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How to ship a car from West Coast to East Coast?

How to ship a car from West Coast to East Coast?

Moving from the laid-back life of the West Coast to the fast-paced and aggressive culture of the East Coast may not be easy. Nevertheless, thousands of people have already made up their minds and are heading eastbound every day.

In this short guide, we will take a look at some of the main similarities and differences between the East Coast and the West Coast. Together we will see which East coast places are more popular for moving. Finally, we’ll look into car shipping from West Coast to East Coast. By the end of this article, you should have a clear idea of how to select the right company that can safely relocate your vehicle.

Why move from West to East Coast?

The ‘why’ of moving from the West to East varies from person to person. Maybe you are changing jobs or going back to school somewhere on the East Coast. Perhaps you like the fast-paced life of the East and are looking forward to it. Maybe you want to start a new life in a completely different part of the country.

Whatever the reason may be, we are sure you are doing the right thing. Better to regret something you’ve done than regret your whole life for not even taking the chance.

Living in the East Coast will be a completely different experience from living in the West Coast. But besides their differences, the two parts of the country also have many similarities. Let’s take a look at some of them, so you can be well prepared whenever you head East.

Differences and similarities between the two coasts


First and foremost, let’s talk about the weather. The West Coast has a milder climate and the weather patterns are different. How you will adapt to the weather will depend on whether you have experienced the East Coast weather before. If not, don’t be surprised when people wish you luck with the weather once you tell them you’re moving to New York City or Boston.

Get ready for cold, rain, and snow in the winter season and the high humidity and hot climate of East Coast summers. Nonetheless, in case you are a fan of snow and don’t mind either cold or heat, the weather will be your least problem to worry about once you move.

Dress Code

Another difference between the two coasts is the way people dress. On the East Coast, people tend to dress up and pay attention to what they wear, depending on where they are going or which event they are attending. On the West Coast, the dress code is more casual and comfortable. People wear hoodies, sandals, flip flops, and shorts most of the time, no matter where they are headed to.


Ah, the food! While California may be well known for the best Mexican food, New York has bragging rights for the most delicious Italian cuisine. Both the East and the West have their uniqueness when it comes to cuisine and delectable culinary spots and chain restaurants. In the end, it all depends on your taste when defining which US Coast has the best food.


There is a whole cultural divide between the West and the East coasts. As I mentioned in the beginning, the life attitude on the East Coast is completely different from that of the West. Life on the East Coast is generally more fast-paced than the chill lifestyle of the West. People in the East (especially in the Northeastern part of the USA) even have a higher walking speed than those on the West Coast.


They say people in the West are friendlier and more polite. But like in any part of the US, you will encounter nice people as well as some unpleasant folks. The important thing is to not take any behavior personally. As long as you are kind to others, you will have nothing to worry about. Just be yourself, and you will attract like-minded people no matter where in the East Coast you move to.

Which popular destinations on the East Coast are worth a visit?

Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida have one thing in common. All of them have a shoreline on the Atlantic Ocean and are, therefore, considered part of the East Coast.

And Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida are among the most popular destinations people choose as their new home.

How to ship a car from West Coast to East Coast?

Now that you know where on the East coast you want to start a whole new life, it’s time for you to think of shipping your car to your new destination. The process of transporting your vehicle across the country may seem a daunting task at first. But as long as you find a reliable auto transport company, you will realize how simple it actually is.

Car carriers run from West to the East Coast daily. All you have to do is spend some time researching auto transport companies and read their online reviews. After you have picked 2-3 favorite ones, it is time for you to give them a call and get a real feel of their customer support.

And when it comes to quotes, look for a realistic current market rate. To get timely and professional service, you should expect to pay the current market price. It is not smart to go for the lowest price. Especially since there are some dishonest companies waiting to take advantage of unsuspecting car owners.

We, at Corsia Logistics, take pride in what we do and go above and beyond for our customers. But don’t just take our word for it, let our customers tell you. Our logistics experts manually track daily market fluctuations to match them to your particular situation. This way you get the most customized quote that fits your auto transport needs.

Want to know more about auto transport and long-distance shipping in particular? Feel free to drop us a line via our online chat or call us at (818) 850-5258. Our logistics experts will be happy to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a free, no-obligation car shipping quote. We look forward to serving your auto shipping needs. Thank you!

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