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Shipping a car from Arizona to Michigan

how much does it cost Shipping a car from Arizona to Michigan?

Review the main factors that control the cost to ship a car. The price does not depend only on the type of car or the type of car carrier. The distance matters, but it is also not the only factor that affect the price. Multiple variables affect the price to ship a car.

When shipping cars, auto transport companies must provide an accurate quote that reflects current market conditions in order to ship a car now. A reliable car shipping company will make sure the price takes into account all variables because this is the only was to provide professional car shipping services. This is how customers receive peace of mind from us. Check Corsia customer reviews online

Below you will find the main auto transport price factors. Keep them in mind when requesting car shipping quotes. Corsia provides current prices that are all checked manually and discussed with the customers. We will discuss all variables and conditions with our customer, and always offer to work with the customers’ budget.

When you are flexible with your dates, we can almost always accommodate your budget. Still, understanding what logistics variables affect the price to ship a car is important. 

car make & model

Smaller cars are cheaper to ship, while bigger vehicles are more expensive. Still, a sports automobile in an enclosed trailer could cost more than an SUV in an open.

Transport Type

Open auto transport is the standard mode in the industry. It is the most affordable way to ship a car. Enclosed car carrier costs more. They are specialized trailers.


Total miles matter and they set the base price. Longer distances usually cost more. The more miles your vehicles travels the less per mile.


Whether the car is coming and going to a major metro area or rural place matters. Major cities mean lower rate, remote areas the opposite.

Vehicle Condition

A vehicle that is not moving on its own power may require a winch or a forklift to be loaded. This increased the price.

Supply / Demand

When demand is high the truck space is limited and this means higher prices. It is the same when supply is low.

how long does it take Shipping a car from Arizona to Michigan?

Shipping a car takes one to several days. The time to ship a car is split in two time frames – pick-up window and delivery window. The pick-up window is usually one to five business days. The delivery after that depends on the total distance, as well as a few other elements. 

The exact location is an important factor that affects transport times. Other factors such as road closures, weather, traffic and other customer’s delays could affect the delivery time. 

Types of car shipping services to choose
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Open auto transport is the standard vehicle shipping solutions. It works for all types of vehicles, and all distances. It is the fastest and the most affordable car shipping service. 

Enclosed auto transport is usually booked for high-end automobiles. It is perfect for your classic car or sports vehicle that cost more than $50,000. It is a premium service that provides full protection from road and weather elements. 

You may need expedited transport when and if you need your vehicle picked-up or delivered on an exact or by an exact date. This type of service cost more. 

A correctly quoted rate is a current market price that will ship a car now.

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Shipping a car from Arizona to Michigan

Moving to the Great Lakes State


Home to 64,980 inland lakes and ponds, no wonder Michigan is called the ‘Great Lakes State’. This Midwestern state is the only one that is made up of two peninsulas: the Lower Peninsula (LP) which looks like an oven mitt on a map, and the Upper Peninsula (UP) which is well known for its natural beauty and is separated from the LP by the Straits of Mackinac. The state’s name comes from the word ‘Ojibwe’ which means ‘large water’ or “large lake”.

Compared to Arizona’s population of over 7 million people, Michigan has a population of almost 10 million people which makes it the 10th most populous state in the US. If you’re worried that you will miss the diversity of Arizona once you move, don’t sweat it! Michigan is also a melting pot of different cultures, people, and cuisines from all over the world.


Moving from a southwestern region to Midwest means that you will have to prepare yourself for a drastic climate change. Arizona has a desert climate with hot summers and mild winters in the southern part, and moderate temperatures during the summer with snow falls during the winter in the Northern part.
Michigan has a continental climate which differs depending on which part of Michigan you decide to relocate. The southern and central parts of the Lower Peninsula have a warm climate with hot summers and mild winter which is similar to the southern part of Arizona. While the northern part of the Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula as a whole have a more extreme climate with short and warm summers and long and cold winters.

Michigan is well known for its freezing and snowy winters and once temperatures even dropped to -51°F in 1934. Furthermore, be ready to experience tornadoes as well. Every year, around 17 tornadoes give Michigan a visit. And so do the northern lights sometimes, which you can see in the northern part of Michigan during the night.

Housing and living costs

Michigan offers some of the most affordable houses in the United States, mainly due to the state’s population decline from the year 2000 until 2010 (including the foreclosure crisis eight years ago).

In general, if we compare both capitals, Lansing is 27% less expensive than Phoenix, while housing may be up to 186% cheaper. Living costs are also lower in Detroit as well — 27% less expensive to be exact. If you are lucky enough, you may even buy a house in Detroit for less than a $1,000!

Michigan’s Economy and Employment

Widely known for its automotive industry, Michigan has a diverse economy that is also made up of other industries such as the Food and Agriculture, Advanced Manufacturing, Freshwater Technology and Services. The Upper Peninsula is very important to Michigan’s economy for its tourism, while the LP, for its manufacturing, services, and the high-tech industry.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2016 Michigan had a gross state product of $490.238 billion, 13th largest in the nation. As of 2017, the annual unemployment rate of Michigan is 4.6% and a lot of job positions are offered in any of the industries we mentioned above.

Things to see and do in Michigan?

Before we mention any other sights, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, and Lake Superior are the very first things you need to explore once you move to Michigan. But Michigan has much more than just a large number of lakes, rivers, public golf courses, and lighthouses.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Isle Royale National Park, Henry Ford museum, Renaissance Center, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, and Detroit Institute of Arts are just some of the things you need to add to your ‘To-See’ list. It doesn’t matter where in Michigan you relocate; you will always have plenty of chances for skiing, hiking, running, hunting, kayaking, biking, fishing, and of course, drinking beer from Michigan’s best craft breweries.

Moving to Michigan with a car

Before moving to your new home, you should know that Michigan has one of the most informed population when it comes to car knowledge. Since the automotive industry is one of the key industries for Michigan’s economy, there is a good chance, some of your neighbors have even assembled the very car you are bringing into their neighborhood!

After you establish your move, you will need to register your car with the MI SOS and submit the documents including the car insurance (which is mandatory in Michigan) at your local SOS office in person. Besides registering your car you will also need to transfer your out-of-state driver’s license. For a more detailed list of documents visit Michigan Secretary of State online.

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