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Shipping a car from Georgia to California and back

The lowest rates for the highest quality shipping
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Whether your journey begins in California and ends in Georgia, or it’s the other way around, take it from us: You can’t go wrong with either destination. California is known as the Sunshine State and for good reason. California cities and towns are regularly topping the charts as the country’s sunniest places, with Redding, California averaging 88% sunshine year-round. Combine that with a perfect Mediterranean climate, and you’ve got it made in the shade; Well, in this case, the sun. Georgia is a subtropical climate with plenty of rainfall, hot summers, and mild winters. Known as the Peach State, it’s the number one producer of peanuts, pecans, and peaches in the nation. It’s also the birthplace of some of our nation’s most important and influential figures, including Martin Luther King Jr., Ray Charles, and Jimmy Carter.

What to expect when you transport a car from California to Georgia, or Georgia to California:

  • Approximate distance: 3,000 miles
  • Estimated transit time: 6 – 8 days
  • Expedited shipping available

Choose your shipping service

Door-to-door

Door-to-door car shipping services mean your car is picked up from the most convenient location for you at your starting location and delivered to your doorstep at your destination. We recommend this auto shipping service to all of our customers as the easiest and most direct way to ship your car from California to Georgia or Georgia to California.

Expedited

While we offer some of the fastest best car transport services in the country, we also understand that you may need your car delivered within a specific timeframe. That’s why we offer expedited auto transport services at an additional cost. We can get your vehicle to you in record time.

Next, choose how your car will travel

Open auto transport

Open auto transport is the industry standard for safe and reliable car shipping. It’s also the most affordable way to ship a car from Georgia to California. Just because it’s open, doesn’t mean it’s not perfectly safe. The driver will carefully secure your vehicle in our trailer, ensuring the best treatment possible. We recommend open vehicle transport services for most vehicles, including cars valued at under $50,000, with a ground clearance of over four inches.

Enclosed auto transport

If you have a luxury or classic car, you may prefer to pay extra for an enclosed auto transport service. Enclosed transport trailers are completely covered, ensuring absolute protection for your vehicle from extreme weather conditions, dirt, and debris.

How we work

With AmeriFreight, it’s easy to ship a car from California to Georgia. We collaborate with a broad network of carriers, giving you access to the best rates and transportation services for your vehicle. Get started now with a free quote — we make it easy with side by side comparisons of rates from carriers across the country. After you choose the right carrier for you, then all that’s left is to book your car’s transport, then follow it along its journey with our convenient online tracking system.

  • Transparent pricing – We are honest and upfront when it comes to the cost of shipping a vehicle. You never have to worry about surprise fees.
  • Vehicle pickup – On pickup day, we carefully load and secure your vehicle, and then it’s off to your destination.
  • Vehicle delivery – Upon your car’s safe arrival at your destination, we carefully unload and inspect it to ensure it’s in the same condition as it was at the beginning of the journey.
AMERIFREIGHT REVIEWS

Customers are glad they chose AmeriFreight

AmeriFreight is one of the most highly rated companies in the transport industry. We have received thousands of reviews from customers across many review websites.

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Very helpful and answered all my concerns

Harry Davis was very helpful and answered all my concerns regarding shipping our car from Miami to Los Angeles. We had a bad experience previously with a broker and I didn't want to go through that again. Harry and the AmeriFreight team were true to their word and delivered the car on time and on budget with no hidden charges. Harry was diligent to follow up and make sure everything went as planned. The drivers were careful with the car and did an excellent job loading and unloading it. I am very please with the experience and would not hesitate to use them again.

Happy with whole transaction

Coast to coast. Rebecca at Amerifreight helped me find a carrier to pick up a car in a remote part of California and drop it in a rural part of NY. I read a few negative reviews about Amerifreight, but I think those folks did not understand how the bidding process works. The do start by giving you the lowest possible price up front, but I feel they explained very clearly that the bid may have to go up to get a carrier to bite. In the end, I paid a bit more than the rock-bottom price, but it also was something that would have cost me a lot more to do myself. Rebecca was very responsive to questions and gave accurate and timely information. The drivers were good about making contact with both the seller and me. They got here pretty close to the time estimate, were friendly and professional, and at the end of the day I felt happy with the whole transaction.

Car shipping rates: California to Georgia

Enjoy fast, affordable, and safe car transportation services when you choose AmeriFreight for your vehicle shipping needs. We always offer competitive prices without ever compromising our steadfast commitment to safety and efficiency.

Your car transport rates will depend on the following factors:

  • Distance – Our rates start at $3/mile for in-state transport and as little as 50¢/mile for coast-to-coast.
  • Vehicle size – Larger vehicles typically cost more.
  • Vehicle weight – Since carriers are allowed a maximum weight on their trailers, heavier vehicles cost more to compensate for potential monetary losses.
  • Vehicle condition – Vehicles that require a forklift or winch during loading or unloading cost more.
  • Vehicle type – Vehicles that require extra care during loading and unloading also have higher rates.
  • Timeframe – Customers can pay an additional fee for expedited shipping.
  • Open or enclosed – Closed transport costs approximately 80% more than open transport.
  • Penalty fee – You may have to pay a penalty if you carry more than 100 lbs of personal items in the trunk.
  • Gap protection – Our unique gap coverage plan covers damages to your vehicle reported up to 48 hours after delivery.
  • Weather – Shipping typically costs less in the winter than in the summer, although areas with heavy snow, tornadoes, or hurricanes may have higher shipping rates.
  • Gas prices – Shipping rates fluctuate with gas prices.

Use our online rate calculator to get an instant quote for your car transport from California to Georgia. Just follow these steps:

  • Select your route – Choose your starting point and your destination, as well as your vehicle type. Then hit submit.
  • Calculate – The rate calculator will give you an instant estimate of your car’s transport cost.
  • Contact us – Call us at (770) 486-1010 to confirm your quote.

How to get your car ready to ship from California to Georgia

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A note about insurance

Your auto transport carrier will provide basic cargo insurance that covers damage or loss of your vehicle during transport, and you won’t be responsible for paying anything towards these costs. Carrier insurance doesn’t cover any damage that happens during parking, storage, loading, or unloading, which is why we offer AFta gap coverage. Our gap coverage insurance plan will cover up to $2,000 of your private insurance deductible.

Getting your vehicle ready

Taking some basic preparation steps before transport helps us keep our auto transport costs low and our service efficient:

  • Leave the gas tank ¼ full.
  • Wash your car on the outside and thoroughly clean it on the inside.
  • Check that all fluids are at appropriate levels.
  • Let your transporter know of any leaking fluids.
  • Check your battery charge and tire pressure.
  • Take high-quality photographs before and after transport.
  • Remove all ornaments and accessories, including racks, spoilers, and antennas.
  • Remove toll tags, and EZ passes from windshields.
  • Remove personal belongings.
  • Leave a spare tire and jack in your car.

The AmeriFreight advantage

Thank you for trusting AmeriFreight to get your car to California or Georgia safely and efficiently. We are confident that you will join our leagues of satisfied customers, it’s why we are one of the best car shipping companies in the USA.

Read on to find out more about the advantages of AmeriFreight car transport from California to Georgia:

Nationwide door-to-door

Not only do we broker transportation anywhere in the country, including California and Georgia, but we also help pick up and drop off your vehicle directly at your doorstep.

AFta Gap Coverage

You’ll receive basic coverage from your carrier for any damage that occurs during transport. However, this insurance won’t cover damage or loss during parking, storage, loading, or unloading. You can purchase our AFta gap coverage plan for greater peace of mind, which covers up to $2,000 of your private auto insurance deductible.

Gap Coverage

AmeriFreight is one of the only car shipping companies that offer 48-hour gap coverage. That means that we cover any damages reported within 48 hours of delivery.

Highly rated

Our customers consistently rate us as one of the best auto transport companies in the country. We are also accredited by the Better Business Bureau.

Enterprise and transporter customers

We mostly work with private customers, but we also have many enterprise and transporter clients.

Enterprise

As an enterprise client, you will benefit from our reliable auto shipping services from California to Georgia, or Georgia to California. Any company that has customers who require vehicle shipping services can outsource those services to us. Each enterprise client is assigned their own case manager, who handles every aspect of their account, from client satisfaction to shipping processes. Enterprise clients include dealerships, auctions, and car clubs who need fast, quality, and affordable vehicle delivery services.

Transporter

Transport carriers who need to complete their routes quickly and efficiently can count on our part or full-service options. We offer truck dispatch, administrative services, and financial management. We’ll also make sure that you never lose a cent, with trailers that are filled to maximum capacity during every shipment.

Major California Zipcodes:

90011, 90650, 91331, 90201, 92335, 90250, 90805, 92336, 91342, 90044, 94565, 90280, 92503, 92683, 91710, 92704, 92804, 91744, 92376, 92154, 95076, 91911, 94112, 93307, 92592, 93033, 93722, 93727, 92126, 92509, 92345, 91335, 91709, 95823, 94544, 95035, 90706, 91706, 93550, 95630, 93257, 92553, 94533, 90255, 94587, 92805, 91910, 94110, 94536, 93274, 93306, 93535, 92105, 90003, 93536, 91766, 93065, 92882, 91730, 92021, 90262, 91402, 92703, 92114, 92880, 90026, 90631, 92407, 94558, 92563, 94538, 95687, 94080, 95123, 92801, 94509, 93230, 91343, 92677, 90019, 94541, 90022, 92115, 95624, 95127, 92201, 95747, 93906, 90037, 94015, 94806, 92562, 95206, 90042, 95758, 95020, 94501, 91732, 91770, 91977, 90660, 92627, 90640, 94513, 92647, 91950, 95014, 95111, 91702, 94122, 95608, 90731, 92346, 90006, 92780, 90004, 92630, 92404, 91761, 95112, 92707, 92570, 91762, 93905, 95828, 93312, 93030, 92504, 92324, 90066, 93309, 95355, 90813, 90001, 92020, 93117, 92057, 92392, 95051, 93291, 92507, 95122, 92071, 92708, 93458, 94087, 90744, 90745, 92027, 94109, 93063, 92530, 95116, 92571, 93436, 92117, 92646, 90034, 92113, 91405, 94591, 92130, 93215, 91406, 92840, 92129, 91745, 91764, 90723, 95670, 91801, 94568, 92399, 92234, 92223, 91786, 92056, 92025, 91304, 90220, 93308, 92870, 95125, 92701, 95376, 91344, 90018, 90002, 95350, 91913, 93277, 90063, 92833, 94539, 95023, 93313, 95648, 90221, 94601, 93003

 

Major Georgia Zipcodes:

30043, 30044, 30024, 30349, 30040, 30022, 30096, 30127, 30281, 30041, 30135, 30062, 30052, 30047, 30331, 30004, 30188, 30263, 30083, 31419, 30906, 30101, 30058, 31907, 30144, 30066, 30080, 30253, 30093, 31088, 30016, 30318, 30721, 30075, 30114, 30518, 30907, 30236, 30032, 30157, 30019, 30064, 30097, 30067, 30076, 30519, 30252, 30034, 30039, 30809, 30506, 30134, 30813, 31061, 30606, 30458, 30909, 30152, 30736, 30680, 30228, 30319, 30294, 30126, 30102, 30605, 30120, 30115, 31313, 30701, 30060, 30132, 30815, 30045, 30005, 30087, 30350, 31909, 30238, 30038, 30189, 30084, 30014, 31405, 30180, 30046, 30328, 30542, 30223, 30311, 30215, 31602, 30269, 30078, 30117, 30315, 31406, 30338, 30092, 30274, 30094, 30265, 31210, 30161, 31904, 30705, 30316, 30033, 31404, 30213, 30344, 30068, 31705, 30341, 31601, 30008, 30342, 30507, 30088, 31525, 31204, 30310, 30501, 30214, 30030, 30240, 30082, 30534, 30296, 30741, 31021, 30720, 31093, 30297, 30340, 30329, 30012, 31794, 30504, 30324, 30533, 31206, 30013, 30168, 31707, 30122, 30904, 31324, 30345, 30260, 31322, 30241, 30071, 30655, 30248, 30224, 30028, 30549, 30528, 30309, 30314, 31410, 30017, 31763, 30116, 30021, 30306, 31792, 30125, 30305, 30601, 31520, 30121 and 30339, 30141, 30233, 31768, 30035, 30327, 31605, 30312, 30277, 30286, 30106, 31015, 30143, 30291, 31558, 30577, 31548, 30512, 31906, 31503, 30728, 31721, 31024, 31312, 31401, 31326, 30540, 31069