The Chevrolet Express lineup has been around since 1996, replacing the old Chevy Van that had been a staple of the company’s various lineups for years. Finding a good vehicle transport company to ship this full-size van is usually pretty easy, but it depends on which specific model you’re shipping. In this article we’ll discuss which passenger van models are currently available as well as what you can expect when it comes time to find a good vehicle transport company to move it. The Express is available in a wide variety of different options and models; this vehicle shipping article will focus on the 2500 Passenger models. In the link above you will find information about the 1500, 2500 and 3500 passenger vans, and this article will focus, like we said, on the 2500 Passenger models.
As of 2012 the Chevy Express 2500 Passenger Van comes in two models, the LS and the LT. These models actually are considered upgrades from the 1500 models, so some options may appear on both. In addition to or replacing certain 1500 LT features, the LS comes with twelve-passenger seating, a six-speed automatic transmission, 16-inch steel wheels, an available convenience package including power windows and door locks, and a 4.8L E85 FlexFuel-capable V8 Vortec engine. The 2500 LT, in addition to or replacing certain 2500 LS features, features a chrome appearance package, rear heating and air conditioning, a deluxe console with a swingout storage bin, a convenience package which includes power windows and door locks, another convenience package featuring a tilt-wheel steering column and cruise control, full-floor carpeting, remote keyless entry and custom cloth front bucket seats.
The Express 2500 Passenger Van is roughly the equivalent of the Ford E-250 van lineup, and as such you can expect to see the same type of quoting procedures among different vehicle transport companies. Typically the 2500 will come with an overweight vehicle fee, as it is a larger vehicle, but it’ll fit just fine on the back of most vehicle transport trucks. The key here is knowing how much is too much – typical overweight vehicle transport fees range from $150-$300, depending on the company, and any more than that is probably too much. Vehicle transport companies impose these fees on heavier vehicles because they use more fuel to ship than lighter vehicles, which means that vehicle transport companies have to spend more on fuel, which is pricey at the moment. The other major factor going into your vehicle transport quote is the mileage from pickup to delivery, as well as where the pickup and delivery cities actually are located. Major metropolitan areas are best to ship from and to, as vehicle transport companies tend to stick toward heavily populated areas as there are more customers there. Vehicle transporters will run uncommon routes if they make enough, so if you need to save some money it’s best to speak to your vehicle transport representative about options for keeping your price low.
But regardless of your budget, American Auto Shipping is here to help. Simply fill out our free online vehicle transport quote request form and you’ll receive up to ten free quotes from our reputable and reliable vehicle transport companies. We clear all our companies for reliability ahead of time, which means we make sure they are all fully licensed, bonded and insured. Our affiliates are held to the highest standards in the vehicle transport industry, and we do our homework ahead of time to make sure. You can also call our toll-free telephone number and speak to our own live vehicle transport representatives if you have questions about our quote form or our website. So go ahead, give us a call, or simply fill out our free vehicle transport quote form, and find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you and all your vehicle transport needs.