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Shipping a Car from New Jersey to California- how much does it cost?

Review the main factors that control the cost to ship a car. Please, keep in mind that prices change weekly and that is why a price quote is good for one week only. Several factors play a role and it is important to understand that. The price does not depend only on the type of car or the type of car carrier. The distance matter, but it is also not the only factor. Please, check below for all factors that affect the cost to ship a car. 

Vehicle make & model

Smaller cars are cheaper to ship, while bigger vehicles are more expensive. Hence, the make and model of your vehicle affect the price.

Transport Type

Open auto transport is the standard and most affordable way to ship a car. Enclosed carrier costs more. So the type of carrier also affects the price.


More miles means less per mile. Shorter distances still consume gas and require the same amount of work, but in the end it is fewer miles traveled, which increases the price per mile.


Whether the car is coming and going to a major metro area or rural place matters. Fewer carriers travel to remote areas to pick-up or deliver vehicles.

Vehicle Condition

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

Supply / Demand

At the end of the equation, we add current supply and demand. When demand is high the truck space is limited and this means higher prices.

Type of car shipping service to choose
Enclosed Auto Transport Corsia Logistics Porsche

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 New Jersey to California

Moving to the Golden State will make you happier!

From hundreds of miles of sunny beaches to Silicon Valley start-ups, the Golden Gate Bridge, Napa Valley Vineyards, Hollywood, and Beverly Hills California is one of the most exciting states. You will like the culture, the diversity, the beautiful nature, the positive energy, the endless opportunities, and most importantly – the spectacular weather, which for someone moving from New Jersey could be a drastic change.

Whether you love or hate New Jersey and its humid summers or freezing and snowy winters, it does not matter, be ready to never experience that kind of weather ever again! If you’ve never been to California before, you’ll feel like moving to a totally different continent. Moving from the east to the west coast, you will experience a culture shock. Compared to the busy and fast-paced lifestyle of most of the east coast states, you will find life in California to be more laid back and the mentality more easy-going. People even behave and dress differently.

The population of California constantly grows, and there is always an influx of people. In fact, ever since the World War II ended, California’s population has been growing exponentially and it is approaching the 40 million mark. And, according to the World Population Review, it is expected to reach 41 million by the year 2020, if the current growth rate will not slow down.

California dreaming is not all sunny days  …

California is known for its high-income taxes and expensive housing, which sometimes can become out of reach even for the upper-middle-class. But the property taxes are below average compared to some other states, which can somehow soften the blow.  Traffic and high cost of living aside, a decision to move to California should be well thought out. Before moving there, you need to choose between Northern and Southern California. Both parts have distinct weather, atmosphere, culture, and work and leisure opportunities. Regardless of which part you pick, California is a great place to start your own business, create a family, or find a  job. San Francisco bay area is still a tech hub and tech jobs are abundant.

If the tech is not your domain, you can turn to acting, but for this, you need to be in Los Angeles.  People also find many opportunities in farming and construction. These are all jobs that will allow you to spend time outside and work with your hands. In California, people respect that! The state of California is currently the world’s sixth-largest economy behind the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom, so you will certainly find a job.

What to do in California?

The Golden State is perfect for nature-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Among the activities you can enjoy in California are skiing, surfing, camping, hiking, walking, swimming, and sunbathing. Visit national and state parks such as The Death Valley, Channel Islands, Kings Canyon, Yosemity and many others whenever you get the chance. All wine lovers are also welcome to dive in the wine paradise of Napa and Sonoma Valleys. California is the biggest producer of wine in the whole country – including some of the world’s best wines.

The state is perfect for foodies as well, offering a broad cuisine. From oyster bars, family bakeries, vegan bistros, and taquerias to frozen yogurt cafes – there’s something for everyone. Don’t be surprised to find good restaurants and cafes that serve fresh and organic products everywhere, as there is an abundance of fresh natural food year around. If you plan to stay healthy and fit you will have it easy in California.

Moving to California with a car!

In California, you will certainly need a car because public transportation options are limited. When it comes to registering your vehicle in California, make sure you do so within the first 20 days of establishing your move. Keep in mind that you will also need to hold a valid car insurance. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has very strict rules for all new residents.  Before you relocate, we encourage you to learn about California car registration and driver’s license requirements. Once you become a permanent resident, you will need to apply for a California driver’s license and obtain it within 10 days after you officially move.

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