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  1. Door To Door Car Shipping Cost & Time Examples
  2. Door To Door Transport Car Transport Options
  3. Door To Door Car Shipping Services For
  4. Preparing Your Vehicle For Door To Door Transport Service
  5. Other Considerations To Take Into Account
  6. Related Information
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You can now request an instant quote for car shipping on your smartphone by downloading the free A-1 Auto Transport application, which is available for both iPhone and Android. Get door to door transport service from the best car shipping company at the best price in your area.

Door to Door Car Shipping Cost & Time Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time In Transit
Los Angeles, CA to Phoenix, AZ$520386 mi2-4 days
Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN$740538 mi2-4 days
Atlanta, GA to Detroit, MI$810732 mi3-5 days
Denver, CO to San Diego, CA$8801090 mi4-6 days
Phoenix, AZ to Seattle, WA$10101086 mi4-6 days
San Jose, CA to Dallas, TX$11801693 mi5-7 days
Detroit, MI to Las Vegas, NV$12501999 mi5-7 days
Seattle, WA to Memphis, TN$14702303 mi6-8 days
New York, NY to Phoenix, AZ$13402421 mi7-9 days
Portland, OR to Miami, FL$14403281 mi7-9 days
  • *Car transport costs and times are estimated. Car shipping quotes can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.
  • *Shipping cost examples are for enclosed transport cost from door to door auto shipping.
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Door to Door Transport Car Transport Options

As with any service, door to door auto transportation offers several choices for shipping a car. One option is a multi-car transport truck, which is ideal for basic vehicle transport. These trucks were designed specifically for auto transport, with the majority of car shipment easily fitting safely and securely onto the truck.

A second option for shipping a car is to use a flatbed truck, a good choice when moving more than one vehicle or a smaller vehicle. The flatbed option is ideal to ship a car and another small vehicle, such as a dirt bike or motorcycle.

Our enclosed transport trucks offer a more secure car transport option with an added layer of protection. Designed with higher end, luxury or classic cars in mind, enclosed transport is a great option for shipping a car if you have concerns about weather, road debris or other potential damage caused to your vehicle during delivery. This is a particularly good option for car shipping if you are buying or selling a vehicle as it offers the most protection and safety during transport.

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Preparing Your Vehicle for Door to Door Transport Service

Whether using terminal to terminal or door to door transport for car shipping, there are a few simple steps that you should take to prepare your car for shipping.

  • It’s a good idea to check your battery, tire pressure and fluid levels before you ship your car. Any mechanical issues or operational quirks should be communicated prior to pick up by the car shipping company.
  • Have no more than 1/4 tank of gas in the vehicle before auto shipping.
  • Clean the vehicle and remove any loose or personal items before car shipping. This can include items such as detachable car stereos, GPS units, garage door openers and parking permits.
  • Fold in mirrors and remove any non-retractable antennas, spoilers, luggage racks or other accessories of the vehicle.
  • Disable the alarm or include detailed instructions for the car transport company on how to turn it off in case it cannot be disabled.
  • Document and photograph any existing damage to the vehicle for your records before car shipping.
  • Put the top up if your vehicle is a convertible. If this is not an option, enclosed transport by car shipping companies is a good option that is worth exploring.
  • Provide a set of all vehicle keys to the driver of car shipping company.
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Other Considerations to Take Into Account

It is important to remember that car shipping services requires a wide enough street for our auto carriers to maneuver. Obstacles for auto shipping can include overhanging tree branches or driveways in which it is difficult to navigate large pickup trucks. In circumstances such as these, our driver will contact you and arrange for pick up at the nearest convenient location.

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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. 

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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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