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Is shipping a car worth it?

Is shipping a car worth it?

Today we are facing way too many choices. From foods and clothing, to TV shows and types of automobiles. Moving is one of those choices Americans often undervalue. Whether to move or not, whether to buy a new car or not are some of the decisions many of us often face.

Moving across the country is not easy, but it could open up opportunities, and this makes it exciting. With this often comes transporting your vehicles as well. And the questions “Is it worth shipping a car” is one of the first to arise. 

is shipping a car worth it



Today, something is worth it when:

  • It saves time
  • It saves money
  • It alleviates stress

Is shipping a car worth it?

Yes shipping a car is worth it, when it saves you time and money, and eliminates the stress associated with moving a vehicle.

In 90 percent of the cases, we can put a check mark next to each of these three components that makes it worth shipping a vehicle.

Whether you need to ship a car across the country, or across the state, hiring an auto transport company always makes the process easier. 

Time is Energy

Does shipping a car save time?

Yes, shipping a car with an auto transport company saves you time and energy.

And everything that preserves your energy is worth it.

Shipping a car with a car transport company is easy and affordable. You only have to prepare your car for shipping. This is enough of your energy spent on the process.

Relocating your vehicle by yourself requires a lot more time and energy.

Once you book your service with a car shipping company, a logistics agent can easily help you plan everything. From your pick-up to delivery, and even your budget.

If you want your car on a specific date, you have to give enough time for the shipping company to find a car carrier.

Auto shipping depends on current supply and demand for any given route. This means you need to book your service at least one week before the actual pick-up date.

Take a look at our transit times to get a general idea of how long it takes to ship a car based on distance only.

How can car shipping save you time?

Driving more than 300 miles will take more than a day. A thousand miles might not seem so bad on the map, but once you hit the road there will be mountains and vast planes to cross. This means days on the road.

Moreover, when you start adding in the time for food and rest stops, a whole new time frame builds up.

Let us not even mention the unfortunate likelihood of getting a flat tire. This will not only slow you down, but will turn your road trip into a challenge. The time will be your last concern in that case.

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Time is money.” And wasted time means wasted money. So, another important question follows.

Time is Money

Is shipping a car worth the money?

Shipping a car may seem like a big expense in some cases. If you want to travel downstate to visit relatives, but you do not feel like driving, auto transport might be a luxury.

Yet, if you want to spend the winter in Florida, shipping your car to Florida might be your best option. Shipping a car more than 300 miles is usually worth the money.

It also depends on the type of vehicle you need to ship.

Auto transport is the best solution when you are shipping a high-value automobile, such as a classic or any high-end automobile.

In these cases, the cost of the shipping process is negligent in comparison to the total value of the car. If you do not transport such a car in an enclosed carrier, you risk having it damaged by weather or road elements. And repairing high-value cars may turn out to be much more expensive than investing in hiring a shipping company to avoid this.

Additionally, an auto transport company can arrange both open and enclosed trailers to match your budget and desired level of security.

Stress is Manageable 

Does shipping a car alleviate stress?

Stress can wreck your emotional well-being. Day by day, it adds up. If you are not in a hurry, and money is not a real issue, this is probably the most important question for you. We use it as the final criteria for whether you should do something yourself or have someone else do it for you.

Driving across the country is certainly stressful. Moving more than 300 miles away is tiring and takes its toll.

So, yes shipping a car will alleviate the stress associated with moving the vehicle yourself. 

The process of transporting a car usually require some level of expertise. Even if you are a automobile racer who loves driving, moving your own vehicle long-distance may not be that exciting. Why? Because there are such things as traffic, weather, and other people on the road who do not like driving as much as you do. And they could really ruin the experience for you.

Thus, shipping your car with a professional auto transport company is the best option.

The process of shipping a car

Understanding the auto transport process is important. This means to read and understand how shipping a car works and what is a Bill of Lading.

Corsia Logistics works with vetted and experienced carriers to guarantee professional and timely car shipping service. Talk to us now, call and ask questions. Read our customer reviews to learn more about the process.

We are a five-star rated company because we understand the value of each automobile. Browse more of our car shipping guides to learn more, visit our FAQ page or just call our team or request a car shipping quote online. 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.