Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 at
Dodge’s “Charger” nameplate is one that has been around in some form or another for close to fifty years now, and with their newest generation Dodge released nine separate versions of the Charger (though chances are you won’t need the specific sub-model of your Charger when searching for quotes, as they’re all roughly the same size). Though slimmed down over the years, the Charger is still a powerful car designed for speed and maneuverability, though packaged for the everyday driver as opposed to the racetrack. When it comes to transporting one, there are a few things that you should be aware of, and you can read more about shipping your specific Charger via our Dodge Charger Part I and Part II articles.
For starters, some of the higher-end models – like the SRT8 – might be better shipping them enclosed due to their higher price tag, but that’s really a judgment call on your end as the Charger is not really a car that most people would consider worthy of being shipped via an enclosed transporter. Enclosed shippers primarily haul vehicles that are quite rare or expensive, including classic cars and restored antiques. The Charger, despite its sleek design and wide appeal, is still a daily driver more than it is a luxury or sports car, so open transport should be just fine most of the time. If you’re shipping an older Charger (particularly those from the 1970′s, as they were quite a bit bigger than their modern counterparts) you should keep in mind that prices may be a bit higher due to the higher weight and bigger size of the older Chargers, but other than that there should not be too much of a difference between the different types of Chargers on the road today. You can also read more about the Charger by following this link.
But no matter where your Charger is coming from or going to, American Auto Shipping can help you out. You can fill out our free online vehicle transportation quote request form and get up to ten free transport quotes from our reputable and reliable shippers e-mailed to you within the hour. You can also call our toll-free telephone number at 800-930-7417 and speak to a live representative who can answer basic questions about your specific transport needs and desires, and who can also fill out the free form for you and get you in touch with the actual shipping companies. So whether you call us or fill out the form yourself, give us a chance, and find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you.
Monday, October 21st, 2013 at
When shipping a car from Detroit to Dallas, you should be aware of some of the most convenient ways that auto transporters will use to transport your vehicle down south. Usually the most direct route isn’t always the most profitable, so naturally there will be many different ways that carriers will take to get your vehicle down to Dallas for you. The quickest way would likely be I-75, which they would take down into Cincinnati. From there, they could take I-71 to Louisville, then use I-65 down to Nashville. From Nashville they could take I-40 all the way to Little Rock, where they could take I-30 the rest of the way into Dallas.
That’s perhaps the quickest route, and while several major cities are along the way there are other routes they could take. I-75 runs all the south into Florida, but they could catch I-20 in Atlanta and stay on that all the way into Dallas. Or they could take I-65 once they hit Louisville, which runs into Birmingham, and catch I-20 there. Really, it all depends on the cities or regions that the shipper carrying your vehicle is going to be going through, and their routes can likely affect the price of shipping your vehicle. We highly recommend speaking to an auto transport representative about how exactly your vehicle will be transported from Detroit to Dallas, as that will give you the most information about the routes your shipping carrier will take.
If you are interested in transporting your vehicle from Detroit to Dallas, fill out our free online quote form. You will get ten free auto transport quotes e-mailed to you from reputable and reliable car shipping companies over the next hour, with the first of them showing up within minutes of pressing the submit button. You can also call our toll-free telephone number at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents who can answer your questions and help you on your automobile transportation journey. Please remember that the routes we highlighted in this blog post are simply the most convenient routes according to Google Maps, and while this is a popular route choosing method that carriers use frequently, you should still talk to your carrier regarding the specific route he will be traveling when transporting your vehicle.
Sunday, October 20th, 2013 at
When you’re transporting a vehicle from one state to another, the most important thing you can do is communicate with your auto transport representative, but communication is a word that can have a few different meanings. For instance: many customers think that the best way to communicate with their representative is to call them every hour to figure out where their car is or what the status is. This is rather unnecessary, but we’ll get to that in just a little bit – what’s important is communicating correctly with your auto transport representative as well as knowing exactly what you should be communicating about (and what your auto transport representative should be telling you).
For starters, you want to make sure you have all the vehicle information and correct zip codes when first setting up your order. Once the order is complete, your vehicle is going to go on a load board more or less, and your representative will spend time searching for an auto transporter to haul your vehicle from and to the zip codes you gave. Your representative will call you when a transporter is found; calling every single day is pointless. Now, if you don’t call for three or four days and still hear nothing, you should definitely call – most representatives will go at most two days before calling you with a status update. Once your vehicle is in transit, the calls will likely be less frequent; this means that you can just relax and wait. Again, if a week goes by and your car doesn’t show up, you should call. You don’t have to call every day, or every five seconds, because most of the time you’re simply waiting when you’re shipping a car. Waiting for a truck to be found, waiting for the transporter to show up – you’ll spend very little time on the phone with your representative after the order is placed, if all goes well. And that’s the most important thing.
You can get multiple free quotes from reputable and reliable auto transport companies simply by filling out our free online auto transport quote request form. You will get ten different quotes from companies that we pre-screen for reliability for you. We make sure all our affiliate companies are licensed, bonded and insured, and we make sure that they are all in good standing with their customers and the government. You can also call our toll-free number at 800-930-7417 and speak to one of our live representatives if you are interested in getting some of your questions answered before you even start the quote gathering process, which is completely fine too. Just remember to be polite to our representatives as well as the reps you will talk to when you book your order with your transportation company.
Saturday, October 19th, 2013 at
Connecticut is the southernmost state in New England and is situated just an hours northeast of New York City and a few hours southwest of Boston, putting it in prime auto transportation territory. If you’ve been following along you’ll know that Interstate 95 is a popular auto transport route for many carriers servicing states along the eastern seaboard, so by now you’ve probably guessed that I-95 also goes through Connecticut. More specifically, the southern parts of the state, particularly along the southern coastline, where cities such as Stamford, Bridgeport and New Haven benefit greatly from sitting right along the interstate. This allows carriers to run routes through the area for lower prices, on the whole; during the winter months it can be a bit more expensive, as many areas of Connecticut see plenty of snowfall in the depths of the winter season. For more about the state itself, you can visit Connecticut’s official website here.
However, most other times of the year sees plenty of carriers running up to Boston – and in so doing, passing right through most major cities of Connecticut along the way. However, the state’s largest metropolitan area – and largest population center – is Hartford’s, though the city itself is only fourth-largest in the state. Hartford sits a bit north of I-95, which forces auto transporters running routes into or out of Hartford to either use I-91 or one of several state routes. This takes time, and will likely cost you a bit more money than if you were to ship to somewhere like Bridgeport, which sits just south of Hartford. It’s best if you talk to your auto transport representative about the specifics of shipping into Connecticut, especially if you are concerned about the price or the availability of an auto shipping truck that can transport your vehicle to or from Connecticut.
You can fill out our free online quote request form and get multiple free auto transport quotes from reputable and reliable auto transport companies to transport your vehicle to or from Connecticut. If you are looking for more information about transporting your vehicle to or from a specific city in Connecticut or just the state in general, visit our Connecticut Auto Transport page; you will find some interesting tidbits about the state and will get a clearer idea of what is in store for you when transporting your vehicle there. If you have questions or concerns, or would rather speak to a live person as opposed to filling out some random form on the Internet, you can call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 and speak to one of our friendly live agents who can answer your questions, give you more information about transporting to or from Connecticut, and help you get your free auto transport quotes today.
Friday, October 18th, 2013 at
Automobile manufacturers and dealers have been trying to find a balance in how much they sell vehicles for and how much consumers are willing to pay for them. J.D. Power, one of the auto industry’s most trusted names, recently did a study on changes in new-vehicle demand in the U.S. automotive market. Simply put, they found that while before 2007 manufacturers were content with selling a lot of cars at a lower price – this led to a lot of people buying cars they perhaps could not afford. Now, though, times are changing – today, manufacturers want to sell fewer cars, but at higher prices. The catch: customers don’t really see the total increase because their overall monthly payments are relatively the same as they would have been before the Great Recession.
Compact and subcompact cars now dominate that market – almost 45% of all vehicles sold so far in 2013 are either a compact or a subcompact. When compared to just six or seven years ago, the differences are staggering. Today, more and more people are looking at economy over style, but perhaps the biggest problem is the fact that interest rates could raise, which could theoretically lead to higher monthly payments – and less people buying cars because of it. The used car market is really strong, however, with newer cars showing some of the highest resale values in recent memory. This, coupled with longer loan terms and high used car prices, could also impact the rise in loan interest rates. However, automobile manufacturers and dealerships could continue to offer the same great incentives, thus essentially cancelling out the price hike.
If you are looking for free auto transport quotes to ship your vehicle, you can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form at the side of the page and get multiple free auto transport quotes from reputable and reliable transport companies that can help you get your vehicle from anywhere, to anywhere in the U.S. We clear all our companies for reliability, making sure they are fully licensed, bonded and insured, and you can also call our toll-free telephone number at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live auto transport representatives. They can help answer any questions you may have as well as get you your free auto transport quotes today.