Sport utility vehicles are great – they combine the power and towing capability of a small pickup truck, the comfort and cargo space of a minivan, and the luxury of a standard car. Since the sport utility vehicle was introduced over fifty years ago, a lot of things have changed – and a lot of companies have created their own SUV lines. When it comes to transporting an SUV, your prices can be affected by a lot of different factors, namely because of how many different SUV’s there are on the road today.
SUV’s come in all different shapes and sizes, and this makes it hard to price an SUV accurately without having more information. Every auto transport company will ask you the year, make and model of the vehicle you’re shipping, but more often than not they’ll stop with that – unless you’re transporting a pickup truck or sport utility vehicle. This is where the submodel is important – if you’re transporting a GMC Yukon Denali XL and you tell your transport company you’re shipping a GMC Yukon, you’re in for a bad time. The Yukon Denali XL is a lot bigger than your standard Yukon, and this is but one example – almost every SUV line from every major manufacturer has an SUV line that increases in size as the price goes up.
Make sure to be specific when you’re talking to your shipping company and make sure that you let them know of any lifts or other modifications. These can also increase your auto transport price, especially if your SUV is lifted. If you don’t let your auto transporters know about any lifts or modifications, you could end up causing yourself a lot of trouble because your SUV may be too tall to fit on a standard carrier if it is lifted. If your shipper dispatches the wrong kind of truck to pick up your SUV, just to find out they can’t load it, it’s a wasted trip for the driver, a waste of time for the carrier and a huge expense for you. Some companies may even flat-out cancel your order because you misrepresented your vehicle – so don’t do that.