Auto Shipping Services to San Diego, California
Surprisingly, we have never showcased San Diego in our Auto Transport by City series – which is made all the more surprising considering it is the second-largest city in the state of California and the eighth-largest city in the United States by total population, which sits at over 1.38 million residents. San Diego was the landing site of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo, who first landed in California in 1542. The settlement proper was first settled in 1769, marking the first European settlement in modern-day California. Upon admission to the Union in 1850, San Diego became a major shipping port and subsequently boomed thanks to the Navy’s presence in the city. Today, San Diego remains a major naval area and shipping port, and is one of the most popular car shipping locations in the state.
San Diego, unsurprisingly, anchors the San Diego Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metro area that spans several counties and even extends down into Mexico, as the city sits right on the border. The metro area is one of the largest in the state, and San Diego’s size itself makes it one of the most popular car shipping locations in Southern California. This typically results in lower prices for customers, as well as faster pickup times, since carriers have more customers that they can get to and thus more loads that they can ship into or out of the area. This helps keep their overhead costs low and helps keep prices per load down, which typically results in better prices for customers.
It also helps with transit time. San Diego is a major logistics hub near the Mexican border, which means that the city has a sizable set of roads, freeways and interstate highways to allow large trucks to get to various parts of the metro area. This includes car shipping companies, and helps keep transit times faster since they can quickly get around the city and the various suburbs that surround, ultimately allowing them to service more customers per day which means they make more money more quickly. The main interstate servicing San Diego is Interstate 5, the main north-south highway along the west coast. I-15 also runs down into eastern San Diego, which is another major north-south interstate that services Nevada, Idaho and Montana, including cities like Las Vegas. On the whole, carriers end up saving time and money moving around major metro areas, which is great for you.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from San Diego, take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes from top-rated car transport companies in your email within about an hour of submission. Once you have your quotes, you can then compare those companies against one another to find the right shipper for your specific needs. You can rest assured that, as part of our services, we ensure all those companies are fully licensed, bonded, insured and top-rated among the BBB and various reputable customer-based review websites on the internet. If you have questions about our services, or if you need some help getting your free quotes, you can give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.