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What is the best way to ship a used car 3000 miles?

What is the best way to ship a used car 3000 miles?

There’s a gamut of reasons why you may need to ship a used car across the country. And while the most obvious solution may be driving it yourself, the time and all the road trip expenses may end up costing you more than shipping your car with a professional auto transport company. If you have never shipped a car before,  you may be wondering how the whole process works. In this post, we will share our expertise by answering some of the most important car shipping questions, so you can ship your used car 3000 miles with peace of mind.

How much does it cost to ship a used car 3000 miles?

Besides the distance, there are other factors that influence the cost to ship a car. Let’s take a look at how each of them affects what you will pay, beginning with the distance itself.

Distance. It may seem that shipping a used car 3000 miles will cost you a lot because of the large distance. Oftentimes, this is not the case. Shorter distances might require the same amount of effort and will still consume gas. This is why the price per mile for the short distances is higher than for 3000 miles.

Car model and condition. In general, smaller cars are easier to fit on the auto transport carrier, therefore cost less to transport than larger cars or cars with modifications. Also, if you are shipping an EV, then the battery weight will influence the cost of transportation. Additionally, the operational state of your car is important. If your car is in non-running condition, it will require additional effort from the staff, which translates into higher costs.

Type of carrier. Most cars are transported via an open carrier. However, if you are shipping a rare model and want to ensure its pristine condition, then you can choose an enclosed carrier at a higher price.

Route popularity. The exact location of the destination matters. For example, if the driver has to detour to deliver your car, then gas or potential tolls will raise the price. However, if your pick-up/drop-off locations are along a popular route, it will be more cost- and time-efficient for both parties.

Supply and demand. Shipping a used car across the country during a busy season can cost more due to the limited space on the auto carriers. For example, if you are moving from LA to Miami during the popular moving season when there is a high demand, then most likely you will have to pay a premium or wait longer until supply catches up.

How long does it take to ship a car across the country?

Shipping a car consists of two major time frames: the pick-up and delivery windows. The pick-up window is the time it takes for your vehicle to be picked up. It varies on the time of the year and can be from a day to a few days.

The delivery window depends mainly on the distance. In the case of shipping a used car 3000 miles, it can take 7 to 10 days. However, if you are in a rush, then you can always request the expedited service. This way, your car will have priority.

Which car shipping service should I choose to ship my car 3000 miles?

The best way to ship your car 3000 miles does not necessarily imply choosing the most expensive carrier and service, but the ones that best fit your needs and car type.

For example, if you are shipping a classic car, then you most likely should go for enclosed carrier service and door-to-door delivery. These will protect your vehicle from inclement weather conditions and road elements and ensure your receive your car as close to your door as legally possible. However, if you are on a budget, then you can choose a regular service and be more flexible with the timing.

At Corsia Logistics, we always make sure to ask all relevant questions, in order to offer you the right service and appropriate carrier type.  Our relocation agents will make sure to give you a personalized quote and guide you through the whole process. Shipping a car 3000 miles does not have to be complex if you choose an experienced and reliable company.

Do not hesitate to give us a call or request your free, no-obligation vehicle shipping quote online!

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