New York Car Shipping
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Get Your Vehicle to New York with Ship a Car Direct
Hassle-Free New York Car Shipping with a Damage-Free Guarantee
Ship a Car Direct: The White Glove of Auto Shipping in New York
Ship a Car Direct is the premier car shipping service in New York. We provide a hassle-free, white-glove service that ensures your vehicle arrives safely and securely. All of our carriers are highly experienced and equipped to handle your vehicle with care. Plus, we guarantee that your vehicle will arrive damage-free.
Considerations for Auto Transport Companies in NY
When looking for car shipping companies in New York, there are a few important considerations to make. Make sure the company you choose is fully licensed and insured to ensure the safety of your vehicle.
You should also research the carrier’s reputation and find out how they handle customer service. With Ship a Car Direct, you can rest assured that your vehicle is in good hands because we do all of the heavy lifting and research for you, and only use trusted, vetted car services.
Choose the Best Auto Transport Company in New York
Ship a Car Direct is the best auto transport company in New York. We partner with experienced and reliable carriers to get your vehicle to its destination safely and securely. Our team of experts is available to answer any questions you may have and provide you with the best customer service. Plus, we offer a damage-free guarantee, so you can rest assured that your vehicle will arrive at its destination in perfect condition.
Experienced New York Auto Transport Companies with a Reputation for Quality
At Ship a Car Direct, we have the most trusted and heavily vetted list of car carriers in the business. Our experienced car shipping companies in NY have a reputation for providing quality and reliable services. Our team has been in the car shipping NY business for over 20 years, so you can trust us to get your vehicle safely and easily from point A to point B.
Our Ironclad Damage-Free Guarantee for Auto Transport in New York
Ship a Car Direct is committed to providing the best car shipping experience possible. That’s why we offer our ironclad Damage-Free Guarantee. We guarantee that your vehicle will be delivered to you in the same condition as when it left the origin point. In the unlikely event of any damage to your vehicle, we’ll quickly take care of it for you.
Our White Glove Service for Car Transport in New York
At Ship a Car Direct, we offer a white glove service. Our team is very high-touch with our customers, using New York auto transporters that are very low-touch with their vehicles. We’ll handle the entire process from start to finish, ensuring that your vehicle is delivered safely and securely with one of our trusted car transport companies in New York. Our service is tailored to meet all of your needs, so you can rest assured that your vehicle is in good hands.
What are the different methods of shipping a car to or from New York?
The most common methods of shipping a car to or from New York are on an open multi-car carrier or in an enclosed car carrier, which can also hold multiple cars albeit far fewer than an open car carrier. Shipping your car on an open carrier will be the cheapest way to ship a car to or from New York.
How long does it typically take to transport a car to or from New York?
If you are shipping a car from California to New York it will average around 7 to 10 days in transit. The same timeline would hold true for car shipments between the Cities like Seattle and NYC. From a city like Chicago to NY the transit time for shipping a car would be 3 to 5 days, and a car shipment to or from Miami would be closer to 5 to 7 days.
Are there any specific regulations or requirements for shipping a car in New York?
There are no specific requirements for car shipments either within New York or to or from other states and New York. The car carrier will only needs the keys to the vehicle and your permission to load it onto their truck.
What factors influence the cost of shipping a car to or from New York?
Apart from the normal factors like vehicle size, distance of travel and gas prices that normally affect the cost to ship a car anywhere in the USA, when shipping a car to or from New York both the season and how remote the locations are will play factors in your car shipping cost. Shipping in the warmer months and to or from larger cities will tend to be cheaper.
Can I track the progress of my car shipment to or from New York?
Yes, it's possible to track your car shipment to or from New York, but it's more similar to tracking a package from a retailer than it is to tracking a rideshare or food delivery driver. You'll be given pick up and delivery updates by text and email, but you're also given the driver's contact number so that you can call them directly for updates too.
Is it possible to ship a non-running vehicle to or from New York?
Yes, a non running car can be shipped to or from New York as long as it can roll, brake and steer. If it cannot do those three things it's much harder and more expensive because it would probably require a forklift or a loading bay on each end. But cars that can roll, brake and steer can be winched on and off of the proper carrier, just make sure to inform the carrier or broker that the vehicle doesn't run prior to your shipment.
What steps should I take to prepare my car for shipping in or out of New York?
Before you ship your car to or from New York you should remove all personal items and give the car a wash so that the inspection that the driver will do of your vehicle before shipment can be more accurate. The car will need another wash when it gets to it's destination, especially if it's a long trip across the country.
Are there any restrictions on the type of vehicles that can be shipped to or from New York?
While there are no restrictions on the type of vehicle that can be shipped to or from New York it is good to keep in mind that the size of the vehicle is one of the biggest factor in the price you will pay. So, the larger the vehicle you are shipping to or from New York, the more you can expect to pay.
Can I transport personal belongings inside the car during shipment to or from New York?
Yes, it's possible to ship personal items inside the car during shipment to or from New York but you need to be aware that car carriers will usually charge for shipping items if they add more weight to the vehicle. A general guideline is that if the items are over 100 pounds and/or take up enough space to block the driver's ability to see out of the windows then there will be charges, so use your discretion if adding personal items to your car shipment.
How do I choose a reliable and reputable car shipping company for my needs in New York?
It's best to read as many reviews as you can of the companies that you're considering using to ship your car to or from New York. The two best websites are Yelp and the BBB because they offer you both unbiased car shipping reviews as well as the ability to read the company's responses to any concerns or issues. We also recommend looking at websites like Best Car Shippers that offer 3rd party views of car shipping companies.
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.