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California Auto Transport

Ship Your Car, Truck or Motorcycle to California with Confidence

From the cinematic dreams of Los Angeles to the innovative tech in Silicon Valley, California offers a little bit of something for everyone. Nature lovers can’t get enough of the beaches and mountains. Business people want to work on the cutting edge in major industries. California has long been the destination for dreamers and entrepreneurs alike. It’s no wonder that you might want to join them.

How Much Does It Cost To Ship a Car in California

We Make Shipping Cars in California Simple

  • Request a quote from the trusted professionals at Direct Connect®

    Direct Connect Auto Transport ships nationwide and overseas, to and from California, for just about any type of vehicle.

  • Review your quote with our transport professionals

    We make sure all the details are correct before we schedule your pickup so that the transit through California goes smoothly as scheduled.

  • Schedule Your Pickup

    The chosen transport carrier arrives to pickup your vehicle and ship it wherever you need it to go!

If that’s the case and you are planning a move to California, then moving your vehicle is part of the plan. Rather than driving your car all the way to the Golden State, a great option is to hire an auto transport company that can do the job for you. You’ll save on the cost of food, fuel and lodging on the way, and save your car from hundreds (maybe thousands) of miles of wear and tear.

When looking for car shipping services in California, you want experienced professionals to handle the job. When doing your research, you want to keep in mind some important factors.

Cost.Auto transport companies should offer an obligation-free quote online and reasonable prices for your move to California.

Transport options.Professional auto transport companies offer open, enclosed and flatbed carriers and can transport cars, trucks, SUVS, compacts, motorcycles, classic cars and even boats.

Proper license and insurance. Only work with fully insured companies that have met all federal and state regulations to operate as a commercial carrier.

Favorable reviews.Reviews of the company from past customers should be generally favorable.

Direct Connect Auto Transport meets all these standards. With decades of experience in the auto transport business, we operate an efficient, customer-focused car shopping company that moves cars anywhere in the United States. That includes cities in California such as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, Oakland, Bakersfield, Anaheim, Santa Ana, and all the surrounding suburban communities.

California Car Shipping FAQ

How Much Does It Cost To Ship a Car?

For the most part, the same factors determine cost whether you ship a car, truck, motorcycle, boat or other type of vehicle to or from California. You can get an instant quote by using our secure online quote and order form.

Distance. The cost of shipping a car to or from California depends in part on the distance, which impacts fuel and driver labor hours.

Type of carrier. Direct Connect Auto Transport offers open carriers, the most cost-efficient auto transport option, as well as enclosed carriers that offer more protection for vehicles in a temperature-controlled environment.

Type of vehicle.The size of a vehicle also impacts cost. Direct Connect has experience in every type of vehicle, including cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, boats, motorcycles and commercial construction equipment.

Location. Your destination in California can impact the cost of service. For example, large cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco and the surrounding communities are generally less costly than more remote areas.

Seasonal factors. The auto transport industry has seasons that are busier than others. Typically, they include summer and early fall. Moving during these times can impact cost.

How Far In Advance Should I Schedule My Auto Transport?

At Direct Connect Auto Transport, we suggest booking at least two to three weeks in advance. During the busy season, the earlier you can book, the better chance you have at getting the exact date you want for your service. We do our best to fit in your move no matter when you contact us. You can call 800-980-2222 to get more information on how to book your auto transport service.

How Can I Pay for My California Auto Transport?

Direct Connect Auto Transport accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover for deposits and full prepayment. Balances due upon delivery can only be paid for by cash, cashier's check, postal money order or an official bank check.

Is My Car Shipped Door-to-Door in California?

Direct Connect Auto Transport picks up and drops off your vehicle at your residence, office or any place you request, as long as it is accessible and allowed by local law. There’s no need to go to a terminal to ship your vehicle or accept delivery.

What Are Some of the Most Common Vehicles Shipped to California?

They include the Honda Civic and Accord, Jeep Wrangler, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion.

California has the largest population in the country and also some of the nation’s greatest cities. It has served as the launching pad for two of America’s great industries, Hollywood and tech. Moving there is a dream for many Americans. If you are about to make that dream come true, contact Direct Connect Auto Transport to find out how we can make your move less stressful by offering a safe and convenient way to move your vehicle to California.


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