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 Shipacardirect.com 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.
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
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!
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Your Car Moving Questions
The hardest thing for people researching car moving companies to understand is that the prices they are getting are not hard and fast gaurantees, but rather ESTIMATES of what one company thinks it will take to get a vehicle moved promptly versus another company's opinion of what it will take. Don't be fooled, there are not carriers committed to take your vehicle at these quoted prices, the company you choose will still have to get to work getting a carrier to commit to move it at the price they quote you.
Your total price breaks down into two parts, the broker's fee (or 'deposit' as everyone calls it) and the carriers fee (your COD amount) Make no mistake about this, EVERYONE YOU ARE GETTING SALES CALLS FROM IS GOING TO BROKER YOUR MOVE. In this industry, there are brokers who try to fool you into thinking that they are the actual carriers and there are an equal amount of carriers who sell themselves on the fact that they have a truck or two but are not being honest about the fact that they broker out 90% of the orders they book. Here is a quick easy way to tell, if a company takes an up front fee, whether they call it a deposit or any other name, they are a broker. Carriers do not take any payment until the vehicle is delivered.
In our opinion, you are crazy to do so. Have you ever been paid up front for the work that you perform for your employer? Why would you pay a fee up front when there are reliable and trustworthy companies like ours that won't ask for it until we provide you with your carriers details?
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will be between one and two weeks. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.
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