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How Does CarMax Auto Shipping Work

What's in this article?
  1. How Does It Work? 
  2. Can They Ship My Car? 
  3. Better Leave It To The Experts 
How Does CarMax Auto Shipping Work

If you've ever sold or bought a used car, then you've probably heard about CarMax. They are one of the biggest car valuation companies in the US and have extensive experience in selling and buying second-hand vehicles. 

But, did you know that they can also help with shipping your car

If this information is new to you and you are curious about how this entire process works, then you should keep reading! 

How Does It Work? 

Shipping a car with CarMax seems to be quite easy at first glance. You book the shipment, drop off your car, and then have it picked up by a CarMax representative once it has reached its destination. 

But, here's a more thorough view of how this process works:

  • Get a Car Shipping Quote - Firstly, you will need to get in touch with the company, give them details about your route, and ask for a free estimate. Once CarMax has all these details, they will be able to schedule your shipments. Once you've done that, you can start preparing your car and looking for participating CarMax locations where you can drop off your car.
  • Clean the Car Before Drop Off - Make sure to remove any personal or valuable items before dropping the car off to a CarMax representative. The company isn't responsible for any item that gets damaged or stolen during transit. The gas tank should also be at least ¼ full so that the company can operate the car as needed.
  • What Documents Will I Need - You will need your car's registration, your driver's license, and a valid payment method if you haven't already paid for the shipping.
  • What's Next - Once you've dropped off your car, it can now take between 2 and 21 days to get your vehicle to your destination. The company will update you about the car's shipping status and let you know about any possible delays. Once the car has reached its destination, either you or a CarMax representative will pick it up at the scheduled time from the CarMax location.
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Can They Ship My Car? 

CarMax claims that they can accommodate a variety of cars for various shipping reasons. So, whether you need to ship your car because you are relocating to a new city to start a new job or you are a seasonal traveler who just wants to ship their car to their new destination, CarMax can probably help you. 

However, if your car is inoperable or oversized, then they might not be able to ship it and you will need to look for a different carrier. 

Better Leave It to the Experts 

There are lots of auto carriers out there that offer reasonably good services. But, if you want to ensure that your car is in expert hands, then you should probably consider working with A-1 Auto Transport. We have over two decades of experience in this industry and have shipped vehicles to virtually every corner of the world. 

Our professionalism, thoroughness, impeccable services, extensive insurance plans, and state-of-the-art fleet have turned us into one of the most reputable and trustworthy auto shipping companies in the US. 

You can find more information about the type of services we provide on our website. You can also fill out the online form to get a free quote and further discuss the details of your shipment with one of our representatives. 

Don't hesitate to get in touch with us now. 

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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.

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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.

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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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