An auto repair shop can be a good place to leave your vehicle, too, as long as they don’t need the parking space and will be open when the auto transport carrier comes to retrieve your car. This is a good option if you have a personal relationship with the shop. That way, if the transporter says he will be there 20 minutes after the shop closes, they will be willing to work with him.
New car dealerships, at first glance, appear to be a good match because they receive new cars from the factory on these same trucks. The problem is parking. All dealerships try to maximize their inventory, which reduces the available parking. The other problem is that if you leave the keys with a salesperson, they may be out on a test drive with a customer when the transporter needs to pick up your car.