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The Benefits of Hiring An Auto Transport Company
The Benefits of Hiring An Auto Transport Company

People have a vehicle shipped for any number of reasons. They may be moving, going away to college, or perhaps they've just bought a car in a different part of the country (increasingly common with online car sales) and they need it delivered to where they live. Whatever the case, those who do choose to use an auto transport company tend to do so because driving it themselves is either not an option or they prefer not to drive it themselves. Whatever your reason may be, you may not be familiar with all the benefits of hiring a car shipper. In this article, we'll go over some of the main reasons that people hire a professional to do the job rather than do it themselves. 

Safety And Reliability

Hauling a car yourself can be a tricky proposition, especially if you're not well acquainted with the process. One of the chief benefits of using a professional auto transporter is that you're dealing with professionals that handle these types of jobs on a daily basis. Not only are they proficient and experienced at what they do, but they likely have much better equipment to handle the job. Most auto shippers use trucks that are specifically designed to transport vehicles and have heavy duty straps, tie downs and other methods to secure the car to make sure it stays in place, even over a trip that takes them all the way across the county. When you hire an auto transporter, you can rest assured that every measure is taken to make sure your car arrives safely and securely.  

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Less Wear & Tear On The Vehicle

Another of the key benefits of hiring a professional to move your car is that you don't incur the risk of putting unnecessary mileage on it and risk the potential for mechanical issues or damage while it's on the road. This is not the case if you attempt to drive the car yourself, particularly if it needs to be driven several hundred miles or more. When you hire an auto transporter, they load the car onto a transport carrier so that the truck, rather than you car, handles the rigors of a lengthy trip. There's no need to worry about mechanical problems along the way, rough roads tearing away at the tread of the tires, or the potential of damage from an accident or road hazards. 

Transport More Than One At A Time

Choosing an auto transport company means that you'll be able to transport more than one vehicle at a time. This is beneficial if you have purchased multiple vehicles from an auction or dealership online, sell cars yourself, or are a collector. In addition, many people who have families have more than one vehicle. By hiring a company, you'll be able to have everything transported at one time. In addition, you will also save money on the process, since many transport companies offer discounts on shipping multiple vehicles. It means less stops for them and more cost savings for you!

Save Money

While it's not exactly "cheap" to ship a car, it may surprise you to find that it can save you some money. As mentioned in the previous paragraph, you won't have to worry about any undue stress on your car from driving it for several days to get it. Beyond that, you'll also save on gas, time missed from work, hotels and meals, and any number of other costs that may crop up along the way. The last thing you want to deal with is an expensive car repair or other delays when you're driving a vehicle across the country. In many cases, you may find that the cost of shipping versus driving is either negligible or even cheaper. 

Insurance Considerations

Insurance coverage comes standard with any car shipping agreement, which means that even in the very rare case that something does happen along the way, you'll be covered. All professional auto transporters are legally required to carry a cargo insurance policy that protects you from anything that happens as a result of the company moving the car. Again, it is very rare (far less than one percent of shipments involved damage), but you can rest easy knowing that any hiccup along the way won't cost any more than you've agreed to pay. 

Less Stress

Long distance driving comes with a lot of stress. Hours spent on the road can be exhausting and cause road fatigue, which increases the likelihood of accidents. Hiring a shipper is very much a "set it and forget it" proposition and eliminates many of the stress factors associated with moving or driving long distances. As long as you deal with a professional, established shipper, you'll know that you car is being cared for every step of the way. 


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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.

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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.

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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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