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Car Transport

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Car Transport

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Door-to-Door Auto Shipping

Get your vehicle shipped from anywhere and delivered to your doorstep.

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Carefree and Dependable Car Shipping Services

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 offer many types of services when it comes to shipping cars and other types of vehicles, which include:

Door-to-door Pick-up and Delivery Service

Door-to-door Pick-up and Delivery Service

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.

Fully Insured for Peace of Mind

Fully Insured for Peace of Mind

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.

Express Service, On-Time Delivery

Express Service, On-Time Delivery

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.

Door-to-door Pick-up and Delivery Service

Custom Solutions for All Vehicles and Situations

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.

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We provide years of experience and industry knowledge that combine to ensure the most smooth and carefree vehicle delivery process possible for every customer.

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All About car shipping

We provide useful information for you to know before you decide to ship your car

Why choose A-1 Auto Transport?

A1 Auto Transport was founded way back in 1988 when Tony Taylor purchased his first tow truck in California. By 1995 A1 Auto had increased its vehicle transport fleet to over 50 auto transport carriers. Then in 1997 we opened our first office overseas to cater for our international shipping requests for our customers. With more and more customers requiring car & vehicle transportation service to Asia, Euro, Africa etc we expanded our coverage to meet their needs. Putting our focus on quality, reliable service we established a list of checked and vetted carriers in 2004 to ensure that you’re getting the very best service possible. In 2008 we reached a huge milestone of successfully transporting over 500,000 shipments worldwide, all in 20 years starting from a single truck. 2011 we became official shipper and helped safely transport more cars to more locations than ever before. By 2019 we were celebrating our 30th anniversary and servicing almost every country in the world. What will A1 Auto Transport achieve next?

Car Shipping Companies

What type of car shipping do I need? Should be one of the questions you ask yourself before searching. There are many factors you will want to consider such as what type of insurance do they have do they have experience with rare and exotic cars? Do they have experience in shipping a car to this country? What checks do they do before shipping my vehicle? Whether you’re looking to ship your classic Ford Mustang from California, or brand new Pagani Huayra R to Dubai take your time in searching for the right car shipping company, ask these questions.

Vehicle Transport Industry At A Glance

Transporting vehicles locally and overseas is a job deserving of the most experienced and trained professionals. You need your car, motorcycle, van, boat, truck, or any other vehicle to reach the destination on time, in pristine condition, and as per your special instructions (door to door delivery, port to port delivery, container transport, open-air transport, etc.) The vehicle transport industry goes much beyond transporting a car, the goal is not merely to ship a vehicle but to get it to the destination as required. Your vehicle transporter should be well-informed about the trends and requirements for shipping cars overseas or locally, insured against any possible losses, and have a track record of success in this type of work.

Logistics companies typically ask for your preference in the matter, and we, at A-1 Auto Transport, make it a point to do things specifically as instructed, based on the client's budget and any special considerations. From a humble family car to timeless classics and high-end sports vehicles, we ship everything, ensuring complete protection for your vehicle in the process. Contact us at your earliest convenience for a vehicle transport quote for the various options; we offer roll-on, roll-off transport, container shipping, overland transport, and air freight. Plus, you can choose to have your vehicle picked from your place and delivered straight to your new location, with our door-to-door delivery option, your troubles in the matter will be minimized. On top of this, our professional staff is more than acquainted with the import requirements for all international destinations. We'll assist you to get your car through customs and registered locally either short-term or long-term, depending on the duration of your stay overseas. For local transport, we ensure complete protection against impact and other threats; rest assured, your car is in good hands – check out our reviews to understand what sort of reputation we've created for ourselves in the vehicle transport industry. Call us for a vehicle shipping quote, and let’s get your car moving!

How To Ship A Car: The Basics Of What To Know

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.

Do Auto Transport Companies offer storage facilities & services?

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.

Preparing Your Vehicle To Be Shipped

Checkmark Clean and wash the vehicle, both inside and out

You'll also want to remove anything that is a non-permanent component. This includes things like antennas, luggage racks, bike racks, spoilers, etc. The vehicle should be effectively empty before transport.

Checkmark Document any existing damages on the vehicle

Taking pictures is usually a good idea for this part of the preparation as it provides clear evidence in the event of a dispute. Include any minor dents or scratches

Checkmark Check fluid levels, including for leaks

Companies will often tack on an additional charge for vehicles that have more than 1/4 tank of gas.

Checkmark Run the gas tank down to no more than 1/4 tank

A small leak can cause big problems over the course of several hundred miles, especially if multiple vehicles are being moved at once.

Checkmark Disable the car alarm

This is an important step that, if overlooked, can cause big problems and long delays for the driver

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does Domestic Car Shipping Near Me Cost?

Why Does Car Shipping Rates Vary by Season?

Can A-1 Auto Transport Facilitate International Car Transport?

What Can A-1 Auto Transport Help Me Ship?

How Can I Qualify for Car Shipping Services Discounts?

Do Gas Prices Affect Shipping Car Shipping Cost?

How Does Distance Impact Pricing?

Does the Weight of My Shipment Matter?

What is the Cheapest Way to Ship My Car?

Why Is It More Costly to Ship Cars in an Enclosed Carrier Transport Trailer?

What is RoRo Shipping?

Does A-1 Auto Transport Provide Shipping Insurance Coverage?

How Do I Prepare My Car for Shipping?

Can I Store Luggage in My Car When It is Being Shipped?

What is Terminal-to-Terminal Vehicle Shipping?

What is Door-to-Door Shipping?

Does A-1 Auto Transport Provide Free Estimates For Car Delivery Service?

How Long Is My Instant Quote Valid?

Where Can A-1 Auto Transport Ship My Vehicle?

How Do I Pay for My Auto Shipping?

Can I Make Full Payment Via Credit Card?

How Soon Should I Book My Auto Transport From The Vehicle Shipping Company?

Can I Pick My Shipping Date and Time From The Shipping Company?

How Long Will Delivery Take?

What Information Does A-1 Auto Transport Need to Provide a Quote?

Can I Schedule Auto Transport Services Without an Exact Address?

Am I Able to Track My Vehicle Shipment?

Does Someone Have to Be Present for Loading and Delivery?

What is a Bill of Lading?

Can I Ship My Vehicle If It Does Not Run?

My Vehicle is Oversized. Can I Still Ship It?

Does the Vehicle Need a License Plate?

What Type of Semi Will Transport My Vehicle?

What Are the Benefits of Enclosed Transport?

Can I Ship a Car Purchased at Auction?

Does A-1 Auto Transport Ship Exotic and Classic Cars?

Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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