How to Ship a Car To and From Atlanta

How to Ship a Car To And From Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the southeastern state of Georgia. The terrain in Georgia spans across coastal beaches, farmlands and mountains. In Georgia, Atlanta is known for its peach trees and considered a metro area with thriving businesses in every sector. As a car owner relocating to or from Atlanta, if you are not prepared to embark on long hours of driving, you can employ the service of a car transport company. It is essential to ship a car to and from Atlanta with a reliable car shipping company like Metti International.

It is very economical shipping to and from major metropolitan areas like Atlanta. You have more accessible routes, potentially lower shipping costs and faster transit times. Here are a few basic steps to prepare you for car shipping to and from Atlanta.

Choose the Preferred Auto Transport Method to Ship Your Car to and From Atlanta          

You need to decide on the car transport method you’re opting for when shipping a car to and from Atlanta. If you are relocating, going for a vacation or business, you can opt for the Open carrier auto shipping or enclosed auto shipping method.

Open carrier transport is the most affordable way to ship your vehicle. It can fit from one to nine vehicles depending on their size and weight. However, this open carrier transport does not provide added protection from the weather and road debris, unlike the enclosed auto shipping. We highly recommend enclosed auto transport for luxury, exotic and classic cars. This car shipping method offers more protection for your vehicle.

Choose Between Door-To-Door and Terminal-To-Terminal Auto Transport Delivery

You have the option of choosing between door-to-door auto transport and terminal to terminal car shipping. For door-to-door auto transport to and from Atlanta, the driver will pick up your vehicle from a location of your choice and deliver it to the destination you find the most convenient.

While terminal-to-terminal is another option if you want to ship a car to and from Atlanta. You can drive to the terminal, leave your car there, and get your car shipping company to ship your car. Afterwards, the car carrier will pick up and deliver your vehicle to the regional storage facilities of your designated state, also called the terminal. The only thing left is for you to get your car once it has arrived at the terminal.

How Much it Costs to Ship a Car to and From Atlanta

It’s much more affordable than you may think to ship a car to and Atlanta. The final price for car shipping will depend on many factors, including the distance traveled, the type of transport you choose, the make and model of the vehicle, and the drop-off location that you select. The average auto carrier travels 500 miles per day, depending on their scheduled stops and road conditions. For the best availability and price, we recommend that you schedule your auto transport to and from Atlanta as far in advance as possible.

Ensure Adequate Insurance Coverage When Car Shipping to and From Atlanta

Most companies have insurance coverage for their customers whether it is regular cars, luxury cars or military vehicles. However, to ensure your vehicle is in safe hands, check out your car shipping company’s insurance policy. Although, if there is insufficient insurance coverage, you may request additional coverage in exchange for a fee. It is vital to keep your car insured and covered in the case of damage during your scheduled automobile transport. Have an accurately signed bill of lading. Also, endeavor to mark out any damage at delivery on the bill of lading to avoid unwanted expenses. 

Schedule Your Car Transport with Metti International

At Metti International, we understand the importance of getting reliable and safe vehicle transport services for your car. As a finalist for the “Torch Award Finalist” by the Better Business Bureau for Ethics (BBB), we are here to help ensure your car shipment goes smoothly. Our vast network of reliable and affordable carriers ensures your vehicle is taken  care of adequately. 

As a licensed and bonded car shipping broker with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, we are committed to providing you with excellent customer service and an exceptional transport experience.

Call Metti International today at 866.620.1776 or request a quote online. You can also visit our website at


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Frequently Asked Questions

Most major credit cards, postal money orders and cashiers checks are acceptable forms of payment.

As with most transport services, a deposit is generally required when placing an order. Deposits range from 10-25 % of the total shipping cost. The remaining balance will be due upon delivery.

Most auto transport companies accept cash, certified checks, and postal money orders.

Coast to coast trips usually takes between 10-14 days. Shorter trips ranges from 3-7 days, depending on the actual distance. Some factors may delay a trip, including traffic, weather, and truck breakdowns.

Yes, we request you, or a designated person, be present upon pick up of your vehicle. For your safety and your vehicle’s safety, an inspection is performed and a bill of lading must be signed that serves as proof of delivery.

The easiest way to ship an inoperable vehicle is to let us know when requesting a vehicle transport quote. There will be an additional charge, plus loading and unloading charges to your quote, if we are not informed of the vehicle’s condition prior to quoting.

Auto carriers are not licensed to carry house goods or personal items, these goods and items are not covered by the carriers insurance. Any damage to your vehicle due to household goods shifting or breaking is also not covered. Personal belongings left in the vehicle, are shipped strictly at the owners risk. Carriers will not inventory any belongings left in the vehicle and will assume no responsibility.

Your car is insured for the Blue Book value the entire time it is on the truck. Clearly listed on your Shipping Order, Agreement and Bill of Lading are occurrences not covered. At the time of pick up, a condition report is filled out and signed by both the person turning the car over and the truck driver and you are given a copy.

Upon delivery of your vehicle, this same report is presented. You should compare the condition of the vehicle to the report thoroughly at that time. If you feel damage has occurred to your vehicle during delivery, you must note it on the report before you sign it and the driver leaves. Damage done in transit does not relieve the shipper of paying for transport service performed. Claims will be handled by the vehicle carrier and insurance companies.

Metti International offers door-to-door auto transport service where possible. However, there are instances that we cannot collect/deliver directly to the door due to the size of our auto carrier’s trucks. The size of your street may prohibit direct delivery to your door. Also, some towns and cities do not allow trucks on their residential streets. If the carrier cannot get to your door, he will deliver your vehicle to the next most convenient accessible location, such as the nearest major crossing street, a shopping mall or supermarket.

Please have a no more than 1/4 tank of fuel, remove all personal items from your vehicle and have it washed and cleaned so that the ensuing inspection is easily performed. If it is a convertible, T-top, sunroof, etc. make sure all openings are closed and prepared for changing weather. You can find additional tips on how to prepare your car for transport here.