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Shipping a car east to west coast

Shipping a car east to west coast

ship car east coast to west coast

The process always starts by first deciding how to move the vehicle. Most people choose to hire an auto transport company.

Vehicle transport is easy when you know how it works and what you need. Shipping a car from east coast to west coast requires organization and preparation. Hiring one of the good car shipping companies is the most efficient option, when it comes to cross country moving. You will spare your car wear and tear, and save yourself time and money.

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How much to ship a car from east to west coast?

The price depends on a few factors such as vehicle make and model, car's condition, type of transport, distance, location, and current supply/demand situation. Let's say you are shipping a car from Los Angeles to New York or the other way around. The two rates might as well be very different. Rates vary daily, and that's why we emphasize that supply/demand is often the most significant factor when it comes to auto transport prices.

Supply and demand matters

The supply and demand factor works like this - customers compete with other customers for a spot on a car carrier daily. When the demand is high, the truck space is limited. It means that vehicles priced higher ship first. And this is how the auto transport industry functions.
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Supply and demand affect car shipping prices daily

Even when you book a month in advance, higher-paying vehicles may show up on the board at any time, and they will be chosen by the carriers first. This is why current market pricing is important if you want to ship a vehicle now.

It is similar to buying a plane ticket – if you need to fly now you pay the current market price; if you are willing to postpone and wait for the prices to go down then you wait and fly later.

A good auto transport company works hard to offer an affordable rate to the customer, but also a fair pay to the truck driver. Hitting this golden middle requires knowledge and professionalism.

A current rate affects the shipping time

The time to ship a car from the east to the west coast depends on the exact location (major city vs. rural town).

In addition to that, the total time of shipping really depends on the price. Only a current market rate can guarantee timely shipping!

When you call Corsia Logistics, to discuss your options and book your order, a team member will explain transit times in details and how the price ultimately affects that.

In general, coast to coast shipping takes about 7 to 10 days. This is the exact time frame when shipping a car from New York to Los Angeles, for example.

However, we always advise our customers to keep in mind that delivery times are always estimates. This is a long-distance trip, and weather conditions, truck failures, or traffic can always slow down the truck; hence, delay the delivery.

Driving instead of shipping

Driving a car includes two options – driving yourself or hiring a drive-away company. But driving across the country is not for everybody. It means embarking on a long-distance trip that will take at least one week. It all depends on your experience and desire to drive and spend time on the road.

The next big question here is would you trust your car in the hands of someone else to drive it thousands of miles?

Someone else driving your car

It would be a great option if you know someone you can trust, as sometimes this could be a cheaper and faster option. This person could be a friend or a family member. However, if you don’t have anyone, this is by no means the perfect way to move a car. Another option that falls into this category then is to use a drive-away service.

You can certainly find companies that hire people to drive other people’s cars online. These companies specialize in contracting with drivers following certain criteria. The bare minimum these companies follow is to screen the drivers for clean driving and criminal record and impose an age requirement. You still want to read reviews and references for the driver.

For more information please visit our Questions section and How It Works web library. Thank you.







Choose a company

When you search online, you will find hundreds of auto transport companies. The best advice is always to not choose solely based on price. The lowest price does not guarantee a reliable and timely service. Unfortunately, many companies offer low rates just to book your shipment. This usually means that they will not be able to find a car carrier. Your car will stay on a dispatch board for days or weeks before a trucker decides to take it.
Unrealistically low rate complicates and slows down the shipping process. That is why it is crucial to work with a company that explains how auto transport works and offers realistic current market rates. This is what we do - we offer current market prices and honest talk. We are a small, family-owned business, and our reviews speak for our business practices.
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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!
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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!
Tony Boyd
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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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Geet Mp Haryana
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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.
Cay Liptak
Clean, efficient, wonderful
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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!
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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.
Kelly Torres
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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.
Amy Nelson
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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.