Auto Shipping Pickup WindowShipping a car is time-consuming and expensive, and it’s not an on-demand service like the postal system is. Auto transporters have to plan routes and make sure they know their customers and where they are and what they’re shipping. They have to be prepared for a variety of different things, and part of this has to do with your auto shipping pickup window. Carriers give out pickup windows instead of specific dates, and you’ve probably already read that somewhere before already.

But why an auto shipping pickup window?

To be quite honest giving out a window of time instead of a specific date helps keep things smoother. For starters, carriers simply cannot show up whenever and wherever they want. Car shipping trucks are big and unwieldy and are subjected to the whims of the Interstate Highway System and its glorious traffic jams. You’d be surprised at how often delays happen because of traffic on one of the carrier’s routes. Traffic, road construction and problems with other pickups or deliveries can all cause delays when shipping a car.

Carriers have to work around this and this is a big reason for why they give out an auto shipping pickup window instead of a guaranteed date. Having to try to get to someone’s house or office to pickup a car by a specific date can be almost impossible. So they give pickup windows in an effort to make everything easier on everyone. Of course, working with a window of a day or two can be problematic if you’re trying to stick to a tight schedule. Luckily, many times you can have a friend or relative meet the carrier at pickup. This way they can handle the inspection and the paperwork since you cannot be there yourself.

Are there ways to make my pickup window shorter?

Not really. to be honest. Carriers have to give them out lest they basically lie to customers. A window is more subjective, after all, and easier for a carrier to fit into. You can try asking your agent about ways to make your auto shipping pickup window shorter, but there’s not much you can do. We do recommend you fill out and submit our free quote request form. It’s free and easy and won’t take more than a minute or two. However, it will get you free quotes from some of the best car transporters in the industry. This way you can rest easy knowing you’ll be in good hands. And if you have questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact us any time at 800-930-7417.

Open Car TransportationWhen you ship a car one of the first questions you’re going to need to ask yourself is what kind of carrier you need. Now, most people use open car transportation services, or an open carrier. They’re considered standard fare on most routes and the main way the majority of cars are shipped today. This isn’t surprising – it’s fairly cheap to ship on an open carrier because the driver can ship up to ten at a time. If they can ship more cars the same distance they can actually charge less per vehicle and still make more money on the route. This is the biggest reason as to why open car transportation is the cheapest method today.

So open car transportation is popular then?

It’s the most popular way of shipping a car, that’s for sure. Of course, it’s not the only method available, but it’s the cheapest and most prevalent today. Auto transporters like the ease with which they can move vehicles on an open carrier. It’s faster for them and more cost-effective, so the services they offer are often better. Of course, the biggest concern with open car transportation is the fact that the vehicles are exposed to the elements. This can result in damage, especially considering how hazardous the open road can be. Rocks, errant dirt and debris and collisions can all cause damage to a vehicle being shipped.

Luckily, damage during shipping is rare indeed. It really is – less than 5% of all vehicles that are shipped are delivered with any kind of damage. And the numbers that we’re working with are old, as statistics don’t mean as much in the vehicle shipping industry. Which is kind of a shame, considering how much data there is to collect. But regardless, damage is not common or prevalent; between the way open trucks are constructed and the way carriers load, transport and unload vehicles, safety is a top priority. Perhaps this, coupled with the low cost of their services, are why open car transportation is more prevalent than any other method.

Can I get quotes for open car transportation services?

If you fill out our free quote request form, every quote you get will be for open car shipping unless you ask for enclosed quotes. See, we get you free quotes from some of the best auto transporters in the industry. And we know they’re among the best because we make sure of it. We clear each company you get a quote from for both dependability and reliability. This includes making sure each is fully licensed, bonded and insured. They’re also top-rated and work only with licensed, insured carriers. And if you have questions about our services, or need help getting your quotes, don’t hesitate to contact us any time at 800-930-7417.

Household Moving to Aurora, ColoradoAurora is a city located in two different counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. It’s the third-largest city in the state by population and is home to over 325,000 residents. Household goods moving to Aurora is fairly popular thanks to its size, as there’s usually at least one or two people who need help moving household goods. It is also one of the principal cities of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area. This metro area is the largest in Colorado, so it’s not surprising that it’s a popular moving location. Whether it’s Denver, Aurora or one of the other bedroom cities, you should not have a hard time finding a mover to help you.

Is household goods moving to Aurora expensive?

Well, it’s not like moving is cheap. But it’s also not the most expensive industry that moves things, and we help keep your prices more competitive as well. But Aurora is a popular moving location, so it’s not as expensive as other places in the U.S. either. Household goods moving companies like larger cities because there are more customers there. More customers results in more money, but more importantly it means their trucks stay full longer. Being able to keep their trucks full and on the road, instead of loading and unloading, means higher profits on routes.

With household moving, though, there are some things that you should be aware of that differ from shipping a car. For starters, moving is based on the weight of all your goods. Most moving quotes require at least a rough estimate of the weight of your goods. You can usually estimate by how many bedrooms your home has. Also, don’t expect your shipment to happen overnight. Moving takes more time than shipping a car mostly because it takes much longer to load and unload household goods.

Can I get quotes for household goods moving to Aurora?

You certainly can. For just moving quotes, visit our Household Moving Articles section. That’s where our dedicated moving quote form is located. If you fill it out and submit it you’ll get free quotes emailed to you within the next few hours. Those quotes are from top-rated and licensed moving companies that are vetted by us ahead of time. This way you know you’ll be in good hands regardless of who you move with. You can also get quotes for household moving services by filling out our auto transport quote form. We have an option on the second page for moving quotes so you can get quotes for both. And, if you have questions or concerns, you can contact one of our agents any time at 800-930-7417.

Car Transport to Austin, TexasAs you may know, Austin is a city in and the capital of the U.S. state of Texas. It is also the county seat of Travis County, and is home to over 931,800 residents, making it the fourth-largest city in the state. Thanks to its size and its status as state capital, car transport to Austin is typically fairly easy to find. Austin is easy to get to and from as well, and sees a lot of demand from customers throughout the year. High demand plus easy access makes Austin popular among carriers, which tends to result in faster transit times and lower prices.

So car transport to Austin is pretty popular?

It’s quite popular, at least when it comes to Texas auto transport services. Auto shippers like to run routes into and out of big cities with large populations as it is. This is because it’s easy to keep their trucks full if they run routes through those areas. More potential customers means more loads, and their trucks stay full for longer. This results in higher profits for the carrier. Not only that, but they can often pickup or deliver multiple vehicles in a metro area in a single day. This makes things faster, reducing transit times and making your transit time lower.

Much of that has to do with Austin’s location in Texas and the interstates that run through it. The city sits a bit northeast of San Antonio and southwest of Dallas. It also sits northwest of Houston. In other words, the four largest cities in the state are all within a few hours of one another. This is great for carriers since they can often hit two or three in a single day. More pickups and deliveries, more money, faster transit times all come as a result of that. So car transport to Austin really shouldn’t be hard to find and there should be almost year-round demand into and out of the city.

Can I get free quotes for car transport to Austin?

You certainly can. The best way to go about it is to fill out and submit our free quote request form right here on our site. It won’t take you more than a minute or two to fill out and submit, and will net you free quotes from some of the best auto shippers in the industry. We know they’re among the best because we clear them all for dependability and reliability. This includes making sure each is fully licensed, bonded and insured. You get quotes from top-rated, trusted auto shippers, in other words. And if you have questions about our services, or need help getting your free quotes, you can contact one of our agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.

Auto Shipping to Metro Fresno, CaliforniaThe Fresno Metropolitan Statistical Area is a metro area anchored by the city of Fresno, California. It spans all of Fresno County and is home to over 930,400 residents. As such, auto transport to metro Fresno shouldn’t be all that hard – Fresno, after all, is the fifth-largest city in California, the largest in the state. While Fresno may not be as popular as, say, Los Angeles or San Francisco, it does still see plenty of vehicle shipping services. As the anchor of one of the largest metro areas in the state, too, Fresno tends to be a popular shipping location throughout the year. This tends to result in faster shipments and lower prices for you.

So auto transport to metro Fresno is popular?

It’s fairly popular, yes, though it doesn’t see the demand that larger metro areas do. But auto transporters like to run routes to and from big cities, and Fresno certainly counts. More than that, though, carriers like metropolitan areas because of the number of bedroom communities that surround it. This gives them access to more customers, or at least potentially, which will increase how much they can make in a given day.

One of the biggest disadvantages that Fresno has, though, is the fact that it doesn’t sit along any major interstates. I-5 runs north-south a bit west of Fresno, and to be fair it does sit along several major state highways that see a lot of traffic. However, those highways don’t always give carriers quick access to other, larger metro areas in California, unlike I-5. This can make for longer transit times for carriers, which means they have to spend more in fuel. This can result in higher car shipping prices for you. However, you’ll want to talk to an agent, as some areas of the Fresno metro area are cheaper to ship to than others.

Can I get quotes for auto transport to metro Fresno?

If you are interested in shipping a car to the Fresno metropolitan area fill out our free quote form. Make sure to put specific pickup and delivery cities in the form, though, as it will require those before submission. However, you’ll get free, accurate quotes emailed to you from top auto shipping companies. We know they’re among the best in the business because we clear all of them for dependability and reliability. This includes making sure each is fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have questions or concerns about our services, or need help getting your quotes, don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents any time at 800-930-7417.