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The largest city in the state, Birmingham has a population of roughly 212,000 people; in the greater metro area overall, there are more than a million residents. This equates to roughly a quarter of the population of Alabama contained in this one area of the state. Because of the high population of the Birmingham metro area, there is plenty to do in this lively Southern locale. The city is an economic hub for the state, with a number of businesses headquartered here. In fact, Region Financial is headquartered here, which is a Fortune 500 company. There are also five Fortune 1000 companies with headquarters here.

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Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time
In Transit
Birmingham to New Orleans$342342 miles2-4 days
Birmingham to Dallas$477637 miles3-5 days
Detroit to Birmingham$551735 miles3-5 days
Philadelphia to Birmingham$660881 miles3-5 days
Boston to Birmingham$7091182 miles4-6 days
Birmingham to San Jose$11422285 miles6-8 days

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

There are a number of higher education options here as well, including the University of Alabama’s School of Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. There are also three different law schools in this one metro area alone. The Southeastern Conference, which is a major college sports conference, is also headquartered in Birmingham. It’s safe to say that while there are a number of public transportation options in and around the city, it certainly helps to have a car to get around. Birmingham auto shipping is a great way both comfortably see the city and have some autonomy on your trip or relocation.

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Looking for auto transport companies near you in Birmingham? Birmingham was a focal point of the civil rates movement, and maintains its significance as a cultural center for the entire state of Alabama. With many museums, theaters, galleries, and restaurants, there’s always something to do in Birmingham, and the best way to reach any of these attractions is in your own car. Plus, Birmingham is a huge travel intersection with routes to major highways and interstates. Have your vehicle delivered to you in Birmingham by finding the best company for the job through our online directory.

Using Birmingham Vehicle Transport Companies

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

  • Choose a company with extensive experience: Make sure that the company in question has experience in transporting vehicles like yours and offers the type of services that you feel you need. A common rule of thumb is to work with a company that has had at least 100 transports under their belt; however, as long as the company in question is reputable and has some successful transports to its credit, you can work with them.
  • Make sure the drivers employed by the company are equally experienced: The last thing you want is to work with a driver that isn’t experienced at transport since your car is easily one of your most important assets. Ask about the specific experience of your driver and if they’ve ever transported a car similar to yours.
  • Check into hidden costs: Hidden costs can come back to bite you. Don’t allow this to happen by checking into hidden costs BEFORE you sign on the dotted line.

For more information on this lively Southern locale, visit the City of Birmingham website.

Long Distance Auto Transport to/from Birmingham

A1 Auto Transport recommends you call a staff member as soon as you’ve decided to ship an automobile. The longer you wait to book our services, the more likely it is someone may take your spot. In such cases, we may only be able to service you with our enclosed carriers, which are much more expensive to reserve.

The time between the reservation and the actual shipment is necessary for the company to find other clients with similar pickup/drop off locations. This way, we can keep our prices low and convenient for everyone.

If you can afford an expedited delivery and want to avoid the extra hassle of using an open truck, we recommend our white glove service. For an extra fee, we can send an enclosed carrier to pick up your car. It will run faster and provide extra protection for your vehicle. More details over the phone.

Shipping Luxury and Classic Cars in Birmingham

To successfully transport your car to Birmingham, you must take into consideration its type and model. Classic and luxury vehicles with low ground clearance need a specific kind of truck with a long ramp to not get damaged in the loading process.

Some cars require more protection than others. If yours is particularly sensitive to bad weather or flying objects, then an enclosed carrier is required. The same applies if you cannot afford the eventual scratches a long distance trip may produce.

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Everything You Should Know About Auto Carriers

When you call to schedule auto transport to or from Birmingham, it’s important to already understand your options on the carrier to book that is best suited for your car. After all, it is important to know how your car is going to be relocated and which way will best protect the car during the journey.

  • Open Car Carrier: Simply put, an open car carrier is the standard way to ship a car. Cars need to be operable as they must be driven on and off the trailer and they can be hauled one car at a time on a single deck or multiple cars at a time on a double decker trailer. This is an inexpensive way to move a car and is safe for all types of cars, trucks and SUV’s.

*For SUV’s or oversized trucks, it is possible that you will need to pay a little more for an oversized vehicle charge. Space on open carriers is limited and carrier companies strive to carry as many cars as possible. When larger vehicles must be delivered, they take up more space and the carrier can lose money if they don’t charge more for larger vehicles.

  • Enclosed Car Carrier: An enclosed car carrier is the perfect solution for transporting a high-end luxury car, race or sports car, classic or vintage car or other collectible that needs a private, enclosed environment to prevent contact with foul weather, people, insects and other damage causing elements. Available in single or double decker, these carriers can haul one to eight or more vehicles depending on the size of the vehicle.

Shipping on the Rail or in the Sky

You can also consider shipping on the rail with train delivery or via the sky with airplane delivery. Let’s look at both now.

Train: Many people today like shipping on the train because it is an economical way to ship cars and other freight. Booking in advance is recommended as trains fill up quickly from dealerships, manufacturers and others. Trains offer open and enclosed transport for cars and other freight.

Plane- Air freight is a great way to have a car delivered fast, but it is usually reserved for cars that are extremely expensive as air freight is the most expensive form of shipping.

Birmingham Auto Transport Companies Directory

Harbor Auto Transport

Harbor has a long-standing reputation in the auto transport industry for quality service and a wide range of options in terms of auto transport.  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.

3737 41st Court North, Birmingham, AL

205-849-0027 ‎

Alaplex Auto Transport

A national Birmingham auto transport company with local appeal, Alaplex provides auto transport services to the Birmingham region and beyond.

3721 41st Court North, Birmingham, AL

205-849-9173 ‎

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Other Birmingham Resources

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

University Of Birmingham – This is how such a vision might have seemed in UAB’s formative years, when a fledgling university and medical center in Birmingham set its sights on international prominence…

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

Birmingham includes ZIP codes:

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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.

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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