Safe & Reliable Killeen Car Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport
Welcome to the A-1 Auto Transport guide to shipping a car in Killeen and Bell County! Here, you’ll find some advice for hiring auto shippers in the area, as well as a directory of local companies that offer service to and from Killeen, Texas. If you have any questions that are not addressed here, we encourage readers to call us at the number at the top of the page with their questions.
Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Estimated Time In Transit|
|Killeen to New Orleans||$399||533 miles||2 - 4 days|
|Killeen to Indianapolis||$630||1051 miles||4 - 6 days|
|Killeen to Jacksonville||$633||1056 miles||4 - 6 days|
|Salt Lake City to Killeen||$750||1250 miles||4 - 6 days|
|Miami Beach to Killeen||$825||1375 miles||4 - 6 days|
|Washington, D.C. to Killeen||$888||1480 miles||4 - 6 days|
|Killeen to Portland||$1006||2013 miles||6 - 8 days|
|Killeen to San Francisco||$1054||1757 miles||5 - 7 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 Killeen? This Central Texas city is a military hub, as it’s home to Fort Hood—one of the largest military bases in the entire country. The base’s presence means that Killeen has a continuously bolstered economy, making the job market outside of the base very desirable, though the entire town tends to feel influenced by the military. Though there is a bus system in Killeen, most residents opt to drive. Get your car delivered by finding an auto transport company, like A-1 Auto Transport, through our directory.
Using Killeen, TX Vehicle Transport Companies
Upfront Payment - Beware of companies that require an upfront payment before your vehicle is picked up. This should not be confused with a deposit that is paid after the vehicle is picked up and loaded before shipping. A deposit is a normal part of the process of working with a company that ships cars and it should represent a small portion of the total cost of the service. If you get an estimate from a company and they require that you pay half or more of the total payment before your vehicle’s condition is assessed and it is picked up for shipping, that’s a bad sign and warrants further research about the company. To sum it up, a small deposit is a normal part of the process, but a large upfront payment should not be.
Need to research an auto transport company? You should find everything you need to find safety ratings, complaint history and performance records at the National Consumer Complaint Database.
Get It In Writing - Any time we hear about a customer that got taken advantage of by a less-than-reputable auto carrier, it’s usually because they did not get the contract in writing. Verbal agreements don’t hold any validity in the industry and you should make sure to get a contract in writing (and fully understand everything on it) before any service is agreed upon or payment is made. Not only should you get the transport contract in writing, but you should also read it carefully and make sure you understand everything that’s included in it. If something is unclear or not detailed in the contract, ask the company for clarification and have them document the terms and communication on the contract.
Lowball Estimates - It’s becoming less of a problem thanks to heightened regulation within the industry, but customers should be wary of lowball estimates when pricing car shipping companies. Unfortunately, there are some unethical companies out there that operate without the required licensing and try to take advantage of unaware customers. One way to safeguard against getting a lowball estimate is to contact three to five companies before deciding on which one to hire. This way, you’ll get an idea of what others are charging for comparable services and be able to spot an estimate that seems unreasonable high or low.
For more information about businesses and services available in Killeen, Texas, visit the city’s official website.
Long Distance Auto Transport to/from Killeen
Beyond a certain point, driving a vehicle instead of shipping it is no longer cost effective. There are too many variables to consider, like the weather, the roads, the cost of fuel, human error, and others.
If you take into account the mileage and potential damage the car will suffer from the trip, you may find it surprising. Even months after the move, you may still have to deal with various parts breaking down due to over usage.
Auto transport companies deal with this problem by strapping your car on a platform on top of a truck. The truck gathers all the mileage and sustains all the damage, while the car gets to its destination in perfect condition.
Shipping Luxury and Classic Cars in Killen
A1 auto transport’s open and enclosed carriers can transport any type of vehicle, regardless of its ground clearance, size, or fragility. In an enclosed carrier, your car is kept dust free, and not even birds or rain can get to it.
It can be very important to keep a luxury or classic car hidden during shipping to not attract the eyes of vandals or thieves. Since the enclosed carrier will likely transport just your car/s alone, it will also arrive faster, further reducing the chances of an accident.
Special Discounts in Killeen
Are your finances in a pinch, but you have to move anyway? If you can't afford to leave your car behind, call A1 auto transport today. Not only can we arrange for the shipping price to be as low as possible for this industry, but we may even be able to provide you with a few discounts.
Every time you use our services, you can potentially benefit from a seasonal offer, or one meant for seniors, the military, or for students. The first time you request shipping from our company, another special comes into effect. You can combine these offers for a superior effect.
If you're moving during spring or autumn, you may be eligible for a snowbird discount. If you own multiple vehicles, you'll receive another price reduction by shipping them at the same time.
International Shipping to/from Killeen
It's important to consider your budget before shipping your vehicle internationally. A1 auto transport will allow you to ship at a significantly low price and even add a discount to the mix if you qualify for one.
However, it's important you check if the import taxes are reasonable and if you'll have to invest in modifications for your car to make it street legal. Each country has its own regulations regarding cars, and some try to encourage local manufacturers by raising the taxes of imported vehicles, especially old ones. This does not apply to every government, and you might not encounter this problem. But, it's important you look into it. If you don't know where to start, call now so we may advise you.
Killeen Auto Transport Companies Directory
Joe’s Car Shipping
Joe’s Car Shipping is an auto transport broker, meaning they don’t move vehicles themselves but operate as a middleman between customers and shippers. They offer free estimates through their website and operate throughout the continental United States.
903 W Rancier Ave
Killeen, TX 76541
Military Vehicle Relocators
A company specializing in moving cars for members of the armed services, Military Vehicle Relocators is a fully licensed, bonded and insured auto mover. They do not require an upfront deposit and offer some of the more competitive prices in the area.
2210 E Hwy 190
Copperas Cove, TX 76522
360 Auto Transport
In business since 2008, 360 Auto Transport moves a wide variety of vehicles for customers all over the U.S. They carefully screen all of the drivers and carriers they work with and offer discounts for students, seniors, and military members.
7717 Delhi Rd
Waco, TX 76712
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.