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Welcome to the A-1 Auto Transport guide to shipping a car in San Marcos and San Diego County! For more than two decades we’ve helped local businesses and private owners with their car shipping needs. On this page, we’ve gathered some of our best tips for working with auto transport companies, as well as a local directory of car shippers in the area. As always, we are happy to answer any questions at the number at the top of the page. 

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Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples

Shipping To/FromCostDistanceEstimated Time In Transit
San Marcos to Los Angeles$9797 miles1 – 2 days
San Marcos to Las Vegas$301301 miles2 – 4 days
Sacramento to San Marcos$481481 miles2 – 4 days
San Marcos to Portland$6361060 miles4 – 6 days
Kansas City to San Marcos$9881648 miles5 – 7 days
Washington, D.C. to San Marcos$10682671 miles7 – 9 days
San Marcos to Atlanta$10812163 miles6 – 8 days
New York to San Marcos$11302827 miles7 – 9 days

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

Using San Marcos Vehicle Transport Companies

  • Get It In Writing – If you’re offered an estimate from a company and you feel good about their services and pricing, ask them to send you the information in writing. While researching companies, it’s a good idea to keep a notebook of which companies you contact, as well as records and pricing information that they send you. No matter what a car shipper may tell you over the phone, it doesn’t matter if it’s not included on the contract to move your car. For this reason, it’s important to look over the contract very carefully and make sure that the terms of the shipment match with your expectations.
  • Motorcycle Transport – Most companies that will ship a car are also capable of transporting motorcycles. In fact, you may be surprised to find that the smaller size and weight of a motorcycle make it relatively affordable to hire a company to ship it to you. When you ship a bike, you will generally have two options. The first is a trailer similar to what you may have seen on the highway hauling cars to an auto dealership or showroom. The difference, of course, is that the trailers are designed specifically to haul motorcycles and two wheeled vehicles. The other option is crating or palletizing the bike, which means it’s secured to a wooden pallet (and enclosed in the case of crating) before being shipped.

Click here to view popular motorcycle routes and rides in San Marcos and San Diego County.

  • Moving Services – Many customers that contact us to ship a car are doing it for a specific reason: they’re moving to a new city. Naturally, this means that there are plenty of customers out that need home moving and auto shipping services at the same time. Most auto shipping companies partner with moving services to accommodate such requests and combining both services under one contract can be an excellent cost saving measure. In some cases, you may even be able to find a company that handles both car shipping and home moving, making it easier than dealing with two separate businesses. (Storage services can also be arranged in tandem with car shipping and home moving.)

Need information about local businesses or industries in the area? Visit the official website for the City of San Marcos for more information.


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San Marcos Auto Transport Companies Directory

Angelic Transport

Angelic Transport has more than 25 years of experience in the car shipping business and they have a generous discount program. They have an “A” rating with the local Better Business Bureau and offer free cost estimates on their website and over the phone.

3750 Carnegie Dr

Oceanside, CA 92056

(760) 637-2026

TNT Transport Services

TNT is a nationwide car carrier that provides a wide selection of services including corporate vehicle relocation, driveaway transport, shipping entire fleets of vehicles and inventory for dealerships, classic and antique car transport and more. They offer a 10% discount for liking their Facebook page.

32819 Temecula Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592

(800) 872-8681

Metti International Vehicle Transport

An international car shipping company in Santee, Metti International transports vehicles to Australia, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. They also offer service to all 50 states, including Hawaii and Alaska.

8781 Cuyamaca St, Santee, CA 92071

(866) 620-1776

San Marcos includes ZIP codes:

92069, 92078, 92079, 92096.

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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 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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