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Door-to-Door Auto Transport: What You Need to Know

Door-to-Door Auto Transport provides a convenient and hassle-free solution for people who need to transport their vehicles from one location to another. Let us take a closer look at door-to-door auto transport, including its pros and cons, the differences between enclosed and open car shipping, how to prepare for door-to-door car shipping, alternatives to door-to-door shipping, and how costs are calculated

What is Door-to-Door Auto Transport?

Door-to-door auto transport is a service that involves a car shipping company picking up your vehicle from your doorstep and delivering it to the designated location. We will handle all aspects of the transportation process, including loading and unloading your car onto and off the carrier, and providing insurance coverage during the transport.

The door-to-door service is preferred by many customers as it saves them the hassle of having to transport their vehicles to a designated terminal or location for pick-up. This convenience factor is especially useful for people who are moving to a new city and need to transport their vehicles along with their household belongings. It is also useful for people who have purchased a vehicle from out of state and need it transported to their location.

Here is what door-to-door auto transportation means for you:

Convenience: Door-to-door auto transport is incredibly convenient, as it eliminates the need for customers to transport their vehicles to a designated pick-up location.

Less Hassle: The only thing you need, is to book your order and set the pickup time frame. The rest is on us. We will take care of the whole process.

Saves you time: You don’t need to drive the car to the terminal and then get back. The driver will call you and arrange the date and time to pick up the vehicle.


Enclosed vs Open Door to Door Car Shipping

When it comes to door-to-door auto transport, customers have the option of choosing between enclosed or open-car shipping. Enclosed car shipping provides additional protection for the vehicle as it is transported in a closed carrier, protecting it from potential weather damage, and road debris. However, this service is more expensive than open car shipping, which involves transporting the vehicle on an open carrier.

Open car shipping is the most common type of car shipping, and it's suitable for most vehicles. However, if you have a reason, you are welcome to order the enclosed option.

Alternatives to Door-to-Door Auto Transport

While door-to-door auto transport is a convenient and hassle-free option for transporting a vehicle, it may not be the right choice for everyone. Here are some alternatives to consider:

Terminal-to-Terminal Shipping: Terminal-to-terminal shipping involves dropping off your vehicle at a designated terminal and picking it up at another terminal at the destination. It's generally less expensive than door-to-door auto transport but requires some effort from your part. For one thing, the carrier’s pickup or drop-off terminal may happen to be hundreds of miles far from your home. So this is not an option to rely on.

Driveaway Services: Driveaway services involve hiring a professional driver to drive your car to its destination. While this option can be more expensive than auto transport, it allows you to transport personal belongings inside the car and provides a more personalized experience.

Towing Services: Towing services are an option for shorter distances or in cases where the vehicle is not drivable. While towing can be less expensive than auto transport, it may not be suitable for long distances.

However, we would like to mention, that Innovative Ways Logistics is specialized only in door-to-door shipments, as this is the most common and most convenient service for our clients

How is Cost Calculated in Door-to-Door Auto Shipping?

The cost of door-to-door auto transport depends on several factors, including the distance of the shipment, the type of vehicle being transported, the type of carrier (open or enclosed), and the time of year. Please contact our pro advisers, or just request a quote to have an exact price for your shipment.