There are a lot of people in the United States who, during the spring and summer months, reside in the northeastern parts of the United States, where the weather is nice and the scenery is beautiful. However, during the winter months, New England and other northern parts of the U.S. see some pretty brutal winters, all things considered, and as such some people will actually move down south for about six months – usually to Florida or Arizona – to escape the cold and brutal winter weather and to spend that time instead in warmer climes.
And, more often than not, these people transport their vehicles along with themselves. We call them “snowbirds,” because they roughly mimic the migration patterns of birds who fly south during the winter months and head to warmer areas. They are a reliable constant in the auto transport industry, as every year, starting around late June and going (usually) until mid-to-late September, these people come out in force. During the slower fall and winter seasons snowbirds provide a lot of business for auto transporters, and are as such seen as a valuable customer base.
Many snowbirds will find a company that they had a good experience with and repeatedly ship their vehicles with them. If you are a snowbird shipping for the first time, this is a great way to get great deals on your transport down and then back up when the winter fades to spring. Repeat business is always a huge part of the auto transport industry and just about every shipper loves it when people call back – it’s a good source of business. Therefore, we recommend that when you find the auto transport company you want to book with to keep their number if they give you a good transportation experience. Chances are they will provide the same great service again and again.
Snowbirds usually spend about six months down south, which is great because it gives the auto transport industry plenty of time to catch up come spring. Usually prices shipping down during the fall will be fairly low because carriers and shipping companies alike are anticipating the snowbird season, and during the spring you can usually find good deals for shipping back up north, again because they are preparing and anticipating the sudden jump in numbers of vehicles heading back up north.
If you are interested in transporting your vehicle down south (or back up in the spring), and are looking for a shipping company to help you out, you can fill out our free online quote request form and get quotes from several different top auto shippers in the nation. They are reputable and reliable and work with snowbirds all the time. You can also call our toll-free number at 877-835-2087 to speak to one of our live representatives who can help you get your free quotes as well as answer any questions that you may have.