Auto Shipping to Metropolitan Seattle
The Seattle metropolitan area, officially known as the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, is the largest metro area in the state of Washington and the 15th largest in the United States, with a population of over 3.6 million residents. The Seattle metro area is the largest in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and spans three of Washington’s largest counties, as well as being the center of the larger Seattle Combined Statistical Area, which covers another four counties for a total of seven counties in the entire Seattle region. As the largest metro area in the region, it is the post popular area in the northwest to ship a vehicle to or from, though there are some things to know about auto shipping to metropolitan Seattle that may affect your shipment.
Auto transporters like to run routes into and out of major metropolitan areas because there are a lot of people – and thus potential customers – in a rather small area. An average transport truck can travel 300-400 miles in a day, easily traversing the entirety of a metro area in the process, and for carriers being able to go to multiple pickup or delivery locations in a day saves a lot of time and money. This means that the can pass savings on to customers in order to keep their pricing competitive, which means that prices and services to and from metro Seattle will likely be cheaper. Areas such as Tacoma, Bellevue, Seattle, Kent and even Everett or smaller cities like Redmond and Kirkland will be priced competitively and thus more affordable for most carriers.
At the same time, auto shipping to metropolitan Seattle is impacted by its location in the Pacific Northwest. Stuck in the corner of the country, auto shippers have to travel longer distances to get to and from the region, which will naturally increase your overall costs. Shipping to or from many areas on the west coast have this issue because the west is so much more sparsely populated than the east due to the way the country was settled throughout its history. Seattle’s metro area is fairly isolated, and even though it’s sandwiched between Portland, to the south, and Vancouver, B.C., to the north, auto shippers usually don’t go into Canada, which means Seattle is pretty much the boundary of where they can go, and with so few cities in states that surround it (the Pacific Northwest is sparsely populated outside of those areas listed above), auto transporters have to travel longer distances between customers. This is another reason they prefer densely-populated areas; being able to fill up a truck before heading out through the desolate nothingness of the western U.S. can help them cover their costs and keep on the road.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from metropolitan Seattle, or to and from anywhere in the country for that matter, you can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and get multiple free quotes emailed to you from top-rated auto transporters absolutely free of charge. Those companies are all cleared for dependability and reliability by us, which also means we make sure they are all licensed, bonded and insured, before you ever are sent any quotes to ship a vehicle. If you have questions about our services, or need some help getting your quotes, you can contact us over the phone any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live agent.