Shipping a Car from New York to Dallas Guide

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Shipping a car from New York to Dallas is easy. We recommend that you take some time to understand the basics of auto transport. In this guide, we share our expertise and go over key points of vehicle shipping. Our experienced logistics agents will be happy to walk you through the process and help you select services that work best for you and your vehicle.

What are my options when shipping a car from New York to Dallas?

When you need to move a vehicle from one location to another you have two main option – driving the car or shipping the car.

DRIVING
Driving from New York to Dallas would be a great option, if you have plenty of free time, enjoy being behind the wheel and want to see the country. Road trips are also great because driving can be a sort of meditation. It takes your mind off of everything else and forces you to focus on the activity of driving. Driving long distances, however, is not for everybody. When the distance is greater than 200 miles, we recommend shipping your car instead.
SHIPPING
Shipping saves you time and spares your car additional hundreds of miles of unnecessary wear and tear. Driving from New York to Dallas means adding over one thousand miles to the odometer, oil change, flat tires, and other possible issues. Hence, once you consider all the expenses a long road trip entails, you understand that shipping is usually the best option.

What types of services does an auto transport company offer?

In general, you’ll have a choice based on the type of carrier and on the time frame of delivery. Corsia Logistics provides the following car shipping services:

  • by carrier type: open and enclosed trailer
  • by time frame: standard and expedited delivery
OPEN OR ENCLOSED
Your choice of carrier type should really be influenced by the type of vehicle you need to ship. Standard everyday sedans, such as your Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla usually go onto an open-air trailer. If you need to ship a high-end sports or luxury automobile, or any classic vehicle you should choose enclosed trailer. Enclosed auto transport offers complete protection from weather and road elements.
STANDARD OR EXPEDITED
A standard car shipping service usually means that a carrier will pick up your vehicle within one to few days. Delivery, in this case, from Chicago to Miami would be 4-6 days. However, please keep in mind that all dates and times are only estimates. Carriers are picking up and dropping off shipments, hence, delays may happen, due to weather, traffic, or other customers’ postponements.

Expedited delivery could guarantee that your car is picked up or delivered on or by a specified date and time. This, however, requires the whole schedule of the truck to play around your schedule, which naturally increases the price.

How much does it cost to ship a car from New York to Dallas?

Several variables decide the final cost of shipping a vehicle. Vehicle make and model, together with the distance, set the base price for shipping. Then the choice of carrier type enters the equation. Shipping a non-running car drives the price up due to additional equipment. Picking up and delivering a vehicle to and from a rural area is a logistical challenge that usually costs more. However, the deciding factor of all is the current supply and demand situation on any given route.

We track market fluctuations manually and quote current market prices that will ship a car in a timely manner. Learn more about all factors from our cost to ship a car guide.

What documents do I need when shipping a car?

Domestic transport is easy and simple. You or someone on your behalf needs to release the vehicle to the carrier at pick-up. The person at pick-up will also need to sign a Bill of Lading (BOL). The BOL is not only a receipt but also an inspection report. When the carrier inspects the car you need to check with him that all existing damages are marked down before you sign the inspection report. Never sign a blank or incomplete document and don’t forget to get your copy before the driver leaves the site.

Is my car insured during transport?

Yes, it is. By law, every car carrier in operation must have cargo insurance. A car carrier cannot operate without an active insurance policy.

Moving from New York to thriving Dallas

Considering Dallas’ booming economy and lower unemployment rate, it’s no wonder why hundreds of people are moving to this vibrant and friendly city constantly. As of July 2016, Dallas has a population of over 1.3 million. From the year 2010-2016, Dallas had the highest net domestic migration in the United States. Currently, its fast-growing population ranks in the ninth position in the nation, and in the third position in Texas after Houston and San Antonio.

Dallas vs New York Climate

Compared to New York’s humid continental climate, Dallas has a humid subtropical climate that is typical for the Southern US states. The city has four well defined seasons with January being the coldest month, and July and August the warmest. Once you move to Dallas you will be done with New York’s freezing cold winters and rainy summers. What you will have to put up with, however, is the city’s hot summers filled with severe heat waves, as well as desert and semi-desert temperatures.

A lot of tornadoes occur in Dallas, due to its location in the lower part of Tornado Alley. You should also be prepared for flooding as well and learn some basic safety tips before you move to your new home.

Economy and Employment

Last year, Dallas recorded the second highest job growth rate after Atlanta attracting a lot of New Yorkers, making them pack their bags and head to the oil and cowboy land. But Dallas is more than just that. The city first became a business and trade center after the railroads were constructed, and by early 1970, it was the capital of cotton industry in the US.

Home to AT&T, Southwest Airlines, JCPenney, Texas Health Resources, Baylor Healthcare System, ExxonMobil, Kronos, and many more large companies, Dallas was ranked in the tenth position by Forbes Magazine as one of the most affordable cities for business owners and entrepreneurs.

Living and housing costs

Housing and cost of living in Dallas, unlike New York, is relatively low, while the salaries are high. All Texas inhabitants don’t have to pay State Income taxes either. Just keep in mind that property and sales taxes are higher compared to other states. Before you go straight into picking a neighborhood, make sure you read a bit about each neighborhood beforehand since Dallas neighborhoods differ quite a lot from one another in various aspects. So do your homework and then choose the one that better fits your lifestyle. Park Cities, East Dallas, West Dallas and the diverse neighborhood of  Oak Cliff are just a few of the top pics.

No matter which one you end up picking in the end, you will be surrounded by plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants that offer impressive culinary options for almost 50% cheaper than New York. Dallas, in fact, has more restaurants per capita than New York!

Things to see and do in Dallas

With a rich arts and culture scene, be prepared to have an active lifestyle once you move to Dallas. The modern metropolis in the northern part of Texas surely knows how to keep everyone busy year-round.

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Dallas World Aquarium, Dallas Zoo, White Rock Lake, Dallas Museum of Art, and the Texas State Fair are just a few must-see places you need to visit and experience in person. Here you can find more fun things to do in Texas and see what’s coming up next.

Moving to Dallas with a car

If you’re new to Dallas, you will have 30 days to register your car after establishing your move. In order to do that, you will have to visit your local Texas DMV office and submit all needed documents, including proof of auto insurance and vehicle car insurance. Keep in mind that all vehicles in Texas are subject to safety inspections and emissions inspections every year.