Well, it’s April. Spring is in the air, the sun is shining, auto transport is looking up…
Wait. It’s supposed to snow in the Great Lakes region? But it’s April!
Yes, it may be April, but the Great Lakes are looking at some severe winter weather in the coming days. And this kind of weather is the kind that will make Great Lakes auto transport services a bit trickier to complete.
We spent much of this past winter covering storms and other severe weather that could affect car transport services. But looks like Old Man Winter isn’t quite done with us yet. From Grand Rapids to Bangor, the entire Great Lakes region and New England is looking at more snow. It’s not surprising news…but in April it kind of is.
What to expect out of Great Lakes auto transport services this week
Well, if you’re shipping up to Grand Rapids, Detroit, Chicago, or Cleveland, chances are you’ll see some delays. Snow and ice are things that most auto transporters try to avoid. This isn’t news by any means – we’ve said it a hundred times, really – but it’s true every time. Snow is a big problem for them because it tends to cause diversions. And diversions eat up time, which is money for most car shippers.
Luckily, this storm shouldn’t be as devastating as Winter Storm Stella was, or even earlier ones back in late 2016. But it’s still going to dump some serious snow on the Great Lakes region, making Great Lakes auto transport services a bit tougher to complete. Areas of I-90 and I-94 are likely going to see some accumulation, which will slow down traffic and make routes crawl. This means more time on the road and less time picking up and delivering vehicles.
If you’re looking at shipping to the Great Lakes region sometime in the near future, you should definitely work to get some quotes now. The snows will melt soon enough and the routes will open for carriers. So by next week, it’ll likely be business as usual barring any new severe weather. But for the rest of this week and into the weekend, keep your phone close and make sure you get the full scoop from your car transporter.
What you can do to prepare for your Great Lakes auto transport services
There’s really not much you can do right now, to be honest. You can talk to your agent about the weather and how to go about avoiding potential damage. But really, if your car is already in transit through the area, you’re just going to have to wait until your carrier shows up. We don’t recommend contacting your car transporter directly; instead, let your agent do that. If you’re worried about anything happening to your vehicle during transit thanks to the storm, that’s a decent option.
If you’re on the hunt for car transportation services to or from the Great Lakes region, though, definitely get going on getting quotes. You can fill out our free quote form and get free quotes from top-rated auto transporters. They’ll email you your quotes within minutes and you can compare and contrast prices, services and more. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents. They can answer questions, give helpful advice, and help you get your quotes.