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Auburn is the largest city in the eastern portion of Alabama and is well-known to football fans as the home of Auburn University, one of the top ten ranking teams in the nation. Auburn is however, much more than football!

Auburn has nearly 64,000 residents, with almost triple that in the metro area. U.S. News & World Report has ranked this Alabama town as one of the best places to live in the country, and there are many benefits to relocating to this area of Alabama.

The crime rate in Auburn is relatively low when compared to the U.S. average, and for those seeking employment, it’s good to know that Auburn has a lower unemployment rate than most areas of Alabama. Many relocate to Auburn to further a career in education but there are also jobs to be found in blue collar trades such as construction and manufacturing as well as industries like retail trade, hospitality and business administration.

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The city is home to four large healthcare centers and besides Auburn University, college bound students have more than five other college and universities to access within a 50-mile radius including Tuskegee University, Columbus Technical College and Faulkner University.

Those making a move to Auburn not only need moving services but will also need to plan for auto transport services to make sure the family car arrives on time to explore the city. This is where A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. can step in and help ease the stress by having the car scheduled for safe, reasonably priced auto transport service within just a few quick minutes.

Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time
In Transit
New Orleans to Auburn$363363 miles2-4 days
Indianapolis to Auburn$441588 miles2-4 days
Auburn to Houston$515687 miles3-5 days
Auburn to Phoenix$10581764 miles5-7 days
Auburn to Las Vegas$11531923 miles5-7 days
Portland to Auburn$10372593 miles7-9 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.

Recreation is plentiful, with the very last foothill of the infamous Appalachian Mountains located here. Moreover, there are a number of state parks in the area, offering fishing, hiking and more; in fact, Auburn is known for some of the best natural views in the state. The university is a huge draw for those that live and move here. However, there are also a number of state government jobs here as well. Research and manufacturing are huge industries here, as well. You can access the city via I-85, making it a major thoroughfare in Alabama. While this is a bicycle-friendly city, getting around is certainly made easier through use of a vehicle, which is why Auburn auto transport is key if you plan to move here or just visit.

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Using Auburn Vehicle Transport Companies

When you are looking to book Auburn car transport services, keep a few key tips in mind:

  • Inspect your vehicle carefully ahead of shipping: Look for dents and other cosmetic issues before shipping your vehicle to ensure that you know the difference between existing issues and damage that may have been incurred during the auto shipping process.
  • Look for a company that offers quality service as well as affordability: You shouldn’t have to compromise one or other just to ship your vehicle. When searching for an Auburn auto transport company, opt for one that offers both.
  • Request documentation from the shipping company: From insurance to proof of US DOT registration, ask to see documentation from your auto shipping company before signing on the dotted line to ensure that the company in question is legit.

How Cars Are Shipped to Auburn

Open Auto Carrier- This standard auto transport service offers an affordable way to ship a car across the nation. With no wear and tear from driving hundreds, or thousands of miles to the destination, open modes of transport are the most common way that cars are shipped. The vehicle is loaded onto the carrier by driving it up a short ramp and securing it in place where it will be driven to the delivery location.

With open transport, vehicles are fully exposed to the elements just like they are when they are driven. If you own a luxury car, classic or other rare or valuable vehicle, you may want to consider enclosed services rather than open.

Enclosed Auto Carrier- Enclosed auto transport services are for those vehicles that need a very secure environment due to value or condition. Cars like classic roadsters and hotrods, race cars, high end luxury cars and vintage collectibles are often shipped with enclosed auto transport to prevent contact with foul weather, vandals and road debris.

There are fewer enclosed transport carriers available which means you may be able to have a guaranteed delivery date when you book service but be prepared to pay more for the service. Enclosed transport can cost more than open auto transport because the carrier hauls fewer cars than an open carrier, insurance premiums may be higher because of the car value and the extra care that is provides by drivers due to the condition of the cars they haul.

Train- When you want to find cheap auto transport, trains are a great place to start. Depending on how much time you have in advance to schedule and how far you may be from a station, trains can offer open and enclosed services for a lower cost than interstate transport. The only drawbacks to train service are that you need to schedule one to two months in advance and you may need to schedule interstate transport to get the car to or from a station if there is not one local to you.

Plane-Air freight is an incredibly fast way to ship a car anywhere in the world. It is also a very pricey mode of transport and is usually only scheduled for very expensive (Think; McLaren or Bugatti) motor vehicles that must be extremely protected during shipment and with an overall value that is far too high to chance transport on the ground. It is not recommended for cars that are driven daily unless you don’t mind paying the high shipping rates. It is however, the quickest way to have a car delivered fast.

For more information on Auburn, check out the City of Auburn website to learn about relocation, available resources, and tons of links to fun and festive activities.


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Auburn Auto Transport Companies Directory

Winstones Moving And Storage

Situated a mere 30 minutes from Auburn, this is a good option if you need to combine Auburn auto transport with other traditional moving services, as well.

1025 Broadway Avenue, Columbus, GA

706-621-5869 ‎

Caravelle Moving & Storage, Inc

The half-hour drive is well worth utilizing a company with a record of affordable auto shipping and quality customer service for those needing auto transport to/from Auburn. Licensed, bonded and insured nationwide auto shippers with great BBB accredited customer reviews. Transports automobiles, vans, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, boats and other heavy hauling with their open and enclosed auto transport carriers.

4301 Allied Drive, Columbus, GA

706-256-2954

Gulf States Transport Inc

Gulf States Transport is roughly 40 minutes from Auburn and offers auto transport of all types, from enclosed transport to cargo freight.

3200 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA

706-416-2556 ‎

Other Auburn Resources

Auburn Wikipedia Page – everything you need to know about the city of Auburn.

University Of Auburn – Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn’s founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name again was changed, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university.

Auburn On Craigslist – local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events.

Services And Information

Auburn includes ZIP codes:

36830, 36831, 36832, 36849, 36879.

Joe Webster

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.

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