Michigan Auto TransportationMichigan auto transportation services are still fairly popular despite the state being known for its economic downturns. As such, finding them shouldn’t be difficult. The state is still home to major cities such as Detroit and Grand Rapids, which are in fairly high demand. Winter shipping can get difficult thanks to lake-effect snows blanketing the area. But on the whole, shipping a car to Michigan should not be hard to accomplish. However, there are still some things you should know about Michigan auto transportation, which we’re happy to outline.

Quick Facts About Michigan

Population: 9.92 million
Capital: Lansing
Largest City: Detroit
Largest Metro Area: Detroit Metro
Governor: Rick Snyder

Michigan Auto Transportation Information

As mentioned, shipping to Michigan shouldn’t be difficult. However, there are some factors that might make it easier or harder for your agent or your carrier. Shipments to Detroit and the Detroit metro area tend to be the most commonly seen. As such, Detroit tends to be one of the cheaper places in Michigan to ship to. It helps that the city is large, draws demand from customers, and is also easily accessible via interstate highways. That’s the biggest factor for most carriers – ease of access. If an area is hard to get to or unpopular among customers, it tends to cost more for carriers to get there. As such, it costs customers more to ship there.

Something about Michigan, though – it gets pretty snowy up there in the winter. This can close routes and cause diversions, especially during major snowstorms. Carriers don’t like winter weather, which is why winter routes tend to go in the south more so than the north. Prices to or from Michigan may increase in the winter due to the weather. However, lower demand industry-wide tends to drop prices along most routes, as carriers get somewhat desperate for loads.

About Popular Michigan Auto Transportation Locations

Detroit is easily the most popular Michigan auto transportation location. Home to hundreds of thousands, easily accessible via multiple interstate highways, and once a bastion of the auto industry, Detroit today may not be as big as it was, but it’s still the most popular shipping location in Michigan.

Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids sits on the opposite side of the state from Detroit and is easily accessible via interstate highways. The city tends to be the second-most popular shipping location in the state thanks to its size. Being away from Detroit doesn’t help, but then again it’s a good stop for carriers traveling east-west.

Warren is a northern suburb of Detroit. While it doesn’t see the traffic that Detroit does, Warren is still easy to ship to thanks to its proximity to Detroit. In fact, most suburb cities will cost about the same as the hub city (in this case Detroit). This tends to save you money and time and also makes it more palatable for carriers to actually go there, since Detroit is right next door.

Interested in Michigan Auto Transportation Services?

If you’re trying to ship a car to or from Michigan, let us at Affordable Auto Transportation help you out! We work with carriers across the country to get your vehicle moved from and to wherever you need. Whether you’re shipping to Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren. or elsewhere, we will calculate the right quote for your needs. If you’d like, you can fill out our free form and get a free, custom quote emailed to you within minutes. Or, you can contact us over the phone any time to speak to a live agent. Both methods have their benefits, but either will get you a quality quote to ship your car. Let us know how we can help! Just fill out our form or contact us at 800-805-5194 today.


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