Door to Door Car Shipping Cost & Time Examples
|Shipping To/From||Cost||Distance||Estimated Time In Transit|
|Los Angeles, CA to Phoenix, AZ||$520||386 mi||2-4 days|
|Chicago, IL to Memphis, TN||$740||538 mi||2-4 days|
|Atlanta, GA to Detroit, MI||$810||732 mi||3-5 days|
|Denver, CO to San Diego, CA||$880||1090 mi||4-6 days|
|Phoenix, AZ to Seattle, WA||$1010||1086 mi||4-6 days|
|San Jose, CA to Dallas, TX||$1180||1693 mi||5-7 days|
|Detroit, MI to Las Vegas, NV||$1250||1999 mi||5-7 days|
|Seattle, WA to Memphis, TN||$1470||2303 mi||6-8 days|
|New York, NY to Phoenix, AZ||$1340||2421 mi||7-9 days|
|Portland, OR to Miami, FL||$1440||3281 mi||7-9 days|
- *Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and what type of vehicle you are shipping.
- *Price examples are for enclosed transport from door to door.
Door to Door Transport Options
As with any service, door to door vehicle transportation offers several choices. One option is a multi-car transport truck, which is ideal for basic vehicle transport. These trucks were designed specifically for auto transport, with the majority of vehicles easily fitting safely and securely onto the truck.
A second option is to use a flatbed truck, a good choice when moving more than one vehicle or a smaller vehicle. The flatbed option is ideal for moving a car and another small vehicle, such as a dirt bike or motorcycle.
Our enclosed transport trucks offer a more secure vehicle transport option with an added layer of protection. Designed with higher end, luxury or classic cars in mind, enclosed transport is a great option if you have concerns about weather, road debris or other potential damage caused to your vehicle during delivery. This is a particularly good option if you are buying or selling a vehicle as it offers the most protection and safety during transport.
Door to Door Services For:
- Antique Automobiles Shipping
- ATV & UTV Shipping
- Classic Cars Shipping
- Hybrid Vehicles Shipping
- Luxury Cars Shipping
- Motorcycles Shipping
- RVs Shipping
- SUV's Shipping
- Trucks Shipping
- Vans Shipping
Preparing Your Vehicle
Whether using terminal to terminal or door to door transport, there are a few simple steps that you should take to prepare your vehicle for shipping.
- It’s a good idea to check your battery, tire pressure and fluid levels before having your vehicle transported. Any mechanical issues or operational quirks should be communicated prior to pick up.
- Have no more than 1/4 tank of gas in the vehicle before transport.
- Clean the vehicle and remove any loose or personal items. This can include items such as detachable car stereos, GPS units, garage door openers and parking permits.
- Fold in mirrors and remove any non-retractable antennas, spoilers, luggage racks or other accessories of the vehicle.
- Disable the alarm or include detailed instructions on how to turn it off if it cannot be disabled.
- Document and photograph any existing damage to the vehicle for your records.
- Put the top up if your vehicle is a convertible. If this is not an option, enclosed transport is a good option that is worth exploring.
- Provide a set of all vehicle keys to the driver
Other Considerations to Take Into Account
It is important to remember that these services requires a wide enough street for our auto carriers to maneuver. Obstacles can include overhanging tree branches or driveways in which it is difficult to navigate a large truck. In circumstances such as these, our driver will contact you and arrange for pick up at the nearest convenient location.
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Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.