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How To Ship Your Avanti

Before shipping that Avanti long distance, there are a few factors one must always remember. Shipment is either national or international.

There are numerous options when it comes to domestic shipment, all depending on the budget, urgency and personal preferences. One can choose between road, rail or air transport. Road transport offers the widest array of choice

  • Open trailers that carry a single vehicle
  • Multi-car carriers with about three vehicles on board
  • Multi-car multi-level carriers with up to ten vehicles
  • Enclosed carriers

The choice most of the time depends on the size dimensions and specific needs of the vehicle. For example, a high-end luxury or collector’s item vintage car might require the exclusivity of an enclosed single vehicle carrier. This reduces the chances of damage from accidents with other vehicles or weather elements. The size of the vehicle matters a lot during shipping. It might be wise to remove accessories like spoilers making the vehicle much safer and reducing the overall cost of the shipment.

For overseas shipment, there are two options; freight or air. Air transport is by far the most expensive. It is also extremely fast, and might, therefore, appeal to a certain clientele. Ocean freight, on the other hand, comes in two options.

  • The vehicle can either be driven into the ship and secured in storage below deck, or
  • The vehicle can be secured in a container

Even though both options are perfectly safe, securing the car below deck exposes it to damage from humidity and the possibility of accidents from other cars.

A-1 Auto Transport ships worldwide. Click Here or call to get a free, no obligation to buy, price quote for your shipment.

Pickup and delivery

There are two options when it comes to picking up and delivery, door to door and terminal based delivery. Door to door is typically more expensive, and understandably so. However, if you have the means and time to transport the car between the container terminals and the final address at both ends of the auto transportation then go for the terminal based service.


There are many auto transport service providers in the industry, all offering different services at different prices. Before making that commitment, understand what exactly you want with your vehicle, and use those specifics to narrow down the search field. Looking through shipping companies online is easy, and there are tools which enable potential clients to compare quotes from different automobile shipment outlets. Comparing prices can reduce one’s expenditure by up to 70 per cent.

A fair amount of preparation is required to get the car ready for shipment. It is important to remove all personal belongings from the vehicle for several reasons. Any damage to personal belongings might not be covered by insurance. The shipment process might damage the personal effects in the vehicle, or have them damage the car. It is important to wash the car carefully and take note of the physical condition before handing it over. If possible, take pictures of the vehicle at the moment of pick up. It might be necessary to disable the alarm especially if it is to be loaded below deck on a ship.

Joe Webster
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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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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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