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Door to Door Auto Shipping
When you’re shipping a car it’s important to understand some of the terms that you’ll come across. Whether you read them in an article or hear them over the phone, understanding these terms will result in a better experience. One of those terms is door to door auto shipping. Door to door car shipping is a method that involves a carrier arriving at specific addresses to pickup and deliver your vehicle. It is the standard method of shipping a vehicle, and is often the most cost-effective method available. However, there are some nuances to door to door shipping that you should be aware of, which is why we’re writing this blog today.
How does door to door auto shipping work?
As we mentioned, door to door shipping entails you providing specific pickup and delivery addresses for the carrier. You may know that carriers like to run routes to and from big cities in order to keep their trucks full. They also like going to and from bedroom cities in major metro areas. Cities like New York or Chicago or Los Angeles all have sprawling metro areas. These areas are popular because they’re usually easy to get to. More importantly, if the area is close to an interstate, it tends to be cheaper for the carrier. This tends to make it cheaper for you. The problem, though, is when they can’t get to your location, or if getting there would cost them more than they would ultimately make in profit on the route. This is where those nuances come in.
If a carrier can’t physically get to your pickup or delivery location, it’s going to make things more expensive. This is usually seen in big cities, particularly those with cramped downtown areas. If a carrier can’t get there, they’ll have to have a tow truck basically tow your car to you from the outskirts. This tacks on a lot of money to your shipment, which is naturally problematic for many people. As such, we recommend speaking to your carrier about pickup or delivery alternatives. These can save you both a lot of time and money. If you’re willing to meet a carrier where they can get to, instead of having to rely on a tow truck, you potentially save hundreds of dollars. That’s a win.
Can I get quotes for door to door auto shipping services?
If you’re interested in free quotes for door to door auto shipping, just fill out our free quote form. If you fill it out you’ll get quotes emailed to you from some of the best shippers we know. We make sure they’re the best – it’s part of what we do to help you. Getting free quotes from different shippers allows you to find the right price for your shipment. You can gather a wealth of information and pick the brains of top shipping agents if you contact those companies via phone. This way, you have the most up-to-date information about your shipment from the people who know how to ship it. If you have questions or concerns, give us a call at 800-384-1253 to speak to one of our agents.