Car Shipping to Texas
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What You Need to Know When Shipping a Car in Texas
Texas can be a challenge when it comes to shipping a car. To make sure your car arrives safely, there are a few things you should consider when shipping your car in the Lone Star State. Ship a Car Direct has the experience and know-how to get your car where it needs to go, no matter the distance or terrain. Here are 3 things to know before booking auto shipping in Texas: 1. Choosing the right car shipping companies in Texas is key. Ship a Car Direct only hires car shipping companies that are reputable, trusted, and licensed. We do our due diligence in ensuring positive reviews, good ratings, and a clean track record. That’s a promise. 2. Preparing your car for shipment will help protect it. Remove all personal belongings and valuables from the car, as they are not covered by insurance. Also, clean the car and inspect it for any pre-existing damages, and take pictures or videos to document them. Make sure the car has less than a quarter tank of gas and is fully operational, with no leaks or mechanical issues. 3. Choosing the right type of auto transport in Texas is important. There are two main types of car transport in Texas: open and closed. Open transport is more affordable but exposes your car to the elements. Enclosed transport provides more protection but is more expensive. Choose the type of transport that best fits your budget and your car's value and needs.
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Can you buy a car in Texas and ship it to California?
Absolutely, you can buy a car in Texas and ship it to California. If you can't find the car of your dreams in CA but find it online in Texas, you'll be pleased to know that shipping a car from Texas to California is one of the cheapest and easiest routes to ship a car in the entire USA. So, start shopping, y'all!
How do I ship my car to Texas?
Texas has become one of the most popular states to ship a car to, and to a much lesser extent, from. So many people are moving to Texas for the lower cost of living and warm weather, and they're bringing their cars with them so car carriers are going there on a daily basis. Start by getting quotes from multiple companies and then compare their customer reviews along with their price to ship a car to Texas. We offer a Free Online Car Shipping Calculator to get your price easily, and when you read our reviews you'll find that we are the best company to transport your car to Texas.
How long does it take to ship a car to Texas?
Because Texas sits perfectly in the middle of the USA, the time it takes to ship a car to Texas is normally under a week, with 3 to 5 days being a typical average from just about anywhere on the mainland.
How much does it cost to ship a car to or from Texas?
Shipping a car to Texas has historically been a little more expensive than shipping a car from Texas. There is a large number of people moving to Texas (must be the great BBQ) and not as many people moving out. When this comes to shipping a car, it means full loads of trucks going in (more competition for space = more expensive) and almost empty trucks going out (desperate drivers means savings for you). Find out your car shipping cost to Texas by using our Free Online Car Shipping Calculator. No personal info required.
What is the cheapest way to ship a car to or from Texas?
Shipping a car FROM Texas is one of the cheapest car shipments in the country, no matter which direction you're going. When shipping a car TO Texas, the closer you can have it delivered to major cities like Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Austin the more cost effective it will be. Texas is a big place, so the more remote your delivery city, the more compensation a driver will want to deliver your car door to door.
How much does it cost to ship a car from Dallas to Los Angeles?
Shipping a car from Dallas to Los Angeles is affordable and easy and typically costs between $600 to $700. That's not really the case if you're shipping a car from Los Angeles to Dallas, where increased competition with other cars making the same move will push the cost to ship a car up to around $1000
How long does it take to ship a car from California to Texas?
If you are shipping a car from California to Texas, join the club. There are many, many people making that move which can make the time to transport your car run close to a week in transit. On the flip side, shipping a car from Texas to California is easy and fast and can happen as quickly as 3 or 4 days, because trucks are coming back almost empty and as fast as they can so they can load up again and take more cars back to Texas.
How much does it cost to ship a car from California to Texas?
As of this writing it cost around $1000 to ship an average sized car from California to Texas. Prices will change with the seasons, so be sure to get quotes to ship your car from CA to TX close to the actual time period that you'll be shipping it.
How much does it cost to ship a car from Texas to California?
The good news about shipping a car from Texas to California is that it stays nice and affordable pretty much year round, typically costing around $595 to ship a car from Texas to Southern California and around $795 if you're shipping a car from Texas to Northern California.
Can I put stuff in my car when I ship it to or from Texas?
People ship cars with items in them all the time, whether they are going to or from Texas or to any other state in the USA. What you needs to keep in mind is that it doesn't always happen for free and that any items you put in your car when you ship it are not going to be covered by the car carrier's insurance. If the items add more than 100 pounds of extra weight, the driver will probably work out a fair fee as compensation for the added weight to the shipment.
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.