Des Moines Car Transport May be Treacherous This Week
More storms are set to ravage Des Moines and the rest of the region starting today and possibly through the weekend. This no doubt will be making Des Moines car transport services more difficult.
We cover a lot of severe weather here at American Auto Shipping. And there’s a reason for that – it’s important to know what’s going on in major car transportation hubs. Des Moines may not be on par with the largest auto transport areas in the nation, but it’s still a popular auto shipping location nonetheless.
What to Expect with Des Moines Car Transport This Week
While we don’t necessarily know how bad the weather will be, it’s going to be pretty severe. Late last week, hail and tornadoes rocked the area from Omaha, Nebraska up northeast through Des Moines. This is basically an extension of that, and as it moves east you can expect severe weather to make things more difficult for auto shippers.
The biggest problem, really, is the hail. Hailstones can cause some serious damage to both auto transport trucks and their cargo. Naturally, shippers want to try to avoid this if they can. This means that delays along routes affected by the storm are likely.
If your carrier is running a route through affected areas, and the hail is treacherous, chances are they’ll park somewhere safe and ride it out. Or they should, anyway. Some carriers have been known to risk it and cause damage to vehicles, so you may want to talk to an agent about it.
Not only that, but if tornadoes are forming, carriers may end up smack in the middle of their path. This is rare, of course, but it’s not unheard of. As such, you definitely should talk to an agent about your shipment. They’ll let you know if a diversion or a delay is needed and they can give you up-to-date information about your carrier, too.
Preparing for Des Moines Car Transport Services
If your car is already in transit through the Des Moines area, you’re just going to have to wait until your carrier shows up. We don’t recommend contacting your car transporter directly; instead, let your agent do that. If you’re worried about anything happening to your vehicle during transit thanks to the storm, that’s a decent option.
If you’re on the hunt for car transportation services to or from the Des Moines area, though, definitely get going on getting quotes. You can fill out our free quote form and get free quotes from top-rated auto transporters. They’ll email you your quotes within minutes and you can compare and contrast prices, services and more. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents. They can answer questions, give helpful advice, and help you get your quotes.