Sometimes, when you need to transport your car somewhere, you don’t have any control over when. You may be moving because of a new job or taking your car with you overseas on a vacation you’ve been planning for years. Other times, you have the luxury of being able to choose when you’ll transport your car. The question then becomes, “What’s the best time to transport my car?” Because cost is one of the most important factors in transporting a car, here are some tips for helping you find the cheapest time of year to ship a car.
The peak seasons for transporting cars are fall and spring. That’s when the snowbirds make their annual migration to and from the warmer climates. Although auto transport companies are at their busiest during these seasons, you may be able to take advantage of the season if you’re headed in the opposite direction. Sending your car north in the fall and south during the spring means many auto transport trucks will be going your way anyway. Plus, they’ll be happy to get any business rather than make the trip back empty.
Fuel Prices Peak in Summer
Anyone who’s been on a family road trip in the summer knows how expensive it can be to fill up during those months. The simple equation is: more people are driving during the summer, which means the demand for gas is higher, which means the prices rise to meet the demand. Considering how much fuel it takes for a truck to haul a vehicle across the country, it’s worth holding off until the summer months pass and the demand dies down — if you have the luxury of waiting.
Think About the Weather
Having your car transported during stormy or icy weather can be more of a risk than when the weather is calmer, so try to account for that when deciding when you want to have your car transported. It’s especially worth thinking about if your car will be traveling through areas that experience severe weather — such as through the Northeast during the winter or the Southeast during hurricane season.
If you have the luxury of being able to choose when you’ll transport your car, there’s a lot to think about before you make the decision that’s right for you. Choosing the right time of year to transport your car could help save you a lot of money and stress.
With a more than 99 percent satisfaction rate from customers, Stateway Auto provides safe and reliable car shipping that you can trust. Contact us today for a free quote and find out how we can take the worry out of transporting your car.