- What Is State To State Moving Service With Car Transport?
- Approaches To Hauling Your Car When Moving
- A-1 Auto Transport’s Home Moving & Auto Shipping Services
- How Much Does State To State Moving With Car Transport Cost?
- Moving & Car Shipping Resources
What is State To State Moving Service With Car Transport?
Moving can be a major life change and it’s often a very stressful endeavor, even more so if you’re relocating to another city or state. At A-1 Auto Transport, we aim to take the stress out of the moving process by providing full service moving, including both household goods and vehicles, to any location across the United States. If you’re planning a move to another state, you won’t find a better option than our affordable, all inclusive moving services. It’s not always easy to find a home moving company that also ships cars, but we’re here to help every step of the way.
Approaches To Hauling Your Car When Moving
If you’re moving long distance, you may have to weigh several options when deciding what to do with your car or cars. Should you sell and get something else after moving? Drive yourself? Have a vehicle towed behind a U-Haul truck? There’s any number of approaches with the decision usually coming down to the financial feasibility of each option and how it fits into the larger picture of your moving timeframe, and whether the car is worth transporting in the first place.
We try to simplify the process for our customers by offering both services, allowing them to bundle two moving services into one, freeing up time, reducing your stress level, and helping save money along the way. You may be surprised to find that hiring a company to ship your car—especially one that is moving your household items—is much more cost effective than you might think upon first glance. When you consider the time and money investment in hauling, towing, or driving a car, the price comes out pretty even, plus a shipper eliminates the possibility of mechanical issues during the trip since no miles are put on the car. The longer the distance, the more likely you are to encounter a potential problem due to the wear and tear of driving.
A-1 Auto Transport provides moving and car shipping services across the U.S. and worldwide. Call us at 1-888-509-3213 to get a FREE cost estimate for moving services or 1-800-452-2880 for a price quote for auto shipping! Our staff is available 24 hours a day and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have!
A-1 Auto Transport’s Home Moving & Auto Shipping Services
A-1 Auto Transport is a professional interstate auto mover and home moving company. We offer car moving services across all 50 states in the U.S, as well as overseas and international shipping. We also provide state to state moving services with auto transport, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, watercraft, and other types of vehicles. Your household goods and your vehicle(s) will arrive safely to your new home without the hassle of finding two different companies, offering the ultimate in convenience and cost savings.
We offer a three-pronged approach to our combination moving and car shipping services that serve as the bedrock of our company: experience, reliably, and affordability.
- Experience - Residential moving and auto transport, especially when done together, require the services of an experienced and seasoned moving company. With over 20 years of experience, you can trust that we have handled virtually every type of moving service under the sun, both with and without auto shipping. Our experience in the industry has allowed us to create a streamlined network of shipper across the U.S., capable of handling even the most challenging of moves.
- Reliability - Being a reliable moving and transport means a lot more than sticking to the prices quoted to your customers. We take that relationship seriously and strive to meet every requirement provided by our clients, particularly when it comes to on-time delivery. Our movers use carefully mapped out transit routes and have storage facilities in most major metropolitan areas across the nation. Even if you can’t be there when your furniture and vehicle arrive, we’re able to house them until you can.
- Affordability - Finding an affordable moving company is usually the top priority for customers, and for good reason. Even a cost estimate on the lower end can be somewhat pricey and we take every step we can to help reduce costs for our customers, including a wide-ranging discount program to help maximize cost efficiency.
How Much Does State To State Moving With Car Transport Cost?
The total cost of moving the car and your belongings is highly dependent on the distance you’re moving. While it’s relatively easy to determine the cost of car shipping based on the distance (see resource below), the price of moving can vary widely depending on how much furniture and other items need to be moved. The cost of moving the household items is best determined after an in-house assessment so as to accurately determine what size truck and how many movers are needed.
If you’re curious about moving costs and don’t have time to arrange for an assessment, we are happy to offer FREE cost estimates based a simple rundown of what you need moved; the more detailed the better. If you need both car shipping and home moving estimates, simply click here and check “Yes” under “Would you like a quote to ship household goods?”. After filling in the required information, we will get back to you with an accurate price quote—no obligation required.
Moving & Car Shipping Resources
State To State Car Shipping - Our state to state auto transport page includes information about costs, locations, and types of vehicles we ship.
Out Of State Moving Services - Learn more about our long distance and state to state moving services, including what to consider when weighing whether to hire a mover or do it yourself.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Will My Car Be Transported?
If you’re moving a luxury, classic, or exotic car, you might consider an enclosed transport. These trucks are enclosed on all sides to offer maximum protection for your vehicle. However, these transports tend to cost more.
For those who are looking to save, open-air carriers are the best option. Not only do these carriers generally carry more cars at a time, but there are also more open-air trailers available, which means that you’re more likely to find a carrier with an opening—and that can add up to big savings for you!
What Kinds of Vehicles Do You Transport?
A-1 Auto Transport can help to ship more than just your car. We handle trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, and even watercraft! Contact us with any questions about your vehicle, and we’ll help you to make sure you get the services you need.
How Do I Prepare My Car for Transport?
Getting your car ready for transport is easy. Here are the things to look for:
- Make sure your gas tank has no more than a quarter tank in it
- Remove any valuables from your car
- Check your battery and your tires to make sure they’re in full working order
- Empty out your car, since extra weight can lead to extra charges
If your car isn’t currently running, just let us know, and we’ll make sure to have the right equipment to get your vehicle loaded.
Can I Put Household Items in My Car Before Transporting It?
Unfortunately, no. Packing your car with household items would be convenient, but it also leads to problems during transport.
Your quote is for your car only, so those extra items don’t fall under their insurance policy. Transport companies also have weight restrictions, and adding items to your car can quickly add up, leading to fines. Your best bet is to let a moving company handle all of your household items.
Are There Discounts Available?
Sure—all you have to do is ask! There are always a number of discount programs available, and they change all the time. Here are some common discounts:
- Active military personnel
- Seasonal specials
You should never be afraid to ask if there’s any other way we can save you money. At A-1 Auto Transport, we’re here to make the process as easy as possible—and that includes helping you save!
Will My Car Be Picked Up and Delivered to My Home?
There are two options when it comes to pick-up and delivery. With terminal-to-terminal delivery, you’ll drop your car off at a central depot, where your car will be loaded onto a transport and delivered to a terminal near your final destination. Once there, you’ll be able to come by and collect your vehicle.
Using door-to-door service, we’ll pick up your car at your home, then deliver it to your final destination. This option tends to cost a little more, but it is also more convenient.
Be aware, though, that some roads are too tight for trucks, so you may need to make arrangements to meet your driver in a more easily accessible location.
Will My Car Be Covered by Insurance?
Yes! Every auto transportation company is legally required to have an insurance policy that covers their shipments. Make sure to inspect your car before and after delivery. If you notice any damage that occurred during your auto shipment, let us know right away so we can begin the claims process.
Can I Schedule My Pick-Up and Delivery Times?
We know that moving is a stressful time, and we’ll do our best to ensure that your pick-up happens on the day you prefer. If we’re not able to secure that day, we’ll arrange a date as close as possible, usually no more than two or three days away.
Delivery is more complicated. We can provide you a delivery window, but factors like traffic, weather, and other delays can push that delivery date back. We’ll let you know as soon as possible if your delivery date has changed.
For door-to-door customers, we can lock in a delivery date for an additional fee. If you’d like to guarantee a delivery day, let us know and we’ll make sure to add it to your quote.
Will the Same People Helping Me Move Also Be Shipping My Car?
At A-1 Auto Transport, we’re focused on making your move as smooth and seamless as possible. While we can help you bundle shipping your household goods and your vehicle in a single quote, the actual moving will likely be handled by two different contractors. However, we’ll be your point of contact, and we only work with trusted transportation experts.
Is Shipping a Car from State to State Complicated?
For the most part, interstate vehicle transportation is pretty straightforward. While every state has a different set of laws regarding motor vehicles, our carriers are well-versed in the process!
We make sure all our drivers are licensed and insured to handle moving across state lines. This is a standard process handled by the Department of Transportation, and every driver we hire will be licensed to handle your interstate move.
Do I Need to Be There When My Car is Picked Up or Delivered?
If you choose door-to-door car transportation, you or an authorized representative will need to be present at both pick-up and delivery in order to sign the bill of lading, which states the condition of your vehicle and where the car will be delivered.
If you choose terminal-to-terminal shipping, you’ll still need to sign paperwork when you drop off and pick up your vehicle, which means that either you or an authorized representative will need to be there, as well.
If you find out you won’t be available, contact A-1 Auto Transport as soon as possible to let us know who will be there in your place. While we want the process to be as easy as possible, we cannot release a vehicle without prior authorization.