Below, you’ll learn about the three main methods that snowbirds use for dealing with their cars while they’re away: driving them, shipping them, or storing them in a self-storage unit. The goal of this article is to help you determine which method is best suited for your needs.
Drive Their Car To Their Other Home
Many snowbirds drive their car between homes. There are a few advantages to this that can’t be overlooked. First, you’re solving two problems at once, transporting yourself and your car to your other home at the same time. As well, this can be a cost-effective solution.
However, there are some major disadvantages as well. Depending on how many miles away your home is, this could be an arduous drive that you don’t want to do. If your other home is on another continent, it may even be impossible to choose this method.
You may also not want to put this wear-and-tear on your vehicle, depending on its value.
Ship Their Car To Their Other Home
If you don’t want to drive your vehicle to your other home, you may be able to ship it. This is great for preventing wear and tear, and it also allows you to avoid driving for an overly long period of time.
When choosing this method, you’ll want to book early, as these services will be busiest when snowbirds are moving between homes. This can impact the price you need to pay. As well, you’re going to want to make sure someone is there to inspect the car once it’s arrived at your home, to ensure that no damage has been caused.
Store Their Car in a Self-Storage Unit
Finally, you may choose to get different cars for your respective homes. This makes sense if the vehicles are too valuable to safely be driven or shipped across long distances. As well, it may make sense if you want to drive a convertible down south, but something bigger up north.
If you choose to go this route, you’ll want to find a reliable self-storage unit that you can trust with your vehicle.
Vehicle Storage in Plantation – Xtra Storage
Our Plantation location can be found SW 87th Avenue, near Pinecrest and The Falls Shopping Center. If you have any questions about our vehicle storage facility or you’d like to book a space with us today, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us by calling 954-452-9600