Car Shipping Seattle Guide

July 11, 2017
Vasilka Atanasova

Moving to a new city often changes our perspectives and priorities. However, only after some years you get to know the people, the culture and will realize the changes that have taken place inside you. Experience is everything, wise people say.

Our experience in the auto transport industry has grown over the past several years, and we now proudly serve thousands of customers in Seattle metro area, every year.

At Corsia Logistics we don’t only move cars, we educate our customers and help them understand how auto transport works, and what is best for their vehicle.

Check our guide here as we will answer some commonly asked questions about moving and shipping a car to Seattle.

How does shipping a car to Seattle work?

Car transport to and from Seattle is easy. When you contact us we will explain the process and answer all of your questions. You will have a dedicated agent who understands the value of your vehicle.

If you have recently purchased a car online, or from a dealer, or you are a dealer and need auto transport to Seattle, just call us and we will help you ship your vehicle(s). We offer affordable rates and reliable transportation nationwide. For multi-vehicle transport we offer discounts. Call us now to speak to one of our car transport relocation agents.

What options do I have?

When you need to move a vehicle from one location to another, your two main option are:

  1. driving the vehicle
  2. shipping the vehicle

Driving the car to your destination would be a great option if you are ready for a road trip. Road trips are great because driving can be a sort of meditation. Driving long distances, however, is not a task everybody can handle. When the distance is greater than 200 miles, we recommend shipping the vehicle.

You could also opt for a drive-away service. This means that you will allow another driver behind the wheel of your car. Some companies specialize in finding people with clean driving history to do this kind of jobs. They are not professional drivers, however.  One question to ask here is, is it really worth putting those extra miles on your vehicle instead of saving them for your next road trip vacation?

Shipping your car with an auto hauling company saves you time, and it spares your car’s odometer from additional hundreds of miles. When you have to move a car across the country this often means adding at least a thousand miles to the odometer, oil change, flat tires and other possible issues.

The best option really is to hire an auto transport company. An auto transport company will load your vehicle onto a trailer and deliver it to your door. You will not need to worry about an unknown person driving your car. Peace of mind is guaranteed.

Don’t Drive – Ship Your Car To Seattle!

Driving a vehicle across the country means embarking on a long distance trip. This could be stressful and exhausting. Many people often think that driving their vehicle would be cheaper than shipping it. In 90 percent of the cases, however, this is not the case.

Just think about all the time and the money you will spend on a cross country trip, and then compare that to some auto transport rates. Car shipping from Los Angeles to Seattle, for example, could cost from $650 for a small sedan, and go up to $800 and more for an SUV.

Auto transport Seattle rates depend on distance, car’s make and model, modifications, type of transport and whether you choose open or enclosed auto transport, as well as current supply and demand.

How much does it cost to ship a car to Seattle?

An important factor in price formation is current supply and demand situation. If demand is high, spots on the trucks will be limited, and the competition for one spot will be higher. In this industry a customer competes against other customers for a spot on a truck. When spots are limited usually the higher paying loads ship first.

Seattle auto transport scheduled weekly. Request a quote online or call our friendly team now.


The average cost to ship a vehicle may vary by company, so, think about all those rates you are getting online. Don’t be lured by the lowest rate. Also, keep in mind that often large companies charge more money for the same service smaller companies can offer.

Auto transport is not a cheap service, yet, there is no need to pay more than the current market price. We provide manual quotes – this means that we track the price fluctuations constantly and provide the most accurate rates. We do not use a calculator because this automation of the pricing process does not deliver accurate quotes and also increases the price.

The supply and demand situation is a very important factor in the auto transport industry and tracking this daily happens only manually. Our rates are affordable to the customer and acceptable by the carrier. This is a rate that will guarantee reliable auto transport service.

How long does it take to ship a car to Seattle?

The total time to ship a car is split into two windows – pick-up time and transit time.

The transit time depends on the distance and the exact location. That is how many miles in total the vehicle will travel and whether the pick-up and delivery location is a major city or a rural town. Transport time is also affected by seasonality, traffic and weather conditions.

How do I choose the right service for my vehicle?

When you book, with a full service auto transport company, you will have to choose between open and enclosed carrier. Open trailer is the standard method of shipping automobiles. You can see those types of trailer roaming the roads daily.

Enclosed are also working daily, however, they are less available and more specialized. Enclosed auto transport is more expensive as well, but it offers more protection for your vehicle. It all depends on how much protection you would want to get for your vehicle.

After booking your service, you have to get your car ready for shipping, wait for your vehicle to be picked up, and then wait for the driver at your home, or an agreed point to accept delivery and do post-shipping inspection.

If you would like to talk to our logistics experts to discuss the process and schedule your auto transport please call us at (818) 850-5258. To make a booking online please request a quote online and we will send you an email with a quote and more information how to reserve a spot on a truck online. Thank you!

Leave a comment