What Is Door To Door Car Transport?

With door-to-door car transport, you choose a specific location for your vehicle to be picked up and dropped off. The truck driver will do their best to arrive as close to this spot as possible, making sure it is both safe and legal.

Due to the size of 80-foot-long auto transport trucks, they may not physically fit in certain areas. This implies that if your car transport truck driver is unable to reach your destination, you'll need to meet them somewhere nearby. Large parking lots, such as shopping malls, home depot, and Target are ideal.

In the United States, door-to-door car shipping is the safest and most cost-effective method of transporting your vehicle. It's even better when you ship your car with a trustworthy and experienced auto shipping company like Safemile.

Benefits of Door-to-Door Car Transport?

Quick and easy vehicle transport – Let us do the heavy lifting. Our experienced drivers will safely and quickly transport your vehicle from Point A to B. All you need to do is sit back and relax, knowing that your car is in good hands.

Time-saving option - Rather than wasting hours driving, let us take care of that for you so you can focus on other areas of your life. Once the vehicle has reached its destination, all you have to do is pick it up!

Insured services - We always have adequate insurance for the entire duration of the transportation whenever we provide door-to-door service so you don't need to worry about your vehicle and unforeseen damages along the way.

No terminal needed – With terminal-to-terminal shipping, your car is usually left at a station for weeks. However, when you use our door-to-door service, your driver picks up your vehicle from your doorstep away!

How Long Does It Take for a Car to Be Delivered from Door to Door?

The time it takes for your car to be transported may vary. However, this is the case with every shipment, not just door-to-door shipments. Some of the factors that affect transit times are:

DistanceThe distance your vehicle needs to be transported is a deciding factor in how long it will take to reach the desired destination. If the location is far away or considered remote, this will impact the delivery time as well.

DOT Stops – The Department of Transportation requires that drivers take a break after being on the road for no more than 70 hours in one week. These restrictions are intended to guarantee that the driver gets enough rest and can drive safely.

Weather conditionsDriver and traffic conditions aren't the only things that dictate how quickly your car will be transported - weather can play a role, too. Hurricanes, thunderstorms, hail, ice, snow, tornados, and other adverse weather conditions can cause delays. Traffic congestion caused by these same weather problems can also slow things down.

Car carriers typically travel around 400 to 500 miles each day and delivery throughout the mainland takes two to ten days after pickup.

The following is a rough estimate of the anticipated number of days it will take to transport your vehicle from one coast to another:

From the East Coast to the Midwest (2-4 days).

From the West Coast to the East Coast (7-10 days).

From the North to the South (2-4 days).

From the West Coast to the Midwest (3-5 days).

Why Choose Safemile For Door
To Door Car Transport?

Five-Star Vehicle Shipping Services

Five-Star Vehicle Shipping Services

Safemile is a five-star vehicle shipping company that puts customer satisfaction at the forefront. Rest assured knowing your car is in good hands with our experienced team.

No Upfront Payment Required

No Upfront Payment Required

This is just one of the ways Safemile Auto Transport sets itself apart from the competition. That's why we don't require a deposit or any other payment until the day your shipment is scheduled for pickup.

7/24 Customer Support

7/24 Customer Support

Our team of car shipping experts is available 24/7, every day of the year, to ensure that our car shipping service always runs smoothly. We're proud to be there for you when you need us most, and we continuously monitor your shipment regardless of the time or day.

Car Shipping Services From Industry Experts

Car Shipping Services From Industry Experts

The entire process, from the moment you request a car shipping quote online to when our dedicated drivers deliver your vehicle to the destination, is handled by experienced professionals.

Nationwide Door-to-Door Service

Nationwide Door-to-Door Service

We serve all residential and commercial addresses in the United States. Our door-to-door service includes vehicle pickups seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Complete Vehicle Coverage

Complete Vehicle Coverage

In all of our shipping services, we provide comprehensive vehicle insurance coverage. Your car is completely protected from unforeseen damage and accidents. We make every effort to treat each of your vehicles as if they were our own.

How Much Does It Cost to Use a Door-to-Door Transportation Service?

The cost of shipping your car door-to-door varies depending on several factors, including:

Make and model: Smaller cars are less expensive to transport.

Distance traveled: The closer your vehicle's destination is, the less you will pay.

Delivery time frame: The faster you need your car shipped, the more it will cost.

Transport type: If you're looking for an affordable option, open car transport is the way to go. It's perfect for those with standard vehicles. However, if money isn't an issue and you own a classic, vintage, luxury, or modified car, enclosed auto transport is the better choice as it offers more protection from weather and other elements.

Vehicle condition: If your vehicle is running, it will be cheaper than if it wasn't running. The reason is, specific loading and unloading equipment is vital if your car isn't running or has been modified.

Location: Door-to-door vehicle shipping will save you money if your journey is between large metropolitan areas.

Time of the year: During the summer, shipping a vehicle is considerably less expensive. Because road conditions are more hazardous during the winter, it costs more to ship a car.


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**The Avg. price per mile rates shown up above are reflective of current market conditions as of May 2022. The rates are subject to change due to seasonal fluctuations, price of gas, pick-up/delivery locations, etc.

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