Vehicle Shipping Services to Kalamazoo, MI
The city of Kalamazoo is located in southwestern Michigan, less than one hundred fifty miles from Detroit (to the east) and Chicago (to the west). Kalamazoo is home to just over 74,000 residents and anchors the larger Kalamazoo-Portage Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to over 326,000 people. Kalamazoo began life as Bronson in the early 19th century; founded by a man of the same name, it was renamed Kalamazoo in 1836 and quickly became a major agricultural community, with many northern businessmen setting up shop in the area thanks to its fertile soil. The city today has stuck to its agricultural roots, to an extent, though its economy is based more on retail and other service-oriented sectors than farming. For more information about the city, you can visit Kalamazoo’s official website.
Kalamazoo sits right along I-94, which winds through the southern parts of the town, which certainly helps lower auto transport prices to and from the area. However, Kalamazoo still sits in Michigan, which on the whole is not an incredibly popular area for auto transporters to move vehicles to or from. Areas such as Detroit and Chicago see a lot of auto transport traffic, particularly north-south oriented traffic, but Kalamazoo sits in the middle of nowhere, pretty much, and its size doesn’t allow for a lot of auto transportation companies to run up there, so fewer companies do. Part of the reason is because auto transport trucks don’t have a lot of options in terms of their next stop; if they’re heading into Kalamazoo from the west, they’re heading to Detroit more than not, and if they’re heading in from the east Chicago’s likely their next stop. But there’s nothing else in between, and that’s a lot of driving for an auto shipper for just one load. Therefore, they’ll usually charge more to head into areas like that unless they’re already planning on going through there for other customers.
Kalamazoo, of course, sits in Michigan, which experiences rather cold and snowy winter weather. This can cause problems because snow is common from November to around March, and snow is not a friend of the auto transporter. Snow can cause havoc with auto transport trucks, particularly those with full loads, and can lead to lost loads and damages that will have to be repaired – and those repairs paid for. That’s a big reason why so many auto shippers prefer to run southern-based routes, and a big reason why transportation through snow areas will be more expensive, in the long run. If you’re concerned about your auto transportation services to or from Kalamazoo, you can get multiple free quotes from reputable and reliable auto transporters who can ship your vehicle from anywhere, to anywhere in the U.S. If you have questions you need answered, call our toll-free number to speak to one of our live auto transport experts. You can also learn more about shipping to or from Kalamazoo via our auto transport to or from Kalamazoo article.