Drive business forward by shipping car parts with Roadie
Save money on auto parts shipping
When looking for the cheapest way to ship car parts, many auto shop owners find that cost limits their ability to expand business. Between weight surcharges and oversized handling fees, traditional shipping costs quickly add up when sending oversized parts like radiators, fenders, or mufflers. That could result in lower margins, less available inventory, and limited ability to move inventory from shop to shop.
Time and time again, Roadie proves to be the most affordable option for shipping car parts as our network taps into unused space in vehicles already on the road. Because drivers are already heading in the same direction your items need a lift, Roadie can provide reliable delivery at a rate within your budget. Oftentimes, shipping car parts across town ranges between $12 to $60 depending on size and distance — that means no extra charge for weight.
Streamline operations with delivery
No matter if you’re handling inventory rebalancing or customer delivery, shipping car parts takes time. Often too much time with traditional freight or if you’re driving items yourself. Between packaging, palletizing, and paperwork, freight companies force shipping to become an hours-long process. When instead, your team could spend more time repairing vehicles, selling to new customers, or building existing customer relationships. Take one less task off your to-do list and let Roadie handle door-to-door delivery at the click of a button.
Expand your same-day delivery radius
Roadie drivers (more than 150,000 of them nationwide) are constantly on the move and available to deliver your items. They’re already heading in the right direction and aren’t limited to a small delivery radius. By partnering with Roadie, mechanics and owners have been able to scale their same-day delivery radius up to 70 miles and beyond. As a result, repairs have run faster and online orders cut-off times have been extended. And at the end of the day, that means faster repair turnaround times, an increase in online orders, and an overall improvement in efficiency.
Insurance on every delivery
Drivers on Roadie’s platform know how to ship car parts, but insuring your items never hurts. That’s why Roadie automatically includes $100 of insurance on every delivery — 5x more than any other carrier. You also have the option to purchase additional coverage up to $10,000 through our partners at UPS Capital. That means that every item you send through the Roadie network will be guaranteed the exact same protections you’d get from UPS.
How to ship car parts with Roadie
Transmissions, engines, big rig wheels — Roadie handles auto parts shipping with ease. No mounds of paperwork and no minimum contracts to sign. Simply go online and tell us where an item needs to go along with any specific pickup and delivery details. Roadie will handle the rest:
Shipping car parts to repair shops. When working in an auto repair shop or car dealership, mechanics often find themselves needing car parts quickly. No matter if you manage a network of shops or simply need auto parts from a warehouse, Roadie can ship auto parts same-day or next day.
Buy and sell parts online. Perhaps you’re doing an at-home repair or trying to get some inventory off your hands. There’s no larger marketplace than selling and buying auto parts online. Once you sell or buy an item, make the rest easy on yourself and use Roadie as the cheapest way to ship car parts across town or across state lines.
Car collectors. You might not be a mechanic, but you proudly display auto antiques in your garage. Collect everything from tires to transmissions without worrying about strenuous shipping. With real-time tracking and photographic chain of custody, Roadie makes it easy to ship and track your car parts during delivery.
Launch on-demand delivery in days, not weeks.
Before you offer an on-demand option, it’s important to know how your new delivery program will work. A little bit of pre-rollout prep will ensure delivery is helping you meet customer expectations.
From windshields to tires to everything under the hood, you can send any car part – new or used, with Roadie. Many drivers on our platform have large trucks and vans, and they’re perfect for delivering all those auto parts traditional shipping companies can’t handle. But remember, drivers aren’t movers, so please make sure there’s someone at the pickup and delivery locations to do the heavy lifting.
Less than you expect, especially compared to freight carriers, couriers, and traditional shipping companies. Roadie mostly determines pricing by size and distance, not weight. So there’s no need to worry about hidden surcharges or tacked-on handling fees — the price we quote is the price you pay. And because drivers are already making the trip, we’re able to take a lot of cost out of the equation. Shipping car parts across town often varies between $12 – $60 depending on size and how far it needs to go.
Not necessarily. Drivers safely tuck items into the extra space in their car, so there’s no need to worry about parts bouncing from truck to truck. They know how to ship car parts with care, and that means packaging isn’t required. However, we recommend wrapping fragile items in bubble wrap as extra cushion during transport.