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How to ship a car?

How to ship a car?

Shipping a vehicle across the country is not difficult. Thousands of companies and private customers transport automobiles daily. The best option is to use a professional auto transport company like Corsia Logistics. However, in general you have three options:

  1. Use an auto transport company
  2. Use a drive-away services
  3. Drive the car yourself (if applicable)

1. Use a professional auto transport company

Shipping a car with an auto transport company is the most adequate choice. Of course, if it is a really short distance you can choose another method. Corsia Logistics offer both open and enclosed auto transport nationwide.Open carrier is the standard method of shipping all types of vehicles and most of the carriers in the US are open truck platforms.

If you are shipping a classic, sports or a luxury automobile we always recommend enclosed car carrier. Check out our Enclosed vs. Open car carrier article and infographic for more details. Corsia Logistics team takes pride in offering exceptionally personalized service to each and every customer. The agent you get to work with will recommend the right auto transport service for your vehicle and will work with you on the price.

Our prices reflect current market conditions and are always the most accurate and competitive rates. We provide realistic prices that will ship your vehicle in a timely and professional manner. Our rates are affordable to the customer and acceptable by the carrier. It is very important to price the shipping correctly. In this industry prices very much depend on the supply/demand situation and that is why our agents track the fluctuation of the prices constantly.

To learn more about how to ship a car, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section. Also, please check out our reviews, on some of the biggest independent review sources like Google+ reviews, Trust Pilot reviews, so you can learn more about how our customers experience. Corsia Logistics is a small, family owned company and this is our advantage. When you call, you reach one of our auto transport agents and you get to work with this person from start to end. Your agent becomes your friend throughout the shipping process, and even after that.

2. Use a drive-away services

If you do not mind that your car is driven to your destination then you can search for a drive-away services. You will find companies that offer to find you a driver following a strict criteria. If you want to do that sometimes you may even have the option to request a professional driver. However, this is not typical and in general, the bare minimum these companies follow is to screen the drivers they hire for clean driving record and they also have an age requirement.

You should read reviews and probably request references for the designated driver to make sure he has done that kind of a job before and he has done it well. Another great way would be to find a friend or relative willing to drive your car. In some cases it would be the cheaper option, and could be faster as well. My advice is to not try this if your car is an expensive vehicle, or a really valuable investment such as a classic automobile.

3. Drive the car yourself

Many people prefer to drive their own vehicle when moving, and one reason is because they think it is cheaper. However, that is not actually the truth. People often do no calculate travel expenses like food, fuel and accommodations. If you are moving across the country those expenses can add up quickly and in many cases it becomes more costly than shipping with a auto transport company.

It is a different story when you are buying a car online (although I do not personally recommend that). In this case, you probably want to go see it first and then drive it back home yourself. If distance and money are not an issue then surely this is the best way. Still, this has its downside and you have to be prepared. Keep in mind that this would be a car that you have never driven and there is no guarantee about it’s condition. Always try to have a back up plan and be prepared for the unexpected.

If you have any questions, please call or email us. We are here to help you transport your automobile and guide you through the process. Thank you.

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Simon Moore
Great company
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Looking for a logistics company, to ship my car, from California to Illinois,my first search, then Corsia showed up, skeptical. Call and a very friendly secretary: Elena. She guided me through, I scheduled and as she explained, all when smooth as scheduled Very happy I did the right choice. I'll recommend this great Company to anyone that is thinking to relocate a vehicle. Thanks Corsia logistics for your honesty and professionalism!
Elizabeth Woodward
High five's all around!
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Corsia was highly recommended by a friend in the automobile industry. We needed to transport a cargo van from Seattle to Florida. We contacted Corsia who quickly arranged transport within just a few days. Communication was outstanding! Just a few email confirmations and we were all set. Mike was great and arrived right on time and delivered to Florida on schedule. Tip-avoid the hornets nest of auto brokers on line and just contact Corsia for a truly great experience!
Carrol Tiffany
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Corsia has been amazing. Their prices are really competitive but more importantly their customer service has been 5-Star. Elena followed up with me every step of the way, making sure there was no miscommunication between me & the driver. We are using them to ship a 2nd vehicle & would not hesitate to use them again!
Tony Boyd
Definitely recommend
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I have recently used Corsia for long time family car with sentimental value that was moved I have recently used Corsia for shipment of my vehicle from Oregon to Arizona by recommendation from other family member who also used Corsia in the past. I am very pleased on the service and the communication throughout shipment. Ken was my direct contact and kept me informed along the move The car was picked up and delivered as communicated. I did use a enclosed mover and the driver was also clean cut professional and treated car as his own. I would definitely recommend Corsia again with the experience I have had. Thank you. T
Top notch
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Top notch Transport - Porsche 997 Top notch! As easy and efficient as one could possibly imagine. Great customer service.. thank you Luke. Great prices. Check. Timely communications. Check. Clean transport trailer. Check. Supremely careful driver. Check. Timely arrival. Check. Don't mess around elsewhere, just call Corsica and feel confident your transports needs are going to be exceeded. My Porsche 911 rode like a Queen in her enclosed chariot. I've never needed a transport company before, and I surely will use them every time. Do yourself a favor, seriously. Call now.
Geet Mp Haryana
Reliable, efficient
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Corsia rep (Elena) was very proactive. Helped ship a car from CA to GA. She checked in with me via email quote and several phone calls to find me the best possible quote for the fastest available service. After several communications, Corsia was able to schedule a vehicle pickup the next day. The driver communicated well, and the vehicle arrived in final destination faster than we expected in perfect condition. I highly recommend using Corsia's reliable, efficient service.
Cay Liptak
Clean, efficient, wonderful
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Thanks, Corsia! Pickup was so clean, efficient, and wonderful -- my only recommendation is to make sure you schedule it during the day so you can fully review the car in the daylight. Drop off was equally wonderful, and the whole trip went down without a hitch (pun intended!). Seriously, Corsia delivered my Jeep from CT to California with no issues or bumps in the road!
Csaba Kovesdy
Truly positive experience
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Corsia Memphis to LA, mid-size SUV. I looked at 4 different companies amd Corsia was the most responsive of them. While being responsive, they were not unduly aggressive: when I indicated that I need to wait a month before making a decision they stopped contacting me and only came back with a reminder when I really needed it. Once I decided to engage Corsia they found me a transport within two days and the car was delivered (from Memphis to LA) in another two days. I had a truly positive experience.
Kelly Torres
Highly recommend
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Working with Corsia Logistics was a great experience. Working with Corsia Logistics was wonderful. They were able to find a driver right away to transport our car. They were in constant communication as to when the car was getting picked up and dropped off. The driver also communicated with me as to when he would arrive. I would highly recommend Corsia Logistics.
Amy Nelson
Excellent Organization
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Corsia was an excellent company to work with while I transferred my car across the US. A friend of mine suggested I use them as they had been very organized and trustworthy with her own car. I researched a few different place but decided to go with Corsia and I'm so glad I did! Any questions I had throughout the process they answered quickly and clearly. I would definitely use them again in the future and recommend them for others to use.