Why Clients Trust Number 1 Auto Transport to Ship Their Cars to Florida
When you’re looking for the best auto transport company to ship to Florida, you don’t have to look far. Number 1 Auto Transport is the Florida auto transport & car shipping company clients trust. Our auto transport team are experts in their field, and provide industry-leading customer service. From providing transparent quotes and pricing, to working with you through the transport itself, every member of our team will have the utmost respect and honesty for yourself and your vehicle.
Number 1 Auto uses state-of-the-art equipment to ensure reliability and holds contracted drivers to high standards. Whether you are hauling a bulldozer on a lowboy from Jacksonville to Tampa; in Miami needing your luxury car transported in an enclosed carrier, or living in Orlando and needing your car transported in an open-air 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
Florida is a surprisingly vast state – while it’s not the largest by far, it does have the third-most people out of any of the United States, and 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 land mass as Florida, Florida has nearly over 500 more miles of coastline.
This also means that Florida is highly urbanized, with nearly 90% of its population living in urban area, 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 2020 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 a bit of 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 that includes 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 start. Folks who look to the sky will want to check out Cape Canaveral, the home of NASA and the launch pad 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 Auto Transport to Florida
Florida weather can be brutal – while hurricanes are the most obvious danger, the brutal sun and heat can take a toll on vehicles as well. This means having an auto transport company that knows how to protect 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 – TThe heavy canvas covering the carriers protects your car from wind-blown debris, rain, sleet, snow and other elements.
- Hard-Sided Enclosed Auto Transport – In addition to the advantages provided by soft-sided carriers, hard-sided carriers offer protection for your car in the unlikely event your car is exposed to possible damage during transportation.
Open Car Transport to Florida
Thinking about using open auto transport for your Florida car transport needs? Open carriers are the exact same double-decker car carriers the dealerships use. Your vehicle will be secured with state-of-the-art equipment, and it will 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 to Florida
The pure time it takes to traverse the state from Pensacola to Miami, or beyond those points, means that construction crews need teams that specialize in auto 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. To stay on schedule, Florida construction crews turn to the Florida car transport experts and the lowboy teams at Number 1 Auto Transport.
Transporting heavy equipment is a serious business. Our veteran lowboy carrier drivers are trained to handle oversized loads, as well as 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 just how we operate our auto shipping business. We know car owners won’t trust just any car shipping company to move their vehicle across states – they want experience, and reputation. Here’s how we do it:
- First, once your order is placed, we’ll start the process of moving a 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.
- 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.
- Finally, once the vehicle arrives in Florida, both 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!
Need to Ship a Car to or from Miami?
Miami is one of the smallest major cities in the United States according to land area. 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”.
There are a lot of people who look to escape the cold weather from northern states and relocate down to Florida until late spring. This tends to create higher prices during that time of year because of the demand. There are more cars that need to be transported then there are trucks to handle them. Because all the drivers are independent contractors they are able to pick and choose the highest priced cars.
During the winter time, auto transport from Miami tends to be the cheapest. Even though drivers have full loads going south coming back north they struggle to fill up the truck with vehicles. This is great news for any customer shipping their car from Miami to New York, or anywhere in the Northeast during the winter months. At that time of the year prices on average are thirty percent cheaper than normal rates. During the months of 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 having to shell out the cash to the bridges and tolls while doing the 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 – like 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 a ton of 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?
Email us or Call 855-422-4141 for a FREE 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 the most reasonable auto transport rates available.
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.