McAllen, Texas Reliable Auto Shipping
With a population of more than 140,000 people, McAllen is one of the most populous cities in Texas and one of the largest business centers in Hidalgo County. There are many retail shopping centers that feature locally owned clothing stores, boutiques, spas, restaurants, technology stores and much more. South Texas College (STC) with nearly 30,000 students in located in McAllen. STC has five campuses throughout Hidalgo and Starr Counties including a virtual campus for online education. For recreation, there are several public access parks including a dog park, a skate park, playgrounds, a water park and plenty of space for family picnics, birthday parties, outdoor weddings and other events. Palm Golf Course, with 18 holes and a large driving range is in McAllen and they host several large and small tournaments annually.
If you are relocating to McAllen and need information on local utilities, cable and internet service or local attractions, events or recreation, you can visit the City of McAllen website where you can find that information and much more.
Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Estimated Time In Transit|
|McAllen to Houston||$347||347 miles||2 - 4 days|
|McAllen to Atlanta||$682||1138 miles||4 - 6 days|
|McAllen to Phoenix||$733||1223 miles||4 - 6 days|
|Miami to McAllen||$919||1532 miles||5 - 7 days|
|Los Angeles to McAllen||$957||1595 miles||5 - 7 days|
|Boston to McAllen||$1098||2196 miles||6 - 8 days|
|McAllen to Portland||$1154||2309 miles||6 - 8 days|
|McAllen to New York||$1185||1976 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 McAllen? McAllen sits just North of the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley. Its temperate climate means that each fall and winter, a huge influx of tourists flood the area. This tourism population helps pump up the McAllen economy, a fact that year-long residents are able to enjoy in every season. Most every McAllen resident gets around by car, so you’ll need to have yours delivered by a company like A-1 Auto Transport. Check with our directory to see all the auto transport companies willing to deliver to you in McAllen.
Auto Shipping Tips
Use these tips from A-1 Auto Transport to book reliable shipping services and get your motor vehicle ready for transport to or from McAllen, Texas.
- Compare prices with many companies so you can have a general idea of how individual company’s price and what services they each offer.
- Don’t be swayed by a company that offers a price that seems too good to be true. There are many companies that offer extremely low prices but they may not be able to come through with reliable service. Your vehicle could wind up sitting for a month or longer and not be picked up for delivery because these companies may not be able to find a carrier willing to work for the low amount they quoted.
- Ask the company to see their proof of insurance. Most reputable companies will have this information readily available for customers to look over.
- If you have a classic, antique or exotic car you may want to choose a company that has enclosed carriers. Not all companies have enclosed shipping available so you will need to ask about that upfront.
- Never sign any paperwork unless you have read it in detail and agree with all that it contains. Keep in mind that companies that have contracts may only have them to protect the company in case of damage during transport.
- Once you choose a company you need to make sure you have your car prepared for delivery. You will need to thoroughly clean the car inside and out, remove anything loose from the exterior, lower the fuel to around a quarter tank and make sure the car alarm is disabled. The company will provide you with full detail on other things you will need to do to fully prepare the vehicle.
Long Distance Auto Transport to/from McAllen
The cheapest way to transport an automobile to another state is between terminals. Because the carrier can pick up all the vehicles from one place, the costs incurred by the company and the cost you will have to pay will be lower.
However, in some situations, using a terminal might not be possible. If your car is broken, it may be cheaper to have a carrier come pick it up than to tow it to a terminal. If the terminal is too far away or you don’t have the time to make the trip, then our door to door service might be better.
Shipping Luxury and Classic Cars in McAllen
If you’re going to college in another city, you may want to bring your car with you for the commute. A luxury or classic car will also do wonders for your social status.
However, driving it across the country to a new city can be a tiring and dangerous job. Not only will it take several days, but it may even damage the car. Flat tires, scratches, and dents are just some of the problems long distance drives bring.
To go around this situation, an enclosed carrier is a much better alternative. Besides showing up for the pickup and to receive your car, there’s not much else you’ll have to do. You can focus on your studies while we focus on safely delivering your vehicle.
Special Discounts in McAllen
To ship automobiles over long distances, sometimes a bit of financial help is needed. For these situations, A1 auto transport has created its seasonal offerings. There are plenty of them released each year, so with a bit of planning, you too can take advantage of this opportunity.
Our company also discounts some of the shipping price first time buyers have to pay. We also help students and the elderly with a special discount. We feel indebted to our military for facilitating our peaceful lives, so we give them a discount as well.
If you own multiple vehicles, we recommend you use our multi car special by shipping 2 or more of them at a time. Our offers also extend to seasonal movers, so please check them out if you're thinking of skipping the colder parts of the country during winter.
International Shipping to/from McAllen
There are many ways to reach a new country, by car, plane, or ship being just a few of them. Similarly, you can transport an automobile using quite a few methods, though not all as efficient.
In certain circumstances, a train might be a viable option to transport your car, though it's unlikely you'll be able to reach another country or continent using one. Planes are also popular when it comes to long distance transportation. However, air freight's price is determined by the object's weight and size. Cars are very large and heavy, so the price can be extremely high.
Sea freight's cost is calculated similarly, but the rate is much lower, making it the better option in most cases. As an alternative to the train, land transportation can be done using an enclosed or an open auto carrier. The advantages of using one are many: increased protection, simpler booking, the ability to reach an area not connected by rail, etc.
McAllen Auto Transport Directory
You can use this auto transport guide from A-1 Auto Transport to find a reliable transporter for your car to or from McAllen, Texas.
Auto Transport 123
Auto Transport 123 has been in business for many years and they provide professional door to door nationwide automobile transport to all cars, vans, SUV’s and trucks. They are family owned and operated and have fully insured and bonded carriers. You can contact a customer care representative to get a quote, answers to questions you may have about transport and to book pick-up and delivery of your vehicle.
Bulldog Transport provides door to door, open and enclosed auto transport for all cars, trucks, vans, SUV’s and RV’s from coast to coast as well as overseas. They are registered with the US DOT and are fully licensed, insured and bonded for automobile transportation. Agents can be contacted 24/7 to schedule reliable auto transport.
Road Runner Auto Transport
Road Runner Auto Transport provides reliable auto transport service to some of the top auto dealerships in the nation as well as to business and individuals worldwide. They are licensed, insured, bonded and registered with the US DOT. You can contact an agent by phone for a quote and schedule pick-up and delivery to or from McAllen, TX.
Prostar Automotive Transport
Prostar Automotive Transport is a nationwide transporter that has been in business for more than 23 years providing reliable auto transport to customers nationwide. They can safely relocate motor vehicles to all 50 states with open and enclosed, door to door transport. They hire their own drivers and are fully licensed, insured and bonded as well as registered with the US DOT. You can contact an agent to book reliable auto transport services.
McAllen includes ZIP codes
78501, 78502, 78503, 78504, 78505.
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.