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Transporting Your Car to Another State
Transporting Your Car to Another State

How to Transport Your Car to Another State?

Whether you're moving, purchased the car from an online auto auction or dealer, or are sending it to a friend, there are many reasons why you may choose to transport your car to another state. However, since you won't be physically driving it yourself, it can be a bit more complicated, especially if you have never hired an auto transport company before. Don't stress though. It's actually quite an easy process to have your car transported without any issues. A-1 Auto Transport has a wealth of experience in doing so.

Keep these guidelines in mind:

  • Make sure to shop around and chose a reputable auto transport broker or carrier. Visit the Better Business Bureau's website at www.bbb.org to see if the company provides good service or not.
  • Contact the company directly and obtain a shipping quote. Many auto transport companies can provide you with an instant quote online. While this quote is derived from a special algorithm based on the information that you provide, it should only serve as a rough guide. The better solution is to always contact the company directly and to speak with a representative.
  • Provide the company with the pick-up and drop-off addresses and chose whether you want door-to-door delivery or terminal-to-terminal delivery. Where you live and the type of delivery service that you want will all affect the price. You should include all of your details, including any special requests that you may have.
  • Make sure to prepare your vehicle properly so that there aren't any delays or extra fees incurred during the shipping process. Ask the auto transport company for guidelines on how to prepare your car.
  • Only after you are completely satisfied and have reviewed everything should you send them any form of payment. Always pay through credit card or debit card, rather than providing them with any bank details.
  • Acquire the details and confirmation from the auto transport company, including the information about the driver and the tracking information so that you can track your car in real time almost.
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Once your car has been picked up from an agreed upon location, you should be able to get in contact with the driver or the auto transport company at any time to see where your vehicle is. Many companies also offer tracking services that allow you to log-on online and view how far it has traveled, as well as see an updated arrival time.

Your driver should contact you at least an hour before the original pick-up of your car takes place. He or she will provide you with an inspection report and a copy of all of the necessary documents.

Just as with the pick-up, at least an hour before delivery, the driver should get in contact with you to inform you about its impending arrival. When the vehicle is delivered, another inspection should incur for insurance purposes, in which all of the relevant forms will then be filled out completely and any final payments are made.

*For insurance purposes, always remember to fully document your car's appearance during the pick-up and the delivery stages. You want to have visual documentation as well, so take plenty of photos. Don't rely just on the driver to make the inspection.

So there you have it. To transport your car to another state, give A-1 Auto Transport a call, and we can get you started right away!


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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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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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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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