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Welcome to the A-1 Auto Transport official guide to shipping a car in Odessa, Texas! With more than 25 years of experience moving vehicles to and from Ector County, we’ve seen and done it all in the car shipping business. As a service to our local customers, we’ve put together this handy guide to help you understand the process, what your options are, and how to find a reliable auto mover. Feel free to contact us at the number at the top of the page with any questions, or if you’d like to get started right away with a free, no-obligation cost estimate!

Using Odessa, Texas Vehicle Transport Companies

In this section, we’ll take a look at the options you have when you need to have your car moved from one location to another, including paying someone to drive it for you, doing it yourself and hiring an auto shipper.

Drive Away Services – Drive away services have become popular of late, largely because of the affordability. The way these services work is that you hire a company that assigns someone to drive your car from its current location to where you need it. In comparison to standard auto transport (see hiring a pro, below), drive away services can be more cost effective, but there is more risk built into the service. First, there’s the issue of trusting a stranger to move drive your vehicle, especially if you need long distance transport. While drive away services generally do a pretty good job of doing background checks on their drivers, some companies are more thorough than others. The other major drawback is that you’re still putting a lot of miles on the odometer and risking potential mechanical issues down the line, or worse yet, when it’s being driven.

Driving It Yourself – The do-it-yourself method is often seen as a money saver when it comes to moving your car. After all, cars are designed to be driven and it makes sense to hop behind the wheel and drive it where you need to go. There are, however, a few reasons why it doesn’t make sense past a certain distance. As mentioned with drive away services, your vehicle still gets a lot of miles put on it in a short period of time, which is a recipe for malfunction. The other factor to consider is your own time. Driving your car over a long distance can sometimes mean significant missed time from work, not to mention gas, food and lodging costs that you’ll incur along the way.

Need a car moved and considering driving it yourself? Make sure you’re aware how much gas will cost along the way! This resource will give you an idea of what you’ll pay for gas in different parts of the U.S. and Canada.

Hiring A Pro – When you hire an auto transport company to move your vehicle, many of the concerns mentioned in the above two methods disappear. There’s no need to worry about putting unnecessary miles on your car or taking time off work to drive it yourself–the shipper takes care of all that. While driving away services are getting more oversight than they have in the past, they’re still not as tightly regulated as the cargo transport industry. Any auto carrier must provide licensing and insurance information to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in order to have operating authority to move vehicles. 

Visit the official website for the City of Odessa to learn more about the types of businesses and professional services available in the area.


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Odessa Auto Transport Company Directory

Car Transport America

Car Transport America ships a variety of vehicles, including cars, boats, and motorcycles. They have open and enclosed carriers available, both to and from Odessa.

597 Kearney Way

El Paso, TX 79928

(866) 589-4866

Lone Star Car Transportation

Lone Star is a nationwide auto shipping company located in Abilene, Texas.  They move vehicles for private owners, dealerships, internet purchases, auto manufacturers and corporate relocations.

4525 North 1st Street

Abilene, TX 79603

(325) 695-2203

C.A.R. Transport Inc.

A shipper with more than 30 years of experience, C.A.R. Transport moves cars anywhere in the lower 48 states. Their corporate headquarters is located in Burleson, Texas and they regularly move cars in Odessa.

1475 South Burleson Boulevard

Burleson, TX 76028

(817) 447-8062

Odessa includes ZIP codes:

79760, 79761, 79762, 79763, 79764, 79765, 79766, 79768, 79769.

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.

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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