Car Shipping to Tucson, Arizona
Tucson is a city in as well as the county seat of Pima County, in the U.S. state of Arizona. Currently home to a population of over 520,000 residents, Tucson is the second-largest city in the state and anchor of the Tucson Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to over 996,000 residents. The city was first founded in 1775 and was under Spanish control until the Gadsden Purchase in 1853. During the American Civil War it was capital of the Confederate Arizona Territory, and was capital of the actual Arizona Territory when it was formed in 1867. Incorporated in 1877, it is the oldest incorporated city in Arizona and served as Arizona’s largest commercial and distribution center.
Today, Tucson anchors the southern end of what is known as the Arizona Sun Corridor, with the northern end being Phoenix. The Sun Corridor is a stretch of I-10 that runs through the most populated areas of Arizona, making it a popular car transport location within the state and relatively easy to get to, considering it sits only about a hundred miles south of the capital and largest city. Tucson anchors its own metropolitan area, which is great considering auto transport companies prefer to run routes through major cities and metro areas anyway. Being close to Phoenix also helps the cause, as car shipping companies can go to Phoenix and then south to Tucson before heading east (or vice-versa, if they are heading west).
Sitting along I-10 also really helps keep prices more competitive because car shippers want to stick to major interstate highways. They were designed to provide easy access to the largest cities in the United States, which means that auto transporters have easy-to-navigate roads through major cities to help them construct their routes. This allows them to keep prices into and out of major cities lower because they don’t have to travel back roads or anything like that, and they can also get from one major city to the next within a day or two, meaning that rarely does a day go by that a car shipper isn’t collecting payment. By spreading out their payments among multiple customers, prices per customer are also lowered – this means better prices for you, more money for the carrier, and – thanks to the Interstate Highway System – faster pickup, transit and delivery times.
The climate also really helps keep things balanced in terms of transit time and price. Since car shippers prefer to run routes through major cities and metropolitan areas, they like being able to access customers all year long. In areas like New England and the Great Lakes, winter can be a tough season because not only are fewer customers actually shipping vehicles, but the weather takes a turn for the worse and many routes become difficult and dangerous to traverse. Tucson, on the other hand, sees sunshine pretty much the whole year round, even during the depths of winter. As a popular snowbird destination to boot, interest in car transport services to Tucson spikes during the late summer, fall and early winter, which tends to yield lower prices because there are more customers and thus more demand for service, which means more competition.
If you are interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Tucson, Arizona, take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. If you do, you’ll receive multiple free car transport quotes from some of the best and highest-rated car shipping companies in the industry today. We stand by all our shippers and ensure that all of them are fully licensed, bonded, insured, and five-star rated among the top auto shipping review websites. You’ll get your quotes in your email inbox within about an hour, giving you the opportunity to compare different prices and services and find the right shipping company for your needs. If you have questions about our services, or if you need some help getting your free quotes, don’t hesitate to call us any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.