Car Transport to Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City is a city in and is also the capital and largest city in the state of Utah. Currently home to a population of over 191,100, Salt Lake City is the largest city in the Wasatch Front region of Utah, the largest region in the state and home to 2.4 million residents, which is the majority of residents in the state. Salt Lake City was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young, the exiled Mormon leader, who extensively irrigated the valley to allow the city to grow via agriculture. The city grew during the late 19th and 20th centuries thanks primarily to Mormon immigrants, the rise of rail transportation and mining, and today Salt Lake City is a major transportation and logistics hub in the region.
Salt Lake City anchors the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area, home to a population of over 1.15 million residents. This is generally good news for you, as car shippers and auto transport companies prefer to run their routes through major cities surrounded by major metropolitan areas along major interstate highways, and should help keep your prices and services more competitive in the long run. At the same time, Salt Lake City is located in Utah, a state that is mainly desert and mountain and steppe and really isn’t all that heavily populated outside of Salt Lake – and this tends to actually cause problems in terms of getting your vehicle picked up or delivered.
Salt Lake City tends to see the most amount of car transport traffic of any city in Utah, namely because of the ease of access that carriers enjoy into and out of the area. Both I-15 and I-80 service the city, with I-15 a north-south interstate that connects Salt Lake to Las Vegas and other cities further south, while I-80 is a major east-west interstate running from San Francisco to New Jersey. While they are not the most heavily traveled interstates, at least in the auto transport industry, they do see plenty of traffic which should help keep prices into and out of Salt Lake City a bit lower, which counteracts its isolation fairly well and makes Salt Lake City easier and faster during most times of the year.
During the spring and summer, the weather tends to be hot and dry, which makes auto transportation to or from Salt Lake City during these seasons a lot easier and faster than during the fall and winter. Winters tend to be cold and snowy, with snowfall heavier between November and March than any other time period. Snow and ice can cause problems and delays for car shippers, but there are also plenty of days where the weather should still be conducive to a good and positive vehicle shipping experience. We highly recommend speaking to a live agent about shipping to or from Salt Lake City, particularly during the winter months, as they’ll be able to tell you all the relevant information for your specific shipment.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Salt Lake City, don’t be afraid to fill out our free online auto transport quote request from any time. If you do submit your information, you will receive multiple free quotes in your email inbox from top-rated car shipping companies. They come in real time over the course of the next hour, and once you have your quotes you can then compare those companies’ prices and services against one another to find the right shipper for your budget and needs. If you have questions about our services, or advertisers, the quotes you will receive or have received or just need some help getting your quotes in the first place, give us a call any time at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents.