Florida has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and its Keys islands are nothing short of paradise on earth. It’s also a popular destination for retirees, who are drawn to Florida by its warm weather and low taxes. If you’re moving to the Sunshine State or shipping your vehicle there, you need to know how to move your car—and how to go about it so that you avoid getting scammed along the way! This step-by-step guide will tell you everything you need to know about shipping cars to or from Florida.
How long does it take to ship a car?
Once the buyer and seller have negotiated a price and agreed on delivery, there are a few things that need to happen before the car can be shipped. The seller should take the car to be inspected by a mechanic for any existing damage. The title of the car should be transferred into the name of whoever is taking ownership of it. And finally, all necessary paperwork needs to be signed and notarized so that no one can contest ownership at a later date.
How much does it cost?
Shipping a car is one of the most common international moves. The average cost of shipping a vehicle is $3,000 – $8,000, but rates can vary depending on the distance and the size/type of vehicle being shipped.
In order to determine how much you need to budget for your car shipping service, consider the following:
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What should I do before my car arrives?
- Let the shipping company know you will be picking up your car and they will need your contact information.
- Bring your driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance.
- Make sure you have a car dolly or tow truck on hand to help with loading the car onto the trailer.
Should I really use multiple movers?
Many people ask this question, and the answer is It depends. If you’re moving a long distance, you’ll need more than one mover for sure. But if your move is in a nearby city, it’s not as necessary. It also depends on how much stuff you’re moving. If you have lots of furniture, then yes, you’ll need more than one mover. If not, it’s not so necessary.
Why is my vehicle moving so slowly?
One of the most common reasons for a slow moving vehicle is that the vehicle needs an oil change. If this is the case, you will want to take your car in as soon as possible. Another potential cause for a slow-moving car may be due to a lack of air in the tire. This can be remedied by filling your tires with air at a gas station, or by driving with low pressure until it reaches a service station.
What happens if I get stuck in traffic or my flight gets delayed?
If your flight is delayed, you may be able to reschedule your pickup for the next day. If you are driving, and get stuck in traffic, we will keep an eye on the time so that you don’t miss your window of opportunity. In any case, we will notify you if there’s a problem and you need to take any action.