Our customers' snowbirds car transport
experiences with SGT Auto Transport
SGT Auto Transport delivers on-time, reliable, car shipping and excellent customer service
What is snowbird car shipping?
Snowbird car shipping is an auto transport service used by people traveling down to southern states such as Florida for the winter months. It’s also used when these snowbirds travel back home again in the spring. Snowbird car shipping saves time, money, wear and tear, and hassle.
Who needs snowbird car shipping services?
Anyone who wants to travel south for the winter months but doesn’t want to drive their own vehicle can use snowbird car transport services. Our snowbird car shipping services are also great for those who want to take a quick trip down south and don’t want the hassle of renting or buying a car. As well, if you're looking to get a new car while you’re away, you can also use snowbird auto transport to bring your vehicle back home with you.
How much does snowbird car shipping cost?
The actual cost of shipping a vehicle from the north to the south or back again depends on several different factors. These include the type of vehicle, distance to be traveled and type of service chosen. If you want to know the cost of snowbird car shipping, use our instant online quote calculator.
Is snowbird car shipping better than driving?
Yes, it most definitely is. It’s more secure and much safer than driving long distances in your car. Not only that, but you also save money because you’re not constantly filling up with gas, and it saves wear and tear on your vehicle.
We go above and beyond with our snowbird car shipping
Check out some of our valued customer’s stories
We delivered this red beauty for its new owner, who lived in Santa Monica, California. He was a little concerned about the shipment because he’d never done it before. We arranged a hard-side enclosed carrier, and he was able to monitor the whole process. This put his mind at ease because he could ensure his new baby was handled carefully.
Door-to-door transport is what we provide, and this shipment is the perfect example. The delivery was made right outside the customer’s front door. It was made early in the morning, and he woke up to see his dream car sitting at the curb outside. Door-to-door service is also a benefit of our snowbirds car transport.
Receiving this stunning example of a muscle car for a graduation gift had to make this guy’s day. We selected the carrier very carefully for such a precious cargo. The pick-up from New York and delivery to San Francisco went as planned.
This car has to be one of the all-time classics. We shipped this beauty from the heart of Chicago and delivered it to a restoration shop in East Bronx. The customer required no more than three cars on the trailer, so we ensured this was done.
For this shipment, we were hired through uShip. The customer had a very specific timeframe that we needed to meet for both the pick-up and delivery. It had to be within 24 hours because he wanted to be there at the time of the pick-up to check the car was loaded carefully and to complete the inspection report. We met his expectations, and the service passed with flying colors.
We’ve been providing snowbirds car transport for this vehicle since 2017. The “snowbird” owner uses us for this vehicle twice a year. Once when he ships it from New Jersey to his house in Key West, FL, and then back again.
This beautiful 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS was shipped for one of our repeat clients, from Bobo’s Rods & Customers. We’ve been doing business together since 2016. Take a quick peek at their inventory, and you might be tempted to buy one yourself.
The owner of this beauty needed it transported to the famous Liberty Walk tuning shop for some aftermarket additions. As soon as the work was finished we loaded the car back onto the same truck and made sure it was swiftly delivered back to its owner in Houston, Texas.
The owner of this stunning vehicle had already booked an auto transport service, but the snowbirds car transport service let them down at the last minute. He found our contact details late on a Friday afternoon and got in touch to see if we could help. He had a special requirement for us to arrange his transportation over the weekend due to time restrictions. We successfully delivered his vehicle.
The owner of this monster of a truck didn’t get in touch because he needed snowbirds car transport. On the contrary, he needed to get it to the Monster Truck Show in North Carolina because driving it there wasn’t an option. A vehicle of this kind, with such oversized dimensions, required a single car carrier or flatbed.
This client is the proud owner of three Ford Mustangs, but he only wanted us to ship two of them for this shipment. He’s in the business of restoring old muscle cars, and we’ve helped him ship a few more over the years.
This gorgeous Corvette was bought from a private seller in Arizona. We loaded the car without any issues, and the carrier let us know they were super proud to be shipping a vehicle in such good condition. The customer has a special request, as he couldn’t be there. We took a few photos and a video at the pick-up.
The proud new owner of this Audi R8 couldn’t wait to take some photos of the carrier unloading it from the trailer at the moment of delivery. Of course, as soon as he’d taken the photos, the next most important thing to do was take it for a drive around the city. The new owner was super pleased with the service he received and sent us a bottle of wine to say thanks for a job well done.
This was a very challenging pick-up as the owner was sad to see it go. He had owned this 1957 Triumph TR3 for 60 years, but it was time to pass it on to a new owner. We successfully managed the load and delivered it safely to its new home.
It’s not very often we get to work with such well-known names as the American Pickers TV show. So, needless to say, we were pretty pleased to be providing auto transport for such a cool load as this 1940 Nash Lafayette.
How our snowbirds car transport services works
Quick & safe snowbirds car transport services in 3 easy steps
1. Get a quote and book your order
Receive your free instant snowbirds car shipping quote in just a few seconds using our online instant quote calculator. Provide some basic information, such as: pick-up city and state, delivery city and state, vehicle year, make and model, condition of vehicle, transport type, and first available shipping date (this is the first date your car will be ready to be picked up).
You can also request a quote directly by contacting our devoted snowbirds car shipping advisors by phone, email, or Live Chat.
The snowbird car transport quote that you receive will be all-inclusive. You’ll pay nothing on top for insurance or taxes, and there are no hidden fees. Our quotes come with no further obligations, and our snowbird car shipping service is door-to-door.
If the snowbirds car shipping price is more than you expected, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’ll do our best to meet your expectations. If you’ve got a better quote from one of our direct competitors, we’ll try to match it. Show more
2. We pick up your vehicle
A few hours ahead of your scheduled pick-up time, you’ll be contacted by the snowbird car transport carrier. This is because they need to confirm the location is accessible for large commercial vehicles. Let them know if you think it might be a problem and an alternative can be arranged. You could, for example, meet them in a parking lot, a wider street nearby, or where you work. The carrier also needs to confirm someone will be available to release the vehicle. If you can’t be present, nominate a third-party to act on your behalf, such as a neighbor, friend, relative, or colleague. Show more
3. You receive your vehicle
Before you know it, you’ll be contacted by the carrier to let you know your vehicle is almost home. A few hours before its arrival, they get in touch to make sure you’re available. If you’re not, a trusted third party can be nominated to accept your vehicle on their behalf. Think about asking a neighbor, friend, acquaintance, relative, or colleague, as long as they’re 18 years of age or older. Show more
Snowbird car shipping that beats the competition hands down
Learn why we are one of the top snowbirds car shipping companies
When you book your snowbird car shipping service with us, you pay nothing upfront. Payment is only taken when your shipment is allocated to a carrier and your car is dispatched for shipping.
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Includes full insurance coverage
You get total peace of mind when you choose our snowbird car transport service because our rates include full insurance coverage. There are no hidden or unexpected charges, guaranteed.
Tailored snowbird car transport
It’s possible to tailor your snowbirds car transport service according to your needs. Speak with our enthusiastic shipping advisors and they’ll do everything they can to ensure our snowbird car transport service exceeds your expectations.
Personalized snowbirds car shipping
Our diligent shipping advisors can be contacted by phone or Live Chat and are there to guide you through the shipping process. You even get to meet the driver who transports your car because we offer a door-to-door transport service. It doesn’t get more personal than that.
The lines of communication are always open and our shipping advisors can be contacted 24/7 by phone or Live Chat. You don’t have to feel left out of the equation. Our aim is to work together with you for a hassle-free service. All snowbird car transport shipments are monitored to ensure a smooth service.
Which auto transport service do snowbirds prefer?
The most popular snowbirds car shipping service is one that uses an open transport trailer for transporting vehicles. It’s by far our most budget-friendly option, while still providing a safe and secure way to transport a car.
If a snowbird is the proud owner of a custom, classic, antique, or luxury vehicle, it’s always recommended they use our enclosed auto transport service. It costs a little bit extra, but offers complete protection from the elements and traffic grime.
One other service that’s very popular is our Hawaii snowbird car shipping service, as this is a very popular destination for people traveling south to avoid the harsh weather in the north.
The benefits of our snowbirds car shipping
Learn what are the benefits of snowbirds auto transport
With snowbird car shipping you can avoid the hassles of long-distance travel. We’ll ship your car for you while you travel straight to your destination quicker and safer. You’ll arrive refreshed and relaxed and we’ll deliver your car to your door.
Driving long distances is very tiring, and the risk of an accident increases the further you drive. Use snowbird car transport and you also avoid traffic queues and dangerous wintery road conditions.
You’re able to ship one suitcase or secured box with up to 100 lbs. of personal belongings in the trunk at no extra charge. There are restrictions in the items you can ship. Speak with our shipping advisors for more information.
If you’re the owner of a luxury, high-end, unusual, or unique vehicle you can take advantage of our enclosed snowbirds car transport. Your vehicle is enclosed on all four sides, which means it’s completely protected from the elements, dust, dirt, and grime.
We do everything we can to secure the most competitive rates for our auto transport services. However, to make it even more affordable, there are snowbirds car transport discounts available.
Because we offer a door-to-door transport service, you’re able to choose the pick-up and delivery locations. Provide all the necessary information and we’ll get as close to your chosen locations as is safe and legal.
Snowbirds car transport hints & tips
Snowbirds car shipping advice from experienced car shippers
Here are some tips. We’ve included a checklist of tasks you need to complete before heading back north and some tips for your next journey in the fall.
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