Shipping a car from New York to Atlanta Guide
What are my options when shipping a car from New York to Atlanta?
When you need to move a vehicle, from one location to another, your two main moving option are:
- driving the car
- shipping the car
Driving the car to your destination could be a great solution, if you feel like driving. Road trips are good because driving can be some sort of meditation for many people. It takes your mind off everything else and forces you to focus your attention. However, when the distance is greater than 200 miles, we recommend shipping the car instead of driving it.
Hiring an auto shipping company saves you time and it spares your car additional hundreds of miles. When you have to move a car across the country, or the state, this often means adding at least a thousand miles to the odometer, oil change, flat tires and other possible issues. From New York to Atlanta is not too far, and it often costs as much as to drive the vehicle.
What types of services does an auto transport company offer?
Corsia Logistics provides the following car shipping services:
- by carrier type: open and enclosed trailers
- by timeframe: standard and expedited delivery
Your choice of carrier should really be guided by the type of vehicle you are shipping. Every day commuters, such as your Honda Civic or Ford Fiesta usually go on an open trailer. Enclosed auto transport is often reserved for high-end and classic automobiles with high value.
The next option you need to consider is the time frame for your delivery. A standard car shipping service usually means that a carrier will pick up your vehicle within five business days. Delivery, in this case, would be 1-2 days. However, please keep in mind that all dates and times are estimated and nothing is guaranteed. Delays happen on the road often due to weather and traffic.
Expedited delivery could guarantee that your car is picked up or delivered on or by a specified date and time. This requires the whole schedule of the truck to be rearranged and mark your car as priority, which naturally increases the price.
How much does it cost to ship a car from Miami to New Jersey?
The price to ship a car from New York to Atlanta is not a flat rate. Several variables decide the final cost to ship any vehicle.
- vehicle make and model
- vehicle modifications
- vehicle condition
- type of car carrier
- distance and location
- supply and demand
How long does it take to ship a car from from New York to Atlanta?
The time to ship a car is officialy split in two time frames. The first is the time frame for picking up a vehicle, and the second is the time it takes to deliver the car. The first frame is usually one to five business days, and then delivery from New York to Atlanta is usually 2-3 days.
What documents do I need when shipping a car?
Domestic transport does not require the release of any official documents. You, or someone else on your behalf, has to be present at pick-up. The carrier needs the keys and for the person at pick-up to sign the Bill of Lading (BOL).
Is my car insured during transport?
Yes, it is. By law every car carrier in operation must have cargo insurance. A car carrier cannot operate without an active insurance policy.
Moving to the ‘City in a Forest’
Moving from New York to a diverse and large city like Atlanta can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. Home to 343 parks, gardens, and nature preserves, the city has a higher tree coverage percentage than the national average, which explains its “City in a forest” nickname. As of 2016, Atlanta has a population of 472,522, while the wide Atlanta metropolitan area that spans over 14 counties, is the ninth-largest in the US with a population of 5.8 million.
Atlanta’s weather, except for a few days here and there, is nice throughout the year. Compared to New York’s humid subtropical climate and humid continental climate, Atlanta falls into the region of humid subtropical climate with an abundance of rainfall year-round, (something you’re probably used to in New York anyway). You will experience a few snowy and freezing days during the winter, but overall, winters are definitely more manageable than New York.
Housing, neighborhoods, and living costs
Since Atlanta is split into 242 neighborhoods it might get difficult to choose the space that fits your character. Among the best neighborhoods we can suggest are: Midtown, Buckhead, Old Fourth Ward, Little Five Points, Atlantic Station, Buckhead Forest, and Castleberry Hill. Rent prices will vary based on the neighborhood you choose.
According to the Zumper National Rent Report, Atlanta ranks in the 18th position with the most expensive rental market in the US. Median prices vary from $1,370 for a one bedroom apartment to $1,750 for a two bedroom apartment, but expect to find cheaper prices across the city as well. These prices are still way cheaper when compared to New York City. Overall, living costs in Atlanta are 43% cheaper, while housing costs are 67% less expensive.
Economy and employment
Home to Coca-Cola headquarters, AT&T Mobility, Chick-fil-A, Delta Airlines, UPS, Home Depot, and a few other major corporations. Atlanta metro area ranks 18th in the world, and 7th position in the US, with a GDP of around $320 billion.
Its vibrant and continuously growing economy offers plenty of opportunities in various sectors such as logistics, media operations, professional and business services, and information technology. The information technology sector in particular offers 85,000 jobs in the region — the fourth-largest number of jobs in this sector in the entire nation.
Due to its booming technology sector, Atlanta is often called the ‘Silicon Peach’.
Things to see and do once you move to Atlanta
With a lovely weather most of the time, Atlanta offers you plenty of opportunities to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, rock climbing, and fly fishing. One thing you should prepare yourself for, is the abundance of all types of festivals such as Atlanta Jazz Festival, Inman Park Festival, Sweetwater 420 Fest, Dogwood Festival, Candler Park Festival, Fiesta Atlanta, Sweet Auburn Springfest, Decatur Arts Festival, and Music Midtown.
Moving to Atlanta with a car
As Atlanta is very spread out, in some particular residential neighborhoods, having a car will be a necessity most of the time. Since you are moving to Atlanta with a car, you will need to register it with the Georgia Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) within 30 days after you establish your move. Just keep in mind that in order to properly register your vehicle, first, you will need to get a Georgia driver’s license, purchase your car insurance based on Georgia standards, and if required, complete your vehicle inspection too.