Car Shipping to Metro Buffalo, New YorkThe Buffalo, New York Metropolitan Statistical Area, commonly known as Metro Buffalo but officially known as the Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, is a metropolitan area located in western New York State. Car shipping to metro Buffalo really should not be hard to find and book, considering the metro area is home to over 1.13 million residents. This is a far cry from the 20+ million that live in the New York City metro area, but as that’s the largest metro area in the entire U.S. it’s not surprising. Car shippers, however, are often willing to run routes to or from metro Buffalo thanks to its size and location, at least during most times of the year.

The reason why car shipping to metro Buffalo is pretty popular is because of its large size. Car transporters like running routes to and from large cities with even larger populations; this allows them to pickup and deliver more vehicles in a shorter amount of time. Being able to get from one customer to another quickly results in lower prices and faster transit times for everyone they are shipping for. Naturally this is good for both the customer and the carrier, since the customer gets their car faster and the carrier makes more money in a shorter amount of time. Now, during the winter months, it may be more difficult to find car shipping to metro Buffalo, as the area is known for their lake-effect snows. Simply put, Buffalo’s location along Lake Erie results in massive barrages of snow during certain times in the winter, often dropping feet of snow on the city.

Now, driving through some snow isn’t a problem for a truck hauling other cars, but too much snow and ice can paralyze a city and rend transportation options pretty much moot. During the winter, Buffalo can get locked down because of snow and ice, which results in carriers being unable to get there. If you are in the midst of shipping a car to Buffalo and the snows come in, talk to your agent. Chances are, you’ll need to try to meet a carrier outside of the city or the area, though to be fair that can be difficult as the snow doesn’t just fall on Buffalo but the entire region. Therefore, communication with your broker is paramount when you’re in the midst of car shipping to metro Buffalo.

If you are interested in shipping a vehicle to or from the Buffalo metropolitan area, regardless of if it’s to Buffalo proper or not, take a minute and fill out our free quote form. It’s free, easy, takes only a minute or two, and will net you multiple free quotes from some of the best car transporters in the industry. We clear each and every company you get a quote from for both dependability and reliability, and that includes making sure each is fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have questions about our services, or need help getting your quotes, don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.

Don't Misrepresent Your VehicleWhen you ship a car the most important thing you can do is to not misrepresent your vehicle. This seems like fairly common sense at this point, but then again we’ve been getting customers quotes to ship their vehicles for over fifteen years now, and every day there’s someone who doesn’t understand why it’s important to represent your vehicle accurately. What we mean is that you give an accurate overview of the vehicle you are shipping. This includes where you are shipping from and to, as well as the year, make and model of the vehicle you are shipping. Lying and telling your agent you’re shipping something other than what you are can lead to lots of problems.

When you misrepresent your vehicle to a company that is trying to give you a quote, you end up getting the wrong quote, to start. Auto shipping companies base their prices off where you’re shipping from and to, what you’re shipping, the popularity of your route and the time of the year. If you tell your shipper that you’re trying to transport a small sedan, when in reality it’s a large SUV, you get the wrong quote, end of story. And when you misrepresent your vehicle you end up putting more pressure on the broker and the carrier, and some companies may not even work with you and drop you as a client – if you lie about the type of vehicle you’re shipping, what else may you be lying about?

Do you see the problem? It may not seem like much, but additional weight on the carrier can throw a wrench into their plans. They work hard to make sure that they are able to cover their costs with the vehicles that they transport. Since different vehicles weigh different amounts, if a carrier is not planning to ship a pickup truck but a car, they may end up having to rearrange their shipment, causing delays, confusion and – at least for you – severe price hikes. Plus it wastes time; an inaccurate quote is not going to help you get a handle on your shipment and will likely lead to more problems down the line. Misrepresenting a vehicle just causes problems, and it doesn’t save you any money (which is why most people who do misrepresent the vehicle they are shipping do it).

If you are interested in shipping a car, though, don’t hesitate to fill out our free online car transport quote request form. It’s free, easy, and, if you don’t misrepresent your vehicle, quite accurate. We clear each company you get a quote from for both dependability and reliability, and that includes making sure each is fully licensed, bonded, insured, top-rated, and that they understand how the industry works and price accordingly. This way, you know you’ll be in good hands regardless of the company you book with. And, as always, 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 Transport to Lowell, MassachusettsLowell is a city located in Middlesex County, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Home to a population of over 109,900 residents, Lowell is currently the fourth-largest city in the state by population and is a large part of the Boston, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. As you likely know, Boston is also one of the largest cities in the U.S. by population, which actually makes it easier to find carriers willing to provide services for auto transport to Lowell, as they prefer to run routes to and from larger cities with sprawling metropolitan areas surrounding them.

Auto transport to Lowell is made easier by its size and location, yes, but it’s not just because demand on the customer side is high. Auto shippers like to stay close to big cities because it’s where the people are, this is true, but there are cities that are fast and easy to get to…and those that are not. Lowell is not the largest city in the state – it’s not even the largest in Middlesex County – so many carriers are likely going to be more willing to go to Boston, as it’s larger and sees higher demand than Lowell. But Lowell sits not far from Boston itself, which means that many carriers can get there without having to raise their prices.

Of course, Lowell does sit a bit north of Boston, closer to the New Hampshire border than to the largest city in the state. This can be problematic for some carrier companies, but on the whole you shouldn’t have a hard time considering it sits right at the intersection of Highway 3 and I-495. Highway 3 runs north out of the northern areas of Boston and up into New Hampshire, giving carriers an alternate route to get to cities like Nashua and Manchester. Those aren’t all that popular among carriers, though, so in some cases – particularly during the winter months, when snow is common in the region – you may end up finding yourself having to pay more for auto transport to Lowell as opposed to shipping to Boston for a better rate.

At the end of the day, though, if you are interested in auto transport to Lowell, Massachusetts, you can and should fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It’s completely free to fill out and submit, but what’s more is that you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from some of the best auto shippers in the industry. These are companies that we clear for both dependability and reliability, and that includes making sure each company is fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have questions about our services, or if you need help understanding the industry or even if you just need help getting your free quotes, don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.

Ship Food in a CarThis may not be the most common question, but it’s one that’s been asked before – can one ship food in a car they are looking to transport? The answer, perhaps obviously, is no. There are several reasons why, starting with the fact that auto shippers simply aren’t licensed to transport food and things like that. For one, they aren’t legally allowed to do so, but another reason is that food is heavily regulated, and not just the production of it – transportation, storage, etc. all play a role in that as well. Carriers are licensed companies, and they aren’t allowed to haul things that…well, that they aren’t licensed to haul.

Think about it – if you ship food in a car, chances are it’s going to spoil. The vehicle is loaded and stayed loaded on the truck until it is delivered, so no one goes in it or goes out of it unless the carrier has to move it to get to another vehicle, which is rare as they try to load and unload in such a way so as they don’t have to do that. But there’s no refrigeration, no freezers, and even if you ship a vehicle that does have those, chances are they won’t be on. But even so, carrier’s still aren’t allowed to ship those things anyway, and they wouldn’t check on your stuff just like how they wouldn’t if you put plants or pets in the car you’re shipping.

Really, if you want to ship food in a car, drive it yourself, as that’s the only way it’s going to happen. What is a carrier to do if the food you ship spoils? They aren’t liable for that, it’s not in their license to ship it anyway. Sure, you could probably get away with a box of Otter-Pops or something in the trunk, but at that point you’re deceiving your carrier and telling them you have nothing when really you do have something. Some carriers don’t mind if you have some junk in the trunk, but that usually extends to, you know, non-perishable things like blankets, pillows, clothes, not food. So don’t try to ship food in a car you are looking to transport – it won’t end well for anyone.

However, if you need quotes to just ship a vehicle, don’t hesitate to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It’s free, easy, won’t take more than a minute or two, and will net you multiple free quotes from top-rated auto shipping companies. They’ll email you your quotes, with the first coming in minutes after submitting our quote form. We clear each and every company you get a quote from for both dependability and reliability as well, which includes making sure each is fully licensed, bonded and insured. If you have questions about our services, or need help getting your free quotes, don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.

Never Double Book Your Car ShipmentSomething that more than a few customers have done is what’s known as the double book. When you double book your car shipment, it means that you’ve booked an order with more than one brokerage, and believe it or not this can be an issue, as most car transporters actually use the same basic load boards to connect customers with carriers. Double booking an order brings with it a host of problems that carriers and brokers really don’t want to deal with, which we’ll explain a bit more below. Suffice it to say, though, that when you double book your car shipment you end up screwing a lot of stuff up for quite a few different people, so don’t do it.

When you double book your car shipment it means that you’ve booked with two different companies, likely for different prices. While it may sound like a good strategy to try to get a lower price, forcing companies to compete like that ends up just causing confusion. Carriers who see the same load posted by two different shippers won’t know who to contact for it, so oftentimes they simply leave it alone, which can be frustrating for you since it has the opposite effect from what you intended. But see, carriers know that, so they do it anyway to get it off the load boards.

Brokers, too, will try to undermine shipments that they find are double booked. Oftentimes they’ll simply cancel an order that they know has been double booked, so they don’t have to deal with the headache. For a broker it’s not all that big of a deal – yeah, some time and effort go down the drain, but it’s so much worse for a carrier to show up to pick up a vehicle only for it to already be gone. Or, even worse, to see it being driven away by another carrier company. So when you book a shipment, book with only one company, as it will end up saving you time, money and hassle over trying to play two different companies against each other to try to get a better rate. Because when you double book your car shipment, you’re not going to get a better rate, just a lot more hassle.

If you are interested in shipping a vehicle, however, don’t be afraid to fill out our free online car shipping quote request form. It’s completely free and pretty easy to fill out and submit, and once you do submit it you’ll receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from some of the best auto transporters in the industry. We clear each and every company you get a quote from for both dependability and reliability, and that includes making sure each is fully licensed, bonded and insured. This way, you’ll get free quotes from top companies that you can compare, and all the while you know you’ll be in good hands. If you have questions about our services, don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents any time, toll-free, at 800-930-7417.