Shipping a Car from Florida to New York Guide

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Whether your relocation is permanent, or you are a snowbird returning back north, we are here to help you transport your vehicle! In our guide, you will learn how shipping a car from Florida to New York works.

Why should I hire an auto transport company to ship my car?

Driving is always a good option if you really want to go on a road trip. The distance from Florida to New York is about 1,145 miles, and this is not a small number. This is one serious road trip that requires good planning and skills. You will have to make sure that both you and your vehicle are prepared.

If you, or your car, are not in the best condition for a long distance trip then you can ship your car and just fly in to New York. Hiring an auto transport company is always a great option that both businesses and private customers often choose. Moreover, if you have more than one vehicle, things will get more complicated and shipping becomes the most convinient option.

When debating whether to drive all the way to New York, or to ship your car keep in mind that driving is not always the cheaper option.

When driving the cost of gas, lodging, and food can add up quickly and the final cost often reaches the cost of shipping. Shipping a car from Florida to New York with is easier, more comfortable and it often less expensive. The best part is that no extra miles are added to your odometer. The vehicle is insured while on the trailer, and is delivered to your door. You can use the time you would otherwise spend driving, visiting your favorite places and seeing those nearest and dearest friends you’ll be leaving in Florida.

How to choose an auto transport company?

Time spent researching and understanding what to watch for will make for a smoother car shipping process. We are transperant and honest, and we want people to trust us because this is how we build lasting relationships. Our customer reviews speak of that.

Now, let us begin with this – in your search for car shipping companies, you will come across the following entities:

  • auto transport management companies / brokers
  • auto transport carriers companies
  • lead generator websites
  • auctions websites
Auction websites foster underbidding wars between auto transport companies, dragging prices down to unrealistically low rates. Accepting a really low rate means you’ll have to wait for weeks for a carrier to pick up your vehicle.

Lead provider websites often make you believe that they are either a broker or carrier, when in reality they are none. These companies collect your information only to sell it to auto transport companies. This we can define as double brokerage and it means that you end up with an unnecessary higher final price.

Some people do not understand the advantages a broker offers, and the necessity of such a management company in the auto transport industry. It is very unfortunate that the word ‘broker’ is loaded with such negative connotations. However, brokers are necessary in many industries, and the auto transport does not make an exception.

A carrier often serves only one or two routes. Most of the carriers in the US are small, 1-2 truck companies limited to certain routes. They work with customers directly, but 90 percent of their loads are distributed from brokers. The chances that you will find a carrier who is in your area, and it’s traveling in your desired direction and will have an open spot are slim. Many carriers do not even have online presence, which means you can not find them and will not know their safety ratings. They work closely with brokers, as their business partners, to fill their truck spots.

The broker is an auto transport management company and it is the entity that makes sure the carriers’ cargo space is always filled. This is what makes auto logistics efficient. A broker company works for you, to find a carrier that matches your criteria and in the same time to fill that empty spot on the truck. This is how logistics functions.

Whether you choose to work with a broker or carrier, make sure it is a reputable firm.  Consult the FMCSA website to make sure the company is compliant with all government regulations. Read online customer reviews to learn about other customers’ experiences. But most importantly, pick up the phone and call. Discuss your shipment and preferences. Listen to how they handle your situation.  Are they really listening? Do they offer solutions that can make it easier on you?

Check our customer reviews online to see how we treat our customers and why we are a 5 star rated company, and call us now to discuss your shipment.

What services does an auto transport company offer?

Services often vary by company. With Corsia Logistics customers can choose based on the type of carrier and on the time frame of delivery they prefer.

  • open or enclosed car carrier
  • standard or expedited delivery

Corsia Logistics offers open car carrier shipping and enclosed auto transport carrier, and in both cases, this is a door-to-door delivery. The other options customers need to consider is whether to pick a standard service or an expedited delivery. The difference is the time of delivery, and if requested in the time of pick-up. A standard car shipping service usually means that a carrier will pick up your vehicle within five business days. However, please keep in mind that all times are only estimates. Delays happen on the road often due to weather, traffic or other customers’ postponements.

Expedited delivery could guarantee that your car is picked up or delivered on or by a specified date and time. This, however, requires the whole schedule of the truck to play around your schedule, which naturally increases the price.

How much does it cost to ship a car New York to Florida?

It is important to understand the whole equation of how car shipping rates are caluclated. It is not a simple flat rate that depends on the type of car only, or on distance. The final cost to ship a car depends on a several variables that all play an important role.

  1. Vehicle make and model
  2. Distance and location
  3. Vehicle condition
  4. Type of transport
  5. Supply and demand

Auto transport prices can change daily depending on the supply and demand situation. We track rates constantly on all national dispatch boards, and quote prices manually. At any moment the supply or demand could peak or drop, and this will change the price. Thus, this is one of the most important factors when it comes to car shipping prices.

Learn all about the pricing from our cost to ship a car guide. Or simply call us with questions.

Steps when shipping a car from Florida to New York

  1. Request a car shipping quote online or call.
  2. Disclose details about your car – make, model, modifications, condition.
  3. Share your moving date and first available pick-up date.
  4. Then we contact one of our carriers and schedule your shipment.
  5. A carrier picks up your car one to few days from your first available date.
  6. The driver will complete an inspection report before loading your car.
  7. Car transport from Florida to New York takes about 4 to 6 days.
  8. At delivery, the driver inspects the vehicle, you sign and pay any balance.


Why should I hire Corsia Logistics?

We are a small, family-owned company, and we take pride in offering personalized service to every one of our customers. Corsia Logistics has become one of the most trusted auto transporters in the US. We always go above and beyond to provide our customer, and their cars, with the best service and prices.

We offer current market prices that will ship your vehicle ina timely and professional manner. If you are a snowbird moving to the south, or back north, for the winter, call us now. We help hundreds of snowbirds to transport their vehicles to Florida and back every season. If you are shipping a car for the first time, our agents will explain how auto transport works and recommend the best option.

From Florida to New York – small step, big consequences

If you are moving from Miami to New York city, you may not find it that different. Except the weather. That you will certainly find different. Especially in winter, when it’s sunny in Florida and snowing in New York. Some people move to Florida only for the winter and then they return to New York. These are the snowbirds. They know how to live. They like to stay warm and when the winter chill drags its cold fronts to the norther states they move to the sounthern. Aren’t they lucky! This about this option if you are permanently moving to New York. Always keep a door open to the Sunshine state.

Still, New York state, and New York City, have a lot to offer and it is no wonder why people move there from all over the world. The state, at large, offers numerous outdoor opportunities. Upstate New York is beautiful, green and covered in lakes. That is if you are not a fan of Atlantic Ocean. If  you live and work in a city, a weekend getaway has never been easier in New York. It is full of awesome little cabins in the woods of Silver Lake Wilderness, West Canada Wilderness, near Lake Geroge or across the thousands of sqare miles of wildernes up state. And then you have the beaches in the summer. It is not like being in Miami, where the water is warm, but it is nice in the summer. The water is cool in the Hampton dunes, but it is nice and refreshing.

The city of New York we can not describe easily. If you are moving there then you know, so, congratulations. It is fast paced, crazy and worth it for those ready to live in the big city. The city that never sleeps is not for everybody, so make sure you are ready. Check out our moving to New York City guide for additional details.

Now, if you would like to discuss your shipping needs directly with an agent please call (818) 850-5258 or request a car shipping quote online and we will contact you. Thank you!