Shipping a car from Illinois to Texas

How much does it cost to ship a car from Illinois to Texas?

Several variables decide the final cost. Vehicle make and model, together with the distance set the base price for shipping. Then the choice of carrier type enters the equation. Shipping a non-running car drives the price up due to additional equipment. Remote areas of the country also cost more. However, current supply and demand decides the final price.

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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.

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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!

Cay Liptak

High five's all around! 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!

Elizabeth Woodward

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.

Csaba Kovesdy

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.

Kelly Torres

Excellent Organization 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.

Amy Nelson

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!

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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!

Carroll Tiffany

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

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How long does it take to ship a car from Illinois to Texas?

Shipping a car from Illinois to Texas takes about 5 to 7 days. Various factors could affect the shipping times and this means that shipping time is always an estimate. Open auto transport is usually faster and cheaper due to high availability.

What services does CORSIA offer?

Corsia Logistics provides the following car shipping services:

by carrier type: open and enclosed trailer

by time frame: standard and expedited delivery

Choosing a carrier type really depends on the type of vehicle you need to ship. Standard everyday sedans, such as your Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla usually go on an open-air trailer. If you need to ship a high-end sports or luxury automobile, or any classic vehicle you should choose enclosed trailer.

Standard car shipping means that a carrier will pick up your vehicle within few days. Delivery, in this case would be 5-7 days. However, please keep in mind that all dates and times are only estimates.

Expedited delivery could guarantee that your car is picked up or delivered on or by a specified date and time.

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Open auto transport is the standard solution. It is faster and cheaper. Open carriers are readily available and this makes them efficient and preferred by private customers and businesses alike.

Enclosed auto transport is a preferred solution for sports and high-end automobiles. It offers complete protection from weather and road elements. However, it could take a bit longer to book and schedule. It is more expensive as well.

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What documents do I need when shipping a car?

Domestic transport is easy. When shipping a car from Illinois to Texas, you or someone on your behalf must release the vehicle to the carrier at pick-up.

The person at pick-up will also need to sign a Bill of Lading (BOL). The BOL is a receipt and an inspection report. When the carrier inspects the car you need to check that all existing damages are marked before you sign. Never sign a blank or incomplete document.

Moving from Illinois to Texas

Located in the Midwestern region of the United States, the state of Illinois is the 6th-most populous one in the US, while Texas, with a population of over 28.7 million people (as of September 2018), is the 2nd-most populous one. The reason why the population of Texas keeps growing, is because the state offers a steady job growth, a great atmosphere, warm welcome, rich culture, affordable housing, and more.

Nicknamed the “Lone Star” state, Texas also ranks in the second position when it comes to land area, which is significantly higher than the state of Illinois ranking in the 25th position in the US.

Moving from the Midwestern region to the South Central region, means that you will have to experience a climate change whether you like it or not. Even though Texas is often associated with deserts, only 10% of the state is made up of deserts. Nonetheless, most parts of the state are characterized by high temperatures and dry heat.

Illinois’ climate varies from humid continental (hot, humid summers and cold winters) to humid subtropical (with moderate winters). Texas’ weather, on the contrary, varies from arid to humid and is characterized by various climate zones since the state is very spread out. Snowfalls are common in the Panhandle and the mountain parts of West Texas, while in other parts of Texas it rarely snows.

Economy and employment

With a Gross State Product (GSP) of $1.706 trillion in 2017, business-friendly Texas is one of the states with the highest number of Fortune 500 companies. Its GSP is currently the second-highest in the US and if the state were a separate country, it’s economy would rank among the top 10 largest in the world.

You can find plenty of job opportunities in industries like energy, aerospace, agriculture, computers and electronics, high technology, petrochemicals, and biomedical sciences, since Texas is one of the US leaders in these industries.

Housing and Living Costs

Housing and living costs in Texas are much lower compared to other states in the US, and as mentioned earlier, affordable housing and living costs is one of the main reasons why the population of Texas keeps growing. Compared to the city of Chicago, the cost of living in Houston is 8.4% less expensive, while the housing costs in Houston are 5.1% more expensive than in Chicago.

Besides Houston, you can pick among other great cities to live in, such as Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth. Frisco, Pearland, Plano, and San Antonio.

Things to see and do in Texas

Texas is a lot more than just a Barbecue Paradise. The state has a beautiful nature, and offers plenty of attractions like the Big Bend National Park, River Walk Walkway, Alamo Mission in San Antonio, Padre Island, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Zilker Metropolitan Park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and Lady Bird Lake, which you can visit whenever you can. When it comes to music festivals and events, you’ll be able to attend several ones throughout the year. Just be on the lookout for such events and you will get to know new people and make new friends in no time.

Moving to Texas with a car

 Having a car in Texas is highly recommended if you want to get around in your own time and agenda. After you become a Texas resident, you will have up to 30 days to register your vehicle. Keep in mind that in order to get your car registered, you must show proof of auto insurance as well as get your car inspected before you submit all the other required documents at your local County Tax Office. If you want to, you can transfer your out-of-state driver’s license at the same time you submit your documents to register your car with the TX DMV.

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