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Personal Car Transport Service

Personal Car Transport Service
Personal Car Transport Service

What is the Personal Car Transport Service?

If you are in the market to have your vehicle shipped, you might consider enlisting the help of a personal car transport service. Depending on where you need to have your vehicle shipped, there are quite a large number of services available.

In order to find the best auto transport company that not only meets your needs but also works with your budget, you will need to start researching potentials ahead of time. Use the following guide to help narrow down your search, and before long, your vehicle will be en route via auto carrier to its final destination.

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  1. Create a list of questions for the company - You will want to find a company that has experience dealing with your type of vehicle, whether standard sedan or dually truck or another recreational vehicle altogether, so make sure you inquire about company’s past experience. It is also helpful to find a company that has dealt with your origin location and destination point as well, especially if you need to ship your vehicle internationally. Shipping your vehicle to the Florida Keys, for example, requires a different level of knowledge and familiarity than shipping across the country from New York to California. Crossing international borders or traveling overseas is in a different class of transport entirely.
  2. Determine your own personal shipping requirements - Do you required a closed container for transporting your vehicle for added protection? Or are you okay with the standard and more affordable open carrier? Do you want door to door shipping? Or would you rather drop off at a port or other common location? These are just a few of the questions you need to ask yourself before selecting an auto transport company.
  3. Calculate a budget - This is a huge factor in helping you determine what company you choose. Contrary to popular belief, in the auto transport industry, paying the highest dollar amount does not necessarily give you the best service. There are actually many affordable options out there with great reputations and better reliability.
  4. Check references - If you have found a personal car transport service that seems to be a good fit, make sure to check references, either by requesting them through the company directly or looking online. Online review websites such as Yelp are a good place to start, but you can find a more professional overview by checking with the Better Business Bureau.
  5. Select a company and prepare your vehicle - Once you have found the perfect personal car transport service for your vehicle, you will need to take proper precautions and preparation. All companies will request that you drain your gas tank so that it holds less than ¼ tank. It is also suggested that you remove any aftermarket additions or customizations that may be damaged in transport. Finally, although some companies may allow you to keep some personal belongings in the vehicle, most will request that everything is removed prior to pick-up.

After you have completed the steps in this guide, you should be able to sit back, relax, and await pick-up of your vehicle. Be patient during the transport process, because it can sometimes take longer than anticipated, but a reputable company will always keep you in the loop regarding delivery timeframe.

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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. 

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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Testimonial
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.

Testimonial
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!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
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.

Testimonial
David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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