Wilmington is a city located in the state of Delaware and also serves as the county seat of Newcastle County. Home to over 70,800 residents, Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware by population and one of the major cities within the Delaware Valley metropolitan area, which also counts cities such as Philadelphia and Dover in the region as well. Wilmington was founded by the Swedish as early as 1638 though became a part of Great Britain around 1665, when Delaware was won by Britain in a series of battles and skirmishes at the time. A charter was granted in 1739 and Wilmington became a royal town at the time. After the end of the Revolution, Wilmington grew into a prominent industrial area, though that has waned in recent years.
As the anchor of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area, Wilmington is one of the most popular areas in Delaware to ship a vehicle to or from, but the geography of the area doesn’t help much. Located at the confluence of the Delaware and Christina Rivers, Wilmington is a major manufacturing and distribution area, but the size of the city isn’t that large on the whole – 70,000 residents isn’t a whole heck of a lot, and this can affect car transportation popularity into and out of Wilmington, particularly among carriers. At the same time, though, it really helps that the city sits just 25 miles south of Philadelphia and is surrounded by other major cities and states, including Baltimore just south and Philadelphia just north.
While the metro area surrounding Wilmington isn’t all that big, it does sit along Interstate 95, the main north-south route running up and down the eastern seaboard, which really helps when it comes to popularity and carrier availability. Auto transport companies want to run routes that go between major metropolitan areas along heavily-traveled interstates – this way, they stay where the customers are, increasing load availability and also profit this way. Wilmington sits right along that route, which is really helpful and actually can help keep prices into and out of Wilmington a bit lower, since many times carriers can simply make a quick stop in Wilmington on their way up and down the coast to pickup or deliver a vehicle and end up making money.
As you travel north along I-95 you’ll notice that the weather tends to get colder the more north you go. This isn’t a revelation – if you understand the most basic facts about how the weather works you get that it’s’ colder up north. Wilmington sees relatively warm and mild summers, though it can get hot; during the winter months, however, is when it usually gets cold and snowy. During the winter months average highs only reach into the low 40’s, while overnight lows usually drop well below freezing, often into the mid-to-upper 20’s. This can cause snow and ice to accumulate quickly, which can cause problems for car shippers that are trying to run routes into or out of Wilmington. We recommend you discuss the weather and how it can affect your shipment with a live auto transportation agent, as they can give you more pertinent and up-to-date information about your specific shipment.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Wilmington, you’ll want to discuss your options with a live car shipping professional, and the best way to get a hold of one is to fill out our free online quote request form. If you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from top-rated car shipping companies, companies that we clear for reliability ahead of time and ensure are fully licensed, bonded and insured. They will each prepare an accurate quote on your shipment and email you your quotes within the next hour, with many showing up within minutes of filling out the free online quote form. If you have further questions or need help getting your free quotes, give us a call at 800-930-7417 toll-free to speak to one of our own live agents, who can answer your questions, give you free advice and help you get your vehicle shipped today.