Shipping a car from New York to Las Vegas Guide
Reasons for shipping a car from New to Las Vegas are abundant. And contrary to a popular belief, moving a car between the two destinations doesn’t have to be stressful. Invest some time to understand how auto transport works. Review our guide, and if you still have questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. Our knowledgeable agents are well versed in all aspects of auto transport. No matter where your vehicle needs to travel – we’ve got a solution for you!
What are my options when shipping a car from New York to Las Vegas?
The first alternative that comes to mind, when you think of moving a car, is to hop in and drive. Driving may be a good cost-effective option, if the distance is no greater than 300 miles, your car is in an excellent driving condition, and you don’t mind embarking on a short road trip. Driving from New York to Las Vegas implies traversing more than 2000 miles, all the way across the country. This kind of trip is not something you do on a whim, it requires a good deal of planning an preparation. Besides, untimely cross-country adventure means adding hundreds of miles to the odometer, oil change, flat tires, traffic jams, and other possible issues.
And what if you have more than one vehicle to transport? Do you own a collectible classic car or an expensive luxury vehicle that you wouldn’t want to expose to adverse road conditions? Your car doesn’t run under its own power? If any of these circumstances apply to you, then hiring a professional auto transport company would be your most affordable and convenient option. In fact, private customers and businesses alike contract vehicle transporters daily.
What services do auto transport companies offer?
Typical auto transport services vary by company. Usually, customers have a choice based on the type of carrier and on the time frame of delivery. Corsia Logistics provides the following car shipping services:
- open and enclosed car carrier
- standard and expedited delivery
Whether you choose an open or enclosed carrier, you can request a top load for your vehicle. For an extra fee, your car will travel on a top deck of a trailer, which ensures against possible leaks from other vehicles.
Next, you need to pick between a standard service and expedited delivery. The distinction between the two is the time of delivery. A standard car shipping service usually means that a carrier will pick up your vehicle within five business days and deliver it, in this case from New York to Las Vegas within 7 to 10 days.
Expedited delivery could guarantee that your car is picked up and/or delivered on or by a specified date and time. However, accommodating your situation requires the whole schedule of a truck to play around your particular dates. In some cases, when specific dates are requested, we need to involve a second or third company, a local carrier, to pick-up or deliver the vehicle on the specified date. Hence, expedited auto transport service is always more expensive.
However, keep in mind that all dates and times are only estimates. Due to the nature of the auto transport industry, delays happen on the road, often due to weather, traffic, or other customers’ postponements.
No matter the service you select, all Corsia Logistics deliveries are door-to-door. It means that a carrier driver will pick up and deliver your vehicle as close to your door as legally possible. Very rarely we ship cars from and to a terminal. Most individuals and businesses from across the country prefer door-to-door deliveries.
How much does it cost to ship a car from New York to Las Vegas
Beyond the figure, it’s important to understand how vehicle shipping cost is calculated. Several variables affect the price to haul a vehicle:
Make, model, and modifications
The bigger and heavier your vehicle is, the more it’ll cost to transport it. Also, don’t forget to mention any modifications done to your vehicle. For example, lower vehicle clearance or 4X4 lift kit will require additional assistance or special preparations that may add to the cost of shipping.
Any vehicle that can’t be driven on and off the car carrier safely and effectively on its own power is considered inoperable. To transport such vehicle, the carrier will need to engage some extra help (a winch or a forklift); therefore, you’ll have to pay extra.
Distance and pick up/drop off locations
The longer the distance the more expensive it’ll be to transport your vehicle. However, it’s also important to consider how far off the interstate and state highways the pick-up and delivery points are. If it’s somewhere off the main routes – in a rural or hard to get to area,- where not that many people are looking to ship their vehicles, you will need to make it worth the trucker’s time, effort, and extra gas expense. It means a higher price. But if your car is traveling between popular destinations, like New York and Las Vegas, where truckers have more opportunities to pick up and deliver vehicles, you have a pretty good chance of getting a break on price.
Type of transport
The most popular method of transporting vehicles is via open trailers. This type of transport is considered standard and more economical as well.
If you are shipping a luxury, classic, or collectible automobile we always recommend an enclosed trailer. It’s more expensive, but in return offers extra protection from road elements and hazards as well as inclement weather effects.
Supply and demand fluctuations
Supply and demand fluctuations dictate prices on most routes. When the demand peaks, prices usually go up and this can often happen in a matter of hours.
Seasonal fluctuations also have an effect on vehicle shipping costs. For example, between May and September, the most popular months for moving and traveling, as well as during the snowbirds season, prepare to pay a higher price due to an increased demand. Car shipping may also get a bit complicated during winter holidays (end of December through the beginning of January) when a lot of transporters take time off. The supply of trucks on the market decreases, and as a result, car shipping rates go up.
Due to the fickle nature of supply and demand in the auto transport industry, it’s extremely important to track daily price fluctuations on national dispatch boards.
What documents do I need when shipping a car?
Unless your car is traveling abroad, we don’t need any documents from you. Domestic transport is simple. You, or someone on your behalf, will have to release the vehicle, together with the keys, to the carrier at pick-up. The carrier will ask the person at pick-up to sign the Bill of Lading (BOL). The BOL is a really important document, do not misplace your copy. It is not only a receipt but also an inspection report. When the carrier inspects the car, make sure that all existing damages are marked down. Never sign a blank or incomplete document.
Is my vehicle insured during transport?
Yes, it is. Legally, all carriers must bear a minimum amount of insurance. Carrier’s cargo insurance protects your vehicle against damages during loading, unloading, and transit and covers anything from theft, dents, and scratches to a total loss of a car. Liability limits, though, will vary from carrier to carrier. If your vehicle is especially valuable, make sure to discuss the insurance information with your potential shipper.
Can I ship personal items in my car?
Although most carriers allow you to include a box or suitcase in the trunk of your car, many would prefer to load an empty vehicle.
If you decide to leave personal items in your vehicle, there are a few things you need to know. A carrier can refuse to ship a vehicle packed with personal items due to strict DOT weight limitations. And in certain situations, DOT may even confiscate your belongings without any reimbursement. Also, no carrier will accept responsibility for damages caused to your car interior by personal items you didn’t remove, nor for theft of the latter. Personal items left in your vehicle will not be protected by the carrier’s cargo insurance.
Moving to the Sin City
Ready to move to the entertainment capital of the world? The city of Las Vegas is a radiant place well-known for its fine dining, gambling, shopping, and nightlife. During the recent years, the population of the Sin City has been constantly growing. With over 648,000 inhabitants, Las Vegas is the most populated city in Nevada. It is one of the top three destinations in the US for business conventions, as well as one of the most visited tourist destinations in the entire world.
Compared to New York’s humid subtropical climate with freezing cold winters and snow falls, Las Vegas has a subtropical desert weather which is normal for its location in the Mojave Desert. According to locals, the summer season in Las Vegas is unbearable most of the time. The temperatures can go pretty high during the period between July and August. It doesn’t rain much in Las Vegas. And the Sin City winters are usually short and mild. You will experience the coldest days during the months of December and January, but also enjoy an abundance of sunshine, as Las Vegas has over 300 sunny days during the whole year.
Housing and Living Costs
Housing prices in Las Vegas are relatively affordable compared to most cities in the US, especially New York. According to Zillow, the median home cost in the Sin City is $230,800. The other good news is that the state of Nevada has no state income tax, and the cost of living is not that expensive either. Expect your paycheck to be much smaller than in New York as well. According to Payscale, the average salary in Las Vegas is about $48K.
Among the best neighborhoods for single people are Downtown Summerlin, Downtown near the Arts District, Henderson, Downtown near Container Park, and Lone Mountain. If you plan to move there with your family, we would recommend you to pick among these neighborhoods: Green Valley, Summerlin, Spring Valley, Centennial Hills, Southern Highlands, and Seven Hills.
Economy and Employment
With so many top attractions, luxury hotels, and casinos, Las Vegas’ economy has grown rapidly. Its economy is mainly driven by tourism, gaming, and conventions. Las Vegas’ job market is also fueled a lot by tourism, which in 2016 supported 44% of the total taskforce. Nowadays you can find plenty of jobs in the city ranging from tech to hospitality. MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment Corp. Station Casinos LLC, Wynn Resorts, Boyd Gaming Corp., Las Vegas Sands Corp., The Valley Health System, McDonald’s, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and the Southwest Medical Associate, are the top ten employers in the city. If you want to launch a startup or work for one you’re in luck too. Las Vegas is the fifth destination for startups in the country according to the Kaufman Index.
Things to do in Las Vegas
From the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Cirque Du Soleil, and Springs Preserve, to the Red Rock Canyon, the entertainment options in Las Vegas are endless. Enjoy its music festivals, touring shows, free parks, fine dining, and outdoor activities such as water-skiing, kayaking, biking, hiking, rock climbing, skiing, horseback riding among others.
Moving to Las Vegas with a car
Having a car in Las Vegas is more or less a necessity. So if you are moving there with your vehicle, you’ll have to register it. All new residents in Las Vegas need to obtain their Nevada driver’s license and vehicle registration within the first 30 days after their move. Visit the State of Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles online to find more information about all the necessary requirements.