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How Long Auto Transport Takes

From start to finish, the auto transport process need not be a time consuming one that will worry you until your car reaches its destination. With enough advance planning and knowledge about the process, you need just confirm your auto transport with the chosen company, and let them do the rest.

 Optimally, the auto transporter would like two to three weeks advance notice of your preferred transport dates. This ensures that the auto hauler can schedule to have your vehicle picked up at your convenience. The closer you schedule transport to the date of pickup, the harder it will be for the auto transport company to accommodate you. Transport provides a special service of twenty-four hour pickup for emergency auto shipping. However, with twenty-four hour pickup we usually can not provide door to door service. This is because the driver does not have enough time to travel as close to your home as he physically can. Instead, we will contact a terminal that we work with in a major city near you, and arrange for them to pick up the vehicle. They will inspect, load the vehicle, and carry out the necessary transactions. If you need to drop the vehicle off immediately, and can not wait for it to be picked up, you also have the option of dropping your car off at a terminal near you.

The time the actual auto transport takes depends on a few factors. Normal transit is usually within eight to ten days, and may vary upon the distance of the route, assuming that the routine two weeks advance notice was given. Auto transporters generally request a three business day window in which to schedule pick up and delivery of the vehicle. When the date of your pickup nears, the driver will call you to confirm the specific date, time frame, and place. Transport time may be shorter based on whether your car was loaded first or last, other deliveries, and extenuating circumstances, such as weather or traffic. The above time frame is a good estimate.


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