Shipping a Car from Boston to Miami Guide

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Corsia Logistics has dedicated drivers to cover all Florida routes weekly. Shipping a car from Boston to Miami is easy. We will ship your vehicle in a timely and professional manner. When you call us we will explain the auto transport process and recommend the right service for your vehicle. Corsia Logistics hires only reliable auto carriers with experience in the industry.

From Boston to Miami

Moving from Boston to Miami could be a big change of scenery. The stark difference between the two states and cities is what attracts most people. While Boston can be thought of as cold and uptight, Miami is downright hot and casual.

Is this what motivates many to move to Florida? The answer will depend on the demographics of your audience, of course. Since 2014 Florida has been seeing a steady increase in the intake of people. Thousands of people from across the country choose to move to Florida for various reasons.

If you ask retirees, they move because of the year around warm weather and relatively less expensive properties. In fact, retirees, also called snowbirds, flock to Florida in the thousands every winter. And many choose to stay and make it a permanent home. We speak from experience since we move thousands of snowbirds’ vehicles every year.

Thousands of young people also choose Florida, Miami in particular, to call it home. Florida is a good place to start a business as well as start a career. The state economy has been slowly improving and attracting people from all across the country. If Florida sounds like a nice place to call home, we encourage you to research career or business opportunities.

For those living in Boston, moving to Miami may sound like a drastic and dramatic experience. But if you are tired of the cold ad snowy winters, the sunshine state will be a welcomed change. If you already have a career in mind, or in motion, then you should know that Miami has a lot to offer.

Once you have decided on moving, organizing the relocation comes next. How do you move a car alongside your household? You will find all about it here in our guide. We will answer the most common car shipping questions.

Questions you ask when moving a car from Boston to Miami:

  1. What options do I have when shipping a car?
  2. How much does it cost shipping a car?
  3. What type of transport carrier can I choose from?
  4. How do I choose a car transport company?

Shipping a car to Miami options

In general, you have to main option when it comes to shipping a vehicle. One is the book a drive-away service and the other to hire a full service auto transport company.

A drive-away company will have someone else drive your vehicle to your destination. This means extra miles on your vehicle. What we say to our customers is to better save them for their next road trip.

The other alternative is to hire a full service auto transport company. Do not think it is too expensive. You know the saying, “You get what you paid for.” Are you really chasing after the cheapest price? Or you are looking to get the best service for your money?

To help you decide we will look into the factors that affect car shipping cost.

How much does it cost when shipping a car?

Several factors affect the price of shipping a vehicle. Major factors: vehicle make and model, location and distance, whether the vehicle is running or not and the type of auto transport carrier you choose. However, a very important factor that often nobody mentions is supply and demand. This is what determines prices on daily basis.

Supply and Demand

Supply and demand fluctuations are an important set of factors because what happens is this – on daily basis a customer competes with other customers for a spot on a carrier. This is what defines daily high and drops in prices.

Higher demand pushes prices up and customers who have agreed to pay the current market price receive faster service because car carrier drivers choose to take their vehicles first. Carriers prefer loads (vehicles in our case) that pay a realistic market price. Anything lower than the current market rate means that you will have to wait longer for a carrier to agree to pick-up your vehicle.

When the demand is low customers usually benefit from lower prices. So what we recommend, when you want to save money, and time is not an issue, is for you to wait a little longer for a carrier to agree and take your car at a lower rate.

Snowbirds

Seasonality, such as snowbirds season, affects the auto transport cost as well. During the snowbirds season, the car shipping prices go up due to the high volume of people moving to the southern states. Florida routes usually get hit with higher prices the most. Snowbirds season also affects all routes to Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and often Southern California. Snowbirds season starts November with people moving south and ends March / April with people moving back north.

Fair Car Shipping Prices from Boston to Miami

Corsia Logistics provides our customers with realistic car shipping prices that reflect current supply and demand. Prices that we call the golden mean. This is when the price is fair to the car shipping carrier and to the customer as well.

To achieve this, we track supply and demand fluctuations manually. We do not use a car shipping price calculator. A calculator automates the process of quoting, however, automated quotes do not reflect current market conditions.

If you are shipping a non-running vehicle, you will pay more. If you are shipping a motorcycle, an ATV or a boat, or some other non-traditional vehicle we encourage you to call and discuss your shipping options and price.

 

This is how car shipping from Boston to Florida works:

  1. Request a car shipping quote online or by phone.
  2. Tell us about your car – make/model, modification, vehicle condition.
  3. We search and contact one of our carriers to schedule your shipment.
  4. A carrier picks up your car one to few days from first available date.
  5. The carrier will complete an inspection report before loading the car.
  6. Auto transport Florida to Boston and/or back takes about 3 to 5 days.
  7. At delivery, the carrier will inspect the vehicle again, unload at your door.
  8. You inspect alongside the carrier, sign and pay any remaining balance.

 







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What type of transport carrier can I choose from?

You can choose between open and enclosed auto transport carrier services. Whether you choose one or the other will affect the price. Corsia Logistics offers both open and enclosed service nationwide.

Enclosed auto transport is recommended for sports, luxury, and classic automobiles. It offers extra protection from weather and road elements. Better protection means a more expensive service. But we will let you in on a little secret. Sometimes, due to last minute cancellations, or supply/demand fluctuations, you can end up paying the price for open carrier, but get enclosed trailer instead.

Open auto transport is the most popular method of shipping all types of vehicles. You can see open carrier trucks transporting brand new automobiles across the country on daily basis.

How do I choose a car transport company?

Besides the price, what else do you care about when it comes to shipping a car? Of course, the quality of the service and the trustworthiness of the auto transport company. To make your search easier, we will explain the types of companies in the industry.

Broker / Management Companies

Broker companies don’t have their own fleet, but they work with a vast network of carriers. They do all the legwork to find a carrier that fits your auto transport needs. They will make sure the carrier is properly insured, certified with all the necessary equipment for loading vehicles. Experienced brokers will negotiate the price with a carrier on your behalf and make sure it’s acceptable to both you and the carrier.

Auto Transport Carriers Companies

Most carriers single owner operators, or as we like to call them mom and pops businesses. They transport your vehicle and rather be on the road making money, instead of searching for loads and negotiating prices. The system of brokers and carrier makes auto transport efficient and competitive. Both carriers and brokers work hard to build good business relationships with each other in order to serve customers and make a living.

To learn more you can refer to our post on Auto Transport Broker vs Carrier Facts.

Lead Provider Websites

In your search for auto transport companies, you will encounter one more player in the industry – lead provider websites. Their websites are quite misleading making customers believe they are either a carrier or a broker. A lead provider collects your information and then sells it to various companies. Therefore, whenever you see a promise of multiple car shipping quotes from one single company keep I mind that you’ll be contacted by multiple companies in matter of hours.

Piece of Advice for Peace of Mind – Don’t Drive, Hop on a Plane and Ship Your Car to Florida!

Driving from Boston to Miami means embarking on a long distance road trip that will take at least a couple of days. Driving could be quite stressful and exhausting in general if you don’t have the skills and the desire. Shipping a car from Boston to Florida could cost anywhere from $750 to over $1000 depending on the car’s make and model, modifications and the type of transport. Thousands of customers have shared with us that it is worth the money because you spare yourself and your car.

Shipping a car from Boston to Miami is easy. When you contact our team we will answer all of your auto transport questions and walk you through each step of the shipping process. If you have recently purchased a vehicle or a motorcycle online, from eBay or from a dealer, and need auto transport to Florida we can help you transport it safely. Corsia Logistics is a reliable auto transport company shipping vehicles to and from Florida daily.

For an accurate price please call or request a quote online. For additional information visit our FAQ section. We are here to ship your vehicle with peace of mind. Thank you.

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About the Author:

I am Vassi and I am a co-owner and a marketing manager of Corsia Logistics. I talk to people and help them get to know us. I am also the content curator of this blog. I have been involved with the auto transport industry for several years and I enjoy it very much. If you would like to contact me please do so via our contact us form or any social media channel. Thank you.
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