Shipping your vehicle has never been easier. With a network of 40 terminals and 30 modern carriers, you can get your vehicle where it needs to be—quickly and safely from start to finish. We provide years of experience and industry knowledge that combine to ensure the most smooth and carefree vehicle delivery process possible for every customer. We offer many types of services when it comes to shipping cars and other types of vehicles, which include:
Moving is enough of a hassle to begin with. We make things a little easier by saving you an out-of-the-way trip to the car depot. Instead, simply get your vehicle picked up by a member of our friendly staff, and have it waiting for you at your new destination, as soon as it arrives
Should the unimaginable happen, you can rest assured knowing that not only are our vehicles covered, but so are you and your vehicle. While your vehicle is in our possession, we take total responsibility for its care
A big part of being a first rate vehicle transport company is getting your car where it needs to be—on time. We don't waste any time getting your vehicle on 1 of 30 carriers in our fleet, and to your new destination, right when you were expecting it
Economy cars, SUVs, boats, motorcycles, and exotic sports cars—we haul it all! No matter your vehicle shipping needs, we'll help create a solution to get you there
Transporting a vehicle is not an overly complicated process, though it may seem that way from the outside, especially if you've never done it before. Shipping a car, truck, motorcycle, or any other type of vehicle is just a matter of collecting the necessary info and contacting the right people; in this case automotive transport companies. In some instances, you may be contacting a broker rather than a carrier, but they both offer similar solutions: a broker arranges for shipment, whereas a carrier delivers the vehicle.
Whether you're shipping a vehicle to across the state, or from one coast to the other, the process is more or less the same. You'll need information such as the make, model, and year of the vehicle, as well as its current location and where you're shipping to. It's also helpful to have a delivery timeframe in mind if you need to vehicle shipped by a certain date.
At A-1 Auto Transport, shipping your car has never been easier. We simplify this process as much as possible, making it easier than ever to get a quick, accurate, timely price quote in a matter of minutes (just fill out our form starting with the "to and from" fields). You simply tell us what type of vehicle you need shipped and when, and we'll have one of our logistics transport partners contact you right away with a cost estimate. It's a process that we've intentionally kept simple and getting an estimate with A-1 Auto Transport is always FREE.
Even if you're just curious about the cost of transporting a vehicle, we're happy to supply you with that information, regardless of the type of cargo being hauled or the type of trailer required to do so. If you need a general idea of what it costs to ship different distances, or an explanation of what's included in the cost by auto movers, you can find that information on our car shipping rates page.
It's important to keep in mind that extra services (such as door-to-door or enclosed transport) typically increase the per-mile rate of the shipping cost. Disclaimer: it should be noted that additional insurance beyond what's included in car moving prices also costs extra, though it's not needed in most cases.
One of the main choices you'll have to make when shipping a vehicle is what type of transport you need, which boils down to what type of trailer is required. Most vehicles shipped within the same country are hauled on an open air carrier that moves several at once, usually between eight and 12. Vehicles that are shipped in an enclosed trailer are most often vintage, luxury, or high-performance cars.
Finally, you'll want to consider if you'll need any storage once your vehicle arrives at its destination. Most auto transport companies either offer warehousing services, or at least can arrange them on your behalf. It's usually best to mention this early in the process when you're getting a price quote.
Similarly, if your vehicle is not in running condition, that should be mentioned as well. There is a small additional cost that usually comes along with transporting an inoperable vehicle, whether it's because of a flat tire or a blown transmission. The additional cost is usually $100 or less, but you do need to mention it as special equipment may be needed.
Preparation is an important aspect of car shipping, and one that doesn't get talked about enough. There are a few small but important steps you'll need to take in order to make sure your vehicle is ready to be transported. Here are the basics.
Shipping costs for a standard vehicle (think a sedan or small truck) are generally between 50 cents to $1.25 per mile, though that is a very broad stroke. The vehicle shipping needs of our clients are as diverse as they are, which means that specialty services (such as enclosed auto transport, classic car shipping, motorcycle transport, door to door shipping) or extras can sometimes push costs slightly higher than the pricing estimate given above or by your auto transport broker. By the same token, some jobs may come out to slightly less than 50 cents per mile—it really just depends on the type of vehicle and the service needed to move it.
If you want some official numbers from actual auto transportation shipments that have been delivered by car shipping companies, you can find specific pricing information for shipments on clicking here where you will get an auto transport quote from top transporters. You'll also notice that the vehicle transportation prices tend to be higher on a per-mile basis for shorter distances shipping service, while they are cheaper for longer trips. We always try to take the most direct route possible, though sometimes that can be affected by road closures or detours.
We also offer auto shipping mobile apps to help ship your car, through both Google Play and iTunes, that can be used to easily get an estimate for any location you'd like to ship a vehicle. It can be a handy tool if you're on the go and need to quickly access relocation information about car carrier pricing on your phone.
Basic insurance coverage is included in any price quote you get. As part of the FMCSA regulations, any licensed and bonded auto shipper must have a certain level of insurance coverage to guard against damages caused by them. For the vast majority of customers, the standard insurance is sufficient.
Those that may want to consider purchasing additional insurance include the same group that might consider an enclosed transport hauler. In other words, those transporting high value, rare, expensive, or one-of-a-kind vehicles. All auto shippers should be able to provide a supplemental insurance plan of their own if you inquire about it.
I would just like to thank you for an excellent job in moving my car cross country. I will be using you again in the future, and have recommended you to others that will be moving cars shortly. Once again it was a pleasure to do business with you, and thanks again.
Hello!As part of our “Deal” we ended up using the dealers transport company. HOWEVER, we still have not seen the car. No one seems to know when it’s arriving either. It’s been fifteen days now. Trust me, next time we WILL use you guys!
I just want to thank you for the excellent and prompt service you offered. I called twice to request information on the status of my car and I received very fast reply. I received the car in excellent condition and the driver was so great willing to arrange the appropriate time to get my car at the door. I can only be thankful. I have to admit I doubt about doing business with you, because I read a negative review on a different website.
However, I think it was worth it to use your company and I would recommend it to everyone.
I received my automobile last nite and really appeciate all the consideration given to me. Your service was exceptional. I’m glad your company is there to fill a much needed service. I would definitely use them again.
Special thanks to Steve.