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Lakewood State To State Moving Services

Lakewood Long Distance Moving Companies

Relocating to a new place gives you the opportunity to rebrand yourself. Lakewood is a city in Cuyahoga County. It is the third largest city in the state of Ohio. It lies along the shores of Lake Erie, the fourth largest lake among the Great Lakes. Lakewood’s motto is ‘a great place to call home’ and it surely maintains that due to its harmonious environment. The natural wildlife, restaurants, different cultures give it a feel of home away from home. If you wish for a smooth move, engage A-1 Auto Transport, the most experienced moving and vehicle relocation company in Lakewood.

Why you need a moving company

  • Accountability. Moving companies take responsibility for all your household goods during a move. They take an inventory of all goods you want moved, pack and load them in modified vehicles which ensure safety. In case damage occurs, the company is liable and they compensate you accordingly. Under a self-move, your friends are not liable for any accident and you have to cover for any losses.
  • The right equipment. Moving companies are properly stocked to handle your move. The have quality packing material such as corrugated boxes, bubble wrap and anti-static peanut. When loading, they use trolleys or dollies and ramps. This ensures your household goods are loaded safely and swiftly. Moving companies also use advanced vehicles to move your household goods.
  • Insurance. It is a requirement by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association for moving companies to cover every move they handle. Movers have the base level insurance which covers your items at 60 cents a pound. They also have the supplemental insurance which covers your goods according to their value. This ensures the customer is at liberty to choose the most convenient insurance for their move.

A-1 Auto Transport can help you move your household goods nationwide. Call 888-509-3213 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote on interstate moving services.

What to consider before hiring a moving company

  • Check the scope of operations of a moving company. This is confirmed from their carrier numbers. An intrastate moving company has a carrier number from the Ohio Public Utilities Commission while an interstate mover has a DOT number from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association. You can also use the sites to verify the company’s license, registration and insurance.
  • Ask for a moving quote from different moving companies and make a comparison. Check the type of services they offer and their rates. The quote should have basic services, affordable rates and a fixed delivery window. Professional movers like A-1 Auto Transport have extra services like packing to unpacking and house arrangement in their catalogue.
  • Check how the company ranks at the Better Business Bureau. A company that has been assessed and accredited by the organization is trustworthy. They have been trained on efficient customer service and operate under the organization’s guidance. In case of disputes, accredited members answer to the organization.

After you settle for the mover of your choice, take the following precautions when signing the moving contract.

  • Do not sign blank or incomplete documents.
  • Do not sign the contract without the presence of a witness or consulting a professional.
  • All agreements between you and the company should be documented in writing.

Tips to make your move manageable

  • Visit the city you are moving to and get acquainted at least a month in advance. It helps you settle faster after moving in. You can also get useful information for the movers such as the estate rules and house measurements.
  • If you plan on making your long distance move affordable, get reused boxes from local stores. Also, use trash bags and laundry bins to pack clothes.
  • Enlist friends to help with your move. Ensure they only handle non-breakables due to their zero liability. It is also important to note that the moving company’s liability is limited to 60 cents a pound under the base level insurance.
  • Place all the packed household goods in strategic locations to ease the work of the company personnel on moving day.

Why choose A-1 Auto Transport?

Our confidence in the quality of our services is evident from the free no-obligation quote we offer our customers. At A-1 Auto Transport, you are guaranteed quality services at affordable rates.

Our moving services

  • Small moves
  • Military moves
  • College moves
  • Corporate relocations
  • Pet transport
  • Vacation moves
  • Piano moves
  • Furniture moves
  • Pool table moves
  • Local moves
  • Affordable long distance moves

Get in touch

Make the switch today. Call us on 1-888-509-3213 and reserve your moving spot. Fill out the form at the top of our page and speak directly to a moving expert.

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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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Testimonial
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.

Testimonial
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!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
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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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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