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Find the Best Auto Shippers in Knoxville, TN

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    by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    Are you moving a car into or out of Knoxville? Hiring an auto transport carrier to move your vehicle can help take some of the stress out of moving. We compiled a list of recommended Tennessee car movers to help you choose the right company that delivers your vehicle safely, on time and affordably.

    Top 11 Knoxville Car Shipping Companies

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      There are multiple reasons to move to Knoxville. With several major companies and the Tennessee Valley Authority headquartered in the city, professionals are moving to the city for jobs. Affordable rent and home prices, a walkable downtown and proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains also make Knoxville a desirable location to many people. Whatever the reason for relocating, finding the perfect auto shipper can ease any move.

      How much does it cost to ship a car in Knoxville?

      Shipping a car from Knoxville costs roughly $500 to $1,200. Below are average pricing for shipping a small SUV on an open carrier with a reservation made 45 days in advance.

      FromToAverage price
      PhiladelphiaKnoxville$653
      OrlandoKnoxville$699
      SeattleKnoxville$1,205
      ChicagoKnoxville$699
      KnoxvilleCharlotte$607
      KnoxvilleDallas$791
      KnoxvilleNew Orleans$607
      KnoxvilleLas Vegas$745

      Distance is the leading factor in determining the cost of car shipping in Knoxville, but vehicle size and weight, as well as the season, also influence the price.

      • Size: Large trucks might not fit on a standard auto transporter and instead require a flatbed, which costs more.
      • Weight: Compact cars take up less of a transporter's weight capacity and cost less to ship.
      • Season: Most people move during the summer, and transport companies often charge higher rates during the peak season.

      Enclosed transport, which is recommended to protect luxury or classic cars, adds to the price of auto shipping. If you would like the added protection of having your car on the top level, top-loading typically also costs more. Some carriers offer extra insurance for an additional fee.

      Saving money on auto shipping

      You might save money by agreeing to pick up your car at a central drop-off station instead of choosing door-to-door service. Military families relocating to McGhee Tyson Air National Guard base could save money by making reservations early and have a flexible pickup and drop-off window. If you live in a remote area near Knoxville, station-to-station transport will be more affordable than door-to-door service.

      Finding an auto transport company in Knoxville

      When shopping for a quote from a Knoxville auto transport company:

      • Have the size and weight of your vehicle ready.
      • Determine if your neighborhood and street can accommodate large trucks for door-to-door service or be prepared to give nearby pickup and drop-off locations.
      • Know your pickup and drop-off dates and be flexible, unless you plan to pay extra for expedited service.

      Gather quotes, read online reviews and ask friends and family for recommendations. Don’t forget to read the fine print on any contract and ask what happens if the shipper damages your car. If you would like extra protection for your vehicle while in transit, look for companies that offer additional insurance coverage.

      The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) regulates and provides safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles that ship between states. It also provides information for consumers about hiring auto transport companies.

      Brokers vs. carriers

      Tennessee auto shipping companies might have their own fleet of trucks, or they might be an auto transport broker that contracts with many different carriers. If you hire a broker, make sure you know which car hauler is transporting your vehicle and exactly where to file a claim if damages occur.

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        Knoxville auto transport company information

        Auto Shipping Group Knoxville

        Auto Shipping Group (ASG) contracts with more than 9,000 insured transporters to ship your car, boat, RV or motorcycle terminal-to-terminal or door-to-door. ASG offers open carrier and enclosed shipping. It also transports inoperable vehicles for an additional $150 fee. Expedited shipping incurs an extra cost as well. Military discounts are available.

        • Address: 9111 Cross Park Drive, Ste. D200, Knoxville, TN 37923
        • Phone: (865) 238-4843
        • Hours: M - F: 8am - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 9pm
        • Website: autoshippinggroup.com
        AMPM Auto Transport

        AMPM Auto Transport is a Tennessee car hauler with a location in Farragut. The company is a licensed carrier and a broker for other carriers. It offers door-to-door service in many places as well as enclosed shipping or open carrier transport. AMPM also ships motorcycles, buses, boats, RVs, vans, trucks, trailers and exotic cars. You can leave up to 100 pounds of personal belongings in your car. Expedited service is available, and AMPM offers a 10% military discount.

        • Address: 11803 Kingston Pike, Farragut, TN 37934
        • Phone: (865) 381-2052
        • Hours: M - F: 9am - 8pm; Sat: 12pm - 3pm
        • Website: ampmautotransport.com
        Budget Auto Shipping in Knoxville

        Budget Auto Shipping is a Tennessee car transport broker that provides open carrier and enclosed auto transport. It can handle shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. It also has its own fleet of hauler owners in some cities, which enables them to offer same-day pickup service. Budget Auto Shipping offers real-time mobile shipment tracking and 24/7 technical support. It offers a 100% money-back guarantee, and military and student discounts are available.

        • Address: 2213 Laurel Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916
        • Phone: (855) 487-2444
        • Hours: 24/7
        • Website: budgetautoshipping.com
        Carey Moving & Storage

        Carey Moving & Storage provides Knoxville auto transport with options for enclosed or open carrier trucks. You can hire the company to move your car, motorcycle or boat. It also offers a full range of moving services. Carey Moving & Storage specifically designed its pallets for your car’s safety. The company is a member of the American Moving and Storage Association.

        • Address: 4013 Henson Road, Knoxville, TN 37921
        • Phone: (865) 862-4129
        • Hours: M - F: 8am - 5pm
        • Website: careymoving.com
        Freedom Auto Transport

        Freedom Auto Transport works with a variety of national carriers to get your vehicle delivered quickly and efficiently. If anything happens to your vehicle in transit, Freedom Auto Transport’s insurance covers the damages. Freedom can transport any type of vehicle domestically or internationally and does not take payment until the route is booked with a carrier. Customers can use PayPal, wire transfer or a debit card.

        • Address: Serves Knoxville residents
        • Phone: (888) 509-1102
        • Hours: M - F: 8am - 7pm; Sat: 10am - 4pm
        • Website: freedomautotransport.com/tennessee
        by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

        Sandi Pope previously worked in the nonprofit sector as an advocate for environmental and social change and believes information access is a human right. As a member of the ConsumerAffairs Research Team, she seeks to provide consumers with the necessary information needed in making life-altering decisions.

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