How much does it cost to tow a car 400 miles?

I’m moving to Virginia with my partner. We both own cars, so we’re trying to figure out the best way to move one of our cars since someone will need to drive the U-Haul. How much does it cost to tow a car 400 miles?

Towing a car 400 miles will likely cost you a pretty penny. However, it can be one of the cheaper options to transport your vehicle when moving.
Generally, towing companies have a minimum charge of around $50 for the first few miles (usually 10) and then will charge about $3 to $5 per mile after that for long-distance towing. The average cost for 100 miles is around $300 to $500, meaning the cost to tow 400 miles will be approximately $1,200 to $2,000.
Of course, prices vary depending on a few factors:
  • The total distance
  • Your chosen company’s rates
  • The size of your vehicle
  • The time of day
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Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Nov 16, 2021

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