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Moving from Michigan to Arizona

Moving from Michigan to Arizona

Moving from Michigan to Arizona carries a promise of adventure, beautiful golden views, and, of course, warm winter days. However, despite the excitement of what awaits, you may have a lot of questions regarding the move itself.

In this post, we will answer some of the most common questions, including how to ship your car to Arizona, to help you plan for a successful transition.

What should I know before moving from Michigan to Arizona?

Once you move from Michigan to Arizona, you will immediately see the changes in lifestyle and the surrounding landscape. For a start, prepare to retire your snow shovel. You will be getting a lot of sunshine instead. Therefore, forget about the bulky winter jackets and countless layers and buy some sunscreen lotion and cool summer clothes instead.

If you are an outdoorsy person, you will love Arizona and immediately find yourself at home there. National parks such as the Grand Canyon, Saguaro, Catalina State Park, Petrified Forest, or the Red Rock are great spots for hiking, sightseeing, and camping. Oh and let’s not forget about the breathtaking desert views, which deserve to be celebrated – always weary of dust storms of course!

Arizonan lifestyle is warm as well, with an increasing population diversity, great food, and plenty of year-round activities. Playing golf in Phoenix, for example. If you get bored in Arizona, you can always take a trip to Las Vegas or the California beaches. The coolest part of it all is that the cost of living is 8.5% lower than in Michigan. This means that you can live a very comfortable life in a spacious house while savoring all the adventures.

How much does it cost to move from Michigan to Arizona?

A long-distance move can be pretty costly unless you carefully plan and prepare a budget. First of all, make a list of the items you will take with you.  Note down if any of these items are fragile or oversized.  As a rule of thumb, the more such objects you have, the more you will pay to move them. Transportation of such items may require additional care, packing, or even a bigger vehicle.


Moreover, if there are certain items that you can easily get in Arizona at a low cost, you should consider leaving them in Michigan or selling them before your departure.

Packaging is another component that can affect the moving costs. You can save some money if you do all the packing yourself. After all, who better than you can itemize and pack your belongings?

Having considered all that, as well as the exact moving distance and the services included, the moving expenses could average around $4000 for 2-3 bedrooms.

However, each situation is different. Our advice – research and book in advance to get the best quote for your money and services that fit your needs.

Should I bring my car from Michigan to Arizona?

If you have a car, bringing it with you to Arizona is the right decision. While there is public transportation in Arizona, it is pretty modest.

The state’s population growth over the past few decades hasn’t been matched by an adequate investment into public transportation, leaving most Arizonians to rely on their cars. And you, most likely, will need yours.

Considering the distance between Michigan and Arizona, especially if you have multiple vehicles, hiring a professional auto transport company would be your best option. Driving not only can be long and tiring, but it will add wear and tear to your vehicles, not to mention the additional costs for gas and lodging.

How do I ship my car to Arizona?

It is easy to ship a car from Michigan to Arizona. It starts with you researching online and talking to a few companies. Based on the car you need to ship, and the destination you can choose your service and book online or over the phone.

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Our guide about shipping a car from Michigan to Arizona will help you choose a car shipping service.


For example, if you are shipping a collectible classic car, then an enclosed carrier would be the best option. It will preserve your car from road dust and inclement weather conditions. For most other vehicles, open auto transport is a safe and efficient option.

Shipping your car with peace of mind requires a professional car shipping company. The search might feel overwhelming sometimes.

To secure the right choice, ask around, read customer reviews to learn about other people’s experiences. When you get in touch with your potential shipper, check that they are properly licensed and have adequate shipping insurance. Sometimes you may be tempted by low quotes. However, allow yourself the benefit of the doubt, as the safety of your car cannot be compromised.

At Corsia Logistics, we know that your car is more than a means of transportation. It is part of your identity, and it represents your independence and freedom of moving. This is why our vehicle relocation experts take each client very seriously and give them the attention and expertise they deserve.

If you are moving from Michigan to Arizona, or anywhere else in the US, and need to ship your car, get in touch with us. Our car shipping experts will be happy to answer your questions about the process, offer advice and a free, no-obligation car shipping quote.

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