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California to Illinois Auto Transport

Do you need to have a vehicle shipped from California to Illinois? Auto delivery doesn’t need to be a difficult process. Don't waste any more of your valuable time searching website after website. We have your solution. Our partner carriers can accommodate any requests you may have such as; door to door delivery, open or enclosed transport, rush orders, and custom solutions to meet your specific needs. We are dedicated to helping you secure the best service at the lowest possible rates for your vehicle delivery. Simply fill in our form and click submit or call 1-866-446-9143 today for your 10 quotes from our experienced auto shipping partners. We can help get you the best rate. All the carriers we partner with are fully licensed, insured, and bonded and can be verified via the US Department of Transportation. We check their credentials and safety records so that you can be assured your vehicle will remain in safe hands. We have partner carriers standing by in California including San Diego, Chula Vista, Riverside, Santa Ana, San Bernardino, Bakersfield, Long Beach, and San Jose to deliver to Illinois. Following are some of the auto transport deliveries recently fulfilled by our partner carriers.

  • 2015 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo, Oakland, CA to Evanston, IL
  • 2005 Buick Park Avenue, San Jose, CA to Chicago, IL
  • 2016 Lamborghini Aventador, Irvine, CA to Peoria, IL
  • 2017 Acura RLX, Sacramento, CA to Elgin, IL
  • 2016 Ford Edge, Fresno, CA to Decatur, IL
  • 1991 Buick Roadmaster, Santa Ana, CA to Springfield, IL
  • 2015 Mercedes M-Class, San Francisco, CA to Aurora, IL
  • 2010 Audi A8, Riverside, CA to Champaign, IL
  • 2017 Porsche Panamera, Modesto, CA to Naperville, IL
  • 2007 Buick Rendezvous, Chula Vista, CA to Schaumburg, IL
  • 2013 Infiniti FX 35/50, San Diego, CA to Bloomington, IL
  • 2018 GMC Sierra 1500, San Bernardino, CA to Bolingbrook, IL
  • 2013 Toyota 4Runner, Bakersfield, CA to Arlington Heights, IL
  • 2012 Lexus RC, Stockton, CA to Cicero, IL

California to Illinois Auto Transport Rates

Your personal choices and preferences can have a significant impact on the rates you will pay for your California to Illinois auto transport. The least expensive and most common type of shipping is by open transport. Another way to save money on your vehicle shipping is to forego door-to-door delivery and opt to use freight terminals for your drop-off and pick-up locations. Weight is essential in determining your rate, also the body type such as a convertible, minivan, king cab pickup, lower rider, sports coupe, sports car, full-size car, pickup truck, and roadster car, and size of your vehicle are important factors. Shown below are some accessories that may impact your shipping cost.

  • Trailer hitch
  • Extended side mirrors
  • Roof rack
  • Side steps
  • Nerf bars
  • Lift kits
  • Running boards
  • Camper trailers
  • Rear bumper guards

Be sure to inform the shipper well in advance if you have a non-operational vehicle because they may refuse to pick it up unless they had been informed and had planned for it. Vehicles that are not operable can still be transported but because they increase the time and labor required for them to be picked up and delivered this will raise your rate. Rates increase or decrease based on current diesel fuel prices. Seasonal rate changes also impact the amount or rates for your car or truck delivery quotes, summer fuel prices are usually at their peak, and demand for car shipping is also the busiest in July and August. Typically, drivers can take payment on delivery by debit and credit cards, but many prefer COD and you may be able to get a small discount for paying in cash. Remember if you plan to pay with a check, you should get preapproval from the auto shipping company beforehand.

Quick Auto Transport Rates Guide

  • Multiple Vehicles - Moderate Impact
  • Season - Moderate Impact
  • Door to Door - Major Impact
  • Fuel Cost - Moderate Impact
  • Pick-up Location - Minor Impact
  • Dropoff Location - Minor Impact
  • Vehicle Size - Moderate Impact
  • Vehicle Accessories - Moderate Impact
  • Open or Enclosed - Major Impact
  • Shipping Schedule - Moderate Impact
  • Terminal to Terminal - Major Impact
  • Inoperable - Major Impact

Why Choose Us For Your Car Shipping

Why choose us over all the competition? There is no reason for car shipping to be an overwhelming process, we get you low rates from our trusted partners and they provide straight forward, hassle-free solutions every time. We provide everyone 10 California to Illinois auto transport quotes for their auto shipping. Our trusted partners know that they are in competition for your business when you get your quotes from us.

We verify that every associated carrier from where we get your quotes are fully licensed, bonded, and insured. You can verify this information for yourself by checking with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The Better Business Bureau is another source of information about our partner companies. You can get your 10 California to Illinois auto shipping quotes by simply filling out our form and clicking the submit button or by calling 1-866-446-9143.

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Shipping Process

If possible, it is a good idea to take some time to plan for your auto transport. Save time by having us get you 10 California to Illinois auto shipping quotes from our associated partner companies. Next, you should review your quotes and then contact the shippers by phone to compare the services they are offering. After picking the carrier you will use, carefully read the shippers information and guidelines.

It is important for you to remove any personal items from your inside your car or truck as shipping companies will not be responsible for safeguarding them nor will they carry insurance for anything other than the vehicles they are transporting. To prevent any possible damage, as a precaution you should remove any non-standard items and also any non-retractable antennas that could possibly be damaged when your vehicle is being loaded and unloaded from the car hauler trailer. Your vehicle will be thoroughly inspected by you and the driver at the pick-up and delivery locations, you can make this process easier by having washed your car or truck and cleaned the interior. Exterior mirrors, when possible, should be folded in and also verify that you haven’t missed any other items that stick out from your car or truck. Assist your delivery driver by having any anti-theft or alarm systems disabled because if they become active your battery could be drained and create more time and work for the driver transporting your vehicle. Do not forget to inform the driver if your vehicle has any oddities or tricks that aren’t standard to start and or drive your car or truck because it is possible that your vehicle will need to be reloaded to different positions on the car hauler trailer to accommodate the other vehicles.

You cannot use your vehicle as a container for shipping personal belongings, weight is a major factor in your cost and any personal belongings will not be covered by the shipper’s insurance. As an extra precaution, you should remove any non-retractable antennas and also any other non-standard accessories that stick out from your vehicle. You can save time by presenting a washed vehicle with a clean interior when you and your pick-up driver thoroughly inspect your car or truck at both the pick-up and drop off locations. The exterior mirrors on your car or truck should be folded in for safety and also check again for any items you may have overlooked that protrude from your vehicle. Be sure that you turn off and disable any alarms and anti-theft devices before releasing your vehicle to the carrier driver because should they be activated during transport your battery could be drained making the driver's job both difficult and more time-consuming. Remember that your car may be one of up to ten vehicles sharing space on the car hauler trailer and might need to be loaded and unloaded more than one time to accommodate for the pick-ups and drop-offs of these other vehicles along the delivery route, thus it is very important that you tell the driver about any odd non-standard tricks or tips that are needed to start or drive the vehicle you are shipping.

Shipping Impacts

Inclement weather occasionally impacts California to Illinois auto transport schedules by delaying pick-up or delivery times. Delivery schedules are sometimes impacted, especially during hurricane season, in the southeastern states. Another type of weather delay is from flooding, but this seldom affects pick-up and delivery schedules. Check for any possible weather-related delays in California and Illinois.

There are other road conditions that occasionally impact car shipping pick-up and delivery times. For example, the western states have been seeing longer fire seasons with more fires that can close highways and roads. Road construction, detours, and traffic jams can also impact the scheduled pick-up and delivery times of your vehicle. Check for any possible traffic-related delays for California and Illinois. The driver of your car hauler will not enter any area that he or she deems unsafe, such as neighborhoods with low tree branches that could damage vehicles on the upper deck, or residential areas that have posted signs stating no commercial traffic is allowed. See below for some other things that can affect vehicle pick-up and delivery schedules.

  • Road construction
  • Low overpasses
  • Dead end streets
  • Limited Access Avenues
  • Low hanging phone cables
  • Railroad tracks
  • One way streets
  • Low hanging tree branches
  • Extreme grades
  • Narrow bridges
  • Narrow streets
  • County road

California to Illinois Student Auto Transport

Do you have a student leaving for college for the first time or returning home? Are you worried about them driving so many miles alone without proper rest? We know how much you value your loved ones, leave the long desolate stretches of highway and gridlocked city traffic to our associates. We know how much you value your loved ones, leave the long desolate stretches of highway and gridlocked city traffic to our associates. Simply fill out and submit our form or call 1-866-446-9143. We will get 10 California to Illinois quotes for your student car shipping right now! Below are some of our recently completed Student Auto Transport deliveries.

  • 2018 Ford Ranger, Oakland, CA to Western Illinois University, IL
  • 2016 Chevrolet Suburban, San Jose, CA to Chicago State University, IL
  • 2013 Fiat 500, Bakersfield, CA to Northeastern Illinois University, IL
  • 2016 Ford Edge, Stockton, CA to Northern Illinois University, IL
  • 2013 Toyota 4Runner, Irvine, CA to Illinois State University, IL

California to Illinois Military Auto Shipping

Do you have a PCS or ETS coming up? We understand that your PCS can be stressful for you and your family members. Let us alleviate some of the stress by saving you money on your POV shipping. Most of our affiliated partners offer a discount to members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Many of these carriers also offer overseas POV shipping. Be sure to ask about the military discount that most of our partners offer, we will get you 10 free quotes. Simply fill in our form and click submit or call or us at 1-866-446-9143 today. Below are some of our recently completed Military Auto Transport fulfillments.

  • 2018 Jeep Gladiator, 3d LSM Platoon Reserve, Concord, CA to Air Facility Waukegan, IL
  • 2016 Jaguar F-Type, Pendleton, CA to Naval Reserve Training Center, Peoria, IL
  • 2011 Mazda Mazda6, NB San Diego, CA to Navy Recruiting, Forest Park, IL
  • 2017 Kia Cadenza, Camp Beale, CA to Charles M. Price Support Center, IL
  • 2015 Hyundai Genesis, NAWS China Lake, CA to IANG Belleville, IL
  • 2018 Toyota Tacoma, NAS Lemoore, CA to 126th Air Refueling Wing, IL
  • 2016 Audi A3, San Joaquin Depot, CA to 3RD CIVIL AFFAIRS GROUP, IL
  • 2017 Jaguar XJ, NB Point Loma, CA to CO E 4TH RECON BN, IL
  • 2018 Lincoln Continental, Miramar, CA to NS Great Lakes, IL
  • 2017 Toyota Yaris, TRACEN Petaluma, CA to Great Lakes US Naval Reserve, IL
  • 2018 Dodge Ram 1500, Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, CA to Base Chicago, IL
  • 2013 Hyundai Accent, Park Reserve Forces Training Area, CA to Camp Lincoln, IL
  • 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Edwards AFB, CA to IANG Springfield, IL
  • 2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara, NWS Concord, CA to Rock Island Arsenal, IL

Snowbird Auto Transport

The number of people that purchase second homes or condos primarily to enjoy a temperate year-round climate has been increasing for many years. Each year from October to early December there is a migration of people who vacate their northeastern homes before the winter snow and ice return, most of these snowbirds from the northeast travel to Florida via the I-95 corridor from many different states. The snowbird market in western states has also been increasing a lot, there are now many cities such as Scottsdale AZ, Santa Fe NM, and Palm Springs CA, where large changes in population predictably occur twice per year. Inflated hotel rates, gas gouging, and gridlocked interstates are common as snowbirds depart from the northern to southern states in increasing numbers each fall. We don’t charge you anything and you have zero obligation, for free we provide you 10 quotes from our trusted partners for your snowbird car shipping, our trusted partners and carriers cater to seasonal movers and vacationers. The solution for many snowbirds to avoid this increasing traffic, the overpriced hotels, and fuel costs has been to hire car shipping companies. Our trusted affiliates have regular routes several times per week from almost anyplace you might need a car picked-up and delivered to. To get the best rate for your snowbird auto transport, simply fill out and submit our form right now for your 10 quotes or call 1-866-446-9143 today.