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Things to Consider When Shipping a Car in the Winter

Things to Consider When Shipping a Car in the Winter

Things to Consider When Shipping a Car in the Winter


snowbird auto transportIf you have to ship a car in the winter, there’s a good chance that it’s going to go through some drastic weather such as freezing temperatures, rain, snow, and storms.  Because of these weather conditions during the winter season it can present more challenges than shipping your car during the summer. However, shipping your car in the winter does have some benefits.

Because of the high demand during the summer months, shipping your vehicle in the winter is something to consider.   In some cases it can be less expensive due to business slowing down for most auto transport companies. If you are focused on shipping your car in the most cost-effective manner, then winter might be a good option unless other factors outweigh the cost-saving benefits.

For example, it’s important to keep in mind that winter weather can cause delays for the transport company.  Hazardous winter conditions can cause roads to be closed or traffic to stall, which factor into the overall cost and experience for the customer.  This can lead to your car arriving late, and could increase the final price. The good news is that our company has the experience and personnel to help avoid these issues whenever possible.

The bottom line is that in most cases you are going to save a little money shipping your car during non-peak seasons.  Since no one can predict what Mother Nature is going to do, it is best to rely on an expert auto transport company like Big Sky Auto Transport.  

Here are a couple other factors to consider when deciding to ship your vehicle.

1. Ensure that you are sending your car on an enclosed transport.


Enclosed transport companies like ours will protect your vehicle against snow and other winter weather issues.  Enclosed transports will keep your car inside and covered so that it is not exposed to the elements, making sure that your car is protected from damage that could occur from the extreme weather.  If you end up shipping it on an open carrier, your car will not only be exposed to winter weather, but also to wet and freezing road salt and sand. 

2. Make sure your car has proper antifreeze levels.

The engines of cars without the right amount of antifreeze can become severely damaged during transportation in freezing temperatures. Filling it with the appropriate amount of antifreeze helps to prevent the damage.

Shipping your car in the winter has its benefits compared to driving the car yourself.  It can be a little disconcerting to drive it yourself through snowy mountains and freezing temperatures, but if you hire an auto transport company, your car should be safe and secure until you see it again.  Imagine arriving to your destination and getting your car fresh off the transport vehicle without all the hassle. 

At Big Sky Auto Transport, our knowledgeable and certified professionals ensure your car’s safety for your peace of mind.  Check out our range of available services and contact us to schedule your next auto transport.

If you need additional information or want an estimate from one of Big Sky Auto Transport’s service experts you can request an Instant Quote or call (406) 453-4590.


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