How much does it cost to ship a car from Chicago to Florida?
The final cost depends on a few variables. Vehicle make and model, together with the distance set the base price for shipping. Then the choice of carrier type enters the equation. Shipping a non-running car drives the price up due to additional equipment. Shipping to and from the remote areas of the country present a logistical challenge, hence, also cost more. However, current supply and demand decide the final price.
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How long does it take to ship a car from Chicago to Florida?
Shipping a car from California to Florida, on average, takes about 3 to 5 days. However, various factors could affect the shipping times. It means that the shipping time is always an estimate. Open auto transport is usually faster and cheaper due to high availability.
What services does CORSIA offer?
Corsia Logistics provides the following car shipping services:
by carrier type: open and enclosed trailer
by time frame: standard and expedited delivery
Choosing a carrier type really depends on the type of vehicle you ship. Standard everyday sedans, such as your Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla, usually go on an open-air trailer. If you need to ship a high-end sports or luxury automobile, or any classic vehicle you should choose enclosed trailer.
Standard car shipping means that a carrier will pick up your vehicle within few days. Delivery, in this case would be 3-5 days. However, please, keep in mind that all dates and times are only estimates.
Expedited delivery could guarantee that your car is picked up or delivered on or by a specified date and time.
Open auto transport is the standard solution. It is faster and cheaper. Open carriers are readily available and this makes them efficient and preferred by private customers and businesses alike.
Enclosed auto transport is a preferred solution for sports and high-end automobiles. It offers complete protection from weather and road elements. However, it could take a bit longer to book and schedule. It is more expensive as well.
What documents do I need when shipping a car?
Domestic transport is easy. When shipping a car from Chicago to Florida, you or someone on your behalf must release the vehicle to the carrier at pick-up.
The person at pick-up will also need to sign a Bill of Lading (BOL). The BOL is a receipt and an inspection report. When the carrier inspects the car you need to check that all existing damages are marked before you sign. Never sign a blank or incomplete document.
From the Windy City to the Sunshine State
For a long time now, Florida has been a safe haven for retirees. But they are not the only ones chasing after the southern sun. Young adults in their 20s and 30s have been moving there as well. Freezing temperatures and bone-chilling winds force Chicagoans to leave the city for the warmer climate of the Sunshine State.
In Florida, unlike in Chicago, you will experience summer temperatures all year round. But, also be prepared for extreme heat and high humidity. Ironically, Florida is not all sunshine either. The state has 17 out of the top 30 cities for lightning, making it the lightning capital of the U.S. And hurricanes have become a regular occurrence across the peninsula. All that still doesn’t stop Chicagoans from making their way to the Sunshine State.
Meet the Floridians
Once in Florida, you’ll be surprised at the number of people who are not permanent residents. The state has become a real melting pot of folks from all over the country, and the world, mainly thanks to the snowbirds. You can search for snowbirds communities online and start making connections before you head down to the Sunshine State. And even if you are moving to Florida on a permanent basis, you may still find valuable information within the snowbird communities.
The two Floridas
People who have visited Florida confirm that there are differences in the atmosphere in the two regions, too. Usually, the panhandle is considered socially conservative and more economically disadvantaged. The northwest Florida’s economy depends primarily on military bases, beach tourism, agriculture and fishing. By contrast, central and southern Florida has theme parks, NASA and a very strong defense contracting industry. Naturally, this defines the diversity in people, too. Their mentality and attitude towards life is rather different, so make sure you do your research in advance. Visit the two Floridas, meet locals and get a feel of the environment before you decide to settle.
Cost of Living
In moving to Florida from Chicago, you may be able to afford a bigger house as real estate prices are lower than in the Windy City. Unless, of course, you chose Miami to be your new home. Another perk of being a Florida resident is the absence of personal income tax, and lower sales and property taxes.
Economy and Employment
The state’s economy is mainly fueled by trade, financial services, manufacturing, construction, and transportation services. Tourism keeps thriving and contributing to the economy as well.
Job opportunities in the Sunshine State are also abundant with open job positions in various industries. The state is also one of the best states for starting a business. So if you plan to open your own company and be your own boss, Florida is one of the ideal states to do so.
Moving to Florida with a car
If you are planning on one of the following:
- spending more than six consecutive months in Florida
- accepting employment in the state
- registering to vote
- enrolling your kids to one of Florida’s public schools
- filing for a homestead exemption
you will be considered a resident of the state. Hence you’ll need to get a Florida drivers license. You will have 30 days from establishing your Sunshine State residency to apply for the new document. Registering your out-of-state vehicle in Florida is also a must, and you only get 10 days to complete it once you have officially moved. Visit Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Administration for exact vehicle registration and Florida drivers license requirements.
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