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Auto transport in the winter season

Auto transport in the winter season

Winter could be a tricky season if you are not prepared. Whether you are driving, walking or skiing, being prepared is the key to make sure it goes well. Winter is the coldest season with temperatures often dropping below zero and snow and ice storms accompanying that. During the winter months schools are on winter break and children keep warm inside, less people are on the streets and opposite to that we drive more.

We drive more because we are cold and we don’t wish to walk in the bitter weather. One activity keeps many out daily though – shoveling snow. This is not fun and there is no app for that. You just have to get out and pick up that shovel. If you are a winter sports fan, then you have more reasons to be out and be active and all of a sudden winter becomes fun.

Now, let’s go back to driving. What happens in the winter on the roads? As mentioned, the temperatures drop to a freezing point and the roads become icy. If it is not ice then we have snow accumulation which transforms into slush on the road. Ice or slush, neither one is pleasant to deal with, especially when driving. In fact, it’s not just unpleasant, it’s dangerous.

For many people winter driving means learning when to stay home. Smart drivers know when not to risk driving in the winter because no trip is worth your life.

Besides prepping your vehicles with winter tires, new breaks and wipers, you have to prepare mentally. Your driver’s attitude should adjust to the road and weather conditions. In the winter you know you have to slow down, allow more space between vehicles and, moreover, allow more time for your travels. The day is shorter and we often end up driving in the dark, which is even more dangerous in snowy weather. Hence, one thing is certain – driving in the winter is more dangerous. Thus, if you need to move a car from one state to another we would recommend hiring an auto transport company such as Corsia Logistics. When you are shipping a vehicle in the winter you have to consider a few things.


Truck drivers don’t like driving in winter conditions

Just like everyone else, truck drivers do not want to be on the slippery roads during the winter months. This means that many truck drivers choose to take a winter break during. Most big rig drivers are owner operators and they can choose when and where to drive. How does this affect you as a customer? Well, most obviously less truck drivers means higher demand on certain routes and higher prices. Additionally, because truck drivers have to be extra careful and because there are less drivers in the winter, the transit times take longer. So, be prepared for delays. Most reliable companies will inform you of that in advance. Check out our guide and learn more about what causes delays when shipping a car.

Expect your vehicle to be dirty

We talked about all that salt that gets dumped on the road, and all that slush that comes to life right? Now, imagine your vehicle loaded on an open car carrier driving down the road and all other vehicles wading through that slush alongside the truck. If you are on the street walking, the sludge will simply whack your pants; if you are a car loaded on to the truck, well you get the same treatment. So, don’t expect your car to be clean at delivery. If you prefer more protection then we recommend enclosed transport. This type of trailer protects the vehicle from weather and road conditions.

I hope that now you know more about driving in the winter and shipping your car in the winter. Winter affects many aspects of our lives and we have to be prepared. If you need to transport a vehicle learn more about how much it costs to ship a car and get a quote online, or call us. To learn all about how auto transport works visit our Shipping a car section or our Questions section. If you have any questions or additional suggestions, please, post them in the comments. Thank you.

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Corsia has been amazing. Their prices are really competitive but more importantly their customer service has been 5-Star. Elena followed up with me every step of the way, making sure there was no miscommunication between me & the driver. We are using them to ship a 2nd vehicle & would not hesitate to use them again!
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I have recently used Corsia for long time family car with sentimental value that was moved I have recently used Corsia for shipment of my vehicle from Oregon to Arizona by recommendation from other family member who also used Corsia in the past. I am very pleased on the service and the communication throughout shipment. Ken was my direct contact and kept me informed along the move The car was picked up and delivered as communicated. I did use a enclosed mover and the driver was also clean cut professional and treated car as his own. I would definitely recommend Corsia again with the experience I have had. Thank you. T
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Corsia rep (Elena) was very proactive. Helped ship a car from CA to GA. She checked in with me via email quote and several phone calls to find me the best possible quote for the fastest available service. After several communications, Corsia was able to schedule a vehicle pickup the next day. The driver communicated well, and the vehicle arrived in final destination faster than we expected in perfect condition. I highly recommend using Corsia's reliable, efficient service.
Cay Liptak
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Thanks, Corsia! Pickup was so clean, efficient, and wonderful -- my only recommendation is to make sure you schedule it during the day so you can fully review the car in the daylight. Drop off was equally wonderful, and the whole trip went down without a hitch (pun intended!). Seriously, Corsia delivered my Jeep from CT to California with no issues or bumps in the road!
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Corsia Memphis to LA, mid-size SUV. I looked at 4 different companies amd Corsia was the most responsive of them. While being responsive, they were not unduly aggressive: when I indicated that I need to wait a month before making a decision they stopped contacting me and only came back with a reminder when I really needed it. Once I decided to engage Corsia they found me a transport within two days and the car was delivered (from Memphis to LA) in another two days. I had a truly positive experience.
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Working with Corsia Logistics was a great experience. Working with Corsia Logistics was wonderful. They were able to find a driver right away to transport our car. They were in constant communication as to when the car was getting picked up and dropped off. The driver also communicated with me as to when he would arrive. I would highly recommend Corsia Logistics.
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Corsia was an excellent company to work with while I transferred my car across the US. A friend of mine suggested I use them as they had been very organized and trustworthy with her own car. I researched a few different place but decided to go with Corsia and I'm so glad I did! Any questions I had throughout the process they answered quickly and clearly. I would definitely use them again in the future and recommend them for others to use.