Car Transport Services For Your Particular Needs
A-1 Auto Transport offers several options to handle your personal, dealer, military or corporate automobile move. We feature open air, enclosed transport, door to door and terminal to terminal car transportation services. Additionally, we provide high end and luxury car transport services for vehicles that require careful handling and extra attention to detail.
The standard services include:
Understanding the differences between the available car transport services is important to ensure that you get exactly what you need at the best price possible.
Open Air Services
Open air transport typically means that your auto is loaded onto a multi-car carrier along with other vehicles before being moved. Think of what you might see on the highway, moving several new cars to an auto dealership–this is an open air transport carrier. A flatbed truck can also transport a single vehicle, though this is more costly and generally used for door to door shipping.
While open air shipping is one of the more popular and cost-effective ways to move your vehicle, customers who are concerned about weather and road debris during transit may prefer the complete protection offered by enclosed auto transport.
Enclosed Auto Transport Services
Enclosed transport shields your vehicle from the elements, offering the best protection at the best price. There are two types of enclosed shipping options used in the industry: soft-sided and hard-sided.
Soft-sided enclosed transport uses a transport carrier that is covered in canvas or vinyl, offering limited protection against weather and road conditions, but more than open air transport. Soft-sided carriers can prevent most damage from small rocks, wind and rain.
For an extra level of protection from weather and road hazards, hard-sided enclosed transport is recommended. As one of the best car transport options available, hard-sided enclosed transport completely protects your car from travel conditions and weather, keeping it sealed off from the outdoors.
An added benefit of hard-sided enclosed transport is that it also prevents prying eyes from seeing your auto while it’s being transported; clearly a good precaution to take when moving high end vehicles.
Terminal to Terminal Shipping
Terminal to terminal shipping is the industry standard for transporting autos. It requires the customer to both drop off and pick up their car from a depot or terminal. Open air terminal to terminal shipping is the most affordable service currently available.
To offer our customers the very best, A-1 Auto Transport maintains terminals in nearly every major city in the United States. In the event that a terminal is not conveniently located, door to door transport is always an option.
Door to Door Auto Transport
Door to door shipping costs more than terminal to terminal shipping, but can save considerable time in transporting your vehicle when moving cross country. The advantage of door to door transport is that there’s no need to drop off or pick up your vehicle at a terminal, we pick it up for you and drop it off at the location you specify.
There are instances in which our transport carriers are unable to maneuver in certain locations, such as some apartment complexes or streets with low hanging tree branches. In these situations, our drivers will arrange to meet you at the nearest convenient location.
Exotic and Luxury Cars
When transporting an exotic, classic or luxury car, you want to be certain that your vehicle will be handled with the utmost care to ensure that it arrives in the same condition it left in.
Here are some of the services we offer for high end vehicles:
- Air ride suspension prevents “chucking” for a smoother ride
- Wall and floor mounted brackets are used for a more secure fit
- Covered interior and exterior, even with enclosed transport
- Hydraulic lift gate used for the safest loading and unloading possible
- Drip guards to prevent potential leaks during transport
Upon request, we can even load your automobile into the first position in the trailer so it does not undergo loading and unloading as other cars are added and removed.
Though insurance and satellite tracking come standard with every quote we offer, it is important to consider additional insurance if your auto is particularly valuable. This type of insurance can be offered through your existing auto insurance plan or can be purchased through a third party carrier.
Read what other customers say about their experience with A-1 Auto Transport
I just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for taking such good care of our customers. Whenever anyone has an automotive move as part of their household move, I don’t hesitate to give them your number – in all the time that I’ve been sending them to you, I have yet to have a customer call me back and tell me that they had a poor experience. You know that the moving industry relies heavily on word of mouth, so I’m happy to continue referring business to you.
Thanks for your help and for all your small move referrals – keep up the excellent work!
Aaron Brynen, ShipSmart, Inc.
Posted by: Aaron B.
It has been a pleasure dealing with you for the past 2 years and I would recommend you to any of my customers. I ve never gotten a complain from any of the customers that you have moved for us but on the other hand we gotten more customers to move with you by how great you treat our customer thank you for working with us and we will be using again love ya.
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