St. Petersburg Safe and Reliable Automobile Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport
One of the largest cities in Florida with a population of almost 250,000 residents, St. Petersburg is a city that is filled with life and excitement year round. Whether you enjoy the city life or being a bumming around on the beach, there is always something to keep you entertained in this spectacular city.
The downtown boulevard has many locally owned as well as nationally owned shops and boutiques, restaurants and hot spots for evening entertainment and festivities. You can also enjoy quiet strolls through one of the many parks or nature trails including Sunken Gardens, a large botanical garden with more than 50,000 plant species, exotic birds, a butterfly garden and floral that will amaze your senses.
There are five major beachfronts in St. Petersburg including Ft. DeSoto, St. Petersburg Municipal Beach, Maximo Beach and the North Shore beaches. The beaches offer a variety of entertainment throughout the year from festivals, boating, skiing and other activities for the entire family or just for a romantic weekend getaway.
Cost & Time To Ship Your Car Examples
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Estimated Time In Transit|
|St. Petersburg to Orlando||107$||107 miles||1-2 days|
|Atlanta to St. Petersburg||479$||479 miles||2-4 days|
|St. Petersburg to Nashville||545$||727 miles||3-5 days|
|St. Petersburg to Memphis||652$||869 miles||3-5 days|
|Philadelphia to St. Petersburg||643$||1071 miles||4-6 days|
|St. Petersburg to San Antonio||719$||1199 miles||4-6 days|
|Kansas City to St. Petersburg||767$||1278 miles||4-6 days|
|Portland to St. Petersburg||1228$||3071 miles||7-9 days|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.
Car Shipping Companies Near Me
Looking for auto transport companies near you in St. Petersburg? Once dominated by a community of retirees, the St. Petersburg area is becoming younger every year. This is not to say that it isn’t a perfect retirement environment, just that the population is becoming more varied and diverse. Its proximity to Tampa makes St. Petersburg a great community from which to commute, or to both live and work in. To effectively get around the region, you’ll need your car; you can have it shipped to you in St. Petersburg by one of the companies in our directory, or by A-1 Auto Transport.
Automobile Transport in St. Petersburg
Prior to having your automobile shipped to or from St. Petersburg, keep these handy tips in mind when checking around for a service provider;
- Ask as many questions as possible to the representative to make sure they answer everything in detail and show that they know what they’re talking about. Listen to their tone of voice and their friendliness when they speak to you. If they seem rushed, misinformed or downright unfriendly, keep in mind that this person may very well be the same person you need to speak to after the car has been shipped. If something goes wrong, would you want to deal with someone that rushed you or treated you unprofessionally during the first phone call?
- Be sure to check around when it comes to pricing and services. What may be standard services for one company may not be included with services for another company. You need to make sure that the company you choose offers the services, insurance and shipment methods that you want as well as pricing that is competitive to ensure fairness with what you will owe.
- Ask about the types of payments the company accepts. Some companies will accept credit or debit payments while others will require cash only payments.
- Try to use a local company when at all possible. Using an international company may provide you with lower pricing, but when you need to speak to someone in person or even on the phone about your services, damages or anything else, it is usually easier to speak to someone locally than it may be when working with an international company with representatives available only by telephone.
Long Distance Auto Transport to/from St. Petersburg
It’s cheaper to use our auto shipping services than to drive your car to another state. This becomes apparent when you add up all the costs, like food, fuel, hotels, the wear and tear your car will suffer while driving it, etc.
The days or weeks you would have spent on the road can be reinvested in more productive activities or in time spent with loved ones. You can go to your new home ahead of time and help unload your belongings, clean up, redecorate, etc.
If you’d like to use our company’s services to ship your car, call a staff member using the number posted at the top of the page. He will guide you through the booking process.
Shipping Luxury and Classic Cars in St. Petersburg
If you’ve bought a new luxury or classic car from the other side of the country, you may want to check if it’s street legal in St. Petersburg. Some laws and regulations vary from one state to another, and those pertaining to cars may differ as well.
After you’ve ensured you can safely and legally drive your car in St. Petersburg, give us a call and we’ll help you bring the car over. This process can be very simple, since we’ll basically take care of everything, while you just have to state your wishes. The sooner you request our services, the better the deal we’ll be able to offer you. So, call today.
Special Discounts in St. Petersburg
To receive a special discount from A1 auto transport, you must fall into one of a few categories.
If you’re working in the military, you can get a discount. Our company wants to honor the people who protect our safety with quality services at the best price. Since military personnel may have to change locations frequently, we’ve added a discount to make their trips easier.
Other people who can benefit from a discount are seniors, students, people who ship multiple cars at a time or those working with us for the first time. Even if you’re not a part of these groups, there are seasonal and Snowbirds discounts you can check out. Call today to learn more.
International Shipping to/from St. Petersburg
To reach further than any other company, A1 auto transport takes its drivers through several screenings before sending them on international transport projects. Combined with our new carriers that are kept in peak condition at all times, we’ve created the perfect recipe for shipping success.
When calling to arrange a transport, our staff will inform you of our procedures and how you should prepare for our arrival. Simply put, all you have to do is ensure the vehicle is ready for shipment and you have the necessary paperwork. Since small creatures and bacteria may be stuck to your car and shipped to areas where they can cause problems, it’s vital that you clean it, including the underside. More information will be discussed over the phone.
Cheap Transportation Options in St. Petersburg
If you're worried whether your car will arrive safely if you can't afford an enclosed carrier, let us ease your mind. Our staff is constantly improving our auto transport services through experience and by implementing the latest technology. This means, among other things, that our prices are getting cheaper and cheaper.
Secondly, our carriers are all maintained regularly. Our open carriers can withstand even the harshest of transport conditions, having an excellent track record with no issues worth mentioning to date.
Once loaded, each vehicle is strapped on the platform, so movement is impossible. This ensures cars cannot hit one another or fall off during transport. Each automobile is also guarded against foreign objects by the surrounding beams and bars. So, even our standard services are extremely secure. The differences between our various options are minimal, being important only in special cases, like when shipping special cargo.
Auto Transport Safety Measures in St. Petersburg
Although every shipping company tries to offer protection to its vehicles similar to what a garage might provide, due to various factors, this is not always possible. To reduce costs, an open carrier is needed. It offers decent protection from objects hitting from the front and sides of the truck, but not so much from above. And, there's always the chance of something slipping through the sides too.
If you want your property to be covered completely, you'll need an enclosed truck. These machines take fewer detours due to their lower carrying capacity, so your car won't be exposed to danger for as long. In case of an accident, a substantial insurance policy will protect your interests. And, if you're ever worried about your car, you can request updates about it at all times.
St. Petersburg Automobile Transportation and Moving Services Directory
We hope this listing of automobile transport companies in the St. Petersburg area will assist you with your automobile transportation needs:
Pete Moving & Storage
Locally owned and operated, St. Pete Moving & Storage operates in the St. Petersburg, Tampa bay, Bradenton, Brandon, Hudson and surrounding areas of Florida. They provide automobile, machinery, residential, corporate and commercial relocation and storage. Whether local, long distance or internationally, St. Pete Moving & Storage has you covered.
251 10th St N, St. Petersburg, Florida 33743
Suddath Relocation Systems of St. Petersburg Inc.
With a local office in Clearwater, just 8 miles outside of St. Petersburg, Suddath Relocations offers full service moving and relocation services including household goods and furniture, automobiles, pianos and much more. They work with residential, business and commercial customers and provide storage when needed during relocation. Local, long distance or international moving and relocation services that are fully insured during transport.
4756 122nd Ave N, Clearwater, Florida, 33762
St. Petersburg includes ZIP codes
33701, 33702, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33706, 33707, 33708, 33709, 33710, 33711, 33712, 33713, 33714, 33715, 33716, 33729, 33730, 33731, 33732, 33733, 33734, 33736, 33737, 33738, 33740, 33741, 33742, 33743, 33747, 33784.
Services And Information
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.