Door-to-door auto transport experiences

SGT Auto Transport delivers on-time, reliable, car shipping and excellent customer service

Jason M
Excellent service
Darian A
SGT Auto Transport did a great job facilitating my vehicle transportation, and the team communicated well throughout the process.
Drew R
This shipping company is great. Fast delivery and the cheapest shipping with very competitive pricing. And to top it off I just gave Noah from SGT my details and her took care of everything for me. Awesome company!
Sandy L
We had SGT Auto Transport deliver a jeep wrangler to us and it was over 450 miles and we are very satisfied with the fast customer service and prompt delivery. We highly recommend SGT Auto Transport. Thank you very
Phillip T
Good company. We used them to ship our son's car from San Diego to Austin, TX. We had no problems and the staff was very good all around. The price was exactly as estimated.
Bill T
Stellar Communication, Professional And Reliable.
Door-to-door auto transport service

What is door-to-door auto transport?

Door-to-door auto transport is exactly what it sounds like. One of our car carriers will pick up your car directly from your door and drop it off directly to your end destination. There is no need for additional pick up or drop off terminals and the associated hassle. It is the most convenient way to ship a car. All you have to do is let the transportation company know the exact address for the pick-up and delivery of your vehicle. They’ll make sure your vehicle is picked up and delivered as close as possible to your preferred address. Door-to-door transport services are great for people who have a busy schedule or live in a remote area. Or, for snowbirds who want their car transported to their winter home without having to worry about driving it there themselves. Unlock cost savings, time, and convenience by choosing door-to-door transportation for your next car shipment.

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Do you always ship cars door-to-door?

Having a car delivered to your door is very convenient, which is why we always ship door-to-door. The only exception is if you’re shipping a car to and from Hawaii, or internationally. With door-to-door transportation services you don’t have to worry about driving to a terminal. Just make sure you, or your representative, are available at the pick-up and delivery locations you’ve chosen.

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What is terminal-to-terminal auto transport?

This is when your vehicle is picked up and delivered to a carrier's lot or to a storage facility. This is not a preferred service as terminals can be far from your actual delivery location. Learn more about terminal-to-terminal car transport vs. door-to-door car shipping.

Is door-to-door car transport the cheapest way to ship a car?

There are many different ways you can ship a car. You can ship it by plane, train, drive it yourself or hire someone to drive it for you. Flying your vehicle or using the train means you have to get your vehicle to the station or airport terminal. You’ve then got to arrange to pick it up from the terminal or station when it arrives at the other end. When vehicles are shipped terminal-to-terminal there are lots of additional traveling expenses to pay.

Similarly, driving yourself might seem like a cheaper option, but it’s actually more expensive. You have to factor in the cost of fuel and refreshment stops, plus the cost of added wear and tear of your car. Hiring a professional driver to drive your car is almost always going to be more expensive than door-to-door auto transportation.   

Nothing matches the savings you’ll make if you choose door-to-door auto transport. Choose us and we’ll secure the most competitive rates on the market for your shipment. Combine that with our exclusive customer service level and you’re onto a winner.

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How much do door-to-door transportation services cost?

The cost of door-to-door auto shipping depends on several different factors. Make and model: smaller vehicles are cheaper to transport. Distance traveled: the shorter the distance your vehicle has to be shipped, the lower the price. Delivery time frame: the more expedited car shipping service you require, the higher the cost. Transport type: open car transport is the best value option.

It is the perfect service for owners of standard vehicles and anyone on a budget. Enclosed auto transport normally costs 30%-40% more, but it is a premium service specially for classic, vintage, luxury, antique,  expensive and modified car owners. Vehicle condition: if your vehicle is operable it costs less than if it was inoperable. This is because specialist loading and unloading equipment is necessary if your vehicle is inoperable or modified. Location: door-to-door vehicle shipping is less expensive if you’re shipping between major cities. Time of the year: It’s much cheaper to ship a car during the summer. During the winter it costs more because road conditions are more dangerous.

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0 - 500 milesOpen$0.80250 miles$200
500 - 1000 milesOpen$0.73700 miles$511
1000 - 1500 milesOpen$0.701000 miles$700
1500 - 2000 milesOpen$0.481750 miles$840
2000 - 2500 milesOpen$0.372400 miles$888
2500 - 3000 milesOpen$0.352700 miles$945
3000+ milesOpen$0.333200 miles$1122

The Avg. price per mile rates shown up above are reflective of current market conditions as of 2024. The rates are subject to change due to seasonal fluctuations, price of gas, pick-up/delivery locations, etc.

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How our door-to-door transport services works

Ship your vehicle in 3 easy steps

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Get a quote and book your order

Make use of the free instant quote calculator on our website to find out the price of your service. Just provide a few simple details and you’ll know how much door-to-door transportation costs in just a few seconds. Enter your pick-up and delivery city/state, vehicle year, make and model, condition of vehicle, transport type, and first available shipping date (this is the first date your car will be ready to be picked up).

For your convenience, you can also communicate with our door-to-door car transport shipping advisors by phone, Live Chat or email.

Your instant quote is all-inclusive. There are no hidden fees. When you make your booking there are $0 upfront payments. If you change your mind about making the booking, cancellation is free.

Be sure to get in touch with us if the price doesn’t meet your expectations. We’ll do our best to make it more competitive. Similarly, if you’ve got a better price from a direct competitor, we’ll do our utmost to match it.

When you’re ready to make your booking, click on the link in the emailed quote and complete your booking. Alternatively, you can book your door-to-door car transportation services and schedule your pick-up using Live Chat, email or by calling (864) 546-5038.

We have a vast network of reliable, vetted, and fully insured carriers. We’ll find the best carrier to meet your needs. We’ll confirm your pick-up date by calling you and also let you know the next steps of the process. You’ll also receive an email with the carrier's information.

At this time, a small partial payment is taken from your credit or debit card, only for the Discounted Cash Price payment option. The balance is due on delivery, payable by cash, cashier check, or money order. If, on the other hand, you chose a Regular Price option, we reserve your spot on the trailer by taking full payment.

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We pick up your vehicle

You’ll be contacted by the door-to-door car transport carrier a few hours ahead of the scheduled pick-up time. Confirmation is required to make sure someone is available to release the car. The driver also needs to make sure your location is accessible for large commercial vehicles. If it’s not, don’t worry, because alternative arrangements can be made. You can meet them nearby, for example, at a parking lot, where you work, or in a wider street.

At the time of your pick-up, both you and the driver carefully inspect your vehicle, noting any existing damage on the Bill of Lading. This document plays an important role in the auto transport process. Making sure you keep your copy safe is very important, so you’ll be given a copy which you must keep safe.

It’s time for you to say goodbye to your vehicle, as it’s carefully loaded onto the door-to-door auto transport trailer. You can contact the driver at any stage of your vehicle’s journey, if you need to put your mind at rest. Regular updates can also be arranged by phone, Live Chat, or email.

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You receive your vehicle

In just a few days, your vehicle will be almost home. The carrier will get in touch with you a few hours before the delivery to make sure you’re home. If you’re not available to receive your car at that time, you can nominate someone to receive it on your behalf. It could be a neighbor, friend, relative, or colleague. The only stipulation is that they’re over 18 years of age.

Upon delivery, you closely inspect your vehicle to make sure everything’s as it should be, and then sign the Bill of Lading to accept your order. Final payment also has to be made by those who opted for the Discounted Cash Price. It can be made in cash, cashier’s check, or money order.

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Better than all the other door-to-door car transport services

What makes our door-to-door transport services reliable and trustworthy

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Nothing to pay upfront

When you book your door-to-door car transportation service, there’s nothing to pay upfront. Use our instant online quote calculator to find out how much it costs to have a car delivered door-to-door. We take payment when your shipment has been allocated to a carrier and your car is dispatched for shipping.

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The most trusted at uShip

We’ve been chosen as uShip’s most trusted cross country car shipping service. Spend a few moments reading our customer reviews and you’ll soon understand why we’ve earned such a reputation.

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Full insurance coverage

Your vehicle is fully covered during your door-to-door car delivery service, so you get total peace of mind. Don’t worry about paying extra, because the cost of insurance is included in our rates.

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Fully customizable and personal service

Each one of our customers is unique and this is why we offer a fully customizable door-to-door car transport service. Our diligent shipping advisors will work with you to ensure it meets your needs. They will be available to guide you through the entire door-to-door car shipping process, so you never need to feel you’re on your own. We understand the importance of providing a personalized service and aim to exceed your expectations every time.

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24/7 customer support

Whenever you need us, we can be contacted by phone or Live Chat. Our door-to-door car transportation services are reliable because we’ve always got our finger on the pulse. We monitor your shipment and make sure we’re available 24/7.

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Free cancellation

There are no penalties if you cancel your order before we assign a carrier to pick up your vehicle. You can also cancel after we assign a carrier, but in this case, we will keep the non-refundable small partial payment. You can use the deposit in the next 6 months if you plan to ship a car again.

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The benefits of choosing door-to-door transport services

Learn what are the advantages of door-to-door car shipping

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Easy and convenient

Is there anything more convenient than having your car delivered to your door? With door-to-door transport services your car is moved from A to B effortlessly. Our experienced carriers handle every step of the shipping process. Choose between open car transport or enclosed auto transport and then you are ready to go.

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Saves time

Let us shoulder the responsibility of moving your car and you don’t have to worry about organizing a long road trip. Your car will arrive at its final destination quicker and safer than if you were driving it on the highway.

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Flexible

You get to choose the pick-up and delivery locations. As long as it’s safe and legal to do so, we’ll get as close as we possibly can. It doesn’t have to be your home either. Why not choose your office, shopping mall, or storage facility if it’s more convenient?

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Best price

We provide a door-to-door auto transportation service and our aim is to do it at the best possible price. If you’re wondering how much it costs, use our instant online quote calculator. There are no hidden charges or fees, guaranteed. Our rates are all-inclusive.

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Meet the carrier

When your car is picked up, you can meet the driver who will be transporting your car. Our customers find this very reassuring. You get to oversee the loading and unloading of your vehicle and inspect it with the carrier immediately.

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Multi-vehicle door-to-door auto shipping

If you’ve got more than one vehicle in your household, don’t think it’s a problem if you want to arrange a door-to-door car shipping service. We can make the necessary arrangements whether you’ve got one, two, three, or more cars that need delivering to your door.

How long does door-to-door auto transport take?

There are many factors that can affect vehicle transport transit times. Distance is the most obvious one as it’s bound to take longer to ship a car from Boston to San Diego than it would if you wanted to ship a car from Boston to New York . If the pick-up and car delivery locations for your door-to-door transportation service are somewhat remote, your driver will have to travel further to reach them. Remember that your vehicle is typically being shipped with other vehicles, which means the driver may have to make a number of stops before you have your car delivered.

The weather can affect the speed at which we transport your car. Snow, ice, hail, thunderstorms, a tornado, or a hurricane along the route can affect the flow of traffic. Road construction, detours and traffic can hamper the carrier on its journey. One last factor that is going to influence the time it takes for door-to-door shipping is driver’s hours. A truck driver can only be on the road legally, for a set number of hours every week. The Department of Transportation mandates this number, currently 70-hour/week. This limit ensures that truck drivers are well-rested and able to drive safely.

DistanceAvg. transit time
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0 - 200 miles1 - 2 days
200 - 600 miles2 - 4 days
600 - 1000 miles3 - 5 days
1000 - 1500 miles4 - 6 days
1500 - 2000 miles5 - 7 days
2000 - 2400 miles 6 - 8 days
2400+ miles 7 - 9 days

The Avg. Transit Times shown up above can be affected by weather conditions, road conditions, traffic, etc.

When we recommend door-to-door transport

If you’re looking for the ultimate in convenience, we recommend door-to-door transportation. You’re under no pressure to go to a terminal. We can pick up and deliver your vehicle to a location of your choosing, as long as it’s safe and legal to do so. It might be outside your house, a wide street nearby, a parking lot, or where you work.

Door-to-door auto transport is the safest and most convenient option for shipping a car. Unlike terminal-to-terminal transport, where your car is left at the mercy of the elements and other people, door-to-door transportation keeps your vehicle sheltered until it’s delivered right to you.

Door-to-door car shipping is also the best option if you have an unusual or high-value car. If you’re shipping a classic car, for example, you might not want it to sit unattended in a parking lot for days on end. The same goes for luxury cars, which can be tempting targets for thieves at terminals. With door-to-door transport, your car will never be left unguarded.

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What types of auto transport do we offer?

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Open car transport

Our open car transport service is excellent value for the money. It’s flexible, fast, and efficient. It is also one of the most used types of auto transport for our customers. Your vehicle is transported using a truck and trailer, along with other cars and vehicles. The trailer is open on all sides, but it is still a safe and secure way to ship your car. It’s easy to arrange, offers a quick turnaround, and it is convenient.
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Enclosed auto transport

Use our enclosed auto transport service when you want to transport your most valued possession. Vehicles being shipped in an enclosed car trailer are protected on all four sides from the weather, dust, and dirt. If you’re the proud owner of a new, classic, luxury, high-end, custom, antique, or vintage vehicle, we’ll make sure it’s given the treatment it deserves.

When door-to-door car shipping is impossible

Door-to-door transport is the auto transport service we specialize in. However, there are times when it’s not possible. The transport carrier will have to make alternative arrangements for the pick-up and delivery of your car if:

  • There are narrow streets: The pick-up and delivery location should be wide enough for large commercial vehicles.
  • It’s a residential, commercial, or government zone with restrictions: There should be no laws or area rules that restrict the access of auto carrier transporters.
  • There are low-hanging trees or power lines: Auto transport carriers have to avoid areas where there are low-hanging trees or power lines at all costs.

The carrier we assign to your door-to-door auto transport service will keep in regular contact with you. This is key to ensuring a smooth door-to-door car service. If any of the situations above apply to you, think of other places where you can meet your carrier. A shopping plaza, city park, or department store lot will work just fine.

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