Stamford 2Stamford is a city located in Fairfield County, in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is currently home to a population of over 128,000 residents, which makes it the third-largest city in the entire state. Stamford is not just the third-largest city in the state of Connecticut; it is also the seventh-largest city by population in all of New England. Economically, Stamford is one of the most affluent cities in Connecticut; it is currently home to four Fortune 500 Companies and a whopping nine Fortune 1000 Companies, and as a result its financial district is one of the largest in the entire United States outside of New York City.

Stamford sits close to several larger cities in Connecticut including Greenwich, Norwalk and Bridgeport. Sitting near the southwestern corner of Connecticut, Stamford also sits close to New York City proper, which is really useful when it comes to transporting a vehicle into or out of the Stamford area. It’s considered a part of the Greater New York area, which is good news for you as car shipping companies prefer to run routes into and out of major metropolitan areas surrounding major cities – and it doesn’t get much more major than New York, which is the largest city proper and anchor of the largest metro area in the entire United States. You may be able to save some money by moving your pickup or delivery location out of Stamford and closer to New York proper, though it’ll likely be best to speak to your auto transport agent about it.

The main interstate that services Stamford is Interstate 95, which is one of the most heavily traveled interstate highways in the entire country. This actually helps keep prices into and out of Stamford lower than they would be if car transport carriers had to rely on state highways or even surface streets to get from area to area. While Stamford proper is not an incredibly popular car transport location, due to the fact that not a lot of people are searching for shipping services to or from the city, it still sits within the New York metro area, as mentioned, which does help the cause significantly. As we said, it may be cheaper and faster to move your pickup or delivery location further south, as the more north carriers have to go the more expensive it usually ends up being, but you’ll want to talk to your car shipping agent about it.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Stamford, Connecticut, take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from top-rated, licensed, bonded and insured car transportation companies absolutely free of charge. We clear all those shippers for dependability and reliability, which means you’ll get quotes from only the best car transport companies in the industry. If you’re more interested in getting some questions answered, or if you simply need some help filling out our free form or getting your free quotes, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live, friendly agents.

Washington 1The Washington, DC Metropolitan Statistical Area is the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States by total population and is anchored by the District of Columbia, which houses the main governmental bodies of the United States including Congress, the President (and the White House), and the U.S. Supreme Court. The Washington DC Metropolitan Area is currently home to a population of over 5.86 million residents and anchors a larger Combined Statistical Area home to over 9.3 million residents, which also ranks fourth-largest in the United States. As a metro area, Metro Washington is one of the most highly educated and one of the wealthiest and most affluent metropolitan areas in the entire U.S. The Washington Metro Area also spans three states – Maryland, Virginia and parts of West Virginia – as well as all of the District of Columbia.

The Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, being the fourth-largest by population in the country, has a few major political subdivisions and cities within its territory. Outside of Washington, DC proper, major cities including Arlington, Alexandria, and Reston, in Virginia and Bethesda, Frederick, Rockville and Silver Spring, in Maryland, though there are many and more smaller communities within those areas. This is one of the most popular car transport locations along the eastern seaboard, though it pales in comparison to the markets near New York City and Miami. At the same time, it’s right on the way, which makes for some really fast and easy car shipping services – not to mention better prices, more often than not.

The main interstate highway through the area is Interstate 95, which for all intents and purposes is the most heavily-traveled interstate highway in the entire United States. I-95 connects some of the largest auto transport markets together in one easy-to-travel (well, mostly) straight line. This helps tremendously when you’re shipping into or out of the Washington, DC area namely because it connects to I-495, the main beltway surrounding the DC area. Beltways are important in the car shipping industry (and for motorists in general) because it allows car shippers to quickly and easily get from one part of the metro area to another. The Beltway is an actual interstate in that it services cities in both Maryland and Virginia. Other major interstates in the area include I-66 and I-270.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from any city in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, take a minute to fill out our free online car transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from some of the best car shipping companies in the industry. We know they’re some of the best because we make sure they are – we look at customer reviews, BBB ratings, and ensure that all those companies are fully licensed, bonded and insured before we ever even think of working with them. If you fill out our free quote form you’ll get multiple free quotes in your email over the course of the hour from those companies, and you can also contact one of our live agents toll-free at 800-930-7417 any time, should you have questions, concerns, or simply need some help.

Military 2Most every auto transport company (read: broker) in the industry today offers car transport discounts for their customers. Discounts are great for both brokers and customers, and for several different reasons – not only does it help customers out with their auto shipping prices but it also allows brokers to give great incentives for customers to actually book with them. On the whole, customers have to qualify for discounts – auto transportation companies don’t just hand them out, after all, but there are a number of different discounts available for customers and they can vary from company to company, so we’ll discuss some of the more common discounts that companies offer to customers in this helpful blog post.

Perhaps the most common discount in the industry today is the multi-car discount. Since car transportation carriers really like it when they can load multiple vehicles at the same stop, it’s not all that surprising that discounts for shipping more than one vehicle at a time exist. When a car shipping carrier loads more than one vehicle at a stop, it’s known as “coloading”, and it allows carriers to save a lot of time and money while still filling their trucks quickly. On the whole, this leads to lower overhead prices for car transport carriers, which tends to lead to lower costs for customers, and then brokers add their discounts on top of that and you wind up saving quite a bit per vehicle on multi-car shipments. How much you save, of course, ultimately depends on the transportation company, so you’ll want to discuss multi-car discounts and whatnot with your representative to learn more about their specific policies.

Another popular car transport discount is the military discount. Most every auto transport broker on the market provides military discounts for veterans, be they of the “foreign war” variety or not. Veterans make up a sizable chunk of the auto transport demographic, namely because the military has them moving to and from bases across the country. Because of this, car shippers are eager to get a piece of the action, and they offer decent military discounts most of the time. There are different hoops that you’ll likely have to jump through; some require a piece of ID to be faxed or emailed, some others just require a military ID number and some just require you to stick to the honor system when stating you’re a veteran, so you’ll want to discuss the particulars with your car transport company before you actually book your order if you are a military member.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from anywhere in the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii and other overseas territories (we’re looking at you, military members), you can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. Once it’s submitted, you’ll begin receiving quotes in your email inbox from top-rated auto transportation companies – companies that we clear for dependability and reliability and who we make sure are fully licensed, bonded and insured. Not only that but we also ensure that they are all five-star and A-rated by some of the best and most trusted auto shipping review websites on the internet today, so you know you’ll be in good hands regardless of who you decide to book with. If you have questions about our services, or if you need some help getting your free quotes, don’t hesitate to give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.

Aurora 2Aurora is a city located in Arapahoe, Adams and Douglas counties, in the U.S. state of Ohio. Currently home to a population of over 325,000 residents, it is the third-largest city in Colorado and is also a principal city of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metropolitan Statistical Area. Aurora is home to approximately half the population of Denver, which is funny considering the fact that both Denver and Aurora combined still only make up less than half of the total population of the Denver metro area, which currently sits at a whopping 3.21 million residents, good for the largest in Colorado and the 21st-largest in the entire United States. Aurora, and the Denver metro area in general, is one of the most popular car transport locations in the entire state.

Aurora sits just east of Denver, the largest city in the state, which is good news when it comes to shipping a vehicle to or from there. See, car transport companies prefer to run routes into major cities surrounded by large metropolitan areas due to the fact that it’s where most all their customers are. By sticking to major cities and metro areas, car transport companies end up making more money and save time since they can quickly get from one pickup or delivery location to another. This way, they can charge less per-load and still make a profit, which is great news for both you and them due to the fact that the car shipping industry is a pretty competitive one, all things considered.

On the whole, Aurora tends to be a pretty easy area to ship a vehicle to or from, though it does sort of depend on the time of year. On the whole, the spring and summer tend to be the most lucrative and cost-effective times of the year to ship a vehicle to or from Aurora on account of the fact that during the fall and winter months, snow and ice can cause delays through much of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro area. On the whole, snow tends to fall between October and April, though snow starting in September and ending in June has been reported. This can cause problems for carriers – snow and ice can damage their trucks and cargo and leave car transport companies snowbound, leading to a loss of income for them. By staying away from snowbound areas during the fall and winter season, carriers end up making more money in the long run, saving you money in the process.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Aurora, take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from top-rated car transport companies absolutely free of charge. Your quotes will start showing up just minutes after you submit our free form, and once you have your quotes you can then compare those companies against one another to find the right shipper with the right prices and services for your specific needs. If you have questions about our services, or if you need some help getting your free quotes, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.

transporter 1When it comes to transporting a vehicle, chances are it’s going to be a lot safer than if you were to drive the distance yourself. But when it comes to safety, there are a few different things we need to discuss, namely the safety of the vehicle against the elements, theft and wear and tear from driving vs shipping. Car transport services exist namely because they are cheaper, faster, more cost-effective and generally safer than driving your vehicle that same distance (or having someone else drive it for you), though to be fair the market is rather niche, all things considered. Read on to learn more about what you can expect when it comes time to ship your vehicle and during transit.

When shipping a vehicle one of the most important things to note is the safety of the vehicle in regards to the elements. Things such as rain, sleet, snow, ice and even rocks and errant debris kicked up from other motorists on the highway can all put your vehicle in danger of damage, but how much risk you take depends on the vehicle you are shipping. Most daily-drivers will be just fine being exposed to those elements because not only are they already exposed on a daily basis but their value is declining and likely won’t get any better any time soon. Enclosed transportation is available for vehicles that are worth quite a bit of money and have a decent chance of retaining their value should they be kept in pristine conditions, so unless you’re shipping a Rolls Royce or a high-end Benz or something, open transport won’t be any more dangerous for your vehicle than driving.

Now, what about theft? To be fair, theft from auto transportation trucks is almost impossible. Not only are all the trucks chained securely and locked in place by the car transport truck driver, but they are also lined up in such a way where any thief will have a really hard time getting the vehicle off the truck. The way that most common car transport trucks are configured, not only will the thief have to get the keys and unchain the car, they’ll also have to unload all the other cars they don’t want and then reload them when they’re done – all without tipping the driver off, who tends to sit in their truck almost all the time anyway, and any thief is going to get caught well before they get anything. Since all the cars are locked while on the truck, a thief wanting items in the vehicle will have to climb the truck, get onto the rack, and then break a window or something without being spotted – so much work, risk and for so little payoff that no one does it. There’s no point.

Now let’s cover a bit about driving your vehicle versus shipping it. When you drive that distance, not only are you having to pay for fuel every single day, but if it’s a trip that’s going to take you a few days you’re going to have to pay for food and lodging as well – every single day, no less. Those expenses add up, and oftentimes will end up totaling more than what you’re going to spend to ship it. Not only that, but driving it puts a lot of wear and tear on your tires and your engine – oftentimes, driving long distance will result in you having to get an oil change and a tire rotation and other services months before they’re actually due. Shipping saves you that and money in the long run.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle, take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from top-rated auto transportation companies, all completely free of charge. Once you have your quotes, which typically trickle in over the next hour after submission, you can compare those companies against one another to find the right company at the right price with the right services for your specific needs. If you have questions about our services, or if you need some help getting your free quotes, don’t hesitate to give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our own live agents.