Auto Transport Options
auto transport, several services are offered. Well, this depends
on your patience and how quickly you want your vehicle transported
or shipped. It also depends on the money you are willing to pay
and where your vehicle needs to be collected and delivered. The
most known types of services that will be offered to you when
shipping your vehicle are terminal-to-terminal and door-to-door
services. The difference between the two is that door-to-door
services simplify the process of auto shipping and terminal-to-terminal
offers important savings.
you go or call up, most of the companies involved with transporting
of vehicles provide door-to-door options, which means that your
vehicle will be collected and delivered as close to the given
address as possible. Reasonably, a vehicle cannot be delivered
to the front door of your house, because depending on where you
want the vehicle delivered, many trucks and trailers cannot travel
down narrow – or in many cases – steep roads and streets.
It will be more than likely that your transporter will contact
you and request a meeting in a nearby parking area to collect
or deliver your car. Flexibility is what you need. You need to
ensure the transporters that a representative or you will be available
collect or deliver the vehicle.
A few larger shipping companies offer the customer terminal-to-terminal
shipping at a discount price. A terminal being a storage facility
is located usually in a metropolitan area. Vehicles being transported
to and from a terminal allow the transporters to deliver or collect
vehicles going to the same area. This simply means that terminal-to-terminal
is much cheaper than door-to-door. This option seems to benefit
people who need to deliver or collect their vehicle on a specific
time and on a specific date. At a terminal your vehicle can be
delivered and stored until the owner or representative is able
to collect it. Once your vehicle is delivered to the terminal
you will be contacted.
With every deal, there are hidden
costs. Although the price for terminal-to-terminal is far less
costly than door-to-door shipping, you should pay attention of
the price you are paying to drive your car to the terminal, and
if there is no terminal located in your area for a delivery or
a collection, your vehicle will then have to be driven to the
storage facility and transportation home will have to be looked
at. If you are considering a tow truck, think of the amount of
having to pay to have your car delivered and collected to and
from the terminal.
So what will be your best option?
First you have to consider your budget and when you are deciding
on a transport service to collect and deliver your car –
either door-to-door or terminal-to-terminal. Terminal-to-terminal
may seem cheaper than door-to-door at first, but the extra costs
and the inconvenience it may cause could make door-to-door the
better option. When you start comparing quotes from transport
companies, read your contract carefully, especially the terms
and conditions – to be 100 percent sure what service your
shipping transport company is offering.