Shipping a Car from Illinois to Florida Guide
How much does it cost to ship a car from Illinois to Florida?
Several variables decide the final cost of shipping a vehicle, in general. Vehicle make and model together with the distance set the base price for shipping. Then the choice of carrier type enters into the equation. Shipping a non-running car drives the price up due to additional equipment. Picking up and delivering a vehicle to and from a rural area is a logistical challenge that usually costs more. However, the deciding factor of all is the current supply and demand situation on a given route.
How long does it take to ship a car from Illinois to Florida?
Shipping a car from Illinois to Florida takes 5- to 7 days. Delivery dates and times are always an estimate. Due to weather and road conditions delays may happen. Customers always stay in touch with the driver and thus they know when to expect pick-up and delivery. Open auto transport is usually faster to schedule and thus the preferred option. Call now to discuss your options.
What types of services does an auto transport company offer?
In general, you’ll have a choice based on the type of carrier and on the time frame of delivery. Corsia Logistics provides the following car shipping services:
- by carrier type: open and enclosed trailer
- by time frame: standard and expedited delivery
Your choice of carrier type should really be influenced by the type of vehicle you need to ship. Standard everyday sedans usually go onto 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. Enclosed auto transport offers complete protection from weather and road elements.
A standard car shipping service usually means that a carrier will pick up your vehicle within one to few days. Carriers are picking up and dropping off shipments, hence, delays may happen, 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.
What documents do I need when shipping a car?
Domestic transport is simple. You or someone on your behalf needs to 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 not only a receipt but an inspection report as well. When the carrier inspects the car you need to check with him that all existing damages are marked down before you sign the inspection report.
Moving to Florida. Yes, it is worth it.
The vibrant and energetic state of Florida is one of the most popular destinations for snowbirds, and all who prefer a warm climate and laid-back lifestyle. As someone moving from Illinois, you will be able to enjoy not only the year-round tropical weather and relaxed lifestyle, but also its delicious food and breathtaking beaches.
If you speak Spanish, you are in luck as the first language of over two-thirds of the population is Spanish speakers. The majority of Miami, for example, speak both Spanish and English, while overall, there are more than 80 different languages spoken. This major port city is the seventh most populous in the US, with over 2.7 million people living in Miami-Dade County, which makes it very colorful and interesting.
In Florida, get ready to put up with heat, humidity, and hurricanes. In contrast to Illinois’ cold and snowy winters, the state of Florida has a tropical monsoon climate with short winters that are mostly dry and warm. Its summers are hot and humid, while the hurricane season runs from the beginning of June until the end of November.
Economy and employment
For the last two decades, the Port of Miami has been widely known as the “Cruise Capital of the World.” It is the busiest port in the US for both passenger and cruise lines. The city is also a major commerce, finance, and international trade hub and an important center of culture, arts, media, and the entertainment industry. So, for those moving to Miami jobs are available! The Metropolitan Miami ranks second in the US for tourism. And Downtown Miami is home to some of the largest national and international companies, and it also has the largest concentration of international banks in the States, as well as many other companies. Tourism, of course, is one the major economical factors and well developed in most of Florida.
Moving to Miami with your car
As a new Florida resident, you will have to register your vehicle with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) within 30 days. Please keep in mind that before registering your vehicle, you will have to get a Florida driver’s license, purchase a Florida auto insurance, and complete a VIN inspection and odometer reading. Visit the official website of Florida DHSMV for more info.
Good luck to you and congratulations on your moving to the Sunshine State. If you still have any questions about shipping your car please call, text or email us now. Thank you!