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Jan 16, 2024

For many Californians, shipping a car is not a matter of if, but when.  Vacation, college, moving to or away from the are are all common scenarios.   If you need to transport a car to or from California, here is the basics of how the process works.

1. Use a reputable broker
There are many Car Transport Companies in California that people can choose from. The problem is that choosing the wrong company can lead to frustration, anger, financial loss. A good broker will make sure that any transportation service recommended will be professional, experienced, and capable of delivering a first rate service. Your broker will be there to answer any questions you might have, and to offer you helpful advice.

2. Transportation costs
There are several factors that affect the cost of transporting your car. The size of the car, travel distance, and the ease of pickup and delivery are some of the factors in the cost. If you opt for an enclosed transporter, that will normally cost more than using an open one. You may want to use a closed transporter if your car is a vintage model or a luxury auto.

3. When to schedule
Contrary to what many believe, when transporting a car to CA, (or away from), months or weeks of advanced notice are not required.  Wait until about a week or so before you want your car transported then simple call your broker to book a carrier.

4. Carrying goods in the car
Technically, this is prohibited. In practice, most transport services will be reasonable and will not object to carrying a small amount of goods in the car, although they may request an extra fee for doing so. If your goods are lightweight and out of sight in the trunk, you should not have a problem. Otherwise, it is advisable to contact the carrier in advance and tell the company what you want to bring.

You may have other queries about the process, and having a broker means you can get impartial answers that can offer you peace of mind.

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