Car Shipping Services to Houston, Texas
Houston is a city in and the county seat of Harris County, in the U.S. state of Texas. Currently home to a population of about 2.24 million residents, Houston is the largest city in Texas as well as the fourth-largest in the United States after New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago, respectively. Founded in 1836 and incorporated as a city in 1837, Houston grew primarily on the backs of the railroad and port industries, and after the discovery of oil in 1901 the city began to really flourish. Today, Houston’s economy is based heavily on oil, manufacturing, transportation, government, education and medical care.
Houston, unsurprisingly, anchors the Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area, the largest in Texas and the fifth-largest in the United States and currently home to almost 6.5 million residents. Auto transport carriers prefer to run routes into and out of major metro areas and cities since that’s where their customers are, and areas with lots of customers lead to more loads on their truck and more money in their pocket. Houston’s metro area is technically the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area that spans nine counties, so you should see decent prices no matter where in the area you are shipping, even if it isn’t Houston proper.
It really helps that Houston is really easy for auto shippers to get into and out of – well, the metropolitan area, anyway. Several major interstates run through Houston including I-10, I-45 and I-69. The first is perhaps the most heavily-traveled by car shippers and motorists, as it connects the southern states together on one route from California to Florida. I-45 and I-69 are north-south interstates that connect to other major cities and metro areas and also connect to other major interstates north of Houston. Having easy routes through big cities keeps prices for everyone lower, since the car shipping carrier doesn’t have to spend so much time driving or money on fuel, so this only helps the cause for you.
During the spring and summer months is when Houston tends to see the nicest weather, as it’s located in the state of Texas, which tends to see a varied climate but a warmer one, with lots of sunshine. Winters are also mild, with little (if any) snow throughout the year. Storms, particularly rainstorms and thunderstorms, are not unheard of. On the whole the weather won’t affect your shipment that much most times of the year, but there are occasional storms that can cause flooding and delays, particularly during the spring, so keep an eye on the weather reports just in case.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Houston, don’t hesitate to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. When you do, you’ll see an instant price to ship your vehicle that won’t go up later. We work only with top-rated carriers and ensure they’re fully licensed and insured. You can get your quote and even book your shipment online as well. Or, you can call us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to a representative. They can answer your questions, give you a quote to ship your vehicle, book your order, and more.