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North Carolina was once thought of as one of the more rural and backwoods areas of the country. However, in recent years, cities in the state have cropped up as major metropolitan powerhouses, particularly Charlotte. This has become a major business center as well, which has led to an increase in relocation for those moving to this southern state. Auto shipping, like many other aspects of relocation to North Carolina, is surprisingly affordable.

Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time
In Transit
Charlotte to Raleigh$166166 miles1-2 days
Nashville to Charlotte$409409 miles2-4 days
Charlotte to Baltimore$439439 miles2-4 days
New York to North Carolina$389518 miles2-4 days
Charlotte to Miami$547729 miles3-5 days
Texas to North Carolina$8301383 miles4-6 days
North Carolina to Colorado$10321720 miles5-7 days
Las Vegas to North Carolina$11552309 miles6-8 days
Charlotte to Oregon$10402599 miles7-9 days
Washington to North Carolina$11022755 miles7-9 days
North Carolina to San Jose$11122781 miles7-9 days

*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.

Using North Carolina Car Transport Companies

When you are looking to book North Carolina car transport services, keep a few key tips in mind.

  • Research your area: One of the things that North Carolina is noted for is that fact that each major city center has several smaller and unique rural areas attached to it. Research the area in which you plan to be, so you know what points around it to be sure to check out.
  • Find out your pick-up and/or drop-off options: Does the North Carolina shipping company you have opted for have an option for drop-off or do you need to pick up your car at the nearest depot? These are important things to figure out before you book your transport.
  • Clean out your car ahead of shipping: Clean out all personal effects before you ship your car to ensure that you don’t lose anything during the transport process. Most companies will make you at least sign a waiver ahead of shipping to guard any responsible for items in the car.

Visit the North Carolina Department of Transportation website for more information on North Carolina and the plentiful opportunities in which it can offer those visiting or relocating to the state.

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North Carolina Auto Transport Companies Directory

RALEIGH

World Wide Auto Relocation

When you need your car to be relocated just about anywhere, nationally or internationally, then this is the company to turn to for booking, from individual services to entire dealer fleets. Licensed, bonded and insured nationwide auto shippers with great BBB accredited customer reviews. Transports automobiles, vans, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, boats and other heavy hauling with their open and enclosed auto transport carriers.

5 West Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC

919-618-0494

JE Carriers Auto Transport

One of the things customers cite about this North Carolina transport company is the competitive rates and the great reviews and accompanying customer service.

900 Freedom Drive, Raleigh, NC

919-917-7030

ASHVILLE

Diamond Executive Car Transportation

For those that need executive auto shipping, this company offers a wide array of options, focusing on high-end cars.

48 Lancelot Lane, Asheville, NC

828-281-8139

Vehicle Registration in North Carolina

One may register a car with the DMV in North Carolina either by mail or in person. You will have to submit your driver’s license, your car’s title, your insurance policy, various applications and affidavits, as well as proof of payment for the fee of registration.

As a new resident, you will be exempt from having to perform the initial inspection, but you will have to get one inspection done before submitting for your registration renewal.

To drive your car legally on the roads of North Carolina, you have to get it properly titled and registered. The two processes require the same paperwork and you can apply for both at the same time.

Registration for New Residents in NC

During the first 30 days of your newly established residency, you will have to submit for a North Carolina driver’s license, as well as for the vehicle registration and titling.

While, as a new resident, you benefit of an exempt from the initial car inspection, you have 90 days to get a vehicle inspection before the expiration date of your registration.

If you had already applied to get your North Carolina driver’s license, you can go ahead and submit this paperwork to get your vehicle registration:

  • The driver’s license issued by the state of North Carolina.
    • If you didn’t receive your North Carolina license, bring the temporary driving certificate you got when you submitted the application for the new license and your license from your previous state of residency.
  • Your auto insurance policy.
  • Your vehicle’s title certificate.
  • A fully completed application for titling.
  • Payment for the plate fee and other applicable state taxes.

How to Register a Car in the state of North Carolina

As the new owner of an automobile, you are mandated to get it registered at the state DMV office regardless if it was purchased or received as gift. Vehicle registration can be done either through mail or in person in the state of North Carolina.

In person vehicle registration

The following paperwork must be submitted at the local office of the DMV:

  • A valid ID card or driver’s license issued by the North Carolina state;
  • An insurance policy;
  • A notarized copy of your vehicle’s title certificate;
  • A series of standardized forms completed in full: an odometer statement, damage disclosure, and title application;
  • The vehicle’s bill of sale;
  • Payment for the plate fee and other applicable taxes.

Mail vehicle registration

If you can’t register your car in person, you can get it registered by mail by submitting the above-mentioned documentation and one copy of the driver’s license issued by the state of Carolina in your name.


Registration Issues

If you find yourself in one of the following situations, you will have to settle the issue before being able to apply for registration:

  • If you are in debt with the DMV, you should be acquitted before you’re able to apply for registration.
  • If one of your old checks issued to the Department of Motor Vehicles didn’t have coverage, you should call the DMV and clear the stop to allow you to apply for registration.
  • If you have a history of not paying child support, you’ll have to call the Health and Human Resources Department before being able to apply for registration.
  • If any discrepancies are found with your VIN, vehicle title, application loans, etc., the registration will be delayed.
  • All county taxes in your name have to be paid in full before you apply for registration.
  • If you ever lost your license due to a drunken driving charge, you should call the Courts’ Administrative Office before applying for registration.
  • You must purchase a car insurance policy before applying for registration.
  • If the vehicle you are trying to register was reported as being stolen, you should contact the Theft and License Bureau from the DMV to clear the report before registration.

Military Members and Vehicle Registration in North Carolina

If you are stationed in North Carolina, you can register your vehicle with the DMV by presenting your driver’s license issued by your state of residency and the documentation proving your active service in the state of North Carolina.

If you purchased a car from overseas during military service, you should take into consideration the following requirements and taxes:

  • 3% of the acquisition rate in taxes (bought from a dealership) or a tax of a maximum $250 at a computer’s schedule value (bought from a private party);
  • 3% of the price on the sale bill in taxes for vehicles acquired without registration;
  • A sale bill completed in full;
  • A car inspection in the state of North Carolina.

Vehicle registration for North Carolina residents stationed in other states

If you’re a resident of North Carolina and you are currently serving in active military duty in another state, you can register your car in North Carolina by submitting the required documentation along with your driver’s license in copy by mail.

Fees

The payment of DMV fees can be done by check, cash, or by money order, for all type of fees, such as instant title, plate fee, title certificate, tax of registration with the Authority of Regional Transportation, a tax for highway use, plate transfer fee, etc.

North Carolina license plates

Fees for license plates issued in North Carolina vary depending on the vehicle type and on the type of plates as well. You can choose between personalized and standard license plates. You shall receive your stickers and license plates when you register the automobile.

Other North Carolina Resources

North Carolina.gov – official government website for the state of North Carolina.

North Carolina Wikipedia Page – everything you need to know about the state of North Carolina.

University Of North Carolina – The University of North Carolina has a rich heritage of academic excellence. Chartered in 1789, UNC was the first public university in the United States and the only one to graduate students in the eighteenth century. Today, UNC is a multi-campus university composed of all 16 of North Carolina’s public institutions that grant baccalaureate degrees, as well as the NC School of Science and Mathematics, the nation’s first public residential high school for gifted students. To learn more about our campuses, academic programs and the University of North Carolina, please feel free to explore this site.

North Carolina On Craigslist – local classifieds and forums for jobs, housing, for sale, personals, services, local community, and events.

Joe Webster

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.

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Reviews from Customers in North Carolina

  • I moved to North Carolina recently and moved my family car with A1 Auto Transport. I told Joe he would find me at home after 5 pm and at work before that. I couldn’t afford to skip work to wait for the truck, and Joe was nice enough to work around my schedule.

    It took 3 days for the car to arrive. It was estimated to get there between 1 pm and 3 pm, and it arrived at around 1:30. Joe called beforehand to confirm I still needed it delivered at the office. I took a half hour break and was glad to see the car was not scratched during transport. Many thanks to the A1 team!

    - William C.
  • My experience with A1 auto transport was pretty great. Joe makes it so simple. If I had to note a couple things, it would be: A1 auto transport isn’t a broker, so you’ll get a better price than usual. Read some of the articles to get a feeling for this transportation business. Finally, you’re going to love it! Joe is on point. If you’ve got problems, don’t hesitate to call him. The faster you do it, the sooner it’ll get fixed.

    By the way, I called them to transport my car from Texas to North Carolina. It arrived on time and without a scratch.

    - Robert O. H.

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