By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: We are a retired couple and have heard about companies who arrange to have cars driven to Florida and other southern states. Any idea on how we can contact them?

A: There are some auto transport companies around that find drivers for car owners who may need assistance in driving. Seniors who venture south are commonly called snowbirds and they often refer to these companies when they are unable to drive their cars themselves.

Acadian Driveaway Service is one. For fees the company says itíll cost approximately $600US plus fuel plus return flight for the driver. For more details call them at toll-free 1-800-668-1879 or 905-709-8131 or visit

Another company around since 1959 is Toronto Driveaway Service. This company arranges the delivery of vehicles to and from anywhere throughout North America. Popular services include the Snowbird Service and the Florida Auto Transporter.

For the Florida Auto Transporter, the company reports it operates this service from late October to mid January. Their trucks depart Saturdays from a depot in Toronto and delivery in Florida is made within approximately three to four days.

Another option Toronto Driveaway Service offers is the use of approved drivers who will drive the vehicle down for you. The company reports this service is available from September until mid-February.

For more details visit them online at or call them at (416)-225-7754 or call toll-free 1-800-561-2658.


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