What to Expect When Shipping Your Car In the Winter

What to Expect When Shipping Your Car In the Winter

With the change of the leaves and colder weather quickly approaching, that can only mean one thing: winter. Whether planned or not, you may find yourself having to move a vehicle this coming winter. The best part about scheduling winter car transport is that you don't have to do any of the manual labor or driving during snowy conditions. You'll just need to prepare your car for pick up and be ready to receive it once it arrives at its final destination. 

Shipping a Car During the Holidays 

Although the car shipping industry is usually slow during winter months, the opposite is true during the peak holiday season. The last ten days of the year are usually some of the busiest for car dealerships and in turn, come January 1st, carriers are typically booked solid for 3-4 weeks. Car dealerships frequently have end-of-year sales to clear inventory for new models and auto carriers are busy transporting cars to their new happy owners. So, if you can plan to purchase or gift a car this holiday season, be prepared to schedule your winter car transport early so you can have it delivered on time. Keep in mind that you may also pay higher price during these weeks because of the increase in demand. 

Expect Delays for Winter Car Transport 

With winter comes snow and ice. Needless to say, the roads can be slippery and dangerous for drivers and they. If you're scheduling winter car transport, don't be surprised if there is a delay in delivery as it can be difficult to predict the weather and road conditions prior to shipping your car. It's definitely the smart choice to ship your vehicle instead of driving it, as truckers are trained for rough road conditions and know the safest routes. Rest assured that your car is in good hands throughout the transport process. 

You May See Lower Prices 

One of the biggest benefits of shipping your vehicle during the winter months is that the price is typically much lower than the summer months, with the exception of the holiday season. Auto shipping isn’t as common in the winter, so carriers lower their prices to encourage people to schedule auto transport if they have to move a vehicle during the winter. 

Although moving or buying a car during the winter might not seem ideal, there are definitely some perks. As a two-time finalist for the "Torch Award Finalist" by the Better Business Bureau for Ethics (BBB) in both 2019 and 2020, we go above and beyond to provide you with exceptional service.

Give Metti International a call today to schedule your upcoming car transport at 866.620.1776 or request a quote online. We look forward to helping you with your upcoming auto transport needs!

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