depending on the distance getting a car from home to school can be a demanding task. Most students that live far away from home prefer flying when it comes to going back and forth. Some students start college without a car to see if it is feasible for them, but most of the time they decide to bring their car closer to campus. When that realization is had it can be stressful and put pressure on themselves, their parents, or their caregivers.

It can be stressful finding the time to drive their car to college let alone find out who is available to do it, but honestly, there’s no reason for anyone to have to do this. As a father, I understand what it is like to be in your shoes. As a veteran in the industry, I want to help you get your car to its proper location, with the least amount of stress possible. Showtime Transportation is a nationwide company, so whether you are in a major city or small college town. We’ve got your back.  Getting a hold of your car should not be a major cause of stress for you and your family, so please allow us to help you with that.

With our Dealership auto transportation, we go above and beyond.
Take a look at some of our happy customers’ testimonials.

Chevrolet Corvette

Found these guys on the internet. While most everyone else was charging twice as much. Tony charged what I felt was a small fee compared to everyone else. His rates were fair and very competitive. I went with him right away. He had a driver in place and ready to make the move that same day.

Porsche Cayenne GTSdrive

I was super impressed with Show Time Transportation and their process for auto transport. First of all, it was easy, I started with an online quote and called later to discuss my options. Everyone I talked to was very helpful being it was my first time shipping my car. I’m glad I found these guys/gals and will recommend them, thanks again.

Mercedes-Benz GLS 580

Show Time Transportation was incredibly helpful, responsive, and patient during the entire process. I was having difficulties shipping a vehicle out of Orlando and reached out to STT in a panic. They calmly talked me through every step even before I had agreed to ship with him. Even with small delays, he was promptly given status updates. Would 100% ship again with STT.

As veterans in the industry, we have made a commitment to delivering excellence, over the years we have been able to optimize the very systems that allow us to thrive in V.I.P client service and vehicle transportation. We always put our best efforts forward to provide you with a memorable shipping experience. Many of our clients take a liking to us because we are transparent and proactive in how we communicate with them. At Showtime Transportation we treat your car as if it we our own, and take pride in providing services that are simple, secure, and reliable.

Ship Your Car To And From School

Shipping a car sounds daunting to a lot of people. In reality, it’s a very simple process that we have broken down on the home page into 8 steps. Finding a trustworthy transporter that will get your vehicle from Point A to Point B, is the first step and most difficult. Luckily, Showtime Transportation has over 18 years of experience and a great team that will make the process easy and comfortable through each step.

After agreeing to a time and pickup location, you will meet the driver to hand off the vehicle. Once you sign a few forms and hand over your keys, the driver will take on the responsibility of safely delivering your car to the agreed-upon location.

The driver will drop off the car at a predetermined location close to campus where they have room to unload safely and give you your car. You will need to be present to do complete an inspection and sign off on the delivery. Then you will be handed your car and free to carry on with your day as you please.

Shipping your child’s car or your own is a simple process from start to finish, there’s no reason to let a car sit at home when you could be using it to make the most out of your college experience. Whenever you’re ready, we are here to give you a hand.

I hired this company from 3 hours away not knowing anything about them and they were fantastic! The communication, process, and delivery were all as promised and right on time.

Scott Brenham

Picked up the vehicle on time and delivered it on time as well. they even waited an hour for us at the delivery location which i thought was wonderful. Overall, very professional so happy with the service.

Kevin Estrada

Now the big question: Are you ready to move forward with the transportation process? If so, we would love to invite you to the Student club of  V.I.P clients!

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When To Schedule College Student Auto Transport

You probably want your car to arrive on campus after you have been able to settle in, but not so long that you begin to feel trapped without it. Your best bet is to plan early. You can start by doing some research on shipping a car to college. Then, during the summer, reach out to us to get a quote based on when you want to transport your car.

As you will notice, most transportation companies will charge you a premium price, if your in immediate need of you’re car. Scheduling a pickup ahead of time will give you more flexibility for a proper pickup date and it will reduce the shipping price. Either option can work, it just depends on your circumstance.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Pay For Shipping My Car?2021-08-14T22:22:09+00:00

Upon delivery, please pay the driver in either cash or put their full name on a money order and give it directly to them. Not Showtime Transportation.

Is My Vehicle Insured And What Paperwork Can I Expect?2021-08-14T22:26:26+00:00

Yes, your car is insured. Once you sign off electronically and verify that we will be transporting your car. We will send you an email confirming the service we will be providing and direct you to our web page for questions related to the shipping process.

When the driver is within a reasonable distance they will contact the person responsible for handing off your car.

Before the driver loads your car onto the truck, they will examine the car and complete a Bill of Lading and Vehicle Inspection Report. That both of you will sign and receive a copy of.

Once the driver starts getting near your delivery location they will call the point of contact that you have given them for drop-off.

Together they will use their Bill of Landing and Vehicle Inspection Report to reinspect the car upon drop-off. Where the car will likely be a little dirty from being on an open trailer but overall it should be in the same condition that it was picked up in. The driver is trained to transport your car without damaging it, cars rarely get damaged during the transportation process. . For perspective, brand new car dealerships ship most of their cars on open trailer trucks.

If damage does occur, you must report it upon delivery and note it on the Bill of Landing and Vehicle inspection Report. Regardless, you need to pay the carrier the balance owed for the shipment for services provided because nobody can prove the damage occurred upon delivery.
For this reason, you and the driver must sign the inspection report, at the bare minimum you sign the inspection report. Claims cannot be processed by the insurance company if they are not noted at the time of delivery. We recommend always taking photos before pick up and after drop off to support any claims of damages in the rare scenario that they occur.

How Long Does It Take To Deliver My Vehicle?2021-08-14T23:01:40+00:00

Estimated Delivery Time According to Distance

It is estimated that once your vehicle has been picked up, it can take on average, 1 day of travel for every 500 miles of distance.

Approximate delivery time according to distance:

100-500 miles takes 1 to 2 days

500-1000 miles takes 2 to 3 days

1000-1500 miles takes 3 or 4 days

1500-2000 miles takes 4 or 5 days

2000-2500 miles takes 5 or 6 days

2500-3000 miles takes 6 or 7 days

These numbers are estimates that may vary depending on the length of the trip, weather, and stops the driver must make to make other deliveries.

How Long Will It Take To Pick Up My Vehicle?2021-08-14T23:04:12+00:00

Our shipments usually take 1 to 7 days. Shipments to cities are faster than to more distant or difficult to reach places due to population density and demand. For people in remote areas, they can get their car faster if they are willing to receive the vehicle in a nearby large city.  

How will I get around town, in the time frame that my car is being transported?2021-08-14T23:10:09+00:00

It is best to plan the pickup and delivery of your car at a time that works best for you. It may be difficult to coordinate the timing but you should do what is most convenient for you. Find a friend or family member to help you get around while your car is being delivered. If you have a little extra money, you can use a transportation service such as Uber.

Am I allowed to pack things in my car before shipping it?2021-08-14T23:15:45+00:00

Schedule the transport of your car a week before the shipping date to get a better price. You can ship your car on the day of shipment but keep in mind that it could cost you extra.

Is it best for me to transport my Car in an Open or Enclosed Trailer?2021-05-26T19:29:29+00:00

Over 90%  of all cars that are transported are shipped in an open trailer. Open trailers have been known to be safe and reliable as long as they have been around. Over 70% of dealerships use open trailer trucks to import new cars to their dealerships. When it comes to luxury vehicles or collector’s items, we recommend going with an Enclosed trailer, as they provide a higher level of safety at a price that is about 33%-50% more expensive than the open trailer cost.

How Early In The Shipping Process Should I Set Up My Order ?2021-08-14T17:48:34+00:00

For best pricing schedule your car to be transported one week before your shipping date. You can still ship your car the day of just keep in mind that you will be paying a higher price.