Saving Money on Auto Transport: Ship Before the Rush
In just 30 days, things are going to be changing in the auto transport industry; prices are going to go up, pickup wait times will increase, and it’ll likely last well into the new year. Auto shippers are gearing up for the rush, but are you?
Snowbird season is right around the corner, and now’s the best time to capitalize on the lower prices heading into the season. As it stands now, the auto shipping industry is in somewhat of a lull; the summer boom is winding down, and while the snowbird season is coming up fast, as it stands now people really aren’t transporting their vehicles- they’ve either already done so or they’re waiting until the new year. Auto transportation companies are using this opportunity to inform potential customers that now is the time to ship, and there are a few states that are garnering more attention than others. For starters, Florida (and, really, much of the Gulf Coast) is prime auto shipping territory come the winter months, because a lot of people living in New England and the Mid Atlantic region don’t particularly like the cold, snowy winters that they tend to get. So they’re going down south for the winter (hence the term “snowbird”).
This means big opportunities for customers looking to move south to save a bit of cash on their auto transportation. By jumping on the bandwagon early, you essentially guarantee yourself a lower price because you’re beating the rush. Think of it as a Black Friday Sale that starts a few days early, except in the auto transport world it’s starting a whole month early. But it’s not just Florida or the Gulf Coast; no, people looking to ship to Arizona can get in on these deals too. Arizona is one of those states that never seems to get a lot of movement to or from in terms of car shipping most of the year, but come snowbird season Phoenix, Tucson and the surrounding areas are prime snowbird territory. Vehicle shippers are always looking for more vehicles to ship on a coast-to-coast run, and moving through Arizona is going to be pretty popular due to it’s location. But hurry – come next month, it’s going to get a lot more expensive, so get in on the ground level to some really good savings by booking your next car shipment soon.