Augusta is a city in as well as the county seat of Kennebec County, and sits as the capital of the U.S. state of Maine. Home to just 19,100 residents, Augusta is the third-smallest capital city in the U.S. in terms of total population, behind Montpelier, Vermont and Pierre, South Dakota; as such, auto transport services to or from Augusta can be more difficult and more expensive to find. Augusta is home to the University of Augusta, a major economic boon to the city, and for this reason Augusta – in addition to being the state capital – is often viewed as more of a small college town than a capital.
The area that is today Augusta was actually the site of the ill-fated Popham Colony, a failed colonization effort by Great Britain in 1607, the same year as the Jamestown colony. The area was resettled in 1629 and named Augusta, and was designated as the state capital when Maine became an independent state as part of the Missouri Compromise in 1820. Industry came to Augusta in the early 19th century, which enabled growth, but yielded little; over time, Augusta’s industry slowly withered away, and today it is more of an agricultural producer as well as a regional center for retail, healthcare and education.
During the summer months, average highs in Augusta tend to reach into the upper 70’s and lower 80’s, with overnight lows often falling into the upper 50’s. While auto transport services to and from Augusta are tough to find as-is – not impossible, just hard because of its location and size – the weather, particularly in the winter, will have a big impact on your prices and services. Snow is common during the winter and temperatures rarely get above freezing; this leads to some pretty tough winters, especially if you’re not used to them. Carriers don’t like running routes through snow and ice as the hazards can cause accidents and damage their cargo. This increases the prices and pickup windows still further during the winter, so make sure to plan for that if you’re shipping during the coldest parts of the year.
Augusta auto transport is easy to find if you know what you’re doing. And we do! Get a free quote any time via our online quote form, or give us a call at 800-930-7417 to speak to an agent. We can help you ship your vehicle to or from anywhere in the United States. So call or go online today and see what American Auto Shipping can do for you!