You’re relocating the family from New York to California.  Travel is stressful enough without trying to figure out how to bring along your vehicle, not to mention the miles you’ll add and the wear and tear.  You’ve decided to use an auto transport service instead of making it a family road trip.  Good choice! Let do all the heavy lifting for you.  The following article outlines all of your options:


Open or Closed?

Ship A Car Direct offers its customers the option of an enclosed or open vehicle transport.

Open transport is the standard choice for most of our customers who own a family vehicle.  It’s a much quicker transport and multiple vehicles can be serviced on our trailers simultaneously.

Usually booked for sports and luxury cars, the enclosed option is a little more expensive and takes a bit longer.  However, you get all the peace of mind that comes with your car being transported in a secure and safe way, enclosed from the elements and dangerous freeways.

How Much?

When shipping a vehicle from New York to California, you could pay anywhere from $1000-$1500.  California is a big state.  Traveling to Los Angeles is a lot different than traveling to San Francisco – a difference of approximately 381 miles or $100.

The following specific factors contribute to the overall price:

  • Overall distance
  • Make/Model of the vehicle
  • Type of transport (open/closed)
  • Supply and Demand
  • Season

The best way to know what you may pay is to call one of our agents or request an estimate online. There, you will need to factor in all of the details we mentioned above.

Can I Pack my Stuff?

We understand your desire to move as many of your household items as efficiently as possible. It seems like a smart-move to pack the vehicle you are shipping to the till.  But, unfortunately, the cost does not cover household items, only the vehicle.  We are not responsible for anything other than the vehicle you have entrusted us with.

Ship A Car Direct not only offers a thorough screening (we weed out over 8,000 carriers that don’t meet our criteria!) but we also provide door to door service, no upfront deposit required, and a damage-free guarantee! Contact us today for a free quote!

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