Safe And Reliable Durham Car Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport
Located in the county of the same name, Durham is the 85th largest city in the country and the fifth largest in this southern state. There are almost a quarter of a million people living in the city with double that residing in the metro area at large.
Duke University is located here, as is North Carolina Central University, making this not only an educational center but also creating a large student population and an equally student-driven economy. Chapel Hill is also nearby, which also boasts a large student population that drives into the Durham economy.
Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Estimated Time In Transit|
|Washington, D.C. to Durham||$258||258 miles||2-4 days|
|New York to Durham||$482||482 miles||2-4 days|
|Detroit to Durham||$499||666 miles||3-5 days|
|Durham to Houston||$705||1176 miles||4-6 days|
|Colorado Springs to Durham||$978||1631 miles||5-7 days|
|Albuquerque to Durham||$1040||1734 miles||5-7 days|
|Durham to Tucson||$1058||2116 miles||6-8 days|
|San Francisco to Durham||$1126||2817 miles||7-9 days|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.
Car Shipping Companies Near Me
Looking for auto transport companies near you in Durham? Often lumped in with Raleigh and Chapel Hill due to their close proximity, Durham is a young and educated community with a high amount of useable green space in the form of parks and paths. Award winning restaurants, monthly art events, and friendly strangers are all part of the experience of living in Durham. The best way to get around the city is by car, and you can have yours shipped to you by one of the companies in our directory, like A-1 Auto Transport.
Using Durham Vehicle Transport Companies
Prior to your trip to Durham, make plans for transport with some key advice:
- Get your vehicle properly prepped for the climate associated with the trip: For instance, if you are traveling to Durham during the summer months, chances are your vehicle is going to have to pass through the elements to get there, including sometimes driving rain. Make sure it is prepped for this reality.
- Sometimes, cheaper isn’t always better: In other words, depending on the needs of your vehicle as it is being transported, sometimes, opting for the cheapest possible transport isn’t the best option. Be prepared for that fact in your budget.
- Take the time to ask questions: When you are in such a hurry that you skip this part of the process, you might find that you regret it later. Asking questions about your transport contract, what is included in the price for services and more are important elements about which to inquire BEFORE you sign on the dotted line.
For more information visit the city of Durham website.
Long Distance Auto Transport to/from Durham
Each break a driver has to take during a long distance journey can be very expensive. Hotels are notoriously expensive, and the more days you have to spend on the road, the more nights you’ll have to book. Also, you’ll have to plan out your meals and search for cheap solution. This can cost you time, and you may not always find what you’re looking for.
Due to these inconveniences and many other, many people opt for long distance auto transport services. By dealing with our company directly, you can avoid brokers and keep costs to a minimum, sometimes even below $500.
Shipping Luxury and Classic Cars in Durham
When moving to Durham, your possessions will most likely travel in a moving company’s truck. However, you cannot use the same truck/company to move your luxury or classic car. For it, you’ll need a direct shipper and most likely an enclosed carrier.
Unlike open carriers, enclosed trucks don’t leave the cargo exposed to the weather. You can count on them to transport high end vehicles without risking scratches or bumps. An enclosed carrier is also much faster than the alternative, and its schedule is much more predictable. If you want your car to arrive on a specific date, it’s much easier to arrange the transport with this type of truck.
Special Discounts in Durham
One of the easiest ways to lower the cost of your shipping project is using our seasonal offerings. These are available throughout the year and are announced regularly.
Besides them, A1 auto transport offers discounts to senior citizens, to students, as well as to military men and women. You will also get a special deal if you’re working with us for the first time or if you’re shipping more than one car. Call now to see what discounts are available.
International Shipping to/from Durham
If you’re looking for a solution to the problem of what to do with your car when moving to Europe or to any other continent, A1 auto transport will help you. We can ship automobiles to any locations, including outside the US.
Our services include preliminary research, regular updates, information on how to prepare for the shipment, etc. After we pick up your car, you won’t have to worry about it. You can call anytime for a status update, and in case of an accident, you’ll receive a substantial insurance payout.
Cheap Transportation Options in Durham
To ship cars more easily and at a lower price, the auto transport industry employs the largest trucks it can. A1 auto transport uses open carriers with a 12 car carrying capacity. Thanks to these behemoths, we can keep the prices low.
Distance is a large influencer of each transport's price. However, other factors, such as fuel costs and the number of cars being moved are equally important.
If the owner of the carrier can transport more cars in one go, he/she will earn more from the project, which will in turn permit him/her to lower the price of the next shipment. After 20 years of buying the latest carriers and going through this system, our prices are some of the most competitive on the market. If you'd like a quote, call today.
Auto Transport Safety Measures in Durham
When leaving your property with professionals, it's implied they'll take care of it. A1 auto transport takes numerous measures in this regard. Besides the regular maintenance our carriers go through, you can expect the following.
- Safety straps on every carrier. They'll prevent movement and hitting the surrounding vehicles.
- A highly experienced and skilled driver.
- Protection against outside factors. It can be increased using enclosed trucks.
- An insurance policy.In case of an accident, any damage your car suffers will be fixed free of charge.
Durham Auto Transport Companies Directory
Mel's Towing and Transport
Primarily a towing company, Mel’s also provides transport options for customers in the Durham – and surrounding – area. The company has been in business for more than a decade and has a positive standing in the community. Prices are fair, which can be hard to in a company of this caliber, and roadside assistance is a pleasant perk of doing business with Mel’s.
808 Church Street, Morrisville, NC 27560
Fred's Towing & Transport
Fred’s is another longstanding towing company in the Durham area, namely about an hour away in Henderson. This towing and transport outfit has partnered with a number of other auto-related agencies in the state, to give customers some additional options when transporting for the purposes of moving, as well as towing clients that need additional repair services.
400 Industry Drive
Henderson, NC 27537
Auto Ship Direct
This company has a wide array of partnerships that can aid in helping customers to find the transport they need, as well as complementary services that can save time and money on moving and more. This company is well established and has a good amount of respect in the industry at large.
10423 Ligon Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27587
Aryns Auto Transport
Aryns is in Greensboro, which isn’t too far from Durham. This company services Durham-area customers and has good repute in the state of North Carolina. People needing to ship to and from Durham might consider this company as a viable option if they want someone with relationships with auto companies both in the state of North Carolina as well as points around the country.
Other Durham Resources
Durham Wikipedia Page - everything you need to know about the city of Durham.
Duke University - Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge.
Durham On Craigslist - local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events.
Services And Information
Durham includes ZIP codes
27701, 27702, 27703, 27704, 27705, 27706, 27707, 27708, 27709, 27709, 27710, 27711, 27711, 27712, 27713, 27715, 27717, 27722.
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 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.