When you need to ship a car from Toronto to Florida, you need car shipping experts you can rely on. Because not everyone wants their own car in their destination of choice for the winter, but long-term car rentals can be expensive. And not everyone wants or, indeed, is able to drive their own vehicle to their winter destination. Therefore there are several options available to Canadian snowbirds, including hiring a professional vehicle shipping company.
Professional Car Carriers offers secure snowbirds car shipping services and has worked with seasonal vacationers offering to safely ship their vehicles from Toronto to Florida for many years now. We assist all of our clients in processing cross-border documentation and duties to alleviate stress to ensure that all vehicles are shipped quickly and efficiently.
Checklist for you to be prepared before leaving for your destination.
1. How long can your car stay in the US?
Canadians can leave their car in the US for up to one year with Canadian registration and a Canadian driver’s license. But after a year, you will have to get the US registration and insurance to meet the US environmental standards and pay duty on importing the vehicle;
2. License and Insurance
Regardless of how you get your car down to the US, you’ll need to check the following items before you decide to leave to your destination;
2.1 Driver’s License and Car Registration: please make sure you renew your driver’s license and vehicle registration before you leave;
2.2 Insurance: most Canadian auto insurers limit the amount of time you can have your vehicle outside Canada to six months. Although this can vary so be sure to check with your insurance company;
3. To avoid issues at the border, you will need to provide the following documents:
3.1 If your vehicle has personal belongings in it: Make sure to fill out a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Form 3299, and to complete a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Form E-15 Certificate of Destruction/Exportation that accurately lists all of your personal items to avoid paying duty and taxes on these personal items when you return to Canada;
3.2. If you return to Canada in the spring, a copy of a completed CBSA Form E-24 Personal Exemption CBSA Declaration listing all of the items being driven back in your vehicle, along with a copy of the completed Form E-15;
3.3 Make sure to have a letter of authorization, a copy of your vehicle ownership registration and insurance, and finally a photocopy of your passport;
Through our advanced network, we can provide you with a safe and reliable way to ship a car from Toronto to Florida. Professional Car Carriers will assist you in submitting and providing proper documentation ahead of time to ensure your vehicle is transported quickly and efficiently. Contact us at +1 888-755-6888 or “get a free quote”, and we will get back to you to confirm your booking.