Car Transport Services to Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids is a city in as well as the county seat of Kent County, in the U.S. state of Michigan. By population, it is the second-largest in the state, behind Detroit, and is currently home to over 188,000 residents. Grand Rapids, like most all of Michigan’s major cities, was historically a manufacturing and industrial center in the Great Lakes region, and still is; while at one point automotive manufacturing was the main industrial sector, the city has always enjoyed a diverse and broad economic base, which has helped Grand Rapids to weather (relatively) the effects of the 2008 recession. Today, Grand Rapids is known as both River City and Furniture City, on account of the river that cuts it in half and the fact that five of the largest furniture manufacturing companies are located in the city.
Grand Rapids is the anchor of the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area and is located about 75 miles west of Detroit, at least if you go by the Interstate Highway System. As it’s located in Michigan, it can be more expensive to ship to and from, but its proximity to Detroit, which itself is a major auto transportation center, certainly helps the cause. Car transport services to Grand Rapids are sometimes easier for carriers to provide, if you’re shipping from somewhere close by, but generally it’s going to be a bit more expensive due to how far north in the country it is. Auto shippers don’t necessarily like going to the extremes of the country to ship vehicles, and will often charge more for routes that go through far-northern areas due to how far from the rest of the major population centers they are.
That being said, it’s not like it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg – Detroit, one of the most popular vehicle shipping locations in the country, is only a few hours east of Grand Rapids. This gives transporters access several major car shipping areas, and with Lansing sitting right on the route between the two, carriers have three of the top-five cities in Michigan along one road. That road? I-96, a smaller interstate that services central Michigan but one that connects to several north-south interstates including I-75 near Detroit and I-69 near Lansing. This gives shippers easy ways to and from many parts of Michigan, which helps mitigate your costs for car transport services to Grand Rapids.
If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Grand Rapids, Michigan, or to or from anywhere else in the country, for that matter, you can take a minute to fill out our free online auto transportation quote request form. When you submit it, you’ll receive a custom quote calculated based on the information you submitted instantly on your screen. If you have questions about our services, the quote you’ll get, or just need some help getting that quote to begin with, you can call us any time at 800-930-7417 and speak to one of our live agents about it.