Shipping a car from Arizona to New York Guide
What are my options when shipping a car from Arizona to New York?
Moving a vehicle from Arizona to New York can be done in two ways:
- driving the car to its destination
- hiring an auto transport company
It is great to have a choice when it comes to shipping a car to New York from Arizona. But what is the best choice you could ask? The answer would vary based on your circumstances and personal preferences. Driving the car to the new destination would be a great option if you are up for a road trip.
Road trips are great because driving can be a sort of meditation. It takes your mind off everything else and forces you to focus on the activity of driving. On the one hand, it can be a bliss – to have the opportunity to only do one thing at a time. On the other hand, driving long distances is not an easy task. It is not for everybody. Cross country roads can be dangerous for the untrained eye and a road trip can turn into a scary ride in an amusement park. When the distance is more than 200 miles, we always recommend shipping instead of driving.
To hire an auto transport company means to free yourself from the responsibility of moving your vehicle. It makes life easier when you are busy or simply do not wish to embark on a lengthy road journey. Moreover, letting professionals move your car saves you time and spares your vehicle additional hundreds of miles of wear and tear.
When you have to drive a car across the country, it often means adding at least a thousand miles to the odometer, oil change, possible flat tires and other unaccounted for issues. Shipping a car from Arizona to New York with a car shipping company is also often cheaper than driving it yourself. The final price will depend on a few factors we will discuss below.
What services does an auto transport company offer?
Typical auto transport services vary by company. Customers can choose based on the type of carrier and on the time frame of delivery. Corsia Logistics provides the following car shipping services:
- open and enclosed car carrier
- standard and expedited delivery
So, you should choose between the type of carrier and whether you want standard or expedited shipping. All Corsia Logistics deliveries are door-to-door. Very rarely we ship cars from and to a terminal. Individuals and businesses from across the country always prefer door-to-door deliveries.
When you pick the standard delivery service, a carrier driver picks up your vehicle within five business days and then delivers it within a specified time-frame. The delivery time mainly depends on distance.
Expedited delivery could guarantee that your car is picked up or delivered on or by a specified date and time. However, to accommodate your particular circumstance, the whole truck’s schedule will be planned around your requirements. Guaranteed delivery is a premium service that comes with a premium price.
How much does it cost to ship a car from Arizona to New York?
Beyond the figure, it’s important to understand the economics of a vehicle shipping quote. The cost to ship a car depends on a few factors: vehicle’s make and model, any added modifications, the operability of your vehicle, distance and pick up/drop off locations, type of transport, standard or expedited delivery, and supply and demand fluctuations.
Vehicle make and model
Whether your vehicle is a small sedan or an SUV matters for the car carrier. Vehicle’s weight and dimensions usually define the base price for transporting it.
If your vehicle has any modifications, such as being lowered or raised, it often means we would need a specialized truck to transport it. If your car is not running, it often adds about $150 to the cost or shipping.
Type of service
The type of service you choose will certainly affect your rate. An open carrier is the standard service and it is widely available. Enclosed carriers are more expensive because they offer higher protection and extras such as hydraulic lift gate. If you are on a tight timeline and need your vehicle delivered fast, you can request expedited delivery for an extra charge.
Distance and location
Generally, the further away the vehicle goes the higher the overall price. The exact location also affects the price. Remote and rural locations could be a logistical challenge and often cost more due to additional miles and work.
Supply and demand
All routes in the US are affected by seasonal peaks and drops in workload, such as when ‘snowbirds’ season starts and ends. It is the time of the year when thousands of people flock to the southern states, and when the winter is over move back to the north. Fluctuations happen daily and thus only a current realistic market price can guarantee timely and professional service.
How long does it take to ship a car from Arizona to New York?
The time to ship a car can be split into two time-frames. One is the time-frame for picking up your car, and the other is for delivery. The first frame is usually one to five business days. And the transit time from Arizona to New York on average takes about 7-10 days. It is important to keep in touch with the carrier at all times. When we dispatch your vehicle you receive the carrier’s name and phone number. You can always call them to get an update or call our office.
Can I ship personal items inside my car while on the carrier?
Yes, you can but a limited quantity. By law, carriers are not allowed to transport household (personal) items inside the transported vehicles. Car carrier companies are not licensed to move personal items and their insurance does not cover any belongings loaded inside the vehicle. However, most companies allow customers to have a box or suitcase in the trunk of their vehicle.
Is my car insured during transport?
Yes, it is! The law requires every carrier to have cargo insurance. A car carrier cannot operate without an active insurance policy.
Moving from Arizona to the Big Apple
Moving from Arizona to New York is definitely going to change your life in many aspects. And the relocation can become a source of excitement, fear, and the desire to make it in the Big Apple. Located between Washington D.C. and Boston, New York is well known as the world’s cultural, media, and financial capital. A symbol of freedom and cultural diversity, New York is home to over 8.6 million people as of 2017 and one of the most densely populated cities in the United States with 28,491 people per square mile.
Compared to Arizona’s desert climate with hot summers and mild winters, New York has a humid subtropical climate. The northern and western suburbs lie between a humid subtropical and humid continental climate. Unless you are from the northern part of Arizona, you should start preparing yourself for New York’s freezing cold winters and snow falls. It also rains a lot in the Big Apple, so make sure you have an umbrella with you even if there is a 5% chance of rain.
Housing and neighborhoods
The New York City consists of five boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island. It is well known for its expensive and tiny apartments. Hence, if you’ve never been to New York before and don’t have much information on various neighborhoods, do your homework in advance. They say in New York it’s harder to find an apartment than a job.
Our advice for you would be to sign a short-term lease (2-3 months) at first so that you can give yourself enough time to discover the city, find out the neighborhood that fits your lifestyle, and decide whether to buy or rent a house. Compared to Arizona’s capital Phoenix, New York is over 80% more expensive, while housing is over 200% more expensive. Nevertheless, no matter what salary you currently have in Arizona, expect it to double once you start a job in N.Y.
Economy and employment
Mainly built on these three islands: Manhattan, Long Island, and Staten Island and situated near the Hudson River and the Atlantic Ocean, New York has continuously grown as a trading port over the years. As of 2017, the city has the highest number of billionaires in the world — 82 to be exact! Their combined net worth amounts to $398 billion.
This global hub of business and commerce offers plenty of opportunities in retail, trade, transportation, banking, finance, real estate, advertising, theater, fashion, and so on. Home to a large number of Fortune 500 corporations, in February 2017, the city broke a new record with an unemployment rate of 4.3% and in November 2017 its unemployment rate dropped to 4.0 %.
What to do in NY?
Compared to Arizona, New York is way busier, noisier, more diverse, full of life, and full of tourists. It’s true that the city never sleeps, and it constantly pushes you to stay awake, enjoy the moment, and achieve your next big goal. Among the things you will truly savor once you settle in, are the international mouth-watering cuisines, beautiful sights, endless skyscrapers, and plenty of activities, events, movies, and parades.
While it is true that living in New York can be very expensive, there are a lot of free nights in various museums and theaters, as well as free events and shows in every corner. Be on the lookout for these things if you don’t want to spend extra money every time you want to enjoy your time off work. Also, check out these best fall getaways whenever you need to get a break from the noise of the city.
New York’s public transportation, especially its subway, is one of the best in the country. Take advantage of it if you want to visit popular shores in Brooklyn, Queens, the Coney Island, and more during the summer. To turn public transportation into a friend instead of an enemy, make sure you download the offline subway map. You can thank us later.
Moving to the Big Apple with a car
Once you move to New York, you will need to register your car with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYSDMV) within 30 days after you establish your residency, and also transfer your out-of-state driver’s license. You can do these both at the same time, but not before you get a New York car insurance. Keep in mind that New York does not accept an out-of-state insurance, and you need to present proof of insurance for your vehicle (whether you use it or not) in order to register it.