Auto Transport Services to New York City
Amazingly, we have never written about New York City in our Auto Transport by City blog series. As you likely know, New York City is the largest city by population in New York State and also the largest city in the entire United States by population, which sits at over 8.49 million in the city proper. It is considered a global power city and is widely regarded as the cultural and financial capital of the entire world. Over 800 languages are spoken in the city, which also makes it the most linguistically diverse city in the world – not surprising, considering it is the largest terminal of legal immigration in the United States. It has been the largest city in the country since 1790, and served as the U.S. Capital from 1785 until 1790. It is considered one of the most economically powerful cities in the entire world.
New York City anchors a metropolitan area home to over 20 million residents – that’s more than the entire state of New York – and a wider Combined Statistical Area of over 23.6 million. As such, New York City is perhaps the most popular auto transport location in the entire United States and sees more auto transport traffic through the city than any other. Because of the size of the city and the sprawl of its metropolitan area, most carriers will have an easy time getting to or from just about anywhere that’s even close to it, including areas in New York State, New Jersey or Connecticut. This generally has a good effect on your shipping price, as it tends to keep your costs lower, and also reduces pickup and delivery windows as carriers can easily include New York City in their routes.
There are a number of ways that carriers can get into or out of New York City. As a major nexus along the Interstate Highway System, New York City enjoys access via numerous interstates, in particular Interstate 95. I-95 is the main north-south corridor on the east coast and connects cities as far north as Maine with cities as far south as Miami, Florida – and all those cities in between. It also connects to almost every major east-west interstate in the country and numerous auxiliary interstates along the way, giving auto transport carriers unprecedented access to areas across the eastern seaboard and beyond. With New York City’s dense layout, many areas of the city proper will be hard for carriers to get to or from, so don’t be surprised if you have to meet your carrier somewhere nearby.
Most of the time, the climate in New York City won’t affect your shipment, at least during any month that doesn’t fall in the winter. Snowfall is not unheard of, and even in the denser areas of New York the snow tends to melt before it accumulates too much. The further north you go, the worse it can get, but on the whole the weather won’t affect your shipping prices or your services all that much. Make sure to talk to your auto transport representative to learn more about it. Sometimes the city can get hit by heavy rains and even hurricanes, as evidenced by Sandy’s landfall a few years back, but that’s pretty rare, and on the whole won’t affect your prices or services in any negative ways.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from New York City, make sure you take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. If you do, you’ll get multiple free quotes emailed to you from top auto transport companies that we clear for dependability, reliability and who we make sure are fully licensed, bonded and insured. Once you get your quotes you can compare prices and services and discuss your shipment with their live agents in more detail. You can also contact one of our auto transport experts toll-free at 800-930-7417 if you have questions you need answered or need some help getting your quotes.