When relocating to a seasonal residence, many people find it helpful to ship their vehicle to use for the season. Every year RoadRunner Auto Transport helps thousands of seasonal shippers relocate their cars to their southern locations and then back home.
Our team of auto shipping experts can simplify your seasonal relocation and provide peace of mind until your vehicle is safely delivered.
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With over 14,000 certified open and enclosed carriers nationwide, we offer the most convenient snowbird auto transport options.
Pay nothing until a carrier is confirmed for your route and your shipment has been scheduled for pickup.
Track the status of your seasonal vehicle transport online 24/7 and stay informed until your vehicle is safely delivered.
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“My husband and I have spent the last 3 winters in Florida. We used RoadRunner to move our car from our home in New York to our winter home in Boca Raton - excellent service and very friendly!”
Joyce B.Babylon, NY
“This is my second time using RoadRunner to ship my car for the winter. I would recommend them to anyone searching for a seasonal transporter. Very courteous and professional service.”
Joe R.Ann Arbor, MI
“Our family heads to California every summer and RoadRunner has provided excellent service 4 years in a row now. Professional drivers and friendly customer service agents. 5 star service!”
Eric S.Seattle, WA
"I would definitely use RoadRunner Auto Transport again without a doubt. Excellent overall service from start to finish."
"Super professional and helpful from the very first call. Easy to book online and the rate was better than I expected."
"Out of all the car shipping companies we spoke with, RoadRunner was the most professional and knowledgable."
"My car arrived in mint condition. The service was great and the personnel very courteous. Great job guys!"
Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the vehicle shipping process.
Do I need license plates on a vehicle to ship it?
No, we just need the vehicle and keys.
What is top load service?
Top load service is when your car is placed on the higher deck or level of an open auto transport trailer. This is considered to be preferable to the bottom load because the cars on the lower deck are at risk of possibly having fluid from the cars above leak on them.
What is the difference between open and enclosed transport?
Open transport is the most common car shipping method. There are two types of open-air transporters. Majority of shipments are be made with 8-10 car carriers. Smaller carriers which hold 2-3 cars are used for shorter more local moves. There is broader network of carrier availability for open-air carriers since they are used more often. We suggest choosing enclosed shipping methods when shipping classic, luxury or exotic vehicles. Enclosed transporters guarantee maximum protection from exposure to any open-air elements on the road. We suggest booking your enclosed transport in advance since there is limited carrier availability.
How is my car shipping rate calculated?
When determining your car shipping cost, there are a few factors that we take into account in order to provide you with an accurate price quote. The mileage between the origin and destination is the biggest factor that contributes to your total rate. In addition to the distance of your relocation, another factor is the type and condition of the vehicle being shipped. The final factor is the date that your vehicle will be ready for transport. There are also additional options, such as enclosed carrier and top-load service that can be added to your shipment at the time of booking for a higher level of service.
Can I track the progress of my shipment online?
Yes, online tracking is available to you 24 hours a day and is updated in real time. Upon scheduling your shipment, you will receive a unique booking number that will allow you to track the status of your shipment online. Your tracking portal will also give you the ability to live chat with a shipping agent that can answer any questions you may have regarding the status of your shipment.
How do I get my car ready for shipment?
Make sure your car has been completely clean, both inside and outside. This is particularlly important because this will help the driver conduct their inspection in order to assess any pre-existing damage on your vehicle. You will also want to make there are no additional personal items in the vehicle unless you intend to ship those with the vehicle (remember those items must total less than 75 pounds combined and kept below the window-line of the vehicle). Be sure to inform the driver of any special circumstances concerning the vehicle. Finally, make sure there is a quarter tank of gas in the car at the time it is picked up for shipment.
Where will my car be picked up and delivered?
The driver will get the car transporter as close to your door as he can legally and safely get. In most cases, the driver will be able to pickup and deliver directly at your door. Some cities may have restrictions on large trucks that prohibit them from driving into residential areas. Auto transport trucks are large and need lots of room to maneuver and turn around, so if access to the pickup or delivery location is restricted by narrow streets, low-hanging trees or tight turns, the driver may ask that you meet at a location nearby with a large parking lot, such as a grocery store.
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