Unfortunately, because demand is higher during summer, prices also tend to peak, and transporting a car during this time can be tricky and costly depending on the routes. The advantage is the virtually any place is accessible for pickup or delivery as snow is not in the way anymore, road conditions are optimal for the service. Prices also tend to peak as gas prices usually go up during summer, therefore drivers have to raise prices to compensate their trips.
Because demand is high, driver availability can sometimes be low depending on the routes as most drivers are looking to make cross country trips with more jobs to make more money, however most have set routes either through south or north routes, leaving middle points sometimes out of range. This is why also, if you are located in a tricky place, transportation has to be priced correctly in order to get it moved.
If you are looking to ship during summer it is best if you book transport with time in advance to avoid delays and last minute hassles. If you start looking for quotes 1-2 months prior to your ship date it is always important to check your prices closer to ship date as these may change with the season and due to factors mentioned above.
When booking for a transportation from a dealer or from an auction make sure always payments and documents are taken care of before driver arrives for pickup as many times drivers cannot wait on the spot and will charge you extra fees for not being ready, as this is considered a cancellation and dry run for driver. make sure all details are taken care of before you encounter an extra hassle.
Always make sure you provide as many details as possible to your booking agent so that he can find the best option for you and meet your requirements and expectations. Most of the car transport dilemmas are cause by the customer's negligence or lack of details rather than a delayed schedule or unreliable driver.