Posted on 01/05/23

Snowbird Season Car Shipping

Snowbird Season Car Shipping

You probably aren’t a Snowbird if you ask. People who travel south and/or southwest for winter. Snowbird Season is when they all seem to flock together. It is a major factor in car transport prices and availability. There are more shippers going one way than there are trucks.

Are you planning on heading south for the winter, but don't want to put the miles on your car or risk driving it in inclement weather? Consider shipping your car instead!

Benefits of Shipping Your Car:

  • Save wear and tear on your car by having it shipped instead of driven
  • Avoid the risk of accidents or breakdowns during the journey
  • Don't have to worry about finding a place to store your car while you're away
  • Can travel light and fly or take a train to your destination

How It Works:

  1. Research and compare car shipping companies to find the best option for you.
  2. Contact the company and provide them with details about your car and your desired shipping route.
  3. The company will provide you with a quote and, if you choose to proceed, will schedule a pickup date for your car.
  4. Your car will be picked up and transported to your destination.
  5. Upon arrival, the car will be delivered to you or a designated location.

Tips for a Smooth Shipping Experience:

  • Make sure your car is clean and emptied of all personal items
  • Leave only a quarter tank of gas in the car
  • Make sure your car is in good working condition to avoid delays
  • Consider purchasing insurance to protect your car during transit
  • Double check the pickup and delivery dates and locations to ensure everything goes smoothly


Most people believe that planning auto transport should be done well in advance so you can guarantee a specific date and a price. The reality is that carrier schedules can be unpredictable, no matter how much notice they receive. Scheduling a car shipment does not resemble booking a seat on a daily airline flight. Each customer has a unique set of needs, so transport routes can vary. Weather conditions and traffic can cause delays that are not easily managed by your driver. It is impossible to predict when a truck will be available.

People also expect that the June price they were quoted should be the same in October. This is not true. Car shipping prices are only valid for a week to two weeks from the date they are given. These quotes reflect the current car shipping market. The June price may still be valid months later, but it will not work during Snowbird Season if the destination is from Connecticut to Florida or Michigan to Arizona. Imagine you are a truck driver with three times the customers in a given direction. How do you choose which job to take? These are the highest-paying jobs. It's not the first bird to get the worm (or transport), but the one that offers the highest pay.

It's better to be flexible than expecting a set plan for car shipping during Snowbird Season. Allow for some flexibility in your dates and invite family and friends to help you. Also, be prepared for an increase in the pay required to meet the market. We don't want it to be complicated for you. However, we prefer to be open about the process. If you have any questions, please call us.


Shipping your car during the snowbird season can save you time, money, and stress. It's a convenient and reliable option that allows you to enjoy your winter vacation without worrying about your car.