California Auto Transport

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The flag of the great state of California

Looking for California auto transport information? Find out how to make an informed decision when looking for the right car delivery service to ship a car to or from California.


How to choose the right auto transport company for you

A car is not only an expensive asset, it is an invaluable part of most peoples’ daily lives. When you are without your car the inconvenience and lack of mobility can seriously impact your routine and livelihood. When you have to transport your vehicle you need the company you’ve entrusted to ship your car to live up to their promise.


How does the vehicle transport process work?

The first step is to get an auto transport quote. Do some research. Is the quote for door-to-door service or terminal-to-terminal? Many auto transport companies hide that their quotes are for terminal-to-terminal service and will add to the quote if you want door-to-door service.

Next, determine if the company you are researching is an auto transport broker who will pass your vehicle shipping order off to a third party, or an actual auto transport carrier who will handle your auto hauling order from beginning to end.

And make sure you get a thorough vehicle condition report when your car is picked up AND dropped off.

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The state capitol building in Sacramento

California auto transport information

California is a huge state both in area and population and is a growing part of J&S’s auto shipping business. From the majestic Sequoias of Northern California through the San Joaquin Valley down to the Southern California metro areas of Los Angeles and San Diego, auto transport in and out of California is part of daily life at J&S Transportation. Of the 235,000 vehicles we’ve shipped on our own trucks, many route through the Golden State. J&S is active throughout California on a weekly basis. You’ve found a reliable auto hauler to ship your vehicle.

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The 5 just north of Los Angeles

California auto transport Routes

The main shipping corridor for J&S throughout California is the I-5 as it runs the length of the state and intersects many of the other major thoroughfares in the state. However, depending on where our auto transport orders are coming from or going to, we’ll be on any of highways that cover the state as well as the spiderweb of freeways that criss-cross the metropolitan areas of California. We ship a lot of vehicles to and from California! One of our most popular shipping routes is from California to Texas (and from Texas to California).

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Highway 80 heading outside Sacramento

Dealer Relationships

We deliver and pick up for dealerships throughout California. J&S works with The Future Automotive Group locations in Sacramento and Roseville. We also service Steve’s Chevrolet in Oakdale and Chowchilla, as well as CarMax chain locations in California including Bakersfield, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Duarte, Fresno, Inglewood, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, Modesto, Torrance, Ontario, Oxnard, Roseville and San Diego.

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The iconic Hollywood Sign in beautiful Griffith Park

Rental Agencies

J&S also picks up and delivers vehicles for a number of rental agencies and their locations throughout California. We have relationships with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis Rent-A-Car, National, and Hertz and have delivered to locations from Sacramento, San Francisco, Burlingame, Santa Clara, Fresno, Los Angeles, Fontana, Culver City, San Diego, et al.

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Bixby Bridge on the Pacific Coast Highway in Big Sur

Privately Owned Vehicles

J&S transports a lot of privately owned vehicles in California. Privately owned vehicles are a higher percentage of our business in California than in the rest of the areas we serve.

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Downtown San Francisco

Beyond The Metropolis

California is more than just the big cities. In fact, much of the state is rural with many towns off the beaten path. These may be more difficult to service but we’ve never told anyone we couldn’t pick up or deliver their vehicle because of where they live. When an order is placed from a more rural community, we’ll contact the customer to get all the pertinent information and find a convenient location for us to drop off or pick up their vehicle if we aren’t able deliver to their door.


Along the Coast

Some of the more difficult areas to deliver and pick up vehicles are the coastal canyons. Our transport trucks are pretty big and heavy and may not be allowed in some areas. In that case, we’ll make a courtesy call and try to give the customer anywhere from a 6 to 12 hour notice when we know we’re going to come in and pick up or drop off the vehicle. And if necessary we’ll ask the customer to meet us in a convenient location, most likely in the closest town.

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The world famous Route 66 in the California desert

Door-to-door delivery

J&S Transportation does door-to-door auto transport as often as possible, however our trucks are not allowed in some residential areas. In that instance J&S Transportation and our drivers will arrange a convenient and safe location with you for pickup or delivery of your vehicle. Some towns are difficult, but we have never told anybody we can’t haul your vehicle.

The bottom line is when a client books a piece of freight, we need to get it moving ASAP. J&S does this day in and day out. We know the right questions to ask. We know the auto transport industry because we are an auto transporter. We are not just a broker.


Instant quotes other vehicle owners are getting into and out of California

Recent quotes from California StateTestimonials from our customers
Quote Date Pickup Delivery Vehicle type
$2436 September 23 San Diego, CA Virginia Beach, VA Truck / Large SUV
$915 September 22 Puyallup, WA Riverside, CA Car
$1729 September 22 El Dorado Hills, CA Temple, TX Car
$1690 September 19 El Dorado Hills, CA Austin, TX Car
$1630 September 18 San Francisco, CA Austin, TX Car
$926 September 12 Austin, TX San Diego, CA Car
$2198 September 06 Valleyford, WA Port Hueneme, CA Truck / Large SUV
$1913 September 05 Riverside, CA Creston, MT Small or Midsize SUV / Crossover / Minivan
$2142 September 05 Monterey, CA Larchmont, NY Small or Midsize SUV / Crossover / Minivan
$2628 August 30 Nampa, ID Valley Glen, CA Truck / Large SUV
$2628 August 25 Nampa, ID Valley Glen, CA Truck / Large SUV
$1546 August 22 Nampa, ID Valley Glen, CA Truck / Large SUV
$1605 August 21 Lincoln, NE Anaheim, CA Car
$1281 August 14 San Diego, CA Meridian, ID Car
$940 August 13 Stockton, CA Meridian, ID Car
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The Golden Gate Bridge on clear day in San Francisco

Delivery times

J&S delivery times average 5 to 14 days depending depends on where the vehicle is being shipped from and to, and the distance of the transport. Every move is different.

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Dodger Stadium with Downtown Los Angeles in the background

Straight talk. Honest dealings.

California is a huge car state and J&S has trucks in there on a weekly basis. It’s a very desirable location for auto truck transport companies to be. Everybody’s trying to do business in California. The state is so big and there are so many units coming in and out of there, everybody wants a piece of the action. The level of competition is pretty stiff.

California is an important area for J&S Transportation and is a very big part of our everyday business; we have a lot of repeat business there. You hear it all the time from folks, “you moved a car for us a year ago,” and they remember how well we performed for them. Customers say that our communication is excellent, our follow up is great, and our website is practical and easy to use. If problems do arise, they are impressed with our communication and follow through more than anything else.

There’s a million ways to make the customer feel comfortable, and J&S will work with the client to arrive at a mutually beneficial solution to whatever scenario arises.


Our Mission

What we’re trying to accomplish is obviously to provide phenomenal customer service, safe and quick delivery, and open and honest communication at a fair price to everybody. There’s a million ways to make the customer feel comfortable, and J&S will work with the client to arrive at a mutually beneficial solution to whatever scenario arises.

When you book with J&S we will:

  • Provide Door-to-door service, not terminal-to-terminal
  • Provide accurate vehicle condition reports at pickup and delivery
  • Transport your vehicle safely and quickly

Honest communication. Prompt replies.

  • You will get an on-call phone number and an e-mail address for one of the dispatchers so you have a personal contact
  • We will e-mail or call you to update the status of your order
  • We will be able to track your vehicle throughout the shipping process with GPS tracking systems in our trucks
  • We will let you know what’s going on from pickup to delivery of your vehicle

Our courteous and friendly dispatchers compliment our experienced and professional drivers which makes working with J&S pleasant and hassle-free. Get a free interstate auto transport quote and let us prove to you not all auto transport companies are the same. J&S Transportation stands above the rest.<