Door-to-door auto transport–having the vehicle delivered picked up from and delivered to specific locations–is a popular service among our clientele, especially those with high-end vehicles. Shipping directly to your doorstep is a premium service that offers the ultimate in convenience and can be done 2 different ways, which we’ll discuss below.
Most often, door-to-door auto shipping is done on an enclosed carrier. There are a couple reasons for this. First, customers that opt for delivery to their door tend to be shipping cars with a higher value. An enclosed carrier offers an extra level of protection that is not present on an open-air carrier. While there are rarely incidents on an open-air carrier, an enclosed truck keeps the vehicle shielded on all sides and provides peace of mind that your car won’t be damaged by weather conditions or road debris.
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The second reason why an enclosed carrier is the preferred choice for door-to-door transport is that they are generally much smaller than open carriers. Enclosed trucks only haul 1-2 vehicles at once, whereas an open carrier is much larger and can ship upwards of 8-10 cars at once. When it comes to navigating tight spaces for a delivery to a specific address, it’s pretty obvious that the smaller, enclosed delivery truck is better suited to the task.
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Cost Savings For Door To Door Car Shipping.
Since delivering a vehicle straight to your door is considered a premium service, it does come with an additional cost. There are, however, ways to mitigate the higher price by seeking out a company that offers discounts. There are wide variety of discounts available within the industry and they can vary from company to company so shopping around really helps. Most companies will give you a cost estimate at no charge and you probably shouldn’t waste your time with those that don’t.
Door 2 Door Discounts.
Discounts may not always be advertised by companies so it’s a good practice to ask about them when inquiring about a price. If you’re shipping more than one car at a time with the same company, you can generally get a discount of $50 to $75 per car. The same goes for booking roundtrip shipment if you know you’ll need the vehicle shipped back at some point. Some companies may even offer a discount for first-time shippers that book online.
Several shippers within the industry offer discounts to AAA members as well. Other examples include discounts for active and retired military, senior citizens. Seasonal discounts are also offered by many companies, particularly for snowbirds that spend the winter months in a warmer climate.
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