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California to Iowa Car Transport

Do you need a vehicle delivered from California to Iowa? Are you moving out of state or did you just purchase a car or truck that you need to be delivered? You found the solution. No need to waste any more of your valuable time searching website after website. The shippers we are affiliated with can accommodate almost any type of service. Whether you prefer open or enclosed transport, door to door service, rush deliveries, or even customized solutions. Our goal is to help you get the lowest possible rate from our trusted auto shippers. Just fill out our form and click on submit or give us a call at 1-866-446-9143 and you will receive 10 quotes from some of the best car transport haulers in this industry. We verify the credentials of every car shipping carrier that we are affiliated with. They are all licensed, bonded and insured as required by the US Department of Transportation and you can be assured that all our associated carriers have safe driving records and can safely deliver your vehicle on time. We have partner carriers standing by in California including Los Angeles, Sacramento, Oakland, Bakersfield, Irvine, and Fremont to deliver to Iowa. Look below to see some recent examples of our auto transport partners deliveries.

  • 2015 Peugeot GTi, Chula Vista, CA to West Des Moines, IA
  • 2017 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid, Fremont, CA to Sioux City, IA
  • 2005 Ford Excursion, Long Beach, CA to Davenport, IA
  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class, Fresno, CA to Marshalltown, IA
  • 2010 Chrysler Sebring, Modesto, CA to Ankeny, IA
  • 1986 Acura Integra, Anaheim, CA to Ames, IA
  • 2016 Hyundai Ionic, Bakersfield, CA to Council Bluffs, IA
  • 2015 Fiat 500, Los Angeles, CA to Dubuque, IA
  • 2009 Honda Accord, Riverside, CA to Urbandale, IA
  • 2005 GM Hummer H2, Irvine, CA to Cedar Falls, IA
  • 2005 Lincoln Aviator, San Bernardino, CA to Marion, IA
  • 2006 Mitsubishi Montero, Sacramento, CA to Waterloo, IA
  • 2016 Chrysler 300, San Jose, CA to Des Moines, IA
  • 2019 Mazda Mazda3, Stockton, CA to Bettendorf, IA

California to Iowa Car Transport Rates

Your requirements may greatly raise or lower the quotes you get for your California to Iowa auto shipping. Choosing open rather than enclosed transport will significantly lower your rate. Choosing to use a freight terminal or car depot for your pick-up and delivery locations can get you a better rate than door-to-door delivery and also avoid delays from addresses that aren't accessible to semi-trucks. The size, weight, and body types such as mid-size crossover, minivan, crossover, full-size car, sub-compact car, and sedan, of your car or truck will also impact your cost. If your vehicle has any non-standard additions or anything that increases the size these items could affect your rate, having the actual dimensions of your car or truck can help make sure your quote is accurate. Below is a list of some accessories that can affect your shipping rate.

  • Front bumper guards
  • Nerf bars
  • Oversized antennas
  • Running lights
  • Roof rack
  • Side steps
  • Oversized tires
  • Running boards
  • 4 wheel drive

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

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

Why Choose Us For Your Car Shipping

With so many carriers online, why choose us? There is no reason for auto 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 save you money by getting 10 California to Iowa auto transport quotes from our trusted list of carriers. We have a large group of trusted partners that will be competing for your business.

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 Iowa auto transport 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

Advance planning can help ensure that your auto transport process is hassle-free. Allowing us to get you 10 California to Iowa auto shipping quotes for your vehicle delivery can save you a lot of time. After you have reviewed your quotes it is beneficial to call each company and compare the services they are offering. Choose the shipper you will use and review their information and paperwork carefully and follow whatever guidelines they suggest.

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

California to Iowa auto transport schedules can be affected by inclement weather that can delay pick-up and or delivery times. The Gulf coast and southeastern areas of the US are sometimes impacted by heavy rainfall and even hurricanes, which can cause vehicle shipping delays. Snow, ice, and blizzards can impact pick-up and delivery schedules throughout the winter months. Other weather-related delays are possible from events such as flooding. Check for any possible weather-related delays in California and Iowa.

Following are some other non-weather-related road conditions that can impact vehicle shipping schedules. The increasing numbers of wildfires in the western US can create traffic delays that sometimes impact auto transport schedules. Unexpected traffic problems such as detours, traffic jams, and construction can also interfere with your vehicles scheduled pick-up and delivery time. If you are concerned about your vehicle shipping pick-up or delivery time being delayed due to traffic you can use these links to help. Check for any possible traffic-related delays for California and Iowa. Other conditions that may create delays are neighborhoods with low hanging tree branches that could possibly damage vehicles on the upper deck of the car hauler or residential neighborhoods that have restrictions on commercial traffic. Listed below are some other factors that can impact car shipping pick-up and delivery times.

  • One way streets
  • Railroad tracks
  • Narrow streets
  • Low hanging tree branches
  • Low overpasses
  • Weight restricted bridges
  • Road construction
  • Low hanging phone cables
  • Limited Access Avenues
  • Narrow Cul-de-sacs
  • Extreme grades
  • Narrow bridges

California to Iowa Student Auto Shipping

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 Iowa quotes for your student car shipping right now! Below are some of our recently completed Student Auto Transport deliveries.

  • 2015 Lexus ES, Chula Vista, CA to Coe College, IA
  • 2017 Infiniti QX30, Fremont, CA to Cornell College, IA
  • 2015 Chevrolet Sonic, Stockton, CA to University of Iowa, IA
  • 2015 Honda Clarity, Irvine, CA to Wartburg College, IA
  • 2014 Jeep Wrangler, Los Angeles, CA to Grinnell College, IA
  • 2014 Subaru Legacy, Long Beach, CA to Iowa State University, IA
  • 2018 Dodge Caravan, Modesto, CA to Luther College, IA
  • 2015 Mercedes M-Class, Bakersfield, CA to Drake University, IA

California to Iowa Military Auto Transport

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.

  • 2014 BMW 1-Series, Stockton's Rough and Ready Island, CA to Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, IA
  • 2013 Fiat 500, Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, CA to Naval Recruiting Cedar Rapids Iowa, IA
  • 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid, USCG Golden Gate, CA to Des Moines ANG Base, IA
  • 2017 BMW 6-Series, M6, Sharpe Facility, CA to Sioux City ANG Base, IA
  • 2018 Ford GT, NB Ventura County, CA to Joint Forces HQ, IA
  • 2019 Ford Mustang, NWS Seal Beach, CA to Fort Des Moines, IA
  • 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe, NB Coronado, CA to Naval Reserve Dubuque IA, IA
  • 2017 Audi A8, NAS Lemoore, CA to Naval Recruiting Ames Iowa, IA
  • 2017 Toyota Tundra, Edwards AFB, CA to "NOTHING FOLLOWS", IA
  • 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, Twentynine Palms, CA to US Coast Guard Auxillary Des Moines, IA
  • 2017 Chevrolet Impala, Camp San Luis Obispo ARNG, CA to Marine Recruiting Station Iowa, IA
  • 2019 Lexus LC, Miramar, CA to Air Combat Command, IA
  • 1985 Pontiac Firefly, NB San Diego, CA to Company E 2nd BN Reserve, Des Moines, IA
  • 2018 Lincoln Continental, Tracy Facility, CA to Naval Reserve Center Des Moines, IA

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.