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Door-to-Door Auto Shipping: What You Need to Know

Like ordering takeout, you expect door-to-door auto shipping to work virtually the same way. Your vehicle get gets picked up and delivered right to your driveway, and you don’t even need to put on shoes.

Well, most times, that is exactly how direct auto moving companies work. With door-to-door service, your car is picked up directly from its origin and delivered right to your door, with zero effort on your part. However, before you get too excited, there are exceptions.

In some cases, door-to-door auto shipping gets your car as close to your door as possible, but sometimes close might mean up the street or around the block. Here’s why.

Trucks Can’t Get to Your Door

The carriers used but auto moving companies are huge; this isn’t a tow truck, these trucks can typically carry ten or more vehicles and due to their size, they need ample space to maneuver. Other times, residential areas may have bylaws regarding height or weight restrictions on the size of the vehicle that are allowed on the road. This could be due to significant grading, low-hanging branches, or narrow passageways.

So, if you live off a laneway, in a townhouse complex, on a cul-de-sac, or off a very steep road, your auto transport service will get your car as close as possible to your home, but it may not be delivered right to your front door.

But That’s Not What You Asked For

When you book your auto shipping, drivers will do their best to get the pickup and drop-off location details, so there are no surprises later on. If changes do need to be made to either the pickup or drop-off locations, drivers will choose as convenient a substitute as possible. Typically, in a large, open parking lot.

What’s the Point of Paying for Door-to-Door Service Then?

The alternative to door-to-door auto shipping is transporting between shipping transport terminals, and depending on where you live, this could mean travelling a distance of 20 to 50 kilometres or more to drop off or pick up your vehicle. Auto moving companies will always attempt to choose the nearest possible location, but sometimes options are limited.

In the majority of cases, auto moving companies can facilitate door-to-door auto shipping. Under these normal circumstances, your vehicle is picked up directly from your home or designated location and delivered straight to its destination.

The benefit of choosing door-to-door service is not having to worry about the logistics of dropping off or retrieving your vehicle. Even in special cases where the driver cannot make it directly to your home, door-to-door service offers convenience that traditional auto shipping does not.