Auto Auction Transport Service

Buying a vehicle at an auto auction is a great way to make a smart buy. Whether you are seeking that just-right vehicle for a client, looking for a smart money-maker to add to your lot inventory, or buying a vehicle as a private buyer, auto auctions offer plenty of bargains.

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"I have now used Number 1 Auto Transport a few times. Most recent was from Long Island to California. I worked with James and he was able to set up everything very quickly and efficiently. "

Amy Brown

"I moved from NY to Florida and the only smooth part was my auto transport with Rob. He gives such fair prices and got the car to me two days early. They picked up when they said and had zero issues with the car upon return."

Nic Gee

"Excellent service. Treated my wife's car with respect and like it was a million dollar car. Would recommend without hesitation or reservations and will use them again if I am ever in the need for a trnsporter."

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Car Auctions We Work With

Number 1 Auto Transport provides open-air and enclosed transport to and from several auction houses across the country. Our service auctions include some of the largest single and auction house organizations.

Dealer and public auctions, including Manheim, Copart, IAA, and ADESA, are some of the country’s biggest used vehicle wholesalers. These groups include hundreds of local auctions across the country.

Copart Auto Transport Services

You can find a Copart Auto Auction in almost every state in the contiguous United States, while they also maintain an online presence. At any point, they have upwards of 150,000 vehicles in inventory. Everything from mint, ready-to-drive vehicles to restoration projects, and even parts cars that don’t run, at great prices.

Manheim Car Shipping Services

Manheim Auto Auction has been providing wholesale vehicle auctions nationwide – and even to Puerto Rico and national markets – since 1945. The 24-hour operation makes it one of the most accessible auctions across the country! It’s the largest of its kind in the world, featuring even the latest model-year vehicles. It’s perfect for used car dealerships looking to fill out their inventory regularly with quality units.

IAA Auto Auction Car Transport Services

With over 150 auto auction centers across the country, IAA – Insurance Auto Auctions – provides a variety of lightly damaged and salvaged vehicles, parts cars, trucks, SUVs, and more for auction. It’s the premier auction for project cars, parts cars, and more. Looking for a fixer-upper to work on? Need parts for an existing project? IAA provides written-off vehicles at meager prices.

ADESA Auto Auction Vehicle Shipping Services

Specializing in low-mileage, single-owner vehicles, ADESA is one of the country’s most diverse auto auction companies – and often extends beyond cars, trucks, and SUVs. Besides wholesale, off-lease, and rentals, you can also find RVs, boats, personal watercraft, motorcycles, heavy trucks, heavy equipment, and even salvage vehicles, depending on the auction site.

At Number 1 Auto Transport, we already have great relationships with these auto auctions and are accustomed to how they operate. Some of them feature tight hours of operation, while others, like Manheim, often offer 24-hour operation. Some offer forklift helps to load, others have loading gate fees, and some have both. Storage is also dependent on the auction, with some offering long-term storage for free or inexpensive rates, while others have only short-term storage and high daily storage fees, meaning you need

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Proven Reliability

Number 1 Auto has a consistent track record of successfully transporting vehicles, earning a reputation for reliability and dependability in the industry.

Customer Satisfaction

Our customer-centric approach ensures your satisfaction with transparent communication, dedicated support, and regular updates throughout the shipping process.

Diverse Service Options

Choose from a wide range of services, including open and enclosed carriers, expedited shipping, and custom solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Exotic Car Auctions, Private Auto Auctions, and More!

While those are the Big Four across the United States, there are plenty of other auctions. Maybe you’re making a private buy from one of the boutique auctions like Mecum or Barrett-Jackson, where there are head-turning supercars, exotic vehicles, and classics. Perhaps it is just a local unaffiliated auction house or a private auction. While the major auction houses are excellent places to find great deals on modern and lightly used vehicles, these smaller auctions are usually the best place to find something unique.

Online auctions are another popular auction method of buying these days. From classics on Autotrader to whatever goes on eBay Motors, online auctions cover plenty. This could mean anything from solo sellers doing direct person-to-person pick-ups to car collections and car clubs unloading models they no longer want to display. Because of the nature of online auctions, there are even more wrinkles thrown into the fix than auctions run at brick-and-mortar auction houses.

You need to partner with a team like Number 1 Auto Transport, which has experience navigating those waters. We’ve dealt with these wrinkles in the past and know how to respond to them, making for a seamless experience for both the auction and the buyer. We have developed relationships across the country to ensure your auction purchase gets to you quickly and in as-purchased condition. Our team will communicate with you and the auction company/seller to ensure that everything is squared away and everyone gets treated right throughout the process.

How Long Does It Take To Transport a Car from an Auto Auction?

Depending on the car’s location, most pickup windows are 24-72 hours from when the vehicle is ready to be picked up. This window could take up to 5 days in remote areas.

  • Auto Auction Transport turnaround time for a destination under 1,000 miles in 2-3 days.
  • From 1,000-1750, the transit time is estimated to be 4-6 days.
  • From 1,750-2,500, the transit time is estimated at 7-10 days.

Auto Auction Transport Services FAQ's

Auto auction transportation refers to the service of moving vehicles to and from automotive auctions. This can include transporting vehicles to auction sites for sale or delivering purchased vehicles to their new owners.

There are several reasons why you might require these services:

  • Selling Vehicles: If you’re a car dealer or an individual selling a vehicle at an auction, you’ll need a reliable way to transport the vehicle to the auction site.

  • Buying Vehicles: If you’ve purchased a vehicle at an auction, you’ll need transportation to get it from the auction site to your desired location.

  • Fleet Management: Auto dealerships often use these services to move vehicles within their inventory, whether it’s redistributing cars among different locations or transporting them for servicing.

The type of transportation needed can vary based on the vehicle’s size, condition, and distance. Common methods include open car carriers and enclosed trailers. The choice depends on the vehicle’s value and the level of protection required during transit.

The cost can vary based on factors such as the distance, the type of vehicle, the transportation method (open or enclosed), and any additional services required. It’s best to obtain quotes from transportation companies to get a precise estimate.