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Part of the Pacific Northwest, Oregon has some of the more beautifully unspoiled coastlines in the country. Sitting alongside the coast of the Pacific Ocean, with the Columbia and Snake rivers winding throughout the state, Oregon offers plenty to do for both visitors and residents alike. To start, the state sits right in the middle of California and Washington State, which means that it’s about a day’s trip either down to the fun and lively offerings of Cali or the same in the other direction towards the funky and eclectic culture of Seattle. Much of the population of this state is centered in the Willamette Valley, which includes the state’s largest city of Portland. Adventure enthusiasts can take on Mount Hood for a mountain climbing adventure or take in a Broadway-caliber show in Portland. Water-lovers can rejoice in access to the always stunning Pacific Ocean; in fact, some surfers swear by the breaks on the Oregon coast and wouldn’t deign to catch a wave anywhere else in the vicinity. Those moving to the state for good can take advantage of any number of relocation services, including Oregon auto transport. This ensures that to fully enjoy the state, you will have your car with you at all times. It gives you the mobility to really move around the state and experience everything that Oregon truly has to offer. There is plenty to see and do, so it’s well worth the investment to ship your car so that you can experience Oregon at its finest.

Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time
In Transit
Portland to Seattle$173173 miles1 – 2 days
Portland to San Francisco$476635 miles3 – 5 days
Las Vegas to Portland$728970 miles3 – 5 days
Oregon to Colorado$6671112 miles4 – 6 days
Illinois to Oregon$11441907 miles5 – 7 days
Portland to Oklahoma City$11471912 miles5 – 7 days
Oregon to Detroit$11172233 miles6 – 8 days
Tennessee to Oregon$11282255 miles6 – 8 days
Oregon to Columbus$11422283 miles6 – 8 days
New York to Oregon$10952738 miles7 – 9 days
Portland to Miami$13033258 miles7 – 9 days

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

Using Oregon Car Transport Companies

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

  • Inquire about accepted payment methods: The acceptable forms of payment may vary from company to company. Before you book services, inquire about the methods of payment the company accepts so that you aren’t blindsided when it’s time to ante up money for services.
  • Request GPS tracking of your vehicle: Some companies offer the option to track your vehicle through a specialty GPS signal on a secure website. If you are particularly skittish about your vehicle being tracked, then you might consider asking for this option, even if you incur another cost.
  • Do inspection upon delivery of your vehicle: Upon delivery of your vehicle, make sure to inspect it first before the shipping company is released from the terms of your contract. Look for any blemishes in the paint, bumps or dents or anything else that didn’t exist on the vehicle before it was turned over for transport.

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

Long Distance Auto Transport to/from Oregon

Whether you’re relocating to a different state due to career demands or personal reasons, driving your vehicle over a long distance requires lots of time and money. It gets more aggravating if you happen to experience car troubles along the way.

Letting A1 Auto Transport take care of your vehicle is a practical decision. You’ll save yourself some worries, time, and in some cases, even money. Calculate your budget and preferred time of pick-up / delivery. You’ll have to discuss your options with our staff, but you should have a good idea of what you need beforehand.

International Auto Transport from/to Oregon

Customs officials are notoriously difficult to get past. If you lack all the paperwork or fail to pay your taxes, the car will be detained and you will have to pay for its storage for as long as it’s held there.

To avoid this problem, it’s important you’re fully prepared the first time. Our staff will double check to make sure that is so. Your only job will be to discuss the details of your transport, so you’re completely satisfied with our service. We will offer and explain several options you can choose from, so feel free to pick whichever suits you best.

Cheap Car Transportation Options in Oregon

You car’s weight/size and the distance you want to transport it across are the biggest factors determining your auto shipping costs. However, especially for long distance auto transport, you’ll probably notice it’s just as cheap, if not cheaper to use an auto transport company than doing it yourself.

Costs can be further reduced using a terminal to terminal service instead of door to door. It saves our company time and money, so it’s a more affordable service.

Open carriers are similar in this aspect. Since they can carry more cars than enclosed trucks, the price of booking one is lower. There are also many more open carriers than enclosed ones available, so booking one is easier.

Finally, if you meet our criteria, you can use one of our discounts and our seasonal offerings to reduce costs further. You may ask about them over the phone.

Shipping Luxury and Classic Cars in Oregon

Transporting automobiles in an enclosed carrier is often the preferred method of transit for classic, antique, and exotic cars, because it provides a new level of security and attention while on the road. When moving such vehicles to Oregon, owners may choose between a single truck and a multi-car trailer. They may take advantage of additional features like soft tie straps to avoid scratches while securing the car, as well as hydraulic lift gates for safer loading and unloading. Our enclosed carrier drivers are experts in hauling expensive cars, and will offer email reports and phone updates of the cargo’s status.

Enclosed auto carriers lower the risk of potential auto theft and physical damage resulting from road and weather disturbances. They tend to also carry high insurance policy limits, though they’re more costly and challenging to book than open auto carriers. However if money isn’t an issue, then this car shipping method offers a highly secure environment for moving luxury and classic cars to and from Oregon.

Oregon Special Discounts

Since students have their loans to worry about, we’ve reduced their auto shipping costs to not overburden them. A1 Auto Transport also gives special discounts to senior citizens and to military members. If you wish to transport a car at a cheaper price, you can take advantage of our seasonal discounts too, available for all regardless of age or occupation. Call us directly for more details.

Auto Transport Safety Measures in Oregon

Each of our trucks is equipped with safety straps that lock cars in, so they cannot move and damage others. The surrounding beams act both as barriers against pebbles and other flying debris, as well as protection in case of an accident.

We inspect our carriers on a regular basis, so they’re all in good running condition. Furthermore, the routes we take are planned out in advance. Thanks to our experience, we can avoid bad roads or areas where accidents happen often.


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How to Request a Price Estimate

A1 Auto Transport offers 2 main ways for clients to receive a quote: via direct phone call or by using our online form. Both of these options can be accessed immediately by scrolling to the top of this page. You can find them in the upper right corner.

If you’re going through multiple quotes trying to decide on the best company, you may want to use our online form. However, if you’d like the offer to take into account the particularities of your situation, calling may be better. Regardless of your choice, you’ll be satisfied with the result.

Oregon Auto Transport Companies Directory

PORTLAND

Domestic Auto Transport

Domestic Auto Transport provides shipping to areas around the country and some points internationally.

4607 Southeast 88th Avenue, Portland, OR

360-834-6013

Selland Auto Transport Inc

Auto shipping can be an expensive endeavor, but Selland can ease the financial burden of this process by offering affordable shipping services.

11020 North Lombard Street, Portland, OR

503-247-9476 ‎

Corporate Auto Transport

Businesses needing to get fleets moved for professional purposes might give Corporate Auto Transport a try.  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.

1521 North Jantzen Avenue, Portland, OR

503-995-5267 ‎

Corporate Auto Transport

AAA Always Available Auto Transportation

AAA is always available and always affordable for auto shipping around the Oregon region.

898 Southeast Taylor Street, Portland, OR

360-216-2000 ‎

DAMASCUS

Magic Carpet Auto Transport

Magic Carpet provides transport services for cars and trucks of all types and in a variety of price ranges.

16501 SE Deer Meadow Loop

Damascus, OR

503-855-3666 ‎

AURORA

Bear Transport LLC

Bear Transport is the only auto shipping company in the Aurora region, but offers services around the state and west coast region.

21171 Main Street Northeast, Aurora, OR

971-255-8074 ‎

GRANTS PASS

Larry’s Auto Transport

Larry’s has been in the transport business for many years and provides top-notch customer service and a variety of shipping options.

923 Tanager Way, Grants Pass, OR

541-474-3508

CENTRAL POINT

Mat Auto Transport

Mat Auto Transport focuses on customer service and educating the customer on how to properly ship their vehicles when moving them, creating an informed and satisfied customer and resulting experience.

5841 Crater Lake Highway, Central Point, OR

541-826-7500 ‎

Vehicle Registration Process in Oregon

If you plan on registering a vehicle in OR, you must go to a local DMV station in person. You need to process the title and registration at once, especially if you just recently moved to the state. An ownership certificate and an emissions evaluation (if applicable) need to be presented upon the application.

Oregon requires individuals purchasing vehicles or simply moving to visit a local DMV station to process registration and obtain a title.

Moving to Oregon?

Recently moved residents of the state have 30 calendar days to secure the title and registration of their vehicles since the start of their residency. The DMV office requires a VIN evaluation upon application. You will be considered a resident of Oregon if you:

  • Lease, rent, or purchase a home or apartment in Oregon.
  • Are employed within the state.
  • Stayed in the state for more than 6 months.
  • Enroll your kids in an educational institution from Oregon.
  • Declare Oregon residency to get a state scholarship for any educational institution of your choice.

You must completely fill out the form called Oregon Residency and submit documents as proof you reside in the state. If you have any tax return documents, they will suffice as proof. However, if no tax return document is available, you have an option to present 2 of the following details:

  • Property tax document.
  • Utility bills.
  • Lease or rental agreement.
  • Receipts proving you have stayed in OR for six months.
  • The recent bank account which is still active in the last 60 days.
  • OR government assistance receipts.
  • Voter’s ID card (Oregon).

Vehicle Registration (in Case of a Lien)

You are not allowed in Oregon to complete the registration if there is a lien on the vehicle, unless you present the original title coming from the agency.

You will be required to:

  • Follow the steps below to register and secure the vehicle’s title.
  • Submit the form called Security Interest Owner Letter.

You may submit an application for a temporary 21 day permit if the old registration is about to expire before the new registration is completed.

Vehicle Insurance in Oregon

All vehicles need to have auto insurance in Oregon. Otherwise, the driver will suffer penalties.

Be sure to bring your insurance card or policy number upon registration to validate the insurance. No one is allowed to proceed with the registration without auto insurance.

Car Registration in Oregon

This state requires everyone to secure a title and register their vehicles at once. The car dealership will help you process it if you decide to purchase a car from them. If you choose to purchase a car from an individual or you intend to move to Oregon, you will be required to submit all the paperwork by yourself.

To get started, visit the local DMV station and:

  • Completely fill out the form called Registration and Title Application. (You may fill out an online form or print it, complete the details by hand, and bring the copy to the local DMV station)
  • Proof of ownership must be submitted (sale receipt, lien release, origin certificate from a manufacturing company, vehicle titles if bought from outside the state or from an individual)
  • Present an emissions test proof only if needed. Vehicles manufactured starting with 2009 need to have a vehicle inspection.
  • Have your VIN inspected if necessary. Pay $7 for the processing fee.
  • Submit the odometer disclosure document along with the application form.
  • Pay any applicable fees.

Your registration and license plates will be available after you have successfully completed the application process.

Foreign Vehicle Registration Process

There are additional requirements if you plan to bring your vehicle from a different country. All requirements stated above need to be completed, including the following:

  • Fill out a form called Foreign Vehicle’s Lien Certification.
  • Present all proof of foreign ownership papers.
  • If the vehicle’s title is not translated in English, certified translation is required.
  • Present proof of your vehicle passing the standards of the US Federal Vehicle office.

Reconstructed Vehicle Registration Process

In Oregon, vehicles which are reconstructed are also called salvaged vehicles. They must:

  • Have a salvage title.
  • Be similarly built vehicles.
  • Be reconstructed.
  • Be homemade.

You need to complete the requirements stated above if you plan to register your salvaged or reconstructed vehicle. Aside from these steps, you must also:

  • Fill out a form called Reconstructed, Replica, or Assembled Vehicle Certification.
  • Submit the associated sale receipts for the most important parts used in the reconstruction of your vehicle.

Vehicle Registration Process for Military Forces

For military members there are different policies applied compared to civilians in terms of vehicle registration in Oregon.

Military members (Oregon residents)

Military members who reside in the state of Oregon need to follow the same registration process as Oregon residents.

Military members (non-residents)

Military members (non-residents) who are assigned to OR do not need to complete a vehicle registration with the DMV in Oregon, provided their vehicles are insured and registered properly in their home state.

OR military members assigned outside the state

 Military members who are assigned outside its state may complete the registration process via mail. Aside from the required documents stated above, they need to include the Earnings and Leave Statement, as well as the money order to pay any applicable fees.

Vehicle Registration (Outside the State)

You have the option to mail the required documents stated above to register a vehicle, including a money order or check to pay for the registration, for the license plates, and for the title fees.

Make sure your present address (outside the state) is included so the Department of Motor Vehicles will be able to send your license plates and registration card. Save the Transaction Notice details on your application while waiting for the new registration paperwork.

Military members who are assigned to a different state have the option to mail the applications to register the vehicles and obtain license plates.


Fees Associated with Vehicle Registration

This state has standard title, license plate, and registration fees. It issues both 2-year and 4-year registrations.

Each vehicle with an Origin Certificate from its manufacturer will pay to cover a four year registration. Renewals and used vehicles which have four years of validity have the possibility of getting two year of validity. However, you must verify it with the local DMV station for the specific details.

If the car has an existing four year validity, it will automatically be switched to a two year validity upon renewal. Succeeding renewals will be issued a two years validity. The vehicle title fee is $93.

Vehicle Registration (Initial Fees)

  • Light Trailers and passenger vehicles (2 year validity is $112).
  • Mopeds and Motorcycles (2 year validity is $78).
  • Electric motorcycles or Hybrid (2 year validity is $78).
  • Vehicles with low-speed (2 year validity is $116).

You need to pay $19 each year as an additional fee if you plan to register your car in Multnomah.

A $7 inspection processing fee is also required if there is a need to have your VIN inspected.

An SUV or truck, which weighs more than 10,000 pounds, needs to be registered as a heavy autmobile. Vehicle registrations for heavy vehicles depend on their weight.

License plate charges

  • The single plate (trailers, motorcycles, etc.) fee is $12.
  • For two plates (trucks, cars, etc.), the fee is $24.
  • The plate transfer processing fee is $6.

Requirements for Emissions Inspections

In the Medford or Portland areas, all vehicles are required to undergo an emissions inspection before the registration as per the instructions of the Environmental Quality Department.

  • Portland-vehicles built after 1975 are required to undergo an emissions test.
  • Medford-vehicles, which were built more than 20 years ago, are required to undergo an emissions test.

Exemptions on emissions inspections in Oregon

 The Environmental Quality Department has implemented emissions testing only in Portland and Medford. Other cities are not required to have an emissions test. Aside from these cities, some vehicles are also exempted from testing:

  • Diesel vehicles.
  • Vehicles which are relatively slow.
  • Vehicles manufactured before 1975.
  • Vehicles manufactured 20 years ago.

If you have a vehicle outside of Oregon, and your residence is either in Portland or Medford, you may call the DMV for the requirements on emissions.

Requirements on vehicles with low emissions

 Vehicles manufactured in 2009 and later models with no more than 7,000 miles on board need to comply with the requirements for low emissions vehicles. An origin certificate issued by the manufacturer is enough to prove the car is compliant with Oregon’s legal provisions.

If there is no proof or document supporting its compliance, you need to secure this statement from the DEQ, the DMV, or from a car dealer to verify it passed the Oregon standard requirements.

License Plates in Oregon

Upon the completion of your vehicle’s registration, you will be issued license plates. These are transferable if you decide to get a new vehicle.

After receiving your license plates, registration stickers of the vehicle will also be issued. You will see the month on the lower left portion of the sticker. The year is indicated on the lower right portion of it.

It is required that the stickers are placed on the license plates properly, otherwise an officer will ask you to pull over when caught along the road. There is an option to request for special or personalized plates, but these plates cost additional fees.

Services And Information

Other Oregon Resources

Oregon.gov – official government website for the state of Oregon.

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

University Of Oregon – The University of Oregon, founded in 1876, is the state’s flagship institution. Located in Eugene, an energetic college town, the university offers academic excellence and hands-on learning opportunities in a welcoming atmosphere. Towering trees shade the 295-acre campus, where students, faculty members, and employees from a wide variety of backgrounds share a commitment to preserving the environment and pursuing innovation in more than 260 academic programs that range from Eugene to Portland and from the coast to the mountains.

Oregon 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.

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.

Reviews from Customers in Oregon

  • Moving to Oregon was one of the most stressful experiences I ever went through. The moving company was a pain to find and a bigger pain to work with. They arrived late and took forever to load my belongings.

    The only thing that went well was A1 Auto Transport, the team I called to transport my car. The contrast between them and the other guys was incredible. Joe was very polite and well mannered. He listened to my request carefully then offered several options for me to choose from. He indicated the cheapest would be using an open carrier, to which I agreed wholeheartedly.

    He scheduled for one of his trucks to arrive 2 days later, between 2 pm and 5 pm. It arrived at around 4 pm at the nearby supermarket parking lot that we set as a meeting point. The roads near my home would never allow a truck of that size to fit in, so we agreed to meet there.

    I sent my son with the car to take care of everything, since I was busy with the moving company. He returned an hour later saying everything went smoothly and he really liked the driver.

    Four days later, while we were unpacking, the truck also arrived in Oregon with our car. The driver was professional, always smiling and patient enough to wait while we inspected the vehicle. There was nothing to report, not a scratch on it, so we ended our transaction well.

    I’m happy to recommend A1 Auto Transport to everyone and wish more companies would be like it.

    - Matt U.

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