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Car Relocation Services

Car Relocation Services
Car Relocation Services

Car transportation companies offer different services and options for shipping your vehicle from one point to another. Before working with a particular company, identify if they are offering the car relocation services you need.

Mostly, the choices are between open transport and enclosed transport, door to door delivery and terminal delivery, and express shipping and normal delivery. Your budget and the size and type of vehicle you are transporting will help make these choices.

The following are some of the car relocation services.

Interstate and international car shipping

If you need to transport a vehicle out of state, a car shipping company is your cheapest option. Most of these companies have transportation routes throughout the country and have terminals in all the major cities.

Also, most will ship your vehicle to nearby countries such as Canada and Mexico. Large shipping companies, ship vehicles to all parts of the world via air and water. Click here to learn more about international car shipping.

Open air transport and enclosed transport

On the highways, you have most likely seen open trucks carrying a vehicles on the lower deck and an upper deck. That is referred to as open air car shipping. It is the most common method of car transportation.

But, it does expose car to road debris, and adverse weather conditions such as wind, rain, and sunlight. If you feel you need your care protected from these conditions, opt for the enclosed transport. This method is preferred for transporting luxury and exotic automobile.

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Door-to-door transport and terminal-to-terminal delivery

When relocating a vehicle, shipping companies give you two options. You can drive the vehicle to their terminal, and they will deliver it to a terminal near your destination. This method is cheap, but if you are late to take your vehicle from the destination terminal, you may incur storage fees.

The alternative is door-to-door vehicle shipping. The shipping company picks the vehicle from where it is and delivers it to any specific location. The method is convenient and thereby expensive.

Multi-car shipping service

Shipping companies offer discounts on multiple car transportations. One of the aspects that increase car transportation cost is having to pick up vehicles from different locations. Too much labor, time, and fuel are involved. So, if you plan to relocate several vehicles to the same destination, say you own a car dealership, take advantage of the discounts involved in multi-car shipping. Learn more here.

Exotic and luxury car shipping service

Exotic and luxury cars, such as Lamborghini and Bugatti sports cars, are very expensive and, therefore, need to be handled with care. Car shipping companies provide extra precautions when transporting such vehicles in a package they call “Exotic car transport.” These extra precautions include;

  • Enclosed transport
  • Covered exterior even in an enclosed carrier
  • Wall mounted brackets in addition to the floor mounted brackets
  • Drip guards in case of leaks during transit
  • Loading and unloading using a hydraulic lift gate
  • Air ride suspension to firmly secure the car for a smooth ride

You may even request loading of your exotic car in the first position so that it will not be loaded and unloaded as other vehicles are removed and added. This service is also an excellent option for relocating classic vehicles.

Salvaged and non-operable car transport

Most of the time, people transport salvaged cars using towing companies. However, there is the risk that your car will get more damages. The better option is using a car shipping company. These companies have the required tools and labor to load and unload a salvaged or non-operable car.

The process of loading and unloading such vehicles is cumbersome and requires tools such a forklift. As such the shipping cost is more compared to operational car transport – at least $100 more.

Truck shipping

Companies that offer car relocation services also provide truck shipping. Shipping a truck is labor intensive, and requires pros. For this reason, only entrust your truck to a top-rated shipping company.

Trucks are heavy, so the cost of transportation is much higher than that of a car. The location of destination and the distance will also have a great influence on the final cost. For a free quote visit this page.

Those are some of the car relocation services any decent car shipping company will offer. The variety of services a company offers is a representation of its experience and quality of service.

A-1 Auto Transport offers these and more services including motorcycle and boat transport. The company has over 25 years of experience and covers all 50 states in the country.

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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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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.

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!

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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.

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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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
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435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
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45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
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1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
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6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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