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Colorado may well be best known for one thing – skiing – however, it isn’t the only thing. This is one of the healthiest states in the country, as people here are known for getting up and getting outdoors to enjoy as much of the beautiful nature surrounding them as possible. You might not use your car as much in this state, but you will want it to access various points, including some of the mountainous regions where you can subsequently hop out and go hiking and viewing some of the most amazing aspects of nature.

Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time In Transit
Dallas TX to Denver$596794 miles3 – 5 days
Denver to Phoenix AZ$648864 miles3 – 5 days
Colorado to California$6701117 miles4 – 6 days
Louisiana to Colorado$6981164 miles4 – 6 days
Denver to Portland OR$7461243 miles4 – 6 days
Asheville NC to Colorado$9081514 miles5 – 7 days
Colorado to New York NY$11091849 miles5 – 7 days
Florida to Denver$11411901 miles5 – 7 days

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

Tips For Using Colorado Auto Shipping Companies

Since many people use their vehicles to get around in this state, there are several options to keep in mind when it comes to Colorado car transport.

  • Know where you are going: Much of the state is fairly rural and rough when you get out of the bigger cities. If you plan to work with a Colorado vehicle transport company to get your car where you plan to be, make sure they can get to your location. Otherwise, you may have met instead somewhere nearby.
  • Insurance is the key: With such treacherous roads covering much of the state for much of the year, anything can happen to the shippers’ trucks. Make sure that your Colorado vehicle shipping company has the right carriers insurance to guard against any damage to your vehicle, it’s worth it even if your auto shipping rates go up a little — So be sure to compare pricing online.
  • Prep your car ahead of time: Colorado is pretty cold and in some areas, it stays cold for a good portion of the year. Find out from your mechanic what steps you need to take to ensure that your fluids don’t freeze and that your tires are in good enough shape to drive when you arrive at your chosen destination. This applies whether you are moving to the state for good or just visiting.

Colorado car shipping ensures that you can use your own vehicle to get to various sites and enjoy your visit in this Four Corners locale of the United States. As long as you are at least somewhat well-versed in driving in icy conditions, should you plan to travel at a time of year when snow is falling, and are prepared for some very long, very winding mountain roads, you should be good to go. And what better way to navigate strange and sometimes dangerous roads than in your own vehicle?

Visit the Colorado Department of Transportation website for more information on shipping your automobile to Colorado.

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Colorado Auto Transport Companies Directory

Auto Driveaway

Auto Driveaway provides auto transport for large and small companies as well as individuals nationwide. They have qualified driving experts and offer truck transport for your vehicle if that is your chosen method. Moreover, the company carries more than $2 million in liability insurance, just to give you peace of mind. A customer favorite with lots of great reviews, and a BBB accredited company.

5777 East Evans Avenue #109, Denver, CO 80222

303-757-1211

Auto Driveaway

Warren Transport Inc

This small but effective Colorado auto shippers operation provides services in and around the Denver region. This is a good option if you plan to ship your car to other areas of the state or need service getting to a nearby state from Colorado. Check their online customer review from the BBB.

510 E 51st Ave Ste 211, Denver, CO 80216

303- 333-2663

Warren Transport Inc

Uti Transport Solutions

Uti is also a smaller Colorado auto transport option that provides service to and from the Colorado Springs area. Perhaps if you plan to be in the Colorado Springs area, but don’t necessarily want to make that journey on your own, Uti is a solid way to go. Offering both enclosed and open air trailers, this licensed and bonded business will successfully ship automobiles, motorcycles, boats and more to Hawaii, Alaska, and all over the nation.

2545 Platte Pl, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

719-447-9101

Vehicle Registration Procedures in Colorado

For first time vehicle registration, visit the CO DMV office and bring your vehicle title, ID, VIN (if necessary), payment of registration fee, and emissions form (if appropriate to your state). Typically, dealers handle brand new vehicle registration.

All Colorado vehicle owners are required to register their vehicles.

You have ninety days to have your vehicle registered and to get a license plate if your Co residency was just established recently.

Qualifications for residency:

  • If you operate or own a business in CO.
  • If you resided in CO for ninety days.
  • If you are employed in CO.

Colorado will issue a penalty or late fee if you failed to have your vehicle registered within the 90 days registration period.

Visit the Division of Motor Vehicles Registration Office where your residency was established. Bring the following documents:

  • VIN verification (DR 2698 Form) for second hand cars, and in cases where the car was titled outside the state.
    • If the vehicle was bought brand new, include this information in the documentation.
    • If verification of VIN is necessary, it should be performed by an enforcer of the law, a certified vehicle emissions inspector, or an auto dealer.
  • Current car registration certificate or car’s title.
  • A valid ID (passport, military ID, out-of-state driver’s license).
  • Emissions Test Certificate, if required.
  • Car Insurance Certificate.
  • Payment of CO car registration fees.

CO car registrations are effective for twelve months.

Registration of a Vehicle in CO

You must register your newly purchased car, either used or new with the Division of Motor Vehicles within a 60 days registration period.

Prior to registration, verify if your car has to go on a smog verification which will be contingent on your car’s age and your home state.

Purchased vehicles from a car dealership: A vehicle registration service may be provided by a dealer if your vehicle was bought from a car dealership. Verify with your dealer if they provide this kind of service.

Vehicles transferred or purchased from private sellers: You may visit your local DMV Registration Office for the registration of a vehicle purchased in a private sale. Bring the following documents:

  • VIN verification (DR 2698 Form), if your car was titled outside CO.
    • The VIN verification must be performed by an enforcer of the law, a certified vehicle emissions inspector, or an auto dealer.
  • Your current car registration certificate or car’s title.
  • A valid ID (passport, military ID, out-of-state driver’s license).

Emissions Certificate, if required or depending on your home state (refer to “Vehicle Inspection in Colorado” below).

  • Certified Car Insurance.
  • Colorado car registration fees (refer to “Vehicle Registration Costs” below).

Certificates of Registration in Colorado are effective for twelve months.

Registration of a Military Vehicle in Colorado

Out of state military resident based in CO: There are 2 Options for an out-of-state, active military member based in CO:

  • You can keep your existing home state registration.
  • Register your car in CO if you are staying in CO for a long time.

Registering a vehicle in CO as an active duty member will exempt you from remunerating the state’s SOT. But, you are required to obey all CO emissions requirements and laws. To be eligible for this, the following documents must be presented to your county’s DMV office:

  • Copy of military orders (proof of CO military base).
  • Military ID,
  • Current LES,
  • A completed DR 2667 Form. 1 form/ vehicle.

CO military residents: You may follow the vehicle registration procedures above if you’re on active duty and reside in Colorado.

For military members stationed outside the state who want the registration of their purchased vehicle be in CO, contact the CO Division of Motor Vehicles.

Costs of Vehicle Registration

Factors in CO vehicle registration costs:

  • Licensing fee- Based on the car’s weight, taxable value, and purchase date.
  • Sales tax- Depends on your car net purchase cost.
  • Ownership tax- depends on the value of your car when it was new.

You may visit your local Division of Motor Vehicles Registration Office for a fee assessment. Any Colorado DMV office accepts cash and other county offices accept credit cards.

Vehicle inspection in Colorado:

  • Jefferson,
  • Douglas,
  • Denver,
  • Broomfield,

Emissions tests are required in some areas of the counties below:

  • Weld,
  • Larimer,
  • Arapahoe,

Contact your county office for smog check inquiries.

CO license plates: For a car registration application, the Colorado DMV offers a variety of specialty license plates, but with an extra fee supporting your favorite college CO sports team. Standard plates have no additional fee.

Other Colorado Resources

Colorado.gov – official government website for the state of Colorado.

Colorado Wikipedia Page – everything you need to know about the state of Colorado.

University Of Colorado – As the flagship university, CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country.

Colorado State Parks – Some great state parks to check out.

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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 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.

Reviews from Customers in Colorado

  • Truly, the best transport company! I was supposed to use another originally. However, I read some terrible reviews on it, so I gave A1 Auto Transport a call and arranged for a short notice transport.

    They thankfully obliged me, a big help considering all the preparations I had to make for my move to Colorado. The driver did a great job. He was communicative, professional, and very competent. He took my baby on Sunday and brought it at my new home by Thursday evening. Amazing Service! Thank you both! I’m not one to write reviews, I just really feel you deserve it.

    - Tyler M.
  • At the end of the summer, we spent a few stressful few weeks relocating and settling in Colorado Springs after 8 years of living in Boston. My father was scheduled for another surgery after getting into a serious boating accident. So, my husband and I decided to make the painful decision of moving back to Colorado to take care of him, with two small children and a truckload of household stuff in tow.

    It was our first time undertaking a major relocation, and we had zero idea on how to go about this whole moving business. We took some friends’ recommendations, and started calling and emailing some companies.

    Things got more difficult when the company we initially hired to pick up our cars all of a sudden didn’t have a driver after the quote we agreed upon skyrocketed “due to certain unforeseeable market factors”. We couldn’t afford to lose another minute on a phone call to some other mover just to set up another expensive, unpredictable deal. My father was due to go to the hospital in a few days, and school was about to start for the kids.

    But we had to do it, and you have no idea how grateful we were to have dealt with A1 Auto Transport. After that distressing experience with the first mover, A1 felt heaven-sent. We told them our situation, and thought it was all going to involve another daunting, tedious process. But their people were so incredibly helpful and attentive to details. They went out of their way to make sure our questions were answered and our vehicle arrived promptly, despite some bad weather we were having at the time.

    Another thing that won us over is how A1 understands almost intuitively the importance of reliability and active, honest communication with their customers, with people like us who lead ordinary, emotionally challenging lives, and value time and hard-earned money. A1 Auto Transport succeeds in truly serving and connecting to their customers in ways no other company would even try.

    If I have the entire universe to give out millions of stars for, I’d gladly do it and rain them all on A1 Auto Transport. It may just have been another ordinary business day for them, but to my family and I, it made all the difference in the world.

    - Emily T.

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