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Hiring an auto transport company is not much different than any other type of service, but it is a good idea to do some research beforehand. Unlike other types of services, car shipping can be on the expensive side, especially if you need transport over long distance or to the other side of the country. Since this is the case, some due diligence is recommended when seeking out a company to move your vehicle, particularly since service options and pricing can vary from one company to another. In this post, we’ll explain what you should look for in a car transporter and how to go about finding the best one for your needs. 

Some lead time is required when you hire a company to move a vehicle for you. Typically, a few weeks time is more than enough for a company to coordinate pick up, drop off, and delivery times for your car, truck, or motorcycle. Keep in mind that if you have any special transport requirements, or are shipping internationally, more advance notice is highly recommended.

Know What Services You Need

Before you contact any company for a cost estimate, it’s very helpful to know what specific services you need. In most cases, there are two primary decisions you’ll need to make: the type of carrier and method of delivery. The two types of transport carriers are an open air carrier and an enclosed carrier. Open carriers are exposed and haul more cars at once, while an enclosed carrier houses the vehicle in an covered and enclosed truck. As for delivery method, the common options are terminal delivery, which requires you to pick up the vehicle at a delivery depot, and door to door shipping, which delivers the car directly to a specific address. There are other services available as well, and it can be helpful to familiarize yourself with the options, which you can do on our auto transport services page.

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Do Your Research

Once you know what types of services you need, it’s easy to narrow down a handful of shippers that provide them and operate in the areas you’re shipping to and from. While it’s not essential that a car shipper have offices in the area where your vehicle is and where it’s being shipped, it can be very helpful if you need to get in touch with someone. It’s also more convenient if you happen to need short term storage if the company you work with has an established presence in the area. A quick look on Google maps can give a good overview of where a company has offices in a particular area or region, as well as provide feedback from other customers through Google reviews. 

Contact Companies For An Estimate

After you’ve picked out a couple shippers that offer the services you need and have a presence in your area, it’s a simple matter of contacting them for a price quote. Every auto shipper in the industry should offer nonbinding price quotes to any interested part, which makes it easy to compare prices from several different options without spending too much time on the process. Once done that, it’s a simple matter of picking the one that best fits your transport needs and is within you budget!


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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!

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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.

Testimonial
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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