Auto Shipping to Kenosha, Wisconsin
Kenosha is the largest city in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, and the fourth-largest by population in the entire state. Located in far-southeastern Wisconsin, it is near the Chicago Metropolitan Area and sits on the western shores of Lake Michigan. It is the fourth-largest city to sit directly adjacent to Lake Michigan, with the others being Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; and Green Bay, WI, respectively. Kenosha first started as early as 1835, when the first settlers to the area began to construct the most rudimentary forms of a settlement. Kenosha over the years grew into a rather important shipping port on the Great Lakes, and by 1850 the name “Kenosha” had been decided upon as the permanent name for the settlement. During the 20th century Kenosha continued to grow, and the automotive industry came to the area during the early 20th century. Kenosha’s plants have built millions of automobiles, though today automobile manufacturing has long since left the town. Read more about Kenosha here.
As a major manufacturing hub for AMC and, later, Chrysler, Kenosha needed ways to transport automobiles out of the factories; as a result, the city sits right along Interstate 94, a major east -west interstate that runs north-south through the city (which can confuse visitors to the area). Rail transportation also runs through the area as do several smaller, state highways – what all this means is that auto transportation to and from the area is decidedly common, albeit more difficult for individuals now that the city no longer has major automobile manufacturing plants within the city limits. Summer shipping is generally easier, as the weather is nicer and more favorable with auto transportation companies; during the winter months the snows tend to hit Kenosha rather hard, as it sits right on the shores of Lake Michigan, which can affect auto transportation pricing and general availability of carriers into and out of the area.
All that being said, Kenosha sits just two hours north of Chicago, making it a lot easier for auto transporters to get there considering that Chicago is one of the largest auto transport hubs in the Great Lakes region – and, indeed, in the entire United States. Many auto shippers run routes to and from Chicago due to the high amount of customers in the area, so running routes to Kenosha and even further north – for the right price – isn’t all that uncommon. Still, depending on who is where when you’re searching for auto transport services, it may be easier to pick up or deliver your vehicle to your shipper somewhere in the greater Chicago area, which may result in you having to drive a little bit – but could also conceivably save you hundreds on your shipment. If you’re interested in getting quotes to or from Kenosha, you can fill out our free online quote request form and get multiple free quotes e-mailed to you within the hour, and you can always call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our agents if you have questions about the route, the city, or simply need some help navigating our website.