Just exactly what is meant by the phrase “seasonal fluctuations in auto transport”? Everybody talks about it but hardly anybody explains it. The auto shipping business just assumes that the phrase is self explanatory, and to a degree it is. Obviously, as the seasons change there are ebbs and flows in the car transport industry that change with it. But what does that really mean for the customer? How does that play out in real life? And why should a customer give it any concern? Here on this page we will attempt to answer those questions, because inquiring minds want to know.
Saving money is always a great thing, right? Sure it is. But there are some things that you just can’t skimp out on, things that you definitely pay for what you get – and if you go too low, you get an inferior product or service. The same goes for the auto shipping industry, especially in the summer time. As the season transitions into the summer season, we’re preparing for a large influx of customers and increased auto transport prices due to the “summer squeeze.” More people ship during the summer months than during any other time of the year; this is because summer is the best time to relocate families, it’s when people have time off or are shipping cars for the holidays of the 4th of July or Memorial Day.
This, in turn, causes an increase in auto transport prices, especially moving out of major cities. More people move out of larger cities during the summer months, and many times there aren’t enough carriers to accommodate all the shipments at the same time. This, in turn, causes a bottleneck, with prices for moving out of major areas (specifically areas like Miami, Los Angeles or Dallas) increasing as demand goes up. You can stay ahead of the curve by making sure that you book your shipment no more than a week ahead of time; typically we’ll tell you three or four days before you want it picked up, because we can quote your shipment to move that fast out of major areas if we catch the prices at the right time.