Did you know that New York State has nearly 240,000 miles of highways, byways, and more? That lands the northeastern state at #12 among US states with the most road miles. I-87 stretches from the Canadian border down to the Bronx. I-90 acts as the main east-west freeway (as well as the longest interstate in the nation, from Seattle to Boston). The Empire State also has three nationally designated scenic byways: Great Lakes Seaway Trail (National Scenic Byway), Lakes to Locks Passage (All American Road), and Mohawk Towpath Byway (National Scenic Byway). These byways are perfect for getting lost among the natural wonders, historical highlights, and various attractions throughout the state.
From the Adirondacks to Manhattan, there are a plethora of adventures waiting in NY. But you’ll, of course, need to get your vehicle here first! From skiing excursions at Gore Mountain to big-city fun in the Big Apple, there’s a whole world waiting for you. Caravan Auto Transport is ready to connect you with the perfect shipping option to or from New York. Our group of top auto transport partners are fully licensed, insured & experienced. Easily compare & save with free quotes from Caravan today!
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Once your vehicle arrives, it’s tempting to jump in and explore. But before you do, you’ll want first to get acquainted with a few things about driving in New York.
If you’re relocating to the state of New York from another state and plan to establish permanent residence here, you’ll need to take the necessary steps when it comes to vehicle registration, car insurance, and more. It can be challenging to establish a precise date of residency, but NY recognizes residency when any of the following happen:
Each state sets its own laws regarding auto insurance minimums. New York laws mandate that you purchase an insurance policy from a licensed NY insurance agent with the following coverage:
You may want to consider purchasing additional coverage, such as collision coverage and comprehensive coverage, to further reduce your risk.
If you bring a vehicle into New York from out of state, you must apply for title and registration within 30 days of establishing residency.
You must obtain a New York license within 30 days of becoming a NY residency. You must exchange your out-of-state driver license or apply for a new one at a local DMV office (find a location here). During the application process:
New York State has 500 miles of toll roads. There are three major toll roads: New England Thruway (travels through the Bronx and Westchester), New York State Thruway (goes through Albany and Buffalo), and Niagara Thruway (connects from Buffalo to near Niagara Falls). To get around the state a lot easier, we suggest getting your hands on an EZ Pass. Mounted on your windshield, this pass allows you to move freely without having to stop at toll booths. It’s quickly scanned and charges the proper amount. That easy! Learn more about setting up an EZ Pass account here.
Looking to ship your vehicle to New York from another part of the country? Caravan Auto Transport’s network of vetted, licensed, and insured auto transporters offers safe, efficient transport of your automobile to its destination without running up the miles on the odometer. These reputable New York car shipping companies provide the following services:
The most common method of car transportation, open transport carriers are ideal if you’re looking for an affordable shipping option with speedy delivery. As the name suggests, your car is loaded onto an open-air trailer along with several other vehicles headed to the same destination.
If you desire enhanced security or protection for your vehicle, you may wish to arrange enclosed carrier shipping. Inside a covered trailer, your car has protection from harsh weather conditions and road hazards like dust and dirt. Shipping your vehicle in a closed carrier also enhances its safety during transit by keeping it concealed.
With a door-to-door car shipping service, you choose the desired pick-up and drop-off locations rather than having to arrange getting your vehicle to or from a transport terminal. Door-to-door shipping is the most convenient choice for shipping your car to or from Florida, saving you time and effort.
In a hurry to get your car from one location to the next? Upgrading to expedited shipping ensures a seamless pick-up and drop-off of your vehicle on your schedule. As a priority customer, you receive fast, timely service, so you can get back to driving that much faster.
When it comes to transporting a classic car, you want an auto transport company that can deliver your vehicle without a single dent or scratch. From vintage Mustangs to antique DeVaux Sports Coupes, our network of classic auto transporters has the expertise and equipment to transport your classic car safely, so it arrives in pristine condition.
Exotic car transporters use specialty equipment, like hydraulic lifts and sophisticated tie-downs, along with enclosed trucks, to keep your valuable car safe during every mile of transit. An enclosed car hauler ensures the ultimate protection for your high-end or luxury vehicle, protecting it from dirt, dust, and debris along the way.
From big NYC living to the awe-inspiring natural views at Whiteface Mountain Steps, there are endless reasons you might be interested in shipping a car to New York or to somewhere outside of the Empire State. Caravan Auto Transport’s network of auto shippers streamlines the car hauling process no matter your reason for transporting your vehicle to or from NY.
When relocating cross-country or out-of-state, many people choose to ship their vehicles rather than add a long road trip to an already stressful and exhausting moving experience. Leave the logistics of moving your car in the hands of professionals with either open or enclosed vehicle shipping services.
Are you dreaming of big-city life in NYC? The natural splendor of the Adirondacks? Begin enjoying your new adventures in the Northeast that much sooner by shipping your car and rejoining with it at your NY destination – whether you’re roaming around Manhattan, Syracuse, Buffalo, or Niagara Falls.
New York State is home to 5 military bases (the Marines, Coast Guard, and Air Force don’t have NY bases). From Fort Army Base in Jefferson to the US Military Academy Army Base in West Point, thousands of military personnel are stationed in the Empire State. If you are one of the brave members serving our country, we’re happy to serve you with top-tier auto transportation to or from New York.
Whether you’ve found the perfect vehicle on Craigslist, eBay, or AutoTrader, you may need some assistance getting it home, especially if it’s sitting on the other side of the country. Instead of flying out to pick it up and putting hundreds or thousands of miles on the odometer just to get it to your driveway, arrange for a hauler to transport your new car for you.
From the world-renowned Columbia University to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York has no shortage of acclaimed colleges and universities for those seeking to further their education. If you have a college student moving to New York from out-of-state (or vice versa), have their vehicle shipped straight to campus with a fast, affordable auto transport service.
On average, it costs between $500-$1500 to ship a car to New York. Anticipate paying around $1 per mile for the first 1-500 miles, then approximately $.75 for every mile after that. Several factors influence the final cost of shipping your vehicle, including the origin and destination zip codes, the method of transport (open vs. enclosed), the speed of shipment, the type of vehicle, and the time of year. The best way to get an accurate estimate of car shipping costs is by requesting free quotes from our network of auto transport companies.