Auto transport companies usually give their customers the option of determining the pickup and drop off destination of their cars. Just as with almost every industry these days, one of the main goals is to provide the highest level of convenience for customers.
One feature you will always come across when you visit sites of auto transport companies is door to door shipping. This feature is quite self-explanatory but there are some factors to consider before you choose this option. In this article, we will look at reasons why you may opt for door to door vehicle shipping and the benefits you stand to gain.
Reason to Consider Using Door-to-Door Shipping
There are a number of reasons why customers may choose to use this option as against the terminal to terminal option. The major reason however as we have stated before is convenience. With this option, you’ll have your car picked up at your doorstep and delivered to the doorstep of the new location; or shipped directly from the dealer to your driveway.
This saves you the hassle of driving to the terminal to drop off the car and then go to the destination terminal to pick it up. Additionally, you have peace of mind with the entre process.
It is important to bear in mind that in some cases, it may not be a literal doorstep to driveway operation. However, when you choose this option it will get your shipment as close as possible to your doorstep.
Getting to your doorstep is determined mainly by the following factors:-
- How safe is it for the driver to reach the street, driveway or parking lot.
- How safely can the vehicle be loaded and off loaded?
Benefits of Door-to-Door Vehicle Shipping
Before we go ahead to discuss the benefits of this option of auto transport, let us state clearly that this option is more expensive for obvious reasons. The time and fuel it will take to get your shipment closer to you will be more than what is required to get it to the terminal. This therefore means that you have to do a cost benefit analysis which will show you the opportunity cost of choosing this form of shipping.
Click here for details on opportunity cost. Now let’s go on to discuss the following benefits:-
Reduces Wear and Tear
Vehicles that are meant for door to door shipping are usually loaded on one truck from the beginning of a shipment process to the end. This helps to reduce the wear and tear that comes with having to load and off load a vehicle several times.
Additionally, you mitigate the risks that come with driving over long distances sometimes over unknown terrain. A driver is more likely to be in an accident on unfamiliar roads that one that they are familiar with.
Finally on this point, if your car is a classic or quite expensive, door to door is your best option.
Reduces Mileage an a Vehicle
Driving your vehicle across long distances piles up mileage on the car and this reduces the resale value of the car. That is why it is best to choose a shipping option that helps you reduce the distance that you have to drive the car; this is what this option offers/provides.
Helps You Stay On the Right Side of the Law
It is illegal in some states in the US to buy a car and drive it off the floor immediately. You are required to register the car with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in your state first before you start driving the car.
But with a reputable auto transport company, the hassle is removed as they are licensed to move your vehicle for you. Check out this site for more details: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/
You Don’t Have to Rearrange Your Schedule
When you book for delivery right to your doorstep, you wouldn’t need to rearrange your schedule to go and pick up at the terminal. You can go about your business while the shipper brings your car to your doorstep. This works perfectly for folks who work from home.
Most often, shipping terminals are far from residential areas; this is especially true for international shipping. If you ship a vehicle from overseas, you most likely will have to spend a whole day travelling to and fro the terminal to pick up your shipment. A doorstep delivery however will save you the time spent.
In this article, we have discussed some of the benefits of using door to door shipping. With this option you are sure to get a good deal for your auto transport. If your home is in a rural area or location where you have enough space for a truck to park and offload your car, this option is actually the best for you.
Just ensure that you search for the best service provider to get the best of these benefits.