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Why Clients Trust Number 1 Auto Transport to Ship Their Cars to Florida

You don’t have to look far for the best car transport company to ship your vehicle to Florida. Number 1 Auto Transport is the Florida car transport & shipping company clients trust. Our car shipping team is experts in providing industry-leading customer service, transparent pricing, and working with you through the auto transport process.  Our team will have the utmost respect and honesty for you and your vehicle.

Number 1 Auto uses state-of-the-art equipment to ensure reliability and holds contracted drivers to high standards. Whether you’re hauling a bulldozer from Jacksonville to Tampa or needing your luxury car transported in an enclosed carrier.  Number 1 Auto Transport has the experience, equipment, and people to get it right every time.

Moving to Florida? Ship Your Car with Number 1 Auto Transport

Did you know that Florida is a surprisingly vast state? While it’s not the largest, it does have the third-most people out of any United States. Also, it can take over 10 hours to drive from Pensacola to Miami. Both of these are thanks to the unique peninsula shape of Florida. While California has almost three times the landmass as Florida, Florida has nearly 500 more coastline miles.

This also means that Florida is highly urbanized, with nearly 90% of its population living in urban areas, while nationally, the amount is less than 80%. This leads to some interesting cities.

  • Jacksonville is the largest city by area in the contiguous United States,
  • A whopping nine cities in Florida made the U.S. News and World Report’s Best Places to Retire in 2023 in the United States – Orlando, Melbourne, Tampa, Lakeland, Miami, Jacksonville, Port St. Lucie, Sarasota, and Fort Myers.
  • Augustine is home to the World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum – which makes quite sense when you realize that Florida has the most golf courses of any state in the nation.
  • Greater Miami is the only metropolitan area in the United States with two national parks.

Florida is a tourist destination with something for everyone. Families will enjoy the amusement parks of Orlando – Disney and Universal are only the stars. Folks who look to the sky will want to check out Cape Canaveral, the home of NASA and the launchpad for decades of space flight, while those who look to the water will enjoy the reefs and wrecks that dot the coastline. If you love engines, Daytona is your target, whether for the storied Daytona 500 in the winter or the summer Daytona Bike Week

Enclosed Car Transport 

Florida weather can be brutal – while hurricanes are the most obvious danger, the brutal sun and heat can also take a toll on vehicles. This means having an auto transport company that protects your major investment, regardless of weather and heat. By utilizing an enclosed auto transport for car shipping in Florida, you’ll avoid wind-blown debris, abrasive sand being blown in from the beaches that can damage your car’s exterior and the damage that persistent sun can do to the exterior or interior of your vehicle. Having your car shipped to Florida in an enclosed carrier is a smart investment.

The safest way to transport your car to Florida is within an enclosed auto transport. There are two options for shipping your car via enclosed auto transport:

  • Soft-Sided Enclosed Auto Transport – The heavy canvas covering the carriers protects your car from wind-blown debris, rain, sleet, snow, and other elements.
  • Hard-Sided Enclosed Auto Transport – Hard-sided carriers offer your car protection in the unlikely event your car is exposed to damage during transportation.

Open Car Transport

Thinking about using open auto transport for your Florida car transport needs? Open carriers are the same double-decker car carriers the dealerships use. Your vehicle will be secured with state-of-the-art equipment and arrive at its destination within seven days of departure. Open auto transport is a secure and affordable way of shipping your car, protecting your vehicle from road vibration, excess mileage, and more.

Lowboy Carriers/Heavy Equipment Transport 

The pure time it takes to traverse the state from Pensacola to Miami, or beyond those points, means that construction crews need teams specializing in car transport across Florida. A successful construction team can’t allow their graders, excavators, and telehandlers to be tied up for over a way in transport. Florida construction crews turn to the heavy equipment experts and lowboy teams at Number 1 Auto to stay on schedule.

Transporting heavy equipment is a serious business. Our veteran lowboy carrier drivers are trained to handle oversized loads and high gross tonnage. Number 1 Auto’s drivers are skilled in moving heavy equipment in and out of job sites and navigating busy highways with unique loads.

The Steps We Take When Shipping a Car to Florida…

The best way to answer the question of “How to ship my car to Florida” is to show you how we operate our car shipping business. We know car owners won’t trust just any car shipping company to move their vehicle across states – they want to experience and reputation. Here’s how we do it:

  1. First, once your order is placed, we’ll start the process of shipping your car to Florida. This usually happens within a week. We’ll continue updating you on important information, including the time and date of pickup, tracking number, and the truck driver’s number.
  2. Then, the truck driver will call you to finalize delivery plans. All Number 1 Auto drivers strive to take care of all vehicles carried as if they are their own. Protecting your car against any damage from delivery is their ultimate concern. You’ll also sign and receive a Bill of Lading before the driver leaves.
  3. Finally, once the vehicle arrives in Florida, you and the driver will inspect the vehicle for any damage. This is also the time when you will sign the final inspection report. It’s that simple!

Snowbirds –
New York to Florida Car Transport Route

Many New Yorkers fly south for the winter to escape the cold winters and heavy snowfalls in NY. These are a special group of Number 1 Auto Transport customers, commonly referred to as snowbirds. This is because we ship their automobiles and other vehicles to Florida to avoid paying expensive car rental fees when they arrive. It’s a great arrangement for our snowbird customers. Come Spring, they happily fly north again, and we make sure their vehicles are there waiting for them.

New York to Florida Is a Popular Car Shipping Route

Number 1 Auto Transport has many customers who need to transport autos and other vehicles from New York to Florida for reasons ranging from relocating for new jobs to transporting a classic car to a car show. Our customers need their vehicles delivered to various Florida cities, from Jacksonville to northern Florida, Tampa-St. Petersburgh in the Panhandle, Orlando in central Florida, and the international city of Miami with its world-famous Miami Beach.

I-95 Connects Big Cities Along the Way

Of course, a lot happens between picking up vehicles in New York and bringing them to Florida. Interstate 95 (I-95) is a major north-south interstate that goes through many large metropolitan areas in states where we can also drop off and pick up vehicles, including NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, and GA. When our car transport carriers travel on major interstates like I-95, which connects millions of people, it’s easier to keep our transport carriers fully loaded, arrive at destination points on time, and offer customers low and affordable auto transport rates. That’s why our New York to Florida route is so efficient for our customers and our business as auto transport professionals.

Need to Ship a Car to or from Miami?

Downtown Miami Auto Transport

According to the land area, Miami is one of the smallest major cities in the United States. With that being said, Miami happens to be one of the most densely populated cities in the country. This makes Miami one of the busiest areas for auto transport. Miami is also home to many shipping ports. Port Everglades and Port of Jacksonville happen to be two of the largest. These are the two main locations to ship a car from Florida to Puerto Rico. Car shipping to Miami is in very high demand during the winter months. We call these customers “snowbirds.”

Many people escape northern states’ cold weather and relocate to Florida until late spring. This tends to create higher prices because of the demand during that time of year. More cars need to be transported; then, there are trucks to handle them. Because all the drivers are independent contractors, they can choose the highest-priced cars.

During the wintertime, auto transport from Miami tends to be the cheapest. Even though drivers have full loads going south and coming back north, they struggle to fill up the truck with vehicles. This is great news for anyone shipping their car from Miami to New York or anywhere in the Northeast during the winter. At that time of the year, prices, on average, are thirty percent cheaper than normal rates. During March, April, May, and June, the prices for car shipping out of Florida start to rise.

Shipping a Car from Florida

Florida also features more toll roads and toll bridges than any other state in the union – which is why it makes sense to take advantage of the best Florida car transport options available. Instead of shelling out the cash for the bridges and tolls while driving yourself, having Number 1 Auto transport your vehicle to Key West, Miami, Orlando, or elsewhere in the state saves money and time. Especially for vacationers coming in from across the United States – from major cities up and down the eastern and central states – car shipping to Florida and coming in by plane or train is a smart idea.

With many naval bases across the coastline, including NAS Pensacola, Whiting, and Eglin Air Force Base, our military members relocating to Florida will be at ease knowing that the best Florida auto transport company is here to help. It’s easy to bring in their car or truck no matter where they’re being transferred from!

Have Questions, or Need A Car Shipping Quote for Florida?

Please email us or Call 855-422-4141 for a FREE CAR SHIPPING QUOTE to ship your car to Florida. We look forward to giving you quick answers to any questions you may have! Our goal is to provide our Florida clients with the best car shipping service at reasonable car transport rates.

Number 1 Auto Transport is insured – In the unlikely event your car suffers damage during its auto transport to Florida, we have you covered! 

Our insurance team will get the claim handled quickly and efficiently.