Auto Transport Services to Washington, DC
Washington, D.C., originally known just as the “District of Columbia” (which is what DC stands for now) is the capital of the United States. The Constitution called for the construction of a federal district to house the capitol and other government agencies, and land was donated by both Maryland and Virginia for what was then-known as the District of Columbia. It is not a part of any US State, and is governed by Congress. Washington, DC is the 23rd-largest city in the U.S. and is currently home to over 646,000 residents, though its workweek population can swell to over a million, as it is the capital of the entire United States of America. As the capital, Washington, DC houses all three federal branches of government and hosts 176 different foreign embassies, and Washington, DC anchors what is known as the DC Metro Area, home to over 5.8 million.
Washington, DC anchors the DC Metro Area, which as mentioned is home to over 5.8 million residents. Auto transport companies like to transport vehicles from and to major metropolitan areas, and the capital is one of the largest in the United States. This makes auto transport services to and from DC generally cheaper, and faster, than to and from less populated areas, and since customer demand for shipment in and out of Washington, DC is already high there are often plenty of carriers running routes into and out of DC on a daily basis.
As a major metro area, Washington, DC has a sophisticated network of state and interstate highways that connect all the different suburbs of the district together, and this really helps when it comes to shipping a vehicle to or from the area. Interstate highways are really what auto transporters use most frequently to get from city to city, and Washington, DC sits just west of one of the most heavily traveled in the United States, Interstate 95, with several auxiliary interstates (three-numbered interstates, as opposed to the two-numbered primary interstate highways) that serve as a Beltway and connections into the downtown and other districts within the core of Washington, DC. This ease-of-access for carriers allows them to keep prices lower and pickup and delivery windows shorter on account of the fact that they can quickly and easily move about the metro area.
Washington, DC shares many similarities in climate with Maryland and Virginia and is characterized by having hot and humid summers contrasted by cold and snow winters. Summer is generally the best time to ship into and out of Washington, DC, on account of the higher traffic. During the winter months it may be more difficult to get into and out of the capital, namely because the city averages anywhere from 4-7 inches of snow per month, and can see heavy snowfall at times which can delay and even prevent auto transport carriers from reaching many areas of the city. That said, it snows only 3-5 days per month during the winter, which usually won’t impact services all that much.
All that said, if you’re looking to ship a vehicle to or from Washington, DC, no matter what time of year it is, American Auto Shipping is here to help. You can fill out our free online quote request form to get multiple free quotes e-mailed to you from top-rated auto transport companies within the hour. All our advertisers are fully licensed, bonded and insured, and come backed by BBB accreditation and 5-star rankings on Transport Reviews. If you have further questions, make sure to call us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents, who can answer your questions, help you fill out our free online quote form and give you free advice if you need help navigating the auto transportation industry.