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Ship a car from NY to LA with J&S
Do you need to ship a car from NY to LA? Or ship a car from LA from to? New York City and Los Angeles are the two biggest cities in the US, and are two of the busiest car transport markets in the country.
As a result, finding an auto transport company to ship a car from NY to LA is relatively easy. Finding a reputable car shipper? That’s a bit more difficult.
Steps for finding a car transporter to ship your car from NY to LA
Finding a reputable car transport company to ship a car from NY to LA is actually not that difficult if you follow a few suggestions. In fact, if you follow these steps, they will help you find a good auto transporter wherever you need to ship a car.
- Get online and get quotes from a few different car transport companies.
- Research the companies. Read third party review sites. Check their rating with the BBB.
- Check with the FMCSA to see their safety ratings.
- Choose your company.
- Book your order as far in advance as possible. Don’t book your car transport order and expect the car to be picked up the next day. It’ll take a few days to arrange transport.
When you start searching for an auto transport company to ship a car from NY to LA keep in mind that there will be two types of car transporters you’ll find online – brokers and carriers. Most auto transport companies you find online are brokers. Established and trustworthy brokers have a tight network of owner operated carriers and this guarantees fast and affordable service. Car transporters will have their own fleet of trucks they will ship your car on. Which company best suits you depends on what you’re looking for. Check out our post about auto haulers vs. brokers for more info about which type of company will best suit you.
Should I ship my car from NY to LA?
People might think that driving their vehicle from New York to LA is cheaper than shipping it, but that’s not true. Driving it yourself means embarking on a cross country trip of more than 2000 miles. This can be a very stressful and exhausting drive. Moreover, it will cost you quite a lot of money as well, especially when you factor in the cost of gas, food, and motels. In many cases, it’s actually less expensive to ship a car than to drive it cross country.
How much does it cost to ship a car from NY to LA?
Shipping a car from New York to Los Angeles, or vice versa, is not cheap. The two factors that contribute the most to car shipping costs are size of the vehicle and distance of the transport. The larger the vehicle, the farther the transport, the more it will cost. And while NY to LA is not Bangor to San Diego, or Key West to Puget Sound, it is still over 2,000 miles.
When you get online quotes, keep those factors in mind. Don’t be fooled by the lowest auto shipping quotes; they can actually end up costing you more in time, money, and stress in the long run. Brokers often look for a carrier to move your car for an even lower price, hoping to maximize their profits. There’s nothing wrong with a company trying to make money, but sometimes a broker can’t find a carrier who is either willing or able to move your vehicle for the lower price.
The first step in any auto transport is to get an auto shipping quote. Try out our quote calculator to find out how much it will cost to ship your car from NY to LA. Then book your order with J&S! We are primarily a car transport with our own fleet of trucks, but we are also a licensed broker. We will try to get your vehicle on one of our own trucks, but if we can get your car to you faster, and safely, by brokering it to one of our partner businesses, we will.