Door-to-door auto transport experiences
SGT Auto Transport delivers on-time, reliable, car shipping and excellent customer 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.
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.
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.Show more
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.Show more
The Avg. price per mile rates shown up above are reflective of current market conditions as of January 2020. The rates are subject to change due to seasonal fluctuations, price of gas, pick-up/delivery locations, etc.
We go above and beyond with our door-to-door transport
Check out some of our valued customers stories
We provided a door-to-door transport service for this beauty. The customer was a little concerned about shipping his car. It was the first time he had done it, so we weren’t surprised. We put his mind at ease and arranged a hard-side enclosed carrier. As you can see, he paid very close attention to every step of the process to ensure his pride and joy was afforded the care and attention it deserved.
This is exactly what door-to-door car transport means. We delivered the vehicle to the customer’s front door. He wasn’t awake when the carrier arrived, so you can imagine his surprise when he woke up, looked out of the window, and discovered his dream car sat outside. He tipped the driver for a job well done.
Getting a car from your father for your graduation is not an everyday occurrence. So we made sure we pulled all the stops out when we provided door-to-door car transport services for one fortunate guy. We carefully selected the carrier for this shipment because we wanted to ensure the pickup from New York and the delivery to San Francisco went according to plan.
We provided a door-to-door car shipping service for this classic, or would you call it a muscle car? It’s a car that dreams are made of, and we had the pleasure to ship it from the heart of Chicago to a restoration shop in East Bronx. The customer had a specific request that there were no more than three cars on the trailer, and we were happy to keep our promise.
For this door-to-door transport service, the customer hired us through uShip. The customer had a very firm timeframe for the pickup and delivery. Their schedule was tight. They wanted to be there at the pick-up time, so a pick-up was arranged within 24 hours. As requested, they were able to witness the car being loaded and complete the inspection report.
We’ve been providing door-to-door car transport for this customer since 2017. As a regular snowbird, he’s been using us to ship his car twice a year, from New Jersey to his house in Key West, FL, and back again when he’s had enough of the sunshine.
Door-to-door car transport services are essential when you need to ship something special. For example, this beautiful 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS was dispatched for a repeat client from Bobo’s Rods & Customs. We’ve been providing door-to-door car shipping for them since 2016. So if you’re looking for a special motor, check out their stunning inventory.
A customer hired us to pick up this vehicle from their front door and deliver it to the famous Liberty Walk tuning shop. After some aftermarket additions, it was loaded back onto the same truck and returned to the customer in Houston, Texas. A successful door-to-door car shipping service and one delighted customer.
The owner of this gorgeous Bentley Continental had already been let down by one auto shipper, so we made sure our door-to-door transport service exceeded their expectations. When they contacted us, they explained that transportation needed to be arranged over the weekend because of time restrictions. So we got something sorted, and their shiny white Bentley was delivered.
We provided a door-to-door car transport service when the owner of this beast was taking part in the Monster Truck Show in North Carolina. Because of the truck’s oversized dimensions, a standard trailer wouldn’t cut the mustard. We arranged for a flatbed carrier to pick it up as close to the customer as was possible.
In this case, door-to-door car transport services were needed for not one but two Ford Mustangs. Two of the customer’s collection of three Mustangs needed shipping, so we were happy to oblige. We’re just as much lovers of old muscle cars as he is.
The customer who wanted our door-to-door car shipping service had purchased this beauty from a private seller in Arizona. We loaded the car without any issues, and even the carrier felt super privileged to see such a vehicle in pristine condition. To put their mind at rest, we made sure he received some photos and a video of the pick-up. Yet another delighted customer.
We’re always pleased when customers send us photos of the delivery. They couldn’t wait to take a picture of the carrier unloading their new R8. He was obviously delighted with the door-to-door transport service they received because he sent us a bottle of wine to say thanks.
We get a lot of our business via uShip, and this is what happened when the new owner of this 1957 Triumph TR3 needed to get it delivered to their home. The door-to-door car transport was challenging because the seller had owned the car for 60 years and was sorry to see it go. Nevertheless, we rose to the challenge and successfully loaded the vehicle before delivering it to their home.
This was one of our cooler loads. Door-to-door car transport services were provided for this 1940 Nash Lafayette. We picked ut up from Salem, OR for the American Pickers TV show.
How our door-to-door transport services works
Ship your vehicle in 3 easy steps
1. 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. Show more
2. 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. Show more
3. 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. Show more
Better than all the other door-to-door car transport services
What makes our door-to-door transport services reliable and trustworthy
Nothing to pay
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The benefits of choosing door-to-door transport services
Learn what are the advantages of door-to-door car shipping
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Avg. transit time(calendar days)
|0 - 200
|1 - 2 days|
|200 - 600
|2 - 4 days|
|600 - 1000
|3 - 5 days|
|1000 - 1500
|4 - 6 days|
|1500 - 2000
|5 - 7 days|
|2000 - 2400
|6 - 8 days|
|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.
What types of auto transport do we offer?
The affordable choice for your standard car
One of our most popular services is open car transport. Cars shipped in this way are transported on a trailer that’s open on all sides. Your vehicle is exposed to the elements but it’s still a very safe and secure option for transporting a car. It’s also perfect if you’re on a tight budget. Many people prefer it because it’s also very quick and easy.
A premium service for owners of classic and luxury vehicles
If you’re the proud owner of a classic, luxury, vintage, antique, sports, expensive or modified vehicle we can offer a transport service with extra protection. Choose covered auto transport and your prized possession receives complete protection from the weather, dust, and dirt. It is protected on all four sides, whereas using open car transport means your car is exposed to the elements. Rest assured, your vehicle will get 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.
Door-to-door transport hints & tips
Door-to-door transport advices from experienced car shippers
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