Door To Door Exotic Auto Transport | A-1 Auto Transport, Inc.
Owners of exotic cars are rightfully choosey about who and how their cars are shipped. If you own a luxury, exotic, or one-of-a-kind vehicle, you want to make sure that it is treated with the utmost care during the process of shipping—something we’ve prided ourselves on throughout more than two decades at the top of the industry. Here are some of the exotic cars we have transported recently with our enclosed door-to-door auto transport services:
- Aston Martin
The primary method of transport for exotic cars is door-to-door delivery on an enclosed carrier. Using door-to-door shipping means that you get the best end-to-end service available for car shipping. Standard auto transport means that shipping terminals are used as the beginning and end points of the shipment, meaning you have to both drop off and pick up the car from a transport terminal which is nearest to both locations. Obviously, this requires some work on the part of the customer as they must handle the trip to and from the shipping terminals, whereas door-to-door delivery removes the need for additional driving or delivery to the terminal.
Door to door transport is almost always done using an enclosed car carrier. The reason this is the case is that an enclosed carrier is much easier to operate on smaller city streets, making door-to-door transport a more viable option. You can imagine the difficulty of trying to get an open carrier with eight or more vehicles on it to a specific street or cul-de-sac in a busy city street. The same difficulties apply when trying to deliver to more rural areas as well since the streets tend to be rougher and less even, making truck deliveries more difficult. In addition to ease of delivery, an enclosed carrier provides the maximum level of protection during the shipping process. There is very little risk of any damage when the vehicle is securely stowed in an enclosed carrier, not to mention the extra privacy that is often desired by shippers of exotic vehicles.
Optional Services for Those Shipping Exotic Cars
Whatever transport company you go through for shipping services should have a variety of packages and options for you to choose from. Some of these services are strictly optional, most of them offering higher levels of convenience and safety during the shipping process.
- Expedited shipping and rush jobs are available for exotic door to door shipping as well. There are limits to how quickly a vehicle can be delivered, but any time you use an enclosed transport truck, expedited transport is an option.
- Satellite tracking services are usually a free feature offered to anyone shipping a vehicle. These tracking services allow you to stay current with the progress of the shipping process through the internet.
- Short term storage is another option that many of our customers take advantage of. It’s not always easy to be available when the vehicle delivery is made and most major shippers have some sort of secure storage facilities available to their customers.
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.