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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.

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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.

Car Shipping Companies Near Me

Looking for auto transport companies near you in North Carolina? The draw of North Carolina hits home for many people. If you’re moving to the state for its rich Appalachian mountains or its quaint seaside towns, we would be happy to help with your car transport. If you’re moving from this state and need to get to another part of the country, we can also help you with your vehicle transport needs. Let us know where you’re headed and we will get you on your way. We will plan your move from start to finish and coordinate to have that delivered to you on your desired date. Head to A1 Auto Transport to compare brokerages and carriers with trucks in your area right now.

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.

Long Distance Auto Transport to/from North Carolina

Most customers choose the summer season to transport their vehicles, especially over long distances. This is understandable, since an auto shipment is often accompanied by the movement of one’s belongings. Cold weather makes traveling and manual labor more difficult, and the snow can put a halt to your plans altogether.

However, if you wish to reduce your costs, shipping your car may be better left for the colder part of the year. A1 Auto Transport has a seasonal offering prepared for this season to encourage customers to not be deterred by the weather.

To inquire about these offers, call us now. Our shipping services are available throughout the US, and we also transport cars internationally.

International Auto Transport from/to North Carolina

A1 Auto Transport is confident in delivering your car to the US from any other country and vice versa. To arrange a transport, speak directly to our staff.

If the shipment can be done entirely on land, it will be handled with a carrier. Trains and airplanes are also options, but they’re either limited in their reach or too expensive for most customers.

If your car must pass an ocean on its way, we can book a ship to carry it. We can load your vehicle either with the RoRo method, which is the most common and least expensive, or in a container. You will have to pay a standard fee to ship a container, which is generally higher than what RoRo would cost you.

Cheap Car Transportation Options in North Carolina

Generally, auto shipping quotes depend on a few factors, such as the type of service you select, the distance, the pick-up/drop off locations, and seasonal fluctuations. If you’re looking for the cheapest options, then terminal to terminal and open carrier services are the best.

Door to door services, although convenient, are generally more expensive than using a terminal. Check with our staff if there are any near your car’s current position and/or near its destination. Terminal to door and door to terminal services can also be considered for lowering costs.

Our company can ship your car with either an enclosed or an open carrier. Of the 2, the latter is cheaper. Any additional requests, like express deliveries, may cost you more.

If you’re looking to cut costs, shipping your vehicle during winter may be better. There is a lower demand for auto shipping during winter, so our seasonal offerings come into effect.

Shipping Luxury and Classic Cars in North Carolina

When shipping a luxury, classic, antique, or exotic car, speed and/or safety are usually most important. Because of this, most clients opt for our enclosed auto carriers. With this option, express deliveries are possible and the risk associated with transportation is almost negligible.

Transporting luxury or antique cars with a covered truck stops potential thieves from seeing or knowing their location. Nobody can get near the vehicle, so the chances of someone scratching it or pebbles jumping off the road during transportation into it are none. You can transport one luxury or classic car at a time, or multiple vehicles in the same enclosed carrier. Our drivers don’t make detours, so you car will arrive to North Carolina in the shortest time possible.

North Carolina Special Discounts

Our North Carolina clients can benefit from certain discounts available all year round. These include discounts for the elderly and for military personnel, as well as discounts given to students regardless of their state of origin. Our customers can also benefit from seasonal offerings, available in certain months. You can inquire about these over the phone.

Auto Transport Safety Measures in North Carolina

Open carriers have the bad reputation of being less safe than their enclosed counterparts. However, these ideas are badly exaggerated.

While enclosed carriers do offer more protection against anything that may try to harm the cargo from the outside, open carriers do have numerous structural beams which help as well. Also, outside treats consist of bad weather, flying pebbles and thieves. If you’re not shipping a luxury or vintage vehicle, these factors are probably not that concerning.

Both types of carrier strap their cargo in place, so automobiles don’t hit each other while on the move. Although they arrive a bit slower due to the higher number of cars they carry at a time, open carriers are much more affordable than enclosed trucks making it a better choice for the vast majority of car owners.

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If you’re determined to ship your vehicle but are unsure if you can afford it or not, then comparing quotes may be a solution. You can easily get an estimate from us using our online form, available at the top of the website.

It’s made in 2 parts. After completing the first couple brackets, you’ll be redirected to a slightly longer form where you’ll need to add some extra information. The whole process takes less than 5 minutes.

You can also contact us directly if you’d like us to customize your service. Depending on your budget and needs, we can create a program that fits them.

North Carolina Auto Transport Companies Directory


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


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



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


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.


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 - 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.

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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. 

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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.

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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North Carolina A&T State University Moving Services

🇺🇸 Greensboro - Guilford, North Carolina (NC) 27401

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🇺🇸 Durham - Durham, North Carolina (NC) 27722

University Of North Carolina At Asheville Moving Services

🇺🇸 Ash - Brunswick, North Carolina (NC) 28420

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🇺🇸 Chapel Hill - Orange, North Carolina (NC) 27514

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🇺🇸 Charlotte - Mecklenburg, North Carolina (NC) 28201

University Of North Carolina At Greensboro Moving Services

🇺🇸 Greensboro - Guilford, North Carolina (NC) 27401

University Of North Carolina At Pembroke Moving Services

🇺🇸 Pembroke - Robeson, North Carolina (NC) 28372

University Of North Carolina At Wilmington Moving Services

🇺🇸 Wilmington - Brunswick, North Carolina (NC) 28404

University Of North Carolina School Of The Arts Moving Services

🇺🇸 Winston-Salem - Forsyth, North Carolina (NC) 27111

Western Carolina University Moving Services

🇺🇸 Sylva - Jackson, North Carolina (NC) 28779

Winston-Salem State University Moving Services

🇺🇸 Winston-Salem - Forsyth, North Carolina (NC) 27101

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🇺🇸 Bynum - Chatham, North Carolina (NC) 27228

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Goldsboro State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 Goldsboro - Wayne, North Carolina (NC) 27530

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🇺🇸 Havelock - Craven, North Carolina (NC) 28532

Hickory State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 Hickory - Catawba, North Carolina (NC) 28601

High Point State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 High Point - Guilford, North Carolina (NC) 27260

Hope Mills State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 Hope Mills - Cumberland, North Carolina (NC) 28348

Jacksonville State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 Jackson - Northampton, North Carolina (NC) 27845

Kernersville State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 Kernersville - Forsyth, North Carolina (NC) 27284

Kings Mountain State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 Kings Mountain - Cleveland, North Carolina (NC) 28086

Kinston State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 Kinston - Lenoir, North Carolina (NC) 28501

Knightdale State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 Knightdale - Wake, North Carolina (NC) 27545

Lewisville State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 Lewisville - Forsyth, North Carolina (NC) 27023

Lincolnton State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 Lincolnton - Lincoln, North Carolina (NC) 28092

Mint Hill State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 Charlotte - Mecklenburg, North Carolina (NC) 28227

Morrisville State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 Morrisville - Wake, North Carolina (NC) 27560

Mount Holly State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 Mount Holly - Gaston, North Carolina (NC) 28120

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🇺🇸 New Bern - Craven, North Carolina (NC) 28561

Newton State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 Newton - Catawba, North Carolina (NC) 28658

Pinehurst State To State Moving Services

🇺🇸 Pinehurst - Moore, North Carolina (NC) 28370

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🇺🇸 Roanoke Rapids - Halifax, North Carolina (NC) 27870

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🇺🇸 Salisbury - Rowan, North Carolina (NC) 28144

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🇺🇸 Shelby - Cleveland, North Carolina (NC) 28150

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🇺🇸 Smithfield - Johnston, North Carolina (NC) 27577

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🇺🇸 Statesville - Iredell, North Carolina (NC) 28625

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🇺🇸 Summerfield - Guilford, North Carolina (NC) 27358

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🇺🇸 Tarboro - Edgecombe, North Carolina (NC) 27886

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🇺🇸 Wake Forest - Wake, North Carolina (NC) 27587

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🇺🇸 Wilson - Wilson, North Carolina (NC) 27893

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🇺🇸 Winston-Salem - Forsyth, North Carolina (NC) 27101

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