When you need to ship a car to or from California, you need an experienced California car shipping company you can rely on. For over 30 years, RoadRunner Auto Transport has been providing safe and reliable California car shipping for both individual and business clients.
Through our advanced network of over 14,000 carriers, we provide direct service to/from any residential or business location in California.
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California has a carrier availability score of 5/5.
The availability rating to and from California is Excellent.
Average Pickup Time
The average time from booking to pickup is 1-3 days.
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“We were looking for a reliable California car shipping company and came across RoadRunner. Everybody we spoke with was very helpful and our car was delivered on time with no issues.”
Stephen M.San Francisco, CA
“We received a few quotes for our car shipping and felt most comfortable with RoadRunner. We’re so happy we chose them and are very pleased with the service they provided.”
Bert F.San Francisco, CA
“When we moved to California, we needed a way to relocate our second vehicle. RoadRunner made it very easy and provided us with excellent car shipping service.”
Maria S.Oakland, CA
“I needed to ship a car to California and my experience was great from start to finish! The communication with the staff was excellent the entire process.”
Roger G.Long Beach, CA
“Shipped a newly purchased car from a dealership in the Los Angeles area to Atlanta, GA. Received the car a day early and with no issues. Thank you RoadRunner!”
Ron A.Los Angeles, CA
"5 star service! I would recommend RoadRunner to anyone looking for professional shipping service at a fair price."
"When I bought a car out of state I was unsure what to expect with the shipping. RoadRunner made everything so easy!"
"Out of all the car shipping companies we spoke with, RoadRunner was the most professional and knowledgable."
"From the time of quote to the pick up of my vehicle and the delivery there was a very good communication."
Nicknamed "the Golden State", California is located along the Pacific coast of the United States. It is bordered by Oregon to the north, by Nevada and Arizona to the west, and by Mexico to the south.
The capital of California is Sacramento, and its largest city is Los Angeles. California is the most populous state in the United States, with an estimated population of over 38 million. California is the third largest state by area in the country, with a total of 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers).
California is divided into 58 counties and there are 481 incorporated cities and towns. There are five major metropolitan areas in California, around which most of the states population resides. These metropolitan areas are Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Riverside-San Bernadino, San Diego, and Sacramento.
Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the vehicle shipping process.
How much does it cost to ship a car to California?
The cost of shipping a car to California depends on where the vehicle will be picked up and the time frame you intend to ship. Calculate your California car shipping quote instantly via our online quote calculator to get an accurate rate and carrier availability for your shipment.
How do I ship my car to California?
Shipping a car to California is as easy as 1-2-3 when you ship with RoadRunner Auto Transport. Step 1 - Calculate your instant car shipping quote and select a convenient time for pickup. Step 2 - Your vehicle is picked up from your sepcified location, anywhere in the country. Step 3 - Your vehicle is delivered to your specified location in California.
How is my car shipping rate calculated?
When determining your car shipping cost, there are a few factors that we take into account in order to provide you with an accurate price quote. The mileage between the origin and destination is the biggest factor that contributes to your total rate. In addition to the distance of your relocation, another factor is the type and condition of the vehicle being shipped. The final factor is the date that your vehicle will be ready for transport. There are also additional options, such as enclosed carrier and top-load service that can be added to your shipment at the time of booking for a higher level of service.
Can I ship my vehicle if it isn't running?
Yes, we can ship vehicles that are in non-running/inoperable condition. When inoperable cars are shipped, a special auto carrier is required that makes use of a winch which is connected to your car and slowly and safely pulls your vehicle onto the carrier. There is an additional fee for inpoerable vehicles because of the special equipment and extra work involved with securing the vehicle onto the transporter. You can select the inoperable option on the online booking form or inform your shipping agent if you make your reservation by phone so that the proper arrangements can be made to accomodate a non-running vehicle.
Can I put personal items in my vehicle?
You may ship personal belongings inside of your car, the total weight of these items cannot be more than a hundred pounds and has to be left in the trunk or back seats (under the window line). Please note that personal belonging are not covered under insurance if they are reported as damaged or missing.
What is top load service?
Top load service is when your car is placed on the higher deck or level of an open auto transport trailer. This is considered to be preferable to the bottom load because the cars on the lower deck are at risk of possibly having fluid from the cars above leak on them.
Can I ship a car from an auto auction?
Yes, many of our business clients require service from salvage auctions and other types of auto auctions. Each auction will have different requirements to release a vehicle and we'll get all the necessary details from you at the time of booking. Please make sure the vehicle is fully paid and ready for release from the auction. Also be aware that if a vehicle is booked as operable but it turns out the vehicle is inoperable there will be additional cost and the original transporter may not be able to accommodate an inoperable vehicle.
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