Door-to-door auto transport experiences
Why we’re the trusted door-to-door transport partner for so many people
What is door-to-door auto transport?
Door-to-door auto transport 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.
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 transport 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
This red beauty just arrived at “her” new home in Santa Monica, California. The customer was very concerned about the shipping, since he is doing this for the first time. We arranged a hard side enclosed carrier and as you can see, he monitored the entire process to ensure safe handling of the vehicle.
This is exactly what door-to-door service means. We delivered the vehicle right at the customer’s front door. It was early morning and he woke up and saw his dream car outside. He tipped the driver for a job well done!
Sometimes you get lucky enough to receive such a nice gift from your father for your graduation. We carefully selected our carrier for this shipment to ensure that the pickup from New York and delivery to San Francisco went as planned.
An absolute classic! Or should we call this a muscle car? What else could you possibly need. This beauty was shipped from the heart of Chicago and delivered to a restoration shop in East Bronx. The customer required no more than 3 cars on the trailer so we arranged this as promised.
For this shipment, we were hired through uShip. This customer had a very firm timeframe for pick-up and delivery. The customer required a pick-up within 24 hours because he wanted to be there at the time of pick-up to see the car get loaded and as well as complete the inspection report himself. We managed to meet his expectations with flying colors.
We've been shipping this vehicle since 2017. Our “snowbird” is using us for this vehicle twice a year to ship his car from New Jersey to his house in Key West, FL.
Beautiful 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS that we shipped for a repeat client from Bobo’s Rods & Customs. We've been doing business together since 2016. Check out their stunning inventory!
We were hired to pick up this vehicle and deliver it to the famous Liberty Walk tuning shop. After the aftermarket additions, we loaded the car on the same truck and delivered it back to the customer in Houston, Texas.
After the previous shipper cancelled on the customer at the last minute, the customer was able to find us late afternoon on Friday with a special requirement to arrange his transportation over the weekend due to time restrictions. We successfully delivered his vehicle 7 days later from Boston to Seattle. The Bentley still shines!
This vehicle was delivered to the Monster Truck Show in North Carolina. This type of vehicle required a single car carrier or flat bed because of the oversized dimensions.
The customer hired us to ship two of his three Ford Mustangs. He is restoring old muscle cars and we were able to ship a few more cars for him.
Bought from a private seller in Arizona, we loaded the car without any issues. The carrier was super happy to see such a vehicle in pristine condition. The customer required a few photos and videos at the pick-up. Everything went smoothly!
The moment of delivery! The customer is taking a photo of the carrier who is unloading his new R8. Right after the picture, the customer jumped in his new car to take a ride in the city. He sent a nice gesture to our company - a bottle of wine!
1957 Triumph TR3 that we shipped for a client that hired us on uShip. This was a challenging pickup as the seller of the car has owned it for the last 60 year. However, we successfully managed to load the vehicle and safely deliver it to his home.
This is a really cool load for us. It’s a 1940 Nash Lafayette that we had picked up from Salem, OR. This is 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.
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
There is a way you can reduce the stress. In this article we’ll explain why door-to-door auto transport is a more convenient option, when compared with other ways to ship a car.
This article will help you understand the fundamental differences between door-to-door and terminal-to-terminal car transport, and make an informed decision about which method is right for you.
Before you ship a car, you might want to consider how to get a car shipping quote! Contact us here at SGT Auto Transport and we'll provide one to you very quickly.