California is amongst the western U.S. states and is located between the Mexican borders close to the Pacific. It stretches for almost as much as 900 miles. Its terrain is rather versatile and includes sandy beaches, redwood forest as well as mountains and, of course, the Mojave Desert.
Keep in mind that regardless of whether you need to get your vehicle moved across the state, internationally or across the country itself, A-1 Auto Transport service is going to offer you a convenient and hassle-free enclosed auto shipping to California. You are going to get the additional layer of protection which is going to come with the enclosed auto shipping option, should you choose to opt for it.
Your vehicle is very important and you need to know that shipping can be rather overwhelming. This is especially true if you are doing it for the first time. With this in mind, if you have an expensive, retro or high-end luxury car, it is best if you consider choosing enclosed auto shipping to California and work with A-1 Auto Transport service.
There are quite a few different advantages which stem from using the option of enclosed auto shipping to California but the most important one is that it delivers the highest amount of protection. The vehicle has a proper safeguard against weather conditions, debris and rocks but it’s also viewable directly from the driving cabin. Furthermore, it provides you with a peace of mind that the vehicle wouldn’t be unnecessarily touched or tampered with by unwanted passes. If your vehicle is a rare one or a classic – this is incredibly important.
However, if you decide to get your vehicle to be insured privately, using a shipping service is likely to decrease the amount of the premium. Insurance companies are informed enough to know that everything is safer with an enclosed container and that’s why they are going to respectively lower the amount of the premium. A lot of companies are actually going to provide discounts to shippers who use enclosed trucks for vehicle shipping.
The cost of shipping.
The cost of the transportation consists of three different things which are:
- The time of the shipping
- The distance of the transportation service
- The method of shipping
There are companies such as the A-1 Auto Transport which are going to offer door-to-door methods, which means that your vehicle will be picked up from your doorstep and delivered wherever it is that you wish. If your vehicle is in a good condition and you will only have to pay for the gas price. However, if it’s not, you might want to let the company handle the entire transport itself.
Now, the coverage is going to be nominal and it’s going to cover everything. Furthermore, if you want to get marine transport insurance it’s likely to cost you between 1.1% and 2.5% of the total cost of shipping. However, this is important to get because the regular insurance provided by shipping companies will only cover $500 worth of damages. The other type of insurance is to get the total-loss-only insurance which would provide you with the chance of getting the total value of the vehicle recovered in the event your vehicle disappears overboard.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.