Safe and Reliable Alexander City Car Shipping Services by A-1 Auto Transport
When it comes to car shipping and auto transport services, A-1 Auto Transport is the dependable company that clients trust. We cater to a wide range of customers from various states in the US. Whether you need to ship vehicles to individuals, dealers, or manufacturers, we offer convenient domestic and international shipments.
Alexander City, Alabama, situated on the shores of Lake Martin where locals and tourists enjoy more than 700 miles of lakeside recreation is the perfect place to live and work. With a small population of just under 15,000 people, the city has no railway station and public bus services are not scheduled. This means that having reliable personal transportation is a must if you plan to travel around the local area.
The local area of ‘Alex City’ as the locals refer to their hometown, is a close-knit community where recruiting new business is a top priority and this has been shown with the addition of two large industrial parks where routes to big cities including Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia are quickly accessible.
The city also has a wide array of shopping centers, restaurants and great places for family entertainment both indoors and out. Lake Martin is a favored spot where people can enjoy fishing, swimming and boating and other outdoor fun. To get to the lake from the heart of the city however, it’s a good idea to have a car.
Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Estimated Time In Transit|
|Atlanta to Alexander City||$134||134 miles||1-2 days|
|Alexander City to New Orleans||$360||360 miles||2-4 days|
|St. Louis to Alexander City||$428||571 miles||2-4 days|
|Miami to Alexander City||$509||679 miles||3-5 days|
|Washington to Alexander City||$579||773 miles||3-5 days|
|Las Vegas to Alexander City||$1131||1885 miles||5-7 days|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.
Our Shipping Services
A-1 Auto Transport offers multipurpose services that you can choose from depending on your location within Alexander City. Among the budget-friendly services we offer are:
Open Air Car Transportation Services
This means your vehicle will be loaded onto a multi-car carrier together with other vehicles. Generally, open air car transport is an economical way to ship a car whether you are shipping locally or long distance to or from Alexander City. Flatbed trucks are used for transportation, but open-air carriers are also found with double levels where up to ten cars can be moved all at one time with convenient door to door shipping.
When a car ships on an open-air car transport carrier, they are fully exposed to the elements just as they would be if you were behind the wheel driving down the road. This means that weather including rain and snow as well as hail, insects, birds and flying debris can potentially make direct contact with the car. If this is a concern for your vehicle because of the model or the value of the car, we have other options that are more secure that you can consider.
Open air car transportation is usually quicker to schedule than other interstate transport because there are many open carriers on the roads today and drivers work hard to deliver as many cars as possible to keep their revenue up. Delivery can take a little longer at times depending on the location of other cars that must be picked up or delivered during the route that your car is on.
Vehicles must be completely emptied of all personal content including loose CD’s, umbrellas, portable DVD players and other material before the car is loaded for delivery. This is for your own protection as the insurance coverage carried by the transporter will only cover the car but will not cover anything personal left inside.
Enclosed Auto Transport Services
This offers more protection for your vehicle. Soft-sided enclosed transport uses carriers are covered in canvas or vinyl, offering limited protection for vehicles. Hard-sided enclosed transport offers more security and protection from the weather and other hazards.
Enclosed auto transport is ideal for luxury model cars and trucks, sports cars and vintage, classic and antique collectible cars and trucks. It can also be used for motorcycle and ATV transport.
You won’t see as many enclosed carriers on the interstates as these carriers are specialized and tend to cost more than open air carriers. This means that when we schedule a vehicle for shipment with an enclosed carrier, we can usually offer a specific date range to pick the car up and deliver it. You will pay more for enclosed transport as you are getting far more personal service from the driver and a very secure environment for shipping your car.
An added benefit of enclosed auto shipping services is that you can also load your car with personal belongings during transport. This is a great way to have household goods or small items delivered at the same time you ship the car.
Terminal to Terminal Shipping
This requires customers to drop off and pick up their car from a depot or a terminal. This is the standard shipping method for auto transport. It’s a good idea to check out the terminals in your area to see how far they are from your actual location. Often, terminals are located either in downtown areas or they are located far away from town where there may be little to no personal security and low lighting at night. While it is cheaper to use a terminal, you should calculate how far you’re going to need to drive to pick the car up or drop it off.
Door to Door Auto Transport
This is more expensive than the terminal to terminal shipping option, but it saves a lot of time. The only downside to this option is the unexpected delays due to difficulty locating houses in complex roads and remote areas. In most cases, we can have the car delivered right to your door or as near the door as possible. If your city has regulations stating large trucks cannot travel through residential neighborhoods or the roadways are just too narrow to accommodate a carrier truck, the driver will arrange to meet you in a local shopping center parking lot or at an accessible interstate exit where the car can be delivered or picked up.
Exotic, Luxury, and High-End Car Shipping
A-1 Auto Transport also offers shipments for super cars and luxurious rides. This provides clients with the best method for secure vehicle transport.
Railway shipping is a cheap alternative for shipping cars nationwide. Unfortunately, there are no railway stations near Alexander City which means that vehicle owners would need to ship to a train station that may be up to 100 miles away and then either pick the car up and drive back to Alexander City or arrange interstate service to bring the car from the train to the city.
Air Freight Shipping
Air freight is usually reserved for highly expensive or rare vehicles and it is a very expensive way to ship a car. With no airport in the local vicinity, vehicle owners will need to arrange interstate transport from the airport in Birmingham, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia or Nashville, Tennessee to have the car delivered to Alexander City.
Useful Car Shipment Tips
For car shipments in Alexander City, here are some tips to keep in mind before getting your car ready for transport:
- Disable the car alarm to avoid distractions and delays. In case the alarm cannot be fully disabled, inform the driver how to shut it off in case it goes off during transportation.
- Check for personal items and belongings inside the car, such as money and jewelry, which are kept in various compartments.
- Record the car’s information, including damages and scratches. Take photos of them for reference.
For safe and reliable car shipments and auto transport, contact A-1 Auto Transport. Check out deals, incredible offers, and shipping costs on our website today!
Services And Information
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For further information about Alexander City including information about the local government, demographics, utility companies and more, be sure to visit the official Alexander City website at this link: https://www.alexandercityonline.com.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.