Winter season usually ends around March - April, this is when many customers are looking to head back towards northern states and Canada. during this time the high peak of summer also begins and the car transport demand towards the north is at its highest. Not only snowbirds are looking to head back, but dealerships, auctions, and many private owners chose to wait until this time to ship in order to avoid the harsh weathers and bad road conditions winter brings. Delays are less likely and also prices are more reasonable.
Transporting your car back also needs to be planned in advance in order to avoid last minute tight schedules, the more flexible you are the best chance you have to work with a budget or lower prices. When season changes, prices change as well, the usual price to ship to the north during snowbird season will be lower by $200-$300 than when shipping in spring when the snow is gone. Likewise when shipping south during snowbird season will be $200 - $300 more expensive than when the now is gone. These prices tend to regulate once spring set in and summer starts to show, either way will approximately cost the same.
Make sure that when you are booking your transportation service you provide the exact first available pickup date for your car or the last day it can be picked up. Many customers are traveling back to their home tomes and they expect the delivery of the car to follow their schedules as well in order for them to plan their agendas. Your agent will find the most suitable driver that will fit your schedule, however you must inform him about all your expectations, if this is not done, don't expect for magic to happen. You must have a delivery location set up as well, if you don't have inform your agent so he can assist you with a terminal where driver can deliver car and continue his route, last minute arrangement, although possible, can cause you much more stress and cost you much more as well.
It is always recommended to plan ahead when transporting a car and if possible start booking your service at least 2 weeks in advance, this will give you enough time to arrange any mishap that may happen along the way.