Safe and Reliable Andalusia Car Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport
Andalusia is the largest city in and known as the county seat of Covington County. The area has a local population of more than 9000 people which is quite a growth from the fewer than 500 people who lived in Andalusia in the late 1800’s. As real estate brokers will tell you, it’s about location, location, location, and Andalusia is geographically a great place for new business and infrastructure. With a 250-acre industrial park, the city is ready for new business owners to move in. There are also numerous local construction companies to assist with building new homes as well as office and other business structures.
The city hosts many family friendly events throughout the year with one of the biggest being the Covington County Fair in the fall. You can also have fun with annual parades on Christmas, Veterans Day and other holidays. To get to the local events, you’re going to need transportation unless you live within walking distance.
The Covington Area Transit System (CATS) located in downtown Andalusia provides citywide, low cost transit services from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Residents must call ahead to schedule service and each round trip within the city has a fee of $4.00 and within the county the fee is $8.00.
When the local transit is not in operation after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends and holidays, it’s a good idea to have a car of your own to get around.
A-1 Auto Transport has delivered motor vehicles to and from Andalusia for more than 20 years and we know the local area well. From City Hall to the popular murals downtown and the many great spots to unwind on a Sunday afternoon, we know how wonderful the area is and we know how to bring your car home right on time and for a great price.
Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Estimated Time In Transit|
|Dallas to Andalusia||$504||672 miles||3-5 days|
|Andalusia to St. Louis||$507||677 miles||3-5 days|
|Pittsburgh to Andalusia||$697||930 miles||3-5 days|
|Tucson to Andalusia||$989||1649 miles||5-7 days|
|Las Vegas to Andalusia||$1133||1889 miles||5-7 days|
|San Francisco to Andalusia||$1201||2403 miles||7-9 days|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.
Will You Hire a Professional Driver or Ship Your Car to Andalusia?
There are plenty of options to send your car to anywhere else within the contiguous US. For the most part, especially if it's near enough, you rent a trailer, haul your furniture and drive yourself to another destination. But some factors may prevent this from happening. For instance, you have some last-minute issues that needed to be ironed out first before you can transfer; or the distance is just too far to make driving there sensible.
Now, you are faced with two options: hiring auto transport services or hiring a professional to drive your car to your next destination. In the first choice, you can either hire a broker or a carrier. Both have their distinct pros and cons. In the second choice, there are companies out there that you can contact for this service.
But why risk all the additional mileage to your car when you can spend less by hiring a professional auto transport company to handle the relocation for you? Professional transport carriers will deliver your car safely with either open air or enclosed transport services. The beauty is, these carriers will assume all the risks regarding insurance coverage as opposed to having someone drive your vehicle somewhere else. Your insurance company may find a loophole and blame you instead for allowing a stranger to get behind the wheel of your car. There’s also a door-to-door option where the company will pick up your vehicle from your driveway and deliver it directly to your new home.
Thinking about retiring to Andalusia? A-1 Auto Transport can take care of all your shipping needs. The company makes the whole process hassle-free, from the moment you call up the staff for a reservation up to the time you receive the car at the new destination. Contact A-1 now for a free quote to ship your car to Andalusia, Alabama.
Open or Enclosed?
This is a question that all car owners must ask themselves before the book transport service to Andalusia. If you have never shipped a car before, you need to learn about both options before you call for a quote.
Open air car transport: When you drive your car down the interstate, it is exposed to other cars, flying debris such as rocks, cigarette butts and trash tossed from other cars, insects and birds and even foul weather including rain, snow and hail. When you have a car shipped on an open-air car transport carrier, it is going to face those same elements during the journey. Fortunately, shipping on one of these carriers is safe as well as economical for vehicle owners. An open-air car trailer can haul one or two cars if it is a single level (flatbed) trailer or up to ten or more if it is a double level carrier. You will need to empty all personal content from inside the car before it is loaded because personal belongings are not covered by the insurance that carriers hold for the vehicles they haul.
Enclosed car transport: This is the best way to haul a car via the interstate and offers a secure environment as all sides of the trailer are covered. Enclosed shipping services will cost more than open-air transport for several reasons.
- Enclosed shipping offers a private, secure environment for the car.
- There are fewer enclosed carriers available.
- Services are more personalized for guaranteed delivery dates.
- Delivery is usually faster once an enclosed carrier picks a vehicle up.
Other Ways to Ship a Car to Andalusia
The railroad has long been an option for shipping vehicles and other cargo across the United States. Generally, shipping by rail is a cheap alternative to other modes of transport. It can take time for shipments to deliver and you may need to book transport via train at least 1-2 months ahead of time and depending on how close a rail station is you may need to book interstate transport as well, but it is an option to consider when you want to save a little money.
Air transport services are also an option but should only be considered if you have a very high-end luxury car or a rare vehicle that needs to be delivered faster than other transport can deliver. The price tag on air freight, especially for car shipping, can be extremely high. For example, it may cost $1200 to ship across the country with open air transport but with air freight charges, you might expect to pay more than $4000 or higher to ship.
Andalusia Local Towing and Transport Listings
Barnes Auto and Truck Repair 1101 W Bypass Andalusia, Alabama 36420 334-427-4798
Barnes Auto and Truck Repair is a local Andalusia tire and auto repair business that offers local and long-distance towing and roadside assistance services. They do jump starts, flat tire repair and more. They also sell new tires and provide brake service as well as oil changes and other vehicle maintenance.
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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.