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Shipping my car with Speedy was a great decision. Their service was reliable, affordable, and couldn’t have been easier.
What is Door-to-door Transport?
Misconceptions about Door-to-door Car Shipping
- Auto carriers are big and sometimes are difficult to maneuver, and they can’t always legally or safely pull over to load or unload your car(s) in tight residential areas
- Auto transport carriers must follow all local laws and regulations, some streets prohibit large trucks from driving down them
- Auto car carriers with open trailers have limited protection against low-hanging trees and branches, so they wi
What is Terminal-To-Terminal Shipping?
Flexible – This approach is flexible since you may drop the vehicle off at your leisure, albeit close to your ship date.
Straightforward – Picking up your vehicle at its destination is also straightforward. You can pick it up at your leisure, just note that most ocean carriers charge a storage fee after 48 hours of inactivity.
Money-saving – Terminal-to-terminal auto shipping costs less for the shipment since you are only paying for the ocean transport service.
Door-to-door Auto Transport Services Vs. Terminal-to-terminal Car Shipping Services
When choosing a car shipping service, it is important to decide what is more important to you: “convenience” or “price“.
Commonly Used Methods in Door To Door Car Shipping Services
Enclosed auto transport – Enclosed transport is the safest type of auto transport for your vehicle. This type of auto shipping uses an enclosed trailer that protects your car from weather and road debris. It’s a popular choice for luxury cars and classic cars that need extra protection, as enclosed transport carriers also carry higher insurance policies.
Open auto transport – Open auto transport is the most popular method of auto shipping, in which your vehicle is transported on an open truck bed or trailer. It’s cheaper compared to enclosed transport. When you choose open car transport for your door-to-door auto transport, you can still expect timely pick-up and a professional driver that will take care of your car. Your vehicle will be insured by the driver’s insurance policy in the event of damage. Choosing this mode of transport does not mean that you have to compromise on the quality of service.
How Much Does Door-to-door Transport Cost?
Vehicle Size & Weight – The size and weight of your car is the first major factor of your shipping quote. Heavier cars will cost more to move than lighter cars, because they use more gasoline to transport. Larger cars are more expensive that smaller cars, because a driver can fit more small cars on a truck.
Distance – The distance between the vehicle pickup and delivery locations is crucial to the shipping quote. The cost of auto transport of a running sedan for short distances generally is around $300 up to $700 while long distances cost $1000 or more. The farther the distance, the more expensive it will be.
Open or Closed Transport – Open transport is the most affordable option, while enclosed transport will give your vehicle much more protection during transit.
Condition of Your Vehicle – Inoperable vehicles (“Inops”) will cost more as they require special handling to be loaded onto the carrier. Cars that steer, brake, and roll can be loaded with a winch, while vehicles that don’t roll will have to be loaded with forklifts at the origin and destination.
Special Requests – Expedited shipments, added insurance policies, top load transport, and other special requests can increase the cost of your transport. Simply give us a call if you have any special requests so we can customize your shipment.
Be sure to speak with us to get the best price for your auto transport. You can also use our user-friendly car shipping cost calculator to find a rough estimate. We also give you an all-inclusive quote without hidden fees.
How Does Door to Door Auto Transport Work?
Step 1: Get a quote & schedule the pickup
Step 2: We pick up your vehicle
Step 3: You receive your vehicle at your desired location
Call us to schedule your door-to-door car shipment with a reliable, friendly, fully licensed, and insured auto transport company: Speedy Car Shipping!