Snowbirds Car Shipping from Toronto to Florida

Most of the snowbirds will want their own car in their destination of choice for the winter, but long-term car rentals can be expensive. Not everyone wants or, indeed, is able to drive their own vehicle to their winter destination. There are several options available to Canadian snowbirds, including hiring a professional vehicle shipping company.

Professional Car Carriers offers stress-free snowbirds car shipping services. We have worked with seasonal vacationers offering to safely ship their vehicles from Toronto to Florida. We assist all of our customers in processing cross-border documentation and duties to alleviate stress to ensure that all vehicles are shipped quickly and efficiently.

How long can my vehicle be in the U.S.?

Canadians can leave their car in the U.S. for up to one year with Canadian registration and a Canadian driver’s license. But after a year, you will have to get a U.S. registration and insurance to meet U.S. environmental standards and pay duty on importing the vehicle.

Licensing and Insurance 

Regardless of how you get your car down to the U.S., you’ll need to check the following items before you leave to your destination:

  1. Driver’s License and Vehicle Registration: make sure you renew your driver’s license and vehicle registration before you leave Canada.
  2. Auto Transport Insurance: most Canadian auto insurers limit the amount of time you can have your vehicle outside Canada to 6 months. Although this can vary so be sure to check with your insurance company.

Important Documentation

To avoid issues at the border, you will need to provide the following documents:

1. If your vehicle has personal belongings in it:

  • Make sure to fill out a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Form 3299;
  • Make sure 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 in the spring;

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 when your vehicle entered the US;

3. Make sure to have a letter of authorization, a copy of your vehicle ownership registration and insurance;

4. Make sure to have a photocopy of your passport;

Professional Car Carriers provides secure, reliable, and affordable snowbirds car shipping services across the country. Our record of safely transported vehicles to their destination speaks for itself. We will assist you in submitting and providing proper documentation ahead of time to ensure your vehicle is transported quickly and efficiently.

We will deliver your vehicle from Toronto to Florida safely, fast, and on time. Contact us at +1 888-755-6888 or get a free quote.” We will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your booking.

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