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Understanding door-to-door auto transport

Understanding door-to-door auto transport

Today the world is all about convenience. We want to waste as little time and money as possible. So, the majority of industries are looking for ways to make their services more efficient and affordable. This is what door-to-door auto transport represents as a service.

What is door-to-door auto transport?

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The door-to-door auto transport service sounds fairly self-explanatory. But some things may still be confusing to some customers. Let’s get rid of misconceptions and set the record straight.

First and foremost, door-to-door is not a literal description of this service. Sometimes it is impossible for a carrier to get right in front of your house. In certain cases, it can be against the law for a big rig to park at your desired spot.

In this kind of situations, our carriers will come as close to the specified destination as possible. Of course, you will be contacted should this be the case. Keep in mind that this only occurs in specific situations. In many cases, our carriers would indeed park right in front of your doorstep.

Second, door-to-door does not mean instant pickup and right-away delivery. You still have to book the carrier in advance. Once all slots are booked, the carrier will start picking the vehicles up. For that reason, we always require that you give us a time window of a couple of days when you will be available for pickup.

Finally, door-to-door only describes the logistics part of the service. However, it has nothing to do with the type of carrier. For instance, such shipping is available for all of our car carrier types, including open and enclosed transport.

The pros of door-to-door delivery

You can find many benefits to this kind of transport. It is the best choice for most people, not only in comparison with terminal-to-terminal shipping but also with non-carrier options. Let’s see some of the benefits below!

You get to meet the carrier personally

With terminal-to-terminal transport, you do not see who picks up your car and where it is placed. That means you cannot ask them of estimated delivery times or really anything. With door-to-door auto transport, you cut the middleman.

Your contact will be with both the shipping company and the carrier. That way you can see how your car is being loaded. You can even give minor handling instructions, if necessary. All in all, this kind of service gives you peace of mind.

Expedited pickup and delivery possible

Sometimes you have to hurry up with your tasks. We completely understand that. Here door-to-door transport has the upper hand as well. If you are in a hurry, you can get expedited car shipping, instead of waiting for a spot. It can be a bit more expensive, but when you are pressed for time it is an irreplaceable option.

It is cost-effective

You may think that terminal-to-terminal auto transport will be cheaper, but that is not the case. Why? Because with terminals there are additional fees you have not considered. For example, there can be a storage fee for your vehicle until it gets picked up. Depending on how long it takes for a carrier to get fully booked, this fee can become quite substantial. With direct pickup and delivery, you would avoid all that.

It is a huge time-saver

Even though you still have to book a carrier, you will not waste any time during the process. You will not need to figure out secondary transport to and from the terminal. The carrier will be coming straight to you! At worst, it may be a couple of blocks away, but that is not nearly as troublesome.

When is door-to-door transport not a good choice?

Considering all the advantages of this type of transport, you may think that it is always the best choice. However, in certain situations, you may actually prefer terminal-to-terminal shipping.

For example, when you cannot be present for pickup or delivery, and you do not have anyone to accept delivery on your behalf, you may prefer a terminal delivery. A similar situation would be if you are sticking to a strict personal timetable and would prefer to receive the vehicle on your own time. However, you should keep in mind that storage fees do pile up, and you may want to consider expedited shipping in such case.

With that said, even if you have a very specific case that would require terminal-to-terminal shipping, it is still a good idea to check your other options as well and discuss your case with our agents.

Remember that you can always call us with any car shipping questions you may have. Corsia Logistics experts are ready to guide you through the entire auto transport process. We will give you advice on how you can proceed, depending on your car shipping needs!

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