Why Clients Trust Number 1 Auto Transport to Ship Their Cars to California
So, you’re looking for the best auto transport company to ship your car to California. Whether it’s the high standards of education provided by UCLA or because California is the home to some of the popular attractions like Sea World, Disneyland, or Yosemite National Park, the people of California expect the only best. When it comes to shipping their vehicles, Californians have no patience for “other” companies that secure clients’ business without securing the equipment and services of qualified drivers.
Number 1 Auto Transport is the California auto Transport & car shipping company clients trust because we treat our customers with respect and honesty. Number 1 Auto Transport 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.
Our goal is to provide our California clients with the best service at the most reasonable auto transport rates available.
Enclosed Auto Transport to California
When transporting your car to California, the arid climate is always a consideration. 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. Having your car shipped to California in an enclosed carrier is a better investment, 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 carrier protects your car from wind-blown debris, intense heat, and other elements.
- Hard-Sided Enclosed Auto Transport – In addition to the advantages provided by soft-sided carriers, hard-sided carriers offer even more protection 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 same double-decker carriers your car dealer uses. Furthermore, your car will be secured with state-of-the-art equipment and arrives at its destination within seven days of departure. Open auto transport is a secure way of shipping your car – your vehicle will have protection from road vibration whether it’s major roads such as Interstate 405 or the Santa Monica Freeway.
Lowboy Carriers to California
Throughout California, there is amazing growth, especially in urban centers like San Jose, Napa or San Francisco. Throughout California, construction of buildings and roads is a way of life. Heavy equipment needs to move around the State efficiently. Number 1 Auto Transport’s lowboy carriers are ideal for moving bulldozers, dump trucks, and other large vehicles.
Transporting heavy equipment is serious business. Lowboy carriers are able to handle oversized loads and high gross tonnage. Number 1 Auto Transport’s drivers are especially skilled in moving heavy equipment to job sites and navigating busy highways with these unique loads.
The Steps We Take When Moving a Car to California…
Another way to answer the question of, “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 shipping company to move their vehicle across states. Here’s how we do it:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
Need to Ship a Car to or from Los Angeles?
Shipping a Car from California
California is the 3rd largest state in the country. It is also one of the largest transportation hubs. There are over 37 ports located up and down the coast. The busiest ports for car shipping are located in long beach and Oakland. Because of the dense population, there are thousands of 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 is 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 ship cars to Texas from California and then load up an additional nine cars in Texas and 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. Shipping cars from California to New York is also a heavy lane of traffic. Many large corporations that relocate employees have locations on both the west and east coast. Auto transports to New York are typically more expensive than other parts of the east coast due to the higher tolls.