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    by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    When you need help moving to or from Sacramento, hiring an auto transport company makes your relocation much easier. Finding the right company to transport your car requires planning and careful research. Our guide to local auto transport companies in Sacramento helps you find reputable car shipping and protect your vehicle.

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        Auto transportation services help many people moving to Sacramento. Students moving to Sactown to attend California State University or The Art Institute of California may not want to drive their car cross-country. Likewise, professionals starting new jobs with UC Davis Medical Center or the Sacramento Corrections Department have their vehicles shipped in time for their first day of work. Residents in neighborhoods such as River Park, Westlake and Gateway West often use auto transport services to move their exotic cars safely and avoid road damage.

        Finding a car shipping company in Sacramento, CA

        When looking for a car shipping company, start by getting several quotes to compare company prices. Most auto transportation companies allow customers to input basic information into an online form to receive an instant quote for transportation services. Some of the information you should expect to provide when requesting a quote includes:

        • Origin/destination: The total distance impacts how much you pay to ship your vehicle to or from the Sacramento area. Long-distance moves are more expensive because they take more time and resources.
        • Size/make/model of vehicle: Your cost is partially based on the vehicle you’re shipping. If you have an exotic car, a sports car, an RV or a boat, make sure the company you choose handles these types of moves.
        • Running or inoperable vehicle: A running car is much easier to transport than one that is inoperable. If your vehicle needs a tow, you pay more.
        • Date of trip: It’s best to schedule your auto transport as far ahead of time as possible. Booking in advance secures your shipping dates and often gets you a lower price. If you choose to wait, many companies offer an expedited service that gets your car to Sacramento in one to three days, depending on the starting point. Expect to pay a premium for expedited shipping, however.
        • Door-to-door vs. terminal-to-terminal: With door-to-door shipping, companies pick up your car from your old residence and deliver it to your new home. With terminal-to-terminal shipping, you drop your vehicle off at a central station where the auto transport company can pick it up and deliver it to a terminal near its destination. Door-to-door shipping is typically costlier than terminal-to-terminal.

        Before you choose an auto transport company, ask friends and family for referrals, check online reviews and carefully read each company's policies regarding shipment delays and damage during transport.

        How much does car transport cost in Sacramento?

        The average cost for auto transport in Sacramento is roughly $730. We broke down how much it costs to ship a small sedan to and from Sacramento and a few popular U.S. cities. These rates are based on a reservation made 45 days in advance and shipped on an open carrier.

        Average car transport cost to/from Sacramento

        FromToExpected cost
        Los AngelesSacramento$499
        PortlandSacramento$603
        DallasSacramento$741
        New York CitySacramento$925
        SacramentoLas Vegas$511
        SacramentoHouston$695
        SacramentoNashville$833
        SacramentoNew York City$971
        SacramentoMiami$832

        Some additional factors that influence your final price include:

        • The time of year
        • Using an open carrier or enclosed carrier
        • The pickup location
        • Requesting door-to-door shipping
        • Shipping a specialty vehicle

        Students moving at the beginning of the school year pay more for auto transport since services during summer are in high demand. Residents in rural areas like Dixon and Roseville pay even more for door-to-door service because their locations take longer to reach from the central terminal. Expect higher prices to transport luxury cars, classic cars and specialty vehicles like motorcycles and RVs.

        Avoiding Consumer Scams

        When you hire an auto transport company, you're trusting a stranger with one of your most expensive possessions. It’s crucial to make sure the company you choose is licensed and bonded, has a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) number and no history of fraud or consumer scams.

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          Sacramento car shipping company information

          RCG Logistics

          RCG Logistics handles auto transport in Sacramento for personal and commercial vehicles. It specializes in inoperable vehicles, enclosed car shipping and door-to-door auto transport. The company offers a money-back guarantee, does not require deposits and doesn’t charge cancellation fees.

          • Address: 9300 Tech Center Drive, Ste. 190, Sacramento, CA 95826
          • Phone: (916) 999-1234
          • Hours: M - F: 7am - 4pm
          • Website: rcgauto.com
          Brothers Motors

          Brothers Motors is a certified auto carrier that specializes in family cars, luxury cars, antique cars, muscle cars, exotic cars, vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles. The company offers professional truck service, truck repair and a truck parts shop at its Sacramento location. Brothers Motors is licensed and bonded.

          • Address: 1325 Main Ave., Sacramento, CA 95838
          • Phone: (888) 993-3367
          • Hours: M - F: 8am - 3pm
          • Website: brothermotors.com
          ShipCar24

          ShipCar24 ships a wide variety of vehicles, including cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, RVs and boats. Its regular service includes vehicle pickup within a week, and its expedited service can have your vehicle shipped in 24 to 48 hours. Each of the company’s trucks holds $1,000,000 of liability coverage and at least $250,000 of cargo coverage.

          • Address: 4366 Auburn Blvd., Ste. 102, Sacramento, CA 95841
          • Phone: (916) 701-2701
          • Hours: M - F: 9am - 5pm
          • Website: shipcar24.com
          Door To Door Auto Transport

          Door To Door Auto Transport connects individuals with its network of auto transport professionals qualified to help you move your car, truck, RV, SUV, ATV or motorcycle in Sacramento. It offers open and closed carriers and allows customers to keep 100 pounds of personal items in the trunk of the car during transport.

          • Address: 3335 Watt Ave., Sacramento, CA 95821
          • Phone: (800) 268-0370
          • Hours: M - Sat: 6am - 6pm
          • Website: doortodoorautotransport.com
          USA Auto Transport Sacramento

          USA Auto Transport Sacramento offers instant online shipment quotes by chat, email or phone. It has flexible pickup and delivery options and only hires drivers with meticulous driving records. Every driver has experience in long-distance auto shipping and undergoes a thorough screening and background check.

          • Address: Serves Sacramento residents
          • Phone: (530) 298-7202
          • Hours: M - F: 7am - 6pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 4pm
          • Website: usa-autotransport.com/Sacramento
          State To State Moving and Auto Transport Sacramento

          State To State Moving and Auto Transport is a one-stop shop for people moving to or from the Sacramento area. It specializes in moving cars, motorbikes, vans, trucks, hybrid vehicles, exotic cars and more. The company offers open and enclosed carriers, and it provides door-to-door and terminal-to-terminal services.

          • Address: Serves Sacramento residents
          • Phone: (916) 249-0641
          • Hours: M - F: 7am - 6pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 4pm
          • Website: state2statemovers.com/moving-from-sacramento
          Flat Price Moving & Auto Shipping Sacramento

          Flat Price Moving and Auto Shipping moves your car, truck, van, motorcycle or sports car in open or enclosed carriers. The company prides itself on never charging extra fees or unexpected costs — you know the total to get your vehicle from point A to point B before your car is ever loaded onto the carrier. Customers can get a free quote directly on the company’s website.

          • Address: Serves Sacramento residents
          • Phone: (916) 252-6768
          • Hours: M - F: 7am - 6pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 4pm
          • Website: flatpriceautotransport.com/Sacramento
          Long Distance Moving Experts

          Long Distance Moving Experts provides free on-site estimates. The licensed and insured company works on weekends and holidays, and its prices are 100% guaranteed. Customers can use the tracking tool on the company’s website to see where their car is at any given time. It promises faster shipment than any competitor.

          • Address: Serves Sacramento residents
          • Phone: (530) 298-7211
          • Hours: M - F: 7am - 6pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 4pm
          • Website: longdistancemovingexperts.com/Sacramento
          Move Auto

          Move Auto provides a complimentary shuttle to the San Francisco International Airport, which lets you use your car up to the day of your move if you are flying out of SFO. If you are moving cross-country, the company guarantees delivery within 16 days of loading or reimburses you $35 a day until the vehicle is delivered. The company allows up to 50 pounds of personal items to travel inside the car.

          • Address: 7551 14th Ave., Sacramento, CA 95820
          • Phone: (650) 777-0933
          • Hours: M - Sat: 8am - 5pm
          • Website: moveauto.com
          Royal Auto Transport

          Royal Auto Transport transports all types of vehicles, from family minivans to sports cars and motorcycles. It can even ship cars from Sacramento to Hawaii, Puerto Rico or Alaska. The company uses open and enclosed carriers, and all drivers are highly trained and have years of experience in the business. Customers can get a free quote online or by calling the office.

          • Address: Serves Sacramento residents
          • Phone: (888) 552-5042
          • Hours: M - F: 9am - 5pm
          • Website: royalautotransport.com
          by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

          Sandi Pope previously worked in the nonprofit sector as an advocate for environmental and social change and believes information access is a human right. As a member of the ConsumerAffairs Research Team, she seeks to provide consumers with the necessary information needed in making life-altering decisions.

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