California Auto Transport

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Why Clients Trust Number 1 Auto Transport For California Car Shipping 

So, you’re looking for the best auto transport company to ship your car to California. Number 1 Auto Transport is the California auto transport & car shipping company clients trust. Our auto transport team are experts in their field, and provide industry-leading customer service. From providing transparent quotes and pricing, to working with you through the transport itself, every member of our team will have the utmost respect and honesty for yourself and your vehicle.

Furthermore, Number 1 Auto uses state-of-the-art equipment to ensure reliability and holds contracted drivers to high standards. Whether you are in Sacramento needing a bulldozer on a lowboy, in Hollywood needing your luxury car transported in an enclosed carrier, or living in Los Angeles and needing your car transported in an open-air carrier, Number 1 Auto Transport has the experience, equipment, and people to get it right every time.

Moving to California? Ship Your Car with Number 1 Auto Transport

Hollywood. Napa wine tours. Long Beach and Laguna Beach. Surfrider Beach in Malibu. The Santa Monica Pier. Yosemite. Sequoia National Park. Skiing in Lake Tahoe or on Mammoth Mountain. We’re just scratching the surface here.

It can be hard to express just how massive California is, and just how important it is on an international scale. For example, California is home to three of the world’s ten largest companies in terms of market capitalization, and home to three of the world’s ten richest people. Furthermore, if it were its own country, California would be:

When you have a state with that much space and people, it comes with plenty of complexities when it comes to car shipping in California. In the crowded cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, you may not even want to have a vehicle; however, in the popular destinations – for example Yosemite National Park, Big Bear Lake, and the Napa Valley – you will need one.

Enclosed Auto Transport to California

When transporting your car to California, the arid climate is always a consideration. In addition, the state’s hot, dry climate can fade paint fast. The dust storms typical of a desert climate can also damage your car’s exterior. Therefore, having your car shipped to California in an enclosed carrier is a better investment, thus protecting it from the more severe aspects of California’s climate.

The safest way to transport your car to California is within an enclosed auto transport. There are two options for shipping your car via enclosed auto transport:

  • Soft-Sided Enclosed Auto Transport – The heavy canvas covering the carriers protects your car from wind-blown debris, rain, sleet, snow and other elements.
  • Hard-Sided Enclosed Auto Transport – In addition to the advantages provided by soft-sided carriers, hard-sided carriers offer protection for your car in the unlikely event your car is exposed to possible damage during transportation.

Open Auto Transport to California

Thinking about using open auto transport for shipping your car to California? Open carriers are the exact same double-decker car carriers the dealerships use. Furthermore, your vehicle will be secured with state-of-the-art equipment, and arrive at its destination within seven days of departure. Open auto transport is a secure way of shipping your car, protecting your vehicle from road vibration, and more.

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge - Car Shipping California

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge – Car Shipping California

Lowboy Carriers to California

Finally, the growth of major cities like Oakland, San Francisco, and Sacramento means the need for heavy equipment to be hauled across California from one job site to the next. This means working with a transport company who can move your dozers, graders, excavators and more, safely and securely, even across the foreboding Sierra Nevada ranges in the rain or snow. California construction crews rely on lowboy carriers to move their necessary heavy equipment, and require a lowboy team that is experienced and capable. Therefore, Number 1 Auto Transport’s lowboy carriers are ideal for moving the heavy equipment that helps complete the projects driving growth.

Transporting heavy equipment is a serious business. Lowboy carriers are trained to handle oversized loads and high gross tonnage. Number 1 Auto’s drivers are skilled in moving heavy equipment to job sites and navigating busy highways with unique loads.

The Steps We Take When Shipping a Car to California…

To answer the question, “How to ship my car to California,” is to show you how we operate our auto shipping business. We know people become skeptical when trusting just any car shipping company to move their vehicle across states. Here’s how we do it:

  1. First, once your order is placed, we’ll start the process of moving a car to California. This usually happens within a week. We’ll continue updating you on important information including the time & date of pickup, tracking number and the truck driver’s number.
  2. Then, the truck driver will call you to finalize delivery plans. All of our drivers strive to take care of all vehicles carried as if they are their own. Protecting your car against any damage from delivery is their ultimate concern. You’ll also sign and receive a Bill of Lading before the driver leaves.
  3. Finally, once the vehicle arrives in California, both you and the driver will inspect the vehicle for any damage. This is also the time when you will sign the final inspection report. It’s that simple!

Shipping a Car from California

California is the 3rd largest state in the country. Also, it’s home to one of the largest transportation hubs – with over 37 ports located up and down the coast. The busiest ports for car shipping in California are located in Long Beach and Oakland. Because of the dense population, there are thousands of car shipping carriers that are based all over the state. California also happens to be the cheapest state to ship vehicles from. This is great news for all of our military members based at Camp Pendleton in San Diego. The reason being: there are always more cars headed to California than leaving. This creates a high demand going into the state, but a very low demand leaving – which in turns results in very cost effective shipping rates.

The most common route in the country is shipping from California to Florida. Shipping a car from Los Angeles to Miami is the best shipping rate according to cents per mile. Carriers love major cities because they are able to find enough customers to build a full load without having to travel too far outside of the vicinity. By loading cars in the same area drivers are able to save money on diesel fuel. To maximize profits, many carriers will ship cars to Texas from California and then load up an additional nine cars in Texas/ then transport the remaining vehicles to Florida. The cheapest cities to ship from in California are: Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, and Sacramento. The best delivery cities for auto transport from California to Texas are: Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Killeen.

Have Questions or Need A Car Shipping Quote for California?

Email us or Call 855-422-4141 for a FREE QUOTE to ship your car to California. We look forward to giving you quick answers to any questions you may have! Our goal is to provide California clients with the best car shipping service at the most reasonable auto transport rates.

Number 1 Auto Transport is insured – In the unlikely event your car suffers damage during it’s auto transport to California, we have you covered! Our insurance team will get the claim handled quickly and efficiently.