Auburn 1Auburn is a small city located in Sangamon County, in the U.S. state of Illinois. Home to a population of over 4,300 total residents, Auburn is a part of the larger Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has brought new growth to the area in recent years. Like many small towns in Illinois, Auburn is given over mostly to agriculture, though there is some retail and other businesses in the city’s downtown core. Though its size would indicate that Auburn is a village or a town, it has been incorporated as a city and today sits between Chatham, to the north, and Virden, to the south, both of which are about as small as Auburn.

Basic Facts About Auburn

  • Current population: 4,300
  • Current mayor: Barb Stamer
  • Total area: 4.08 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Sangamon County
  • Founded in: 1865
  • Zip codes: 62615
  • Area codes: 217

Auto Transport Tips to Auburn

Auburn’s size doesn’t do it any favors, and neither does the fact that it sits in the Springfield metro area, at least when it comes to transporting a vehicle to or from the city. Auto transport companies prefer to run routes into and out of major metropolitan areas, which means that they prefer to go from one big city to the next to pickup and deliver loads. They don’t like running routes through small areas because there aren’t going to be any customers in the area aside from you, most like, which can present problems for carriers trying to figure out their route through the Midwest.

Auburn kind of gets the short end of the auto transport stick, at least in its area, because in addition to being small and out of the way already, it sits along Illinois Highway 4, which runs north-south parallel to I-55, to the east. This is kind of ironic; auto transport companies prefer to stick to major interstate highways when traveling from one area to another because it tends to be faster and cheaper and puts less mileage on their truck. I-55 runs just east of Auburn by about three or four miles, so…well, really, it’s not all that bad. Auto shippers can quickly get onto and off of the interstate to get to Auburn, but that’s assuming they’re heading into or out of Springfield. You’ll want to talk to a live agent about this, because shipping to or from an area like Auburn, one that is small and relatively out of the way, is usually a lot more expensive and time-consuming than if you were shipping into or out of a major city.

That said, you’ll want to talk to a live agent, and the absolute best way to get a hold of one is to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It’s completely free, takes only a minute of your time and gets you multiple free quotes in your email inbox from some of the best auto transport companies in the industry today. Once you have your quotes you can then compare prices and services of those different transporters to find the right company for your needs. You can also talk to one of their representatives right over the phone, which is something you’ll want to do as Auburn may be a bit tricky to get a vehicle into or out of. If you have further questions about shipping a vehicle, give us a call at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our own agents toll-free. They can answer basic questions as well as help you get your free quotes today.

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