Auto Transport Tips: Alaska Car Shipping Tips
If you’ve never had to use Alaska car shipping services or had to find quotes to ship to or from the state, this blog is for you. Shipping to or from Alaska can be hard because while it’s part of the North American continent, it’s not a part of the contiguous United States, and most auto transport companies can’t afford to run overland routes to or from Alaska as it would require them to travel up through Canada, which is incredibly expensive and not really a part of their territory. Therefore, when you’re trying to ship a car to Alaska, it’s going to have to be shipped enclosed – we’ve actually discussed that before in some other blogs and articles, but it’s always good to have the most up-to-date information.
In terms of finding affordable Alaska car shipping services, the best time to find it is during the summer – which is pretty much now. In the summer more carriers are on the road, which means cheaper prices to and from most popular auto transport areas in the country, but your vehicle will still need to be shipped to the port in Seattle or Tacoma and then shipped up to the port in Anchorage, usually. Some companies may be able to provide Alaska car shipping services to or from other cities, but most of the time they’ll be to or from the ports that hug the southern Alaska coast, notably Anchorage. Shipping to or from other cities can be more difficult and thus more expensive.
One of the most important things you can do, though, is simply have everything ready. No household items can be in a vehicle that is shipped overseas, so your car needs to be spotless on the inside when your carrier comes to pick it up and ship it to the port. Not only that, but Alaska car shipping services tend to be much more expensive than shipping within the contiguous U.S. or even to a place like Hawaii, due to the colder nature of the delivery location as well as the choppier northern Pacific waters.
However, if you are interested in shipping a car to or from Alaska, or need some help getting your Alaska car shipping quotes or understanding more about the process, don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417. They’re standing by to help you get your vehicle to or from Alaska, regardless of where in the state you’re shipping to. They can also help you get free quotes emailed to you from top auto shipping companies, and you can also get those by filling out our free quote request form to the left of this post. Fill that out and submit it – or talk to one of our agents and give some information over the phone – and get up to ten free quotes in your email inbox within minutes of submitting the form or hanging up the phone. We clear each company you get a quote from for both dependability and reliability as well, so you’ll be in good hands from start to finish.