Shipping a car from Texas to California

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

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.

Geet Mp Haryana

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 Texas to California?

Shipping a car from Texas to California 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 higher truck 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. 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 Texas to California, 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 with that all existing damages are marked before you sign. Never sign a blank or incomplete document.

Starting a new life in the Golden State

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Home to some of the most beautiful sunny beaches and landscapes, California is a state full of adventures. Get ready to fall in love with its nature, people, cuisine, diversity, and of course, weather. Compared to Texas’ dry heat and high temperatures, the state of California has a Mediterranean climate. Since you will be moving from the second largest state to the third-largest state in the US in terms of area, just like in Texas, the climate changes a lot from one part of the state to another. The climate in Northern and Southern California ranges from polar to subtropical.

As California is considered one of the best states to live in the US, it is no wonder why the population has been constantly increasing in the last decades. By 2020, the state’s population is expected to reach the 41 million mark.

Economy and Employment

This June, the state of California managed to become the fifth-largest economy in the world after the United States, China, Japan, and Germany. With a $2.75 trillion economy, mainly due to its boom in financial services and real estate, California offers plenty of job opportunities in IT, finance, real estate, farming, construction, the entertainment industry, government, scientific and technical business services. The state is also perfect for building your own startup company or open a family business.

Housing and Living Costs

After Hawaii, California has the second-most expensive cost of living in the States. Consequently, its housing costs are also one of the most expensive in the US. If we compare Santa Clara with Houston, for example, the living costs in Santa Clara are 146% more expensive, while the Median Home Cost is 703% more expensive than Houston.

But there are other cities in California such as the East Los Angeles, which is not as expensive as Santa Clara. Living costs in LA are 29% more expensive than Houston, while the Median Home Cost is 147% more expensive. It really depends on where in California you will relocate. But in general, expect your housing and living costs to be much more expensive than in Texas.

Things to do in California

Home to the Grand Canyon, the Golden Gate Bridge, Napa Valley Vineyards, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and national and state parks such as The Death Valley, Channel Islands, Kings Canyon, and Redwood parks, the Golden State offers so many beautiful sights and landscapes for all nature-lovers and adventure seekers. The weather will be on your side most of the time, whether you want to ski, surf, hike, swim, or simply go walking, or camping at your favorite spots in any city of your choice.

If you also are a food and wine lover, it is very likely that you will never want to leave the state of California. So breathe in all its positive vibes and enjoy the many festivals, events, and awesome opportunities the state offers.

Moving to California with a car

Having a car in California means that you will have to put up with traffic jams almost every day. Nevertheless, owning a car in the Golden State is a necessity, since the state is very spread out and it takes a lot of time to move from one place to another.

Once you move to California, you will have up to 20 days to register your car and 10 days to obtain your California driver’s license. Keep in mind that to register your car, you will need to have a valid car insurance. For more information on registering your car in California, go to the official website of California DMV.

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