Looking to move to the Big Apple? Or maybe you’re craving the quiet of Upstate New York? Or maybe you’re looking to leave the Empire State?
No matter your situation, auto transport rates are competitive in this state, and we want to get you the best price possible while also getting your car delivered quickly and safely. Learn more about car shipping to and from New York, and why you should choose Ship a Car Direct for your auto transport needs.
Ship Your Car To or From New York
Ship a Car Direct offers various types of auto shipping services to and from the state of New York, including:
- Cross Country Auto Shipping: Long distance moves are a lot of work, but shipping your car doesn’t have to be! Whether you’re relocating from California to New York or you’re looking for southern skies in Texas, we’ll get your car to your destination, no matter how far it is!
- Snowbird Auto Transport: We have a ton of clients who spend their winters in the warm climes of Florida before venturing back to New York during the summer. Get your car there and back again quickly and easily with our snowbird car shipping.
- Open Car Transport: One of the more popular and affordable options, we offer open car transport that will get your car to your destination without putting a dent in your wallet.
- Enclosed Car Transport: Want to further protect your investment? Enclosed car carriers provide protection from the elements so you can have peace of mind that your vehicle will get to your destination in one piece.
- Classic Car Transport: Eliminate the risk associated with shipping classic and vintage cars with our specialty car transportation services.
- Door to Door Auto Transport: Find your car waiting right outside your door with our door to door auto shipping service.
We provide pickup from a dealer for new car deliveries nationwide with experienced professional drivers who understand the process. We know that people can be anxious about letting someone else drive or transport their prized possession - so we offer great rates and excellent customer service! As leaders in the auto transport industry, we strive to provide competitive auto transport rates.
How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Car From New York?
The prices vary based on several factors, such as if the vehicle is being shipped alone or with other vehicles and how far away the destination is (the price will increase for further travel). Be sure to use our instant car shipping estimate calculator to get a better idea of how much the final cost will be.
Why Are Auto Transport Rates Competitive in NYC?
New York City is home to two million cars and plenty of willing drivers to work as auto transport carriers. You will have next to no problem finding a vehicle hauler that is ready to move your car. However, the increased competition due to population means the prices are also competitive. With multiple transport companies to choose from, you can always find a fantastic deal. Contact us right now to learn more about our services.
Upstate New York doesn't have the same demographics, so their transport services may cost more. Still, you can always find an auto transport company to work within your budget. Affordable auto transport is becoming a necessity for more people every day.
How Are the Cars Removed From the Back of the Truck?
Enclosed auto transport helps get the vehicle to the point of destination. Once there, our team will help with the rest. We carefully remove each car, one at a time, ensuring no damage occurs during the process.
Does My Car Need to Be Washed Before Shipping, or Can I Clean It Before Delivery?
It's crucial to wash your car to make it as clean as possible. Although this may seem silly because you're putting it on a truck, it's imperative. Always get your vehicle in its best-looking shape before shipping. Doing that will save you hassles later.
It doesn't matter to us which type of vehicle you plan on moving; our team can help. We are leaders in the auto transport field and are standing by to provide top service.
We offer auto transport from New York and all over America! If you have any specific queries at all about this particular service, contact us now. That's always the best way to approach a transport service.
Why Are Car Moving Rates Higher in Upstate New York?
There are several factors that contribute to the higher car moving rates in Upstate New York.
The first factor is gas prices. The state of New York has high taxes on fuel. And in fact, New York City has some of the highest in all of the United States. At the time of this writing, the statewide average cost for a gallon of regular unleaded was just under $3.00.
Secondly, there's a higher cost to shipping a car because it requires more effort than any other item that may travel within NYC or New York State. To help avoid confusion or surprises, getting a free estimate first is always a wise decision. You'll never have any surprises when you deal with A1 Auto Transport.
Can I Get a Flat Rate Price on Car Shipping?
The prices vary based on the distance between pickup and drop-off locations and the number of items shipped per vehicle load. Our moving companies offer competitive rates for transporting cars locally and for long distances across the country.
You should have a proper vehicle title and vehicle registration. We fill out the application for a vehicle, vehicle certificates, vehicle insurance cards, and deferment for vehicles.
Unless we have specific information on where your car is going to or where it's coming from, it's impossible to give a flat rate. Contact us now for an estimate of how much it will cost to transport your vehicle. That way, you won't have any surprises.
Frequently Asked Questions
Honest Answers to Your Car Shipping Questions
Yes, we always ask for your specific pickup and delivery addresses, if the carrier can get right to the addresses you provide, they will. If the addresses that you give us are not safely accessible for a Multi-car carrier, however, you will need to make arrangements with the driver to meet at a nearby location where the carrier can safely get in and out.
People do it all the time (rarely for free) but the official answer is no.
Not what you wanted to hear, we know, but that is the honest answer.
We are not licensed to broker the shipment of household goods and, likewise, no car carrier that operates in the USA is licensed to transport them from state to state either. Despite what you might be being told by other car shipping companies you may speak with.
Remember, at the end of the day we're all salespeople, and the true answer to this question is not a great selling point.
You will hear a lot of companies tell you that you can put up to 100 pounds of items in the trunk, but that is not entirely true. That fact is that items of that amount are fairly common and the department of transportation is probably not going to split hairs and fine the trucker over items of that amount, provided they are not over their weight limit. They could fine them, however, if they see a vehicle stuffed full of personal items so the car carrier will most likely try to negotiate something with you to cover themselves against any costs they could incur. It's not something we can build into your contract though.
We have a short and helpful video on this topic in our user videos.
Only in rare cases and car carriers will usually charge a premium to make it happen.
All dates given by car carriers are typically estimates and projections.
For this reason (and to keep your cost down) we ask that you build in some flexibility and give us the earliest possible date you would be WILLING to release the vehicle, even though it may not be your preferred date.
We'll put you in direct contact with your car carrier and the driver will also typically call you the afternoon or evening before your pick up and delivery (they won't just show up unannounced, and if they do we want to hear about it). However, car carriers are out on the road battling traffic, weather and any number of other factors that can and do throw them off of their pickup and delivery projections from time to time.
If the projected dates we give you come and you are unable to make contact with your carrier, please call our office immediately so that we may help resolve the situation.
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will average 7 to 10 days. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.
Even better, we do not even ask for payment until we have you confirmed for pickup by a safe, reliable, fully insured, direct car carrier. If for any reason you do not ship your car with the carrier that we arrange for you, there is no fee.
The fees paid directly to the carrier however, (in most cases, their fees are not paid until your vehicle is delivered) are not directly controlled by us, so any requests for a refund of the carrier's portion would need to be addressed with the carrier directly.
Of course! And you are always backed by our Damage Free Guarantee policy.
Part of what you pay us for is to verify that the car carrier that we put you on is covered by the proper amount of insurance and that everything is up to date.
There is never any additional cost to you for this coverage, and their insurance is always primary.