Is there a “best time” to ship your car?

Weather conditions — both at your pickup location and your destination — as well as seasonal demand will have an effect on the price and the efficiency of your vehicle transport. DIY Transport offers these tips for a hassle-free experience:

The first thing you’ll want to decide is what’s most important to you: is it most important that your car get shipped quickly, or do you want the cheapest rates possible? Are you going through an area that’s under highway construction? Are you going from cold to temperate temperatures, or the reverse? More info here.

Let’s say you’re shipping a car to the South to join you for a long winter vacation, or just to get it out of the ice, snow, and salted roads. Then consider having your car transported during the fall, when things start to slow down in the auto transport industry. You may even be offered an incentive for choosing this time of year.


If time is of the essence – if  you need to ship a car from point A to point B as quickly as possible – consider shipping your car during the summer. This is a busy time for the auto transport industry:  demand is high and carriers are readily available, so you can expect a faster turnaround time.


Is it nonstop transport you’re looking for, with no delays? Though it’s hard to predict where there are delays (even summertime has its construction zones!), this is another instance where summertime shipping might be right for you. It’s your best bet for avoiding the inclement weather and icy roads that can dramatically slow down your shipment during the winter.

Does the summertime rush concern you?  Choose a shipping date during late winter or early spring. You’ll still be ahead of other customers who are rushing to get their cars to their new destination, and you’ll likely score some great transport deals while the season is still a little slow.

Looking for the best auto transport experience possible, any time of the year? Contact DIY

Whether it’s speed, reliability or affordability you need, DIY Transport is the right auto shipping company for you. Call us for free auto transport quotes at 800-266-2202 or use our auto transport quote calculator.