Many auto transport companies have various options when selecting the type of transport you require, one of those is terminal car transport versus door to door auto shipping. Door to door car transport is when your car is both picked up and dropped of right at your from door rather than at a nearby terminal. Door to door auto transport does come with a little higher price tag, but for most of us, the convenience is worth the extra because your door to door vehicle transport company will come to you rather than drop it off at a nearby terminal.
Door to door Auto Transport is very convenient both you and the driver, especially if you live near a main highway. If you choose terminal versus door to door car shipping, you can pick up your car whenever you want, but you will have to pay some terminal fees. Another downside is damage to your car, when the car is dropped off at a terminal you are not there to inspect the car for damage like you would for door to door vehicle shipping, that means that it may be harder to point responsibility to the damage that occurs. This is only an issue when damage occurs and the likely hood of that happening increase when your car is dropped off at a terminal
There are other factors to consider when choosing door to door auto transport. The main theme of all of them is accessibility. If the following issues are present, you may have to choose terminal transport. The other option is to have to meet your door to door car transport company at a nearby lot, but more often than not, this is on his schedule not yours. These issues may not be known until the door to door auto transport driver tries to come down your street!
If you live in an area with low hanging trees or power lines, the door to door vehicle transport driver may make the decision to meet you because the lines and trees may cause damage to the vehicles.
If you live in an area where tight corners do not provide enough space for the door to door auto shipping truck to maneuver, you will have to meet in an alternate spot.
If you live in an area that has laws restricting trucks to off main roads or within neighborhoods and subdivisions. In this case, the door to door car shipping driver will have to meet you somewhere else.
If you live in an where speed pumps and other unforeseen hindrances are prevalent, again, the door to door vehicle shipping company will have to arrange an alternate drop off.
Door To Door Auto Transport’s name says it all, we are a leading provider of door to door auto transport and would love to speak with you about the difference between terminal and door to door auto shipping. Call our office to day to speak with us!