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Auto Transport from California to New York

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SMB Auto Transport will assist you in moving your car, truck or motorcycle from CA to NY by offering the best moving quotes to get you started. Whether you are relocating to New York or just buying a vehicle you need transported by a car shipping company, we are here to help! Please fill out the online form for your free estimate and up to 10 quotes. To make this road trip by yourself, you can expect it to take up to 2 days without stopping (approximately 2,932 miles). A road trip of this length can put unnecessary wear on your car and on yourself. If you are sending your student to New York, this option may save you time, worry and potential expense. Or, if you are buying that sweet classic 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air with a V8 engine, it’s not even an option. There’s not too many of these babies still out there.

There are a variety of reasons to have your car or truck shipped to New York from California. If you are relocating to New York, here are a few differences between the states to consider:

Top 4 reasons to move from the Golden State to the Empire State:

Culture and People – You have heard it said that California is like a country to itself. That’s true in some sense, but California is more of a melting pot of many cultures, with the heaviest emphasis from Latin countries. New York’s culture and history are primarily based on immigrants coming from Europe that have been established since the early part of the 1900’s. But that is starting change and quickly. New York has deep roots in the foundation of this great nation and impacted the formation of its constitution and laws. Since New York is along the Atlantic seaboard, it was a primary destination for immigrants coming from Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland and other migrants that were looking for new opportunity and freedom in late part of the 19th century and early 20th century. Ellis Island in New York City was the busiest immigration inspection station from 1892 to 1954. Approximately 20 million immigrants arrived through Ellis Island. Most settled along the northeast, giving New York a large population of Italians, Irish, Germans, Polish and others. The immigrants brought with them a piece of their homeland, making New York rich and diverse with a mixture of their cultures. Three and four generations later, their descendants are more “westernized”, but carry on many of the traditions and styles of their great grandparents. Although Ellis Island closed in the fifties, New Your remains a major destination for immigrants to find their niche in the land of opportunity. California has the largest population of all the states, at 38 million. New York ranks between 3rd and 4th, competing with Florida with an approximate population of 19 million.

Weather and Landscape – It is an indisputable fact that California weather is hands-down, one the best climates. But New York gets the four full range of seasons. And no other city in the world knows how to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s like New York City. The revenue made from tourists steaming in from all over the world could feed several medium sized countries. It is an experience like no other.

The temperatures in New York during the summer are warm and humid with highs between 80 and 90 degrees. The winter is cold, with temperatures averaging between 20 to 30 degrees. It snows more often than not, accumulations average at about two feet. The fall season has cool temperatures and the air is crisp. If you love beautiful fall leaves, you will be captivated by how picturesque the landscape will be!


Employment and Cost of Living – When it comes to auto transport, California to New York is a very common request. There is no down time for car shipping, regardless of the economy. If you need to hear the pros about relocating to New York, we have it! California has the highest tax rates. California’s capital gains is as high as 13.3 percent and 33 percent with combined federal and state tax on capital gains. New York is 2nd with 31.4 percent. According to Forbes, the areas where taxes are higher, the less likely people will save or invest. A few people move just to escape the higher tax rates. California’s top income rate is 10.55 percent, while New York’s is 8.97 percent (if you live in NYC, that rate is 12.62 percent for incomes over $200,000 for individuals and $300,000 for couples).

The unemployment rate is 8.5 percent in California; the unemployment rate for New York is 7.4 percent. The minimum wage for the state of California is currently at $8.00 per hour, and will boost to $9.00 per hour effective July 1, 2014. New York’s minimum wage is currently at $8.00 and will boost to $8.75 per hour effective December 31, 2014.

California is projected to add 264,000 new jobs in 2014 and New York will add approximately 100,000 for the same time period.

Education – Anyone in education can attest to the fact that the New England states have the best education systems in the U.S. This is a direct link to the Ivy League universities and colleges that line the east coast. The standards are higher and more competitive. California has one of the lowest student to teacher ratios with 21 students to every teacher. New York’s student-teacher ratio is well below the national average at 12.7-1. The national average is 16-1.

New York State has some of the best colleges in the country. The State University of New York system is strong and has both strong liberal arts colleges and large research universities. The most famous are Columbia University in Manhattan (private research university), Cornell University in Ithaca, NY (private research university) and NYU or New York University located in Manhattan, also a private research university. If your student is headed to New York and you want to ensure he or she has reliable transportation, auto transport services may be your best option.

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You may or may not be considering a move to the Empire State of New York; or you may just need to find an auto shipping company to move a vehicle for you. We want to help you by providing a FREE “No Contact Information Required” estimate and, if you’re ready to ship your vehicle, up to ten quotes for you to choose from. We strive to make it simple for you. Please complete one of our online forms located on left side of our website. SMB Auto Transport will surpass your expectation regarding what to expect from a car shipping company! We won’t be satisfied until you are. Let us earn your business!

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