Shipping A Car During The Holidays

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The holiday season is a wonderful time of year, and while car shipping services are still available, here are a couple holiday car shipping tips to keep in mind.

  • Truck drivers want to spend time with their families during the holiday season, just like you.

This is especially true during the Thanksgiving weekend, and the week between Christmas and New Years.  Its best to try and avoid those dates for car shipping because so many drivers in the auto transport world are taking those dates off too.

  • Expect longer transit times

Longer transit times are normal for the holiday season, not only due to driver availability, but because of more traffic on the roads, and winter road conditions.

  • Prepare to pay a bit more

It’s basic supply and demand, when there are fewer car haulers available, and lots of cars to ship, car carriers will haul the cars that pay the most first, and work down from there. So, if you have strict timeline concerns, be prepared to compensate the carriers competitively.

  • Be flexible with your shipping dates, and you’ll be fine. 

You can still get your car shipped from point A to point B during the holidays, if you are flexible with your schedule and rates.  Have a back up plan for potential delays, and avoid those busy Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years dates.

If you have questions about car shipping during the holiday season, – or any other car hauling questions – please call us at 866-221-1664.

 

Check Out What’s Being Unveiled at the L.A. Auto Show

Image Courtesy Of laautoshow.com
Image Courtesy Of laautoshow.com

Tickets for the L.A. Auto Show are now on sale for the general public, and this year, there’s going to be a lot to see.  In fact, there are a record number of new cars are set to be unveiled – 33 to be exact.   There will be no shortage of stunning head turners like the Porsche Panamera Exclusive Series, or Mercedes-Maybach S600.  In fact most of the major luxury players will have something to show off this year including, Audi, Bentley, BMW, & Jaguar.

Ford also has some exciting news to share at this show, as they will be unveiling a performance 500+ hp Mustang, and an entirely re-vamped Explorer SUV.  At one time, Ford sold over 440,000 explorers in one year, however by the year 2009, that number had dwindled to less that 52,000.  A re-invention in 2010, re-awakened interest for the SUV, and sales have steadily increased.  Ford hopes that combining increased fuel efficiency and all the latest technology, the Explorer will continue to be a best seller.

Other popular attractions at this years event include:
A Celebrity Car Showcase – which will feature tricked-out vehicles from some of the hottest music and sports celebrities around.
Technology & Electronics Display – check out the latest and greatest in the mobile electronics and entertainment.
Tuners & Performance – learn how to customize and improve vehicle performance.
Appearance – How to get your vehicle noticed, even on the streets of L.A.

To learn more about the auto show, click here.