Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at
When transporting your vehicle, you’ll find that instead of guaranteed pickup and delivery dates most companies will likely give you pickup and delivery windows, which work a bit differently. Because of the inherent nature of the car shipping industry and the sense that a lot of different factors can delay a shipper from arriving at a pickup or delivery location, your auto transport company will give you a time frame for when you should expect the transporter to get there. Additionally, most auto shipping companies will give the name of the driver and their contact information to you so that you can more directly schedule your pickup and delivery times with the driver when they are close.
Obviously pickup refers to when your vehicle will first be loaded and delivery refers to when you get your vehicle on the other side. You need to know that pickup and delivery windows can vary based on what type of vehicle you are shipping, where you are shipping from and to, and when exactly you need it shipped. Sometimes like how it needs to be shipped can affect your pickup windows, which typically are going to be the most varied. Once your vehicle is loaded onto a truck, delivery will take however long it takes, be it two days or five days or eight days, but generally your transporter will tell you approximately how far they drive in a day and when you can expect them – and the closer they get the more communication you will have with the shipper, to make sure you’re both meeting in the same city and state when you say “the Hardee’s parking lot off I-75″ or something.
If you are interested in getting quotes to transport your vehicle, you can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form to get up to ten free quotes from reputable and reliable auto transporters who can help you with any type of transportation service you need. You can also call our toll-free telephone number to speak to one of our helpful representatives, who can answer any questions you have as well as take your information over the phone to get you in contact with multiple auto transport companies who can help you get from wherever it is you are shipping from to wherever it is you need to get to.
Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at
Warner Robins is the seventh-largest city in the state of Georgia, with a bit under 70,000 residents. A major air force town, the local air force base employs a good chunk of the city’s population, and the city is also known for its Little League success, having had two different Little League teams with their respective World Series titles. The city sits just ten miles south of Macon, right along I-75 on its way into Atlanta. This makes the city easily accessible to auto transporters, especially if you are shipping from or to another city along I-75. Warner Robins, though not a major transportation hub in itself, is still a popular transport location because of customer popularity; as one of the nicest places to live according to CNN Money, it’s not surprising that there has been a large influx of people moving to the city over the past decade or two, as evidenced by the city’s 36.4% population growth from 2000 to 2010. You can also learn more about the city by visiting Warner Robins’ official website via this link.
Interstate 75, as mentioned, is the main interstate that passes by Warner Robins, which sits just east and is easily accessed via several different state routes. The distance from the city center to the interstate is negligible in an auto transport perspective, so that won’t impact your price much. Interstate 75, being a major north-south interstate with junctions to almost every major east-west interstate in the country, is a popular highway for car shippers and thus used frequently, which helps when it comes to picking up your vehicle quickly. Usually if you’re shipping from another major metro area that’s along a primary east-west interstate, getting your vehicle down to Warner Robins shouldn’t be too much of a hassle. There may be some areas of the country that are more difficult for shippers to get to or from, such as Idaho or Montana, though that comes with the territory and really has nothing to do with the city of Warner Robins. For more information about auto transport to Warner Robins, feel free to peruse our Warner Robins, GA auto shipping article.
If you are looking for free auto transport quotes to ship your vehicle to or from Warner Robins, you are definitely reading the right blog. 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 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.
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at
The Chevy Traverse is a full-size crossover SUV, which makes it smaller than a full-size SUV but definitely larger than a crossover. What this boils down to is that the Traverse is the same basic size as a standard sport utility vehicle but boasts a little extra weight with some of the additional features. In production since 2008 the Traverse has been a decent seller for Chevy, and while it is still in its first generation the sport utility vehicle is sold in four different trim lines that provide customers with options regarding features and components that can cause the Traverse to raise or lower in price. Read more about shipping your Traverse here.
On the whole the Traverse isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg to ship, at least not because of its size or weight. As an SUV it may come with slightly higher prices than a small car, but that’s because it’s naturally heavier than a smaller car or sport utility vehicle. But it’s not a behemoth by any means, unlike the Suburban 2500 or the Ford F-350 Super Duty Crew Cab 4×4. It won’t require any special tools to load or unload and it’s not going to cause so much extra weight that you’re going to have to ship it via a flatbed carrier – that’s not the Traverse. If you’re looking for style, function and affordability in a fairly standard sport utility package, that’s the Traverse. It won’t win you any hauling awards or towing capacity challenges, but it’ll get your stuff moved and you from A to B, and you’ll be able to ship it at a relatively reasonable price. For more information about the Traverse, check this out.
But no matter where your Traverse 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 28th, 2013 at
Transporting a vehicle from Indianapolis to New Orleans may not sound like the most complicated route on the planet, and really it isn’t – at least if you’re driving there yourself. Auto shipping carriers, on the other hand, like to run routes that take them through several major metropolitan areas, and while Indianapolis and New Orleans are both major cities in the United States, home to hundreds of thousands of people each, they’re surrounded by – on the whole, anyway – a whole lot of nothing, which can make it more expensive to transport a vehicle from one to the other. In this blog we’ll discuss some of the different ways transport companies can get from Indianapolis down to New Orleans and what you can expect when shipping your vehicle – however, any routes we mention are compiled based on our own research, and the actual route your vehicle will travel is likely subject to change, so make sure to get all the facts from your shipping company if you’re concerned.
The quickest way from Indianapolis to New Orleans is likely to be I-65. Indianapolis is a major transportation hub in the Midwest, and as such there are several different north-south interstates (or north-south numbered interstates, anyway) that allow transporters to get to a number of different places from Indianapolis. When heading south into Alabama, Mississippi or eastern Louisiana, I-65 is generally a good way to go. Passing through Louisville and Nashville before entering Birmingham, Alabama, I-65 is a quick jaunt for most shippers while allowing them access to several major metro areas along the way. From Birmingham, they’ll likely transfer onto I-59, which heads southwest from the city into southeastern Mississippi, particularly Meridian and Hattiesburg, before making the jump into eastern Louisiana and across Lake Pontchartrain into New Orleans proper.
New Orleans, Louisiana
If you are interested in transporting your vehicle from Indianapolis to New Orleans, 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 27th, 2013 at
When you are transporting a vehicle, you need to make sure that the entire cab of it – i.e. the front and back seats and floors, under the seats, etc – is entirely clean and free of trash, debris, or personal belongings. Not only is this a polite and courteous thing to do for the person who will be shipping it, but it’ll do a few things for you: for starters, a completely clean cab will deter anyone from trying to break into your vehicle while it is parked on the truck, because there’s nothing inside for anyone to grab. Not only that, but auto transporters aren’t licensed to carry household goods – this means that if they are stopped and the vehicles they are transporting searched, they could get fined because your vehicle, in essence, made them break the law.
Of course, any auto transporter will tell you before your vehicle is loaded that you have to clean it out, but drivers are usually on strict schedules and don’t like to be kept waiting. This is why we recommend you have your vehicle completely clean before your transporter arrives to pick your vehicle up, though we feel we must mention that you should only clean the cab of your vehicle prior to transport – don’t wash it. Washing a vehicle just prior to pickup is considered…well, not a bad idea, but it’s also not a good idea either. Dirt and grime actually helps to form a protective layer between your vehicle’s finish and the daily weather that your vehicle will experience come transit time; by leaving it there, your vehicle will be better protected from all the little things that can dent and ding a vehicle’s paint job. Some transporters will actually wash your vehicle prior to delivery – but don’t expect that to be standard.
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.