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Damage-Free Guarantee When Shipping a Car to Florida
Ship a Car Direct is dedicated to providing you with safe and secure car shipping to Florida. We are a white glove service that facilitates Florida auto transport, and we are proud to offer you a damage-free guarantee. Your vehicle will be transported with care and arrive safely at its destination.
Professional Auto Transport Florida Companies
When you use our service, you can rest assured that only the best and most reliable auto transport companies in Florida will be used. We only work with the most professional and experienced car shipping companies so that you can be sure that your vehicle will be transported safely and securely.
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Things to Do Before Shipping a Car to Florida
Ship a Car Direct can help you prepare for car shipping to Florida. It’s important to make sure that your vehicle is ready for transport, so we have compiled a list of things to do before shipping a car to Florida. This includes making sure that your vehicle is clean, checking your vehicle’s fluids, and making sure all personal items are removed.
We also recommend that you choose the right auto transport Florida company for your needs. Our white-glove service is here to help make sure you get the best service for your car shipping needs.
Easy and Affordable Car Shipping
We make car shipping easy and affordable, so you can trust that you are getting the best price and service. You can rest assured that your vehicle will arrive on time, with no surprises or hidden fees. No matter where you need to ship your vehicle, you can count on Ship a Car Direct for a seamless car shipping experience.
Stress-Free Car Transport to Florida
Ship a Car Direct offers a stress-free car shipping experience, backed by our damage-free guarantee. We make sure that your vehicle arrives in the same condition it left in, with no damage or scratches. Our team of professionals will be with you every step of the way to ensure that the car shipping process goes smoothly. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.
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How much does it cost to ship a car to or from Florida?
Shipping a car to or from Florida experiences some of the biggest price swings of any car shipping route in the USA. The reason is the huge changes in the volume of cars moving into or out of the state during what is known as "Snowbird Season". In the late fall going into Florida so many people are shipping their cars to Florida that the fight for space on trucks gets hard and prices skyrocket, coming to a peak in the days just after the Christmas holiday. The spring going out of Florida is similar but more spread out. The good news is that shipments that run the opposite direction during those times are dirt cheap and ship extremely quick. Prices to and from the Northeast, for example, can swing from as low as $550 to as high as $1250 for a regular car. It's best to get your prices close to the time that you are actually shipping as there's no one to avoid those spikes by booking in advance the way you would with the airlines.
How long does it take to ship a car to or from Florida?
Shipping a car from nearby states to or from Florida will only take a few days. Car shipment from states in the Midwest and Northeast may take 5 to 7 days and a car shipping from the Pacific Northwest will average 7 to 10 days
Is my car insured during transport?
Yes, your car is always insured during transport. At Ship a Car Direct we not only verify that all of our car carriers have the proper insurance and that it's up to date, we also back them all with the Car Shipping Industry's only Damage Free Guarantee.
What are the factors that affect car shipping costs?
There are many factors that will affect the cost of shipping your car. The main ones are the vehicle size, the distance of travel and the accessibility of the cities being shipped to and from. Obviously, gas prices will be a large factor at the time of your car shipment, with the summer car shipping prices being higher than shipping a car in the slower winter months.
Are there any specific requirements for shipping a car to or from Florida?
Shipping a car to or from Florida will have the same requirements as shipping a car to any other state in the USA. The car will need to at least roll, brake and steer in order to be transported on a traditional car carrier, but as always, it's always preferred (and cheaper) if the run and drive and can be loaded onto the auto transport carrier under their own power. You don't need to give a car shipping company any special power of attorney or anything, the transport driver will simply need your permission - and the keys.
Can I ship personal belongings inside my car?
You certainly can ship personal items in your vehicle when you ship it, but it's important to keep in mind that the drivers may charge extra for those items and that they are not covered by the car carrier's insurance. We never recommend that you put anything of monetary or emotional value in your car when you ship it.
Should I choose open or enclosed transport for my vehicle?
Shipping a car on an open carrier will always be the most cost effective way to ship a car to or from Florida. However, if your cars value is in excess of $50,000, then you'll want to start considering an enclosed car shipment just to be sure that you get a carrier with the necessary amount of insurance per vehicle to cover your car in the very rare event of an accident.If your car's value is in excess of $100k then we would definitely recommend an enclosed car carrier.
What documents do I need for car shipping to or from Florida?
There are no special documents needed to ship a car to or from Florida. If you're permanently moving to Florida you will need to contact the Florida DMV to change your registration, but when a car is up on a car carrier being shipped, it doesn't even need license plates on it.
How do I prepare my car for shipping?
It's best to remove all personal items and give the car a car wash before you load it on to a car carrier for shipment. A good clean car will help with the initial inspection report, even though the car will always be filthy from the trip and need another wash when it gets to it's final destination.
How do I choose a reliable car shipping company?
We recommend reading as many reviews as you can of the car shipping companies that you are contacting, paying particular attention to Yelp and the BBB. Those two websites will give you the most accurate insight into how your relationship with the car shipping company will be handle because they are notoriously hard to post fake reviews and they also allow you to read the company response to any and all car shipping reviews on their site.
Frequently Asked Questions
Honest Answers to Your Car Shipping Questions
Yes, we always ask for your specific pickup and delivery addresses, if the carrier can get right to the addresses you provide, they will. If the addresses that you give us are not safely accessible for a Multi-car carrier, however, you will need to make arrangements with the driver to meet at a nearby location where the carrier can safely get in and out.
People do it all the time (rarely for free) but the official answer is no.
Not what you wanted to hear, we know, but that is the honest answer.
We are not licensed to broker the shipment of household goods and, likewise, no car carrier that operates in the USA is licensed to transport them from state to state either. Despite what you might be being told by other car shipping companies you may speak with.
Remember, at the end of the day we're all salespeople, and the true answer to this question is not a great selling point.
You will hear a lot of companies tell you that you can put up to 100 pounds of items in the trunk, but that is not entirely true. That fact is that items of that amount are fairly common and the department of transportation is probably not going to split hairs and fine the trucker over items of that amount, provided they are not over their weight limit. They could fine them, however, if they see a vehicle stuffed full of personal items so the car carrier will most likely try to negotiate something with you to cover themselves against any costs they could incur. It's not something we can build into your contract though.
We have a short and helpful video on this topic in our user videos.
Only in rare cases and car carriers will usually charge a premium to make it happen.
All dates given by car carriers are typically estimates and projections.
For this reason (and to keep your cost down) we ask that you build in some flexibility and give us the earliest possible date you would be WILLING to release the vehicle, even though it may not be your preferred date.
We'll put you in direct contact with your car carrier and the driver will also typically call you the afternoon or evening before your pick up and delivery (they won't just show up unannounced, and if they do we want to hear about it). However, car carriers are out on the road battling traffic, weather and any number of other factors that can and do throw them off of their pickup and delivery projections from time to time.
If the projected dates we give you come and you are unable to make contact with your carrier, please call our office immediately so that we may help resolve the situation.
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will average 7 to 10 days. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.
Even better, we do not even ask for payment until we have you confirmed for pickup by a safe, reliable, fully insured, direct car carrier. If for any reason you do not ship your car with the carrier that we arrange for you, there is no fee.
The fees paid directly to the carrier however, (in most cases, their fees are not paid until your vehicle is delivered) are not directly controlled by us, so any requests for a refund of the carrier's portion would need to be addressed with the carrier directly.
Of course! And you are always backed by our Damage Free Guarantee policy.
Part of what you pay us for is to verify that the car carrier that we put you on is covered by the proper amount of insurance and that everything is up to date.
There is never any additional cost to you for this coverage, and their insurance is always primary.