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Why Snowbirds Choose to Ship Their Vehicle Instead of Driving It

Are you a Canadian snowbird planning to escape harsh winter weather by travelling to popular destinations like Florida, California, Texas and Arizona? Before you start packing, you must decide whether to drive or ship your car to your sunny sojourn. Shipping your car has several advantages, including:

1. Less wear and tear on your vehicle

Travelling from Canada to the southern United States is a long journey that involves covering thousands of kilometres. Instead of putting your vehicle through countless hours on the road, ship it instead. Less wear and tear on your vehicle translates into a longer lifespan and fewer repair and maintenance costs.

2. Hassle-free clearance at customs

Another benefit of shipping your car is that it frees you from the burden of dealing with customs and paperwork when importing your vehicle. Shipping companies like Hansen’s can help you complete the necessary paperwork to ship your vehicle across the border.

3. Minimize delays

When you ship your car instead of driving it to your destination, you can arrange to have the car waiting for you as soon as you arrive. This allows you to travel at your own pace. Furthermore, shipping your car ahead of time helps you avoid any delays or unforeseen circumstances that can happen during a long drive, like a breakdown.

4. Less driving time

Instead of spending days on the road, you can fly down and meet your car at your doorstep. Shipping your car also means you’ll arrive at your destination rested and ready to enjoy your time in the sun.

5. Avoid bad weather

Driving on winter roads to reach your destination can be a risky venture, especially when driving through heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures. Avoid the white-knuckle drive by shipping your vehicle instead.

6. Delivery to your door

When you choose Hansen’s to ship your car, you don’t have to worry about navigating busy city streets. With door-to-door service, your car can be delivered to you wherever you’re staying, so you don’t even have to lift a finger.

Why Snowbirds Choose Car Shipping with Hansen’s

At Hansen’s, we specialize in providing fast, safe and efficient snowbird car transport services. Many snowbirds choose us because we’re a full-service provider and manage all aspects of your vehicle move. With a fleet of more than 270 car carriers and a staff of over 400, we're dedicated to ensuring your car is delivered safely and on time. Plus, you can follow your car from point A to B with our vehicle tracking service.

Car Shipping Services to the U.S. for Snowbirds

If you’re a snowbird thinking about shipping your car from Canada to the U.S., Hansen’s has got you covered. Contact us today to speak with one of our car shipping experts. You can also request a quote using our online form.