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Auto Transport Calculator

Auto Transport Calculator
Auto Transport Calculator

What is Auto Transport Calculator?

There are many things one has to consider while moving a vehicle, one of the most important factors being the cost. It is always best to never take for granted the quotation given by companies as they might differ widely.  That is why it is better to get your own calculations done with the help of an auto transport calculator. You will be able to compare the rates given by various companies and this will help you choose the one that gives the most favorable one. However, keep in mind that it will only be a rough estimate but it will certainly help you to come to a decision.

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Advantages of Using a Calculator

  • Time factor -: the calculator will tell you the amount of time that will take for delivery. This way you will be able to choose the fastest company which will have your vehicle waiting for you at the destination when you want it.
  • Helps you to get an estimate before purchase -: sometimes when people buy vehicles from other places or even from online, a calculator will help them to know the shipping charges beforehand.
  • Curtailing costs -: When you how the factors that are required to do the calculations and the factors affecting the cost of shipping, you will know how and where to cut costs.

Things to Consider While Getting an Auto Transport Quote

Some companies will only ask for basic information when you use their auto transport calculator. However, when you go in for the actual quote, you might be required to provide more information such as the following.

  • Your vehicle -: This in itself is an important factor as the type of carrier might vary depending on the make, size, and age of the vehicle. You might want to go in for an enclosed carrier for your brand new luxury car while an open-air carrier will do for your old family car. Enclosed carriers are more expensive than open air carriers as they offer more protection against weather, which minimizes dust and prevents scratches.
  • Distance -: of course the longer the distance, the more the cost will be and when it has to be shipped abroad, then the cost will vary again depending on the destination country.
  • Insurance -: you will be asked to take a basic insurance which is suitable for most kind of vehicle but then again, when you are transporting an expensive car, it is recommended that you get extra coverage which might cost a little bit more.
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Getting a Cheaper Quote

There are certain advantages in using an auto transport calculator that few are aware of. When you use one, you will not only be able to compare quotes given by other companies but will also be able to compare quotes given by the same company when you input different criteria.

  • The route -: When both the pickup and dropping off points are in major cities, the rates will be cheaper. So in case the vehicle has to be picked up at a small city or from a rural area, you can just drive it to the nearest biggest city to reduce the rate. The transportation company can just pick it up from where you leave the vehicle.
  • Method of transportation -: Similarly, you will find that the price further drops when the transportation is from terminal to terminal, rather than having it picked up from your doorstep and getting it delivered to your specific address.
  • The time of year -: Generally winter months will see a reduction of transportation due to extreme weather conditions and hence the rates will also be cheaper. If time is of no concern to you, then winter will be a good time for your vehicle to be shipped.
  • Pay only for what you need -: Most companies will have a standardized package which will include all of their services and you will have to pay for all of them. Getting an estimate beforehand will help you to choose companies which will customize their services for you so that you will pay only for what you actually need.
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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.


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Testimonial
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.

Testimonial
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.

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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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