Car Shipping Services

Do you need to move, but don’t know what to do with your vehicle? Luckily, California-Seattle Express has reliable and quality car shipping services that will help you move your automobile at reasonable prices, regardless of the location.

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What Can Our Company Do for You?

Moving is one of the most important decisions that come with a lot of responsibility and planning. And choosing the right cross-country moving company might be the biggest part of the whole relocation process. Since there are many auto transport companies to choose from, it can be hard to determine which one is the best. So why choose California-Seattle Express?

We Are a Top Professional Long Distance Moving Company

Our priority is to always implement the latest advancements in the field and offer high-quality services that will keep our customers satisfied. Your machine will be completely safe and handled with care when you leave it to us.

We Are Reliable

Our company’s goal is to make sure all of the vehicles that have been trusted to us get to their destinations without a scratch. We’ll take all the necessary steps to make sure our clients are satisfied with the service we offer.

We Are Experienced

Our company has been in business for years now, and our experienced movers have managed and transported countless cars safely and efficiently, without any problems.

We Have Experience

Our movers Seattle-California have experienced movers that are trained to take care of vehicles.

We Operate Nationwide

Regardless of the place where you are moving your four-wheeled machine from or to, you can rely on California-Seattle Express to ship it. We cover the entire area of the United States and we can ship your machine to any location.

We Have Competitive Prices

We may not be the cheapest company on the market, but we are one of the most experienced ones. Not to mention we have high-quality car shipping services with a 100% guarantee that you will be satisfied with everything. Plus, companies with cheaper prices are not always a good thing. You definitely need to avoid cheap options that seem too good to be true. Most of these companies can scam you, while others will offer a low-quality service for a very low price. Isn’t it better to get a quality service at a competitive price?

California-Seattle Express Offers Two Carriers Options

The first thing you’ll need to decide is which carrier you want to get. California-Seattle Express offers open-air and enclosed carriers for your vehicle. What’s the difference? Take a look and then decide which one you’ll use for your precious vehicle.

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Open-Air Carriers

Open-air carriers are the most popular option because of their price. Since it doesn’t have any side or roof protection, it can carry up to 10 regular-sized cars, it is much cheaper than the enclosed carrier. But there is no need to worry – they are completely secure. It will be exposed to natural elements like rain, strong winds, blizzards, snowstorms, and heat from the sun, so some damage is possible. But, since the vehicles will be visible from all sides, if any damage occurs, the driver will be able to notice and take care of it right away.

And last, but not least, since these carriers can carry multiple vehicles at once, so you might not have to wait long for the automobile to arrive. For last-minute moving plans, getting an open-air carrier might be the best option, especially if you’re on a tight budget.

Enclosed Carriers

Enclosed carriers can only carry up to 5 cars, so they tend to cost more than open-air ones. But, unlike open-air carriers, they do have better protection that will keep your machine safe from rain, snow, wind, or sun during the move. Even though the driver can’t perform routine inspections while in transit, with the side and roof protection, you won’t have to worry about any damages.

If you’re planning to ship your machine in the winter, enclosed carriers are a better option for you. If you’re shipping expensive, luxury, or classic cars, then you definitely should get enclosed carriers that will have the best possible security you can get. But, since these trailers can only carry a maximum of 5 cars, you will have to wait a while for your vehicle to arrive.

And keep in mind that getting these carriers for your machine is more expensive, so it might not be a good option if you have a tight budget.

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Types of Delivery for Car Shipping

Another thing you get to choose is the type of delivery. You get to choose if it’s more convenient for you to drop off your vehicle at one of our terminals and pick it up from another, or if you’d prefer we come to your home and deliver your car to a destination of your choice. Not sure which one to choose? Take a look at both options and why you should get either of them.

Getting Door-to-Door Delivery

By getting door-to-door delivery, you won’t have to drive your automobile anywhere. We will pick up your vehicle from any location of your choice – home, office, parent’s house, etc, and deliver it to your new home or any other desired destination. Even though door-to-door is very convenient, if there is not enough space for our trucks to get to you, you might have to relocate your automobile to a nearby location.

And somebody must be present for the pick-up and delivery – either you or somebody of your choice. But, this way you won’t have to drive your car anywhere far – it can be picked up from your home or anywhere near.

Getting Terminal-to-Terminal Delivery

If you have a tight budget, then you might want to consider getting terminal-to-terminal delivery. Getting terminal-to-terminal delivery is cheaper than door-to-door, but it does mean you will have to drive your automobile to the nearest regional storage facility. From our storage facility – terminal, we will ship your vehicle to the desired carrier and deliver it to another terminal that is close to your future home or desired pick-up location. Our terminals are fully equipped to handle big cargo and any four-wheeled machine. In some cases, terminals may be located far from your location, but that is rarely the case.

California-Seattle Express has terminals in most cities across the United States. This option is beneficial for individuals that won’t move in right away or those who won’t be available for pick-up and delivery. In case you have to stay behind and organize the rest of your belongings for auto transport, terminals might be a great option – just ask for storage services for your machine there. Just drive your automobile to the closest terminal, pick the terminal you want it delivered to, and your automobile will wait for you to pick it up there.

FAQ About Auto Transport and Shipping

Even before you hire a company to transport your machine, you will have a lot of questions and concerns. When do I ship my car? Which carrier do I get? How much money do I need to set aside? Which option is faster? Which option is cheaper?

Don’t be afraid. We’ve prepared a list of frequently asked questions that might help answer your concerns. And if you still have some doubts, you can always contact us and ask us directly.

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When Is the Best Time to Ship My Car?

It’s best to book your dates as early as possible, regardless of the time of year. However, at certain times, it might cost you more or less, depending on the situation. Summer is our peak season for moving and car shipments, so it would be great if you could schedule your auto transport two weeks or more in advance. That way, you will get a great price and we will be able to organize everything on time. If you book on short notice, then you can expect a slightly higher price, considering everyone is moving in the summer.

Winter has lower prices, but it doesn’t have good driving conditions. If you really want or need to move in the winter, then make sure you get enclosed carriers that will offer more protection from snow and ice. If you don’t have a specific date set for the move, then we advise you to do it in the fall or spring. You will have affordable prices and there won’t be any problems during auto transport.

As for the time of the month, it’s entirely up to you and your plans. However, since leases begin on the first of each month, consider moving in the middle of the month to avoid the high demand period. If you have a lease that begins on the first, then make sure to book your move in advance.

How Long Does Auto Transport Take?

The time between the pick-up and delivery date depends on the distance between the locations. Usually, it takes 7 to 14 days to make a car shipping delivery. However, during a high-demand season or during unforeseen natural occurrences, there can be other things like the number of shipments, locations of the shipments, and road conditions, that can influence transportation time. But, don’t worry, we will always keep you updated about anything that happens before and during auto transport, so you will know if there is something that can delay the delivery.

How Much Will It Cost to Ship My Car?

How much money do you need? Unfortunately, there is no straight answer to this. All we can say is that it depends on the type of service you get. What we can tell you is what can affect your final cost. The factors that can impact the price are:

  • Weight and length of your car
  • Size of your vehicle
  • Type of carrier
  • Distance between locations
  • Type of delivery
  • Make and model your machine
  • Time of the year

Since our trailers can carry a limited amount of weight, it’s important we know how much your machine weighs. Heavier cars will limit the total number we can carry, so it will cost more to move them. Length, width, and height can also limit the number of vehicles in a trailer. Because of that, lengthier cars will also cost more. An average sedan is approximately 189 inches long, so anything above that will cost you more. Higher vehicles will also make it problematic for auto transport as they will need trailers with more height. Luxury and classic cars will need to have more protection, which will increase the final price.

The type of carrier you get will also influence the final price, as well as the type of delivery. You can choose enclosed or open-air carriers and terminal-to-terminal or door-to-door delivery.

The distance between the two given locations will also impact the price – more distance means it will cost more. Even the locations themselves can impact the prices if there are any tolls and fuel charges that need to be paid.

The prices are also affected by the date of the move. Summer is in high demand, so prices tend to be higher between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Winter has lower prices, but since the weather conditions are unpredictable, we don’t recommend moving in the winter, unless you absolutely have to. The best time would be fall or spring.

However, even though you might not be able to get the price of your car shipping, you can get an estimate. Just contact us and get a quote of how much it will cost.

Can I Ship Items Inside My Car?

Since any additional items in the car will add weight to the trailer, we advise against keeping any belongings in vehicles. However, it is possible to leave them in your automobile, just make sure to check with us if the trailer can carry additional weight or not. We do advise against leaving any belongings inside vehicles, and we suggest you keep them in storage. Keep in mind that any items in your car will not be insured, so we recommend you check if you left any valuables behind.

What Is a Car Shipping Quote?

We’ve mentioned getting a car shipping quote, but many of you don’t actually know what a quote is. They are an estimate of what the final price might look like. A quote will give you an approximate value of how much it will cost you to transport your machine to the desired location. We can’t give you an exact price, because they are many things that can influence it, but we can, however, give you this estimate. And don’t worry – our quotes and final prices are rarely different, so you will be able to prepare a proper budget based on the estimate.

Can I Ship My Vehicle Even if It’s Not in Working Condition?

Yes, you can. We offer to ship for inoperable vehicles as well. However, depending on the state of the machine, it might require more effort, special care, or additional personnel for loading and unloading, which might impact the price. So, before you hire us, you should inform us of the vehicle’s condition.

Which Option Is Better - Enclosed or Open-Air?

We can’t give you an answer to this because there is no right or wrong answer. There is only what you need. The option you will get depends on your needs and budget restrictions. If you don’t have a big budget then an open-air carrier will be better for you. If you need the best protection for your machine, then enclosed carriers are your choice. For fast deliveries, you should get open-air carriers, but enclosed ones are a better option for winter auto transport. Based on what you read about both options, it’s up to you to decide which one suits you better, and of course, which one you can afford. You can always contact us and get an estimated quote from us.

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Get the Best Quotes and Not the Cheapest

We may not have the cheapest prices, but we do have a high-quality service with a guarantee that your vehicle will arrive at its destination in perfect condition. Avoid getting scammed by cheap companies, and book your car shipping with us!

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