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  1. High Dollar Car Transport
  2. The Best Way To Ship High Value Vehicles
  3. Researching To Find The Right Car Shipper
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High Dollar Car Transport

If you own a high-end, classic, or luxury car, then you probably have some apprehension about entrusting another party with the care and transport of you vehicle. This is not an uncommon feeling, which is why we provide the highest attention to detail in providing the utmost car for our clients that are shipping a high value car, truck, motorcycle, or SUV. We know how important your vehicle is to you and we take every measure possible to make sure you know how important your business is to us. 

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The Best Way To Ship High Value Vehicles

Any type of luxury, exotic, classic, or one-of-a-kind vehicle needs to be shipped in a particular way to make certain there is no risk of damage. Auto transport companies take every step possible to make sure that any vehicle they haul is not damaged during shipping, but there are additional services you can request to help safeguard against any possibility of damage. High value cars are shipped in an enclosed carrier almost without exception, and for good reason. Using an enclosed carrier—think of a large box truck that completely covers the vehicle on all sides—is the best way (and industry standard) to ship cars with a higher value. Not only does an enclosed carrier keep your vehicle from being susceptible from things like rain, snow, dust, and wind, but it also provide a level of discretion that is simply not possible when using an open carrier on which all cars are visible. 

Another benefit of using enclosed auto shipping is that the carriers only allow for one, or sometimes two cars to be shipped at once. Fewer cars being carried on the same carrier limits the amount of exposure your vehicle will have to things like fluid leaks from other cars on the same truck. 

The other major component to high value auto shipping is door-to-door transport. There are two reasons door-to-door shipping is so frequently used for luxury and exotic transport. The first is that it’s convenient and owners that ship these types of vehicles tend to appreciate ease of use on their end of the service. The second is that it eliminates a step in the process that the owner would otherwise have to facilitate, which is to say picking up the car from a transport terminal or depot. The car then has to be hauled or driven to its ultimate destination, creating an unnecessary trip and the potential for damage during the process. The further the terminal from where the car is headed, the more the potential risk. Having the vehicle dropped right at your specified location eliminates these potential risks. 

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Researching To Find The Right Car Shipper

Finding the right company to move a valuable car is more important than shipping a standard vehicle. Obviously, you’re entrusting a company to ship something that means a lot to you and is worth a lot, so it’s all the more important to make sure you find the right fit. This usually starts with a simple online search using websites like the Better Business Bureau and seeking out reviews from customers who have actually used the service. Other online review sites can be helpful as well, but you should take them with a grain of salt. Unlike other industries, auto transport customers rarely take the time to detail when an experience was great, but if they have a bad experience, they’re far more likely to share their story. Unfortunately, the blame sometimes get misplaced in these instances, but it’s still important to look at these reviews, especially if there is a pattern of similarly bad experiences. For the best information available, including safety ratings, operating authority, and experience in the industry, we highly suggest consulting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is the authority that oversees car shipping companies. 

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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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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.

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.

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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