Door-to-Door auto transportation refers to your vehicle being picked up as close as possible to specified location and delivered as close as possible to a stated destination. Though the name gives the impression that your vehicle would be picked up directly from your front door and delivered directly to your destination, this may not always be permitted by law. Car service Carriers are very large and as such cannot always safely maneuver in areas where there are low hanging branches, electric wires and tightly packed residential areas. It may also be illegal for them to park at certain destinations. As such, the vehicle would be delivered to the closest possible location to your destination. Door-to-Door auto transportation is convenience at its best!
How does it Work?
Door-to-door car transportation service works similar to other auto shipping services. The vehicle is picked up at a location that the customer would relay to the service provider once all the necessary information has been provided. Then it is loaded onto the carrier (whether it is Open or Enclosed carrier) and transported to the destination, or as close as possible. If the vehicle is inoperable meaning it has no engine or keys, has punctured tires or other issues that prevent it from starting and moving, it would be loaded onto the carrier using a winch. Shipping time varies from service to service provider but may extend from a day to a week or longer depending on distance to be traveled.
What do you need for Your Door-to-Door Shipping?
In order for your car to be shipped, as a customer, you would need to provide a few things which include but are not limited to:-
- Car license
- Car Registration
- Deposit before pick up (Contact your service provider to verify)
- Car keys to be provided upon pick up
- Cash Payments (Some car transport services only accept cash or check payments upon delivery).
- The customer, or representative to be present to accept the vehicle
How Much Does Door-to-Door Car Shipping Cost?
The cost of your door-to-door auto transport depends on a number of varying factors which your specific car shipping service provider would specify. However, some of these factors include:-
Make and Model: The type and size of the vehicle are assessed as an estimate in the calculation of the price to ship your vehicle. The bigger vehicle takes up more room and is a bit more difficult to transport.
Distance: The distance that the vehicle would be carried is also a factor that determines the cost. Longer distances may increase one section of your estimate, but reduce your per mile charge. You should contact your car shipping service provider for details on how their distance is calculated.
Carrier Type: Two carrier type include open and enclosed carriers. An open carrier is the preferred and more affordable mode of transportation while enclosed car transportation is preferred for luxury, classic or exotic cars.