Mileage wise, we looking at a little bit less than 3000 miles, but if we look at from southeast to northwest, it's almost 3500 miles.
With fuel prices, time consuming and hazards on the way, most people who move use a moving company for their household goods and car shipping company for their vehicle.
Main roads used for the car shipping are major Highways like I-10, I-20, I-40, I-70 and I-80. Of course, drivers use also other roads but those go under the off location category.
There are 2 ways to ship a car (actually there is more but we do not offer them), Open Car Transport and Enclosed Car Transport.
Open Car Transport is used for the most part. Many open carriers are on this route, carrying new and used cars for dealerships and individuals. Open carrier can haul 8-11 operable vehicles. Open carriers are cheaper and more available on the roads.
Enclosed Car Transport is used mostly to ship classic cars, sport cars, low profile cars, luxury vehicles and motorcycles. Some of the enclosed carriers are soft side and some are a box truck. Since these trucks are designed to haul expensive vehicles, They are equipped accordingly with straps and lift gates or very long ramps. The enclosed carriers are safer but more expensive.
Coast to Coast Car Shipping transit time usually takes between 7-14 days depend on the pickup and delivery locations. Transit time is an estimate and usually depend on weather and traffic as well. There is a carriers that have 2 team drivers and then the transit time is much faster.
Coast to Coast Car Shipping rates are changing based on season. To find out what will it cost to ship your car call us at (619) 331-3727 or get a free car shipping quote.
Before shipping your vehicle coast to coast, go over this check list:
1. Wash your vehicle - clean vehicle can be inspected better.
2. Take off antennas if possible or any other piece that might come off during transit.
3. It is required to give the driver the car keys. Make sure you have an extra set.
4. Fold your mirrors.
5. Disable the car alarm.
6. Don't fuel your car before shipping, it is preferred to leave the car with only 1/4 tank of gas.
7. If you ship your car during winter to a snowy location, it is recommendable to add antifreeze fluid for additional protection.
8. Remove all personal items from the car. Baby car seat, spare tire or any other item that belongs to the car is allowed. Personal belongings are NOT allowed by D.O.T regulations. Car Carriers are licensed and insured to haul automobiles only. Any personal belongings or any damage that caused by them directly or not directly is not covered by the insurance. More than that, D.O.T give fines to driver that carry cargo that they are not license to carry.
Need to speak with a car transport agent for more information? call us at (619) 331-3727 or get a free car shipping quote.