Tips On Shipping Your Car During the Holidays

Cars being shipped by a courier

It’s common to ship your car across either America or Canada during the holiday season. If you’re planning to ship your vehicle during this time, you will be far from alone in doing so.

Whether you’re travelling from a colder climate to a warmer one, getting away for the holidays, going home, or visiting family in a distant destination, there are some things you should know about shipping your vehicle during this time. Here are just a few of them:

Schedule It as Soon As Possible

Many people are on the move throughout the months of December and January, most prominently snowbirds and people visiting home or another place for the holidays. Naturally, auto shippers will become overwhelmed during this time. The best way to ensure your car can be shipped exactly when you want is to get that shipment scheduled early. Spots are filling up weeks in advance. The earlier you plan to ship your vehicle, the earlier it will arrive at its destination.

Be Ready to Pay

If you’re used to shipping your car during other times of year but have yet to do so during the holiday season, be ready to pay a little bit more than usual. Simple economics are at play here: there is far more demand to have cars shipped than there are available shippers, so the price of the service subsequently increases. While you should always be on the lookout for a good price, you should be wary of a shipper with a cost significantly lower than everyone else. There’s a chance they’re taking on as many low-cost deals as possible and shipping the cars whenever they have the time.

Be Mindful of the Weather

In many cases during the holiday season, cars are shipped from Canada or the Northern United States, where snow and other undesirable winter weather can be a factor. Pay attention to the weather forecasts during the time period the car is being shipped. Adverse weather conditions can mean the car will likely not arrive when it should.

If you’re looking to have a vehicle shipped in the United States or Canada this holiday season, Car Couriers Inc. is here for you. As a family-owned business that has decades of experience, we’ll ensure that your car arrives at its destination on time. Call us today at  888-637-2770 to get your shipment scheduled.