Auto Transport Services in Rancho Santa Margarita, California

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The Santa Ana Mountains tower above the backdrop of Rancho Santa Margarita, offering scenic views of the landscape. The city follows a carefully developed master plan, with properly laid out economic, recreational, and residential facilities. It is one of the youngest cities in Orange County and pretty much the rest of California. Shipping cars to or from Rancho Santa Margarita is not an easy task unless you have an experienced partner such as A-1 Auto Transport.

Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time In Transit
Rancho Santa Margarita to San Jose$392392 miles2 – 4 days
Rancho Santa Margarita to Salt Lake City$519692 miles3 – 5 days
Seattle to Rancho Santa Margarita$7121188 miles4 – 6 days
San Antonio to Rancho Santa Margarita$8061344 miles4 – 6 days
Rancho Santa Margarita to Chicago$10092019 miles6 – 8 days
Miami to Rancho Santa Margarita$10902725 miles7 – 9 days
New York to Rancho Santa Margarita$11202801 miles7 – 9 days
Rancho Santa Margarita to New Orleans$11311886 miles5 – 7 days

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

Areas covered in Rancho Santa Margarita

We collect and deliver vehicles to any part of the town. Our networks go beyond the state boundaries to include all regions of the U.S. and every global destination.

Services offered in Rancho Santa Margarita

Moving to a different country may turn up a lot more difficult than expected, especially where you need to bring the car. A-1 Auto Transport has all the right solutions:

  • Our roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) standard offers highly affordable shipping rates so that you can save up for other logistics. Our network of specialist vessels moves thousands of vehicles on regular routes across different parts of the globe.
  • Shipping containers help to secure your vehicle from potential damage while in transit. When you choose a dedicated container, you can include household items and personal goods in the cargo at no extra charge.

A-1 Auto Transport offers a special shipping service for classic, exotic, luxury, and all high-end vehicles. The enclosed transport option offers the best protection from the elements. A dedicate truck can one car on a trip while a shared truck may help to bring down the costs.

Open-air transport is the most common and one of the most affordable options for shipping cars to or from Rancho Santa Margarita. We will book the vehicle on one of our multi-car trailers headed in your direction. Our rigs have enough space for multi-car shipping. They can handle up to a dozen vehicles depending on the sizes.

A-1 Auto Transport offers convenient drop-off and pick-up points around the major shipping terminals in California. Choosing this option might save you money if you happen to live close to one of the centers.

Vehicles that stay for too long at the terminals risk suffering potential damage from the cars and trucks moving in and out of the depot.  Door-to-door shipping offers the better alternative. You can wait to receive the car at your residence or office.

Cars that we ship

A-1 Auto Transport offers shipping solutions for all standard cars, motorcycles, boats, farm equipment, industrial machinery, boats, and other wheeled and non-wheeled automobiles. Click here to learn more from our website.


A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-452-2880 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.


How to prepare a car for shipping

Washing the car makes it easy to inspect it for pre-existing damage before the pick-up. Record every detail of the chips, dents, and scratches to the vehicle. You can include dated photographs to the inspection report.

Remove all personal possessions and valuables from the vehicle. Aftermarket DVD players, stereo systems, GPS, and important documents should not travel inside the vehicle for safety reasons. You will take responsibility for any damage or losses caused by such instances.

We recommend that you leave about a quarter-full gas tank to allow the trucker to drive the car when loading and unloading. Avoid keeping too much as it may add unnecessary weight to the truck.

When you choose to transport your vehicle, the transporter assumes that you have it in the original factory setting. Remove installed accessories like luggage racks, bike racks, ski racks, spoilers, ground effects, and other low hanging items. Use a protective cover on the parts that fail to come off.

Run a maintenance check on the vehicle to keep it driving properly. Make sure that you have well-inflated tires, no visible leaks, a full battery charge, and proper fluid levels. Take the car for repair to fix the mechanical issues or note down the existing problems and share it with the truck driver.

Prepare your paperwork by visiting the local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Keep up to date with all the regulations on shipping cars to or from Rancho Santa Margarita by checking with the transport authorities. Your transporter might help you with some of the information.

About A-1 Auto Transport

We run one of the largest car shipping services in the U.S. Choosing A-1 Auto Transport grants you better confidence by working with a partner having more than two decades of experience in the industry. Nothing tells it better like the feedback coming from some of our customers.

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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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