Archive for August 20, 2014

Explore Car Shipping Companies In Los Angeles

Auto Transport

Whether you want to move a car from Los Angeles to another state or just another part of the city, car shipping companies are always available to provide assistance. It is not always practical to drive a car to your new college, university, or home. When a vehicle is in no shape to run, it has to be moved some other way. Or maybe you have found that classic car you have been searching for in the L.A. area.  Whatever the reasons, here are some tips for car shipping to or from the Los Angeles area.

Car Shipping Considerations:
First of all, what are you moving? Is it a classic car or a beater? The make, model, and condition of a vehicle all affect the price of transport because a reputable company insures all vehicles against damage. High-end and irreplaceable vehicles may cost a bit more to transport.

Where Are You Moving It To?
Our free online car shipping calculator will ask for a starting point and destination: from Los Angeles to Spokane Washington, Austin Texas, or maybe Phoenix in Arizona. Perhaps you are simply moving from Pico Rivera in the South East to Ladera Heights in the West. It’s not far, but far enough to require professional help.

What Else Affects the Price?
Dates of travel, fuel prices, and carrier type will also affect your price.  A covered trailer will add another layer of protection, but it will cost you more. Transport by open trailer is more common and less expensive.

How to Select a Company
There are lots of choices for car shipping in Los Angeles. Don’t just look at the lowest quoted price, because more often than not, you will get what you pay for. Ask if they screen drivers? Find out if there is a no-damage guarantee plus full insurance coverage? Are they accredited with the Better Business Bureau?

Put a few companies to the test, reading what past clients have to say. Talk to a customer service agent by phone. Get a feel for who has your best interests at heart and who just wants your money.

You will not find any pushy salespeople at Ship A Car Direct, you’ll only find tons of info and expert advice.  Give us a call when you need car shipping to or from the L.A. area, and we’ll be happy to help!

1st 2015 Corvette Z06 Gets $1 Million At Auction

I don’t know about you, but I cannot help smile while watching Rick Hendrick bid on this 1st 2015 Corvette Z06 – very cool!  What makes it even better, is knowing that all the proceeds from this sale go towards cancer research and to assist the Karmanos Cancer Institue’s renovation efforts.

“We thank Rick Hendrick for his ongoing, generous support that will help Karmanos Cancer Institute provide better care and treatment for cancer patients,” said General Motors President Dan Ammann.

Chevrolet donated this first retail production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Camaro Z/28.  The Camaro sold for $500,000.

 

Common Questions About Door To Door Car Shipping

Door to door car shippingQuestion:   Does door to door car shipping really mean that the truck driver will pick up from my home address?
Answer:  Yes, we always ask for your specific pickup and delivery addresses.  If the carrier can get right to the addresses you provide, in a legal and safe manner, they will.

Question:  What would prohibit door to door service?
Answer: If the area you live in has restrictions regarding large trucks, or if there simply isn’t enough room to safely turn around or maneuver.  (keep in mind these are huge multi car carrier trucks).

Question: What happens if they can’t safely pick up or deliver to my home address?
Answer:  You simply make arrangements with the driver to meet at a nearby location where the carrier can safely get in and out.  This might be at a local grocery store, or school parking lot.  Or, talk to one of our representatives about special arrangements.  In some cases a smaller transport vehicle or tow truck and take your vehicle from the truck, directly to your door.

Question:  I live in the Los Angeles area, is door to door car shipping to L.A. possible?
Answer: Again, this depends on the specific location, however Los Angeles is one of our most active car shipping routes, so your driver can provide a list of common areas which are safe for car delivery or pickup.

Question:  Do I need to be there personally for delivery?
Answer:  No, the carrier will contact whomever you tell us to contact, whether it is you, a friend, family member, or even a dealer.  Someone simply needs to be present on both ends to sign the Bill of Lading.

If you have any more questions regarding door to door auto transport, please give us a call at 866-221-1664.