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What is door-to-door car shipping?

With Door-to-Door car shipping, you can select a specific location for your car to be picked up and dropped off.

If you want to ship your vehicle to or from a residential address, the driver will get as close to your home as possible with concern for safety and legal regulations.

However, some cities prohibit large trucks from driving into certain residential neighborhoods. If access to your location is restricted by low-hanging trees, narrow streets, tight turns, or speed bumps, the driver might ask you to meet in a nearby large parking lot for loading instead.

Door-to-door car shipping is the safest and most affordable means of shipping your car in the United States. And when you ship your car with a reputable and experienced auto shipping provider like Nexus Auto Transport, it’s even better.

Is it worth it to ship a car?

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Specific Pickup
In the world of vehicle shipping, there are door-to-door shipping options and terminal-to-terminal shipping options. Door-to-door car shipping allows you to pick specific pickup and delivery locales for your vehicle. Whether you want to ship your car from a coffeehouse, a residence, or outside of your place of work, our drivers will make it happen -- provided that it’s legal and safe to access your desired locations.
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Often Less Expensive
Terminal-to-terminal shipping, on the other hand, is when your car is shipped to and from terminals near you. Terminal-to-terminal car shipping is often less expensive than door-to-door car shipping. However, terminals can often be miles out of your way -- costing you gas money, time, and potential wear and tear on your vehicle. In truth, the unseen costs of terminal-to-terminal shipping are not always worth the initial money saved.
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Perfect Option
Door-to-door shipping with Nexus Auto Transport is safe, secure, and works within your schedule. Our network of experienced drivers takes every precaution possible to make sure your car arrives at its destination in its original condition. And with some of the most affordable door-to-door shipping rates in the United States, Nexus is the perfect option for movers and travelers on any budget.

Which transport provides door-to-door?

When it comes to door-to-door shipping, you have two options for your vehicle -- door-to-door container shipping and Roll-on, Roll-off (RORO) door-to-door shipping service.

The problem with door-to-door container shipping is that it costs significantly more than a RORO door-to-door shipping service. While door-to-door container service is a smart play for international vehicle shipping, it's overkill for domestic car shipping.

Nexus Auto Transport provides RORO door-to-door shipping service with both open and closed car haulers. And our door-to-door shipping rates are among the most affordable in the car transport industry. Head over to our car shipping cost calculator right away. You’ll receive three different quotes for door-to-door shipping service. Pick the one that works for you and you’re on your way!

How does auto transport work?

The auto transport process is quite simple. Once you place your order, you will receive a call from your vehicle transporter at least 10 to 24 hours before your pick-up time and date. Once the driver arrives, they will inspect the vehicle with you before loading it onto the car carrier.

In regards to your vehicle delivery, the driver will call you in advance to let you know when the vehicle will arrive at its scheduled location. The driver will inspect the vehicle with you again before having you sign the Bill of Lading to finalize the delivery of your vehicle.

Make sure you have made payment arrangements with your car shipment driver before delivery. Most drivers prefer cash upon delivery.

Is it worth it to ship a car?

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Our experts will handle every step

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No-hassle auto transport service

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Dedication to professionalism

We come to you.

Nexus Auto Transport is one of the nation’s leading providers of door-to-door car shipping services. You don’t need to make arrangements to head to a terminal. You don’t need to change your schedule at all. Our team of professional car haulers will pick up and deliver your car on your terms.

Relax and let us do the work.

When Nexus ships your vehicle, you free yourself of the responsibility of a long and tedious drive. Instead, you can relax, sit back, and let our staff of car shipping experts take care of your vehicle. Also, you won't put added stress and unnecessary mileage on your vehicle. Our door-to-door shipping service is designed to make things easy for you. And our affordable door-to-door shipping rates are designed to make things easy on your wallet, as well.
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24/7 vehicle tracking.
When shipping your car, you can use Nexus Vehicle Tracking to monitor its progress. Just enter your email address and either your name or order number, and you can track your vehicle’s progress 24/7.

Professional no hassle service.

Ultimately, your car transport time depends on your transporter. The times listed are approximate estimates, but they may help you with planning. Speak with your transporter for more specific car shipping and delivery estimates.
MIDWEST to EAST COAST
approximately 4 to 6 days
EAST COAST to WEST COAST
approximately 7 to 10 days
SOUTH to the NORTH
approximately 5 to 7 days.

These car shipping times are estimated and are not guaranteed. Several factors can affect car shipping times. These include road conditions, truck conditions, season, and weather conditions.

If you have any questions about the timing of your door-to-door vehicle shipment, our staff of car shipping experts is here to help. You can chat with us here directly, email us, or give us a call at 224-218-2949. We're always happy to assist.

It's our pleasure to ship your car door-to-door while providing the best customer service in the vehicle transport business. That's what gets us out of bed. And, that's what drives us here at Nexus.

A car shipping company you can trust

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Planning Another Shipment

Vehicles picked up and delivered on time, even with crazy supply chain issues and fuel prices. Decent rates, and reliable service. The driver who transported our car did a great job loading and unloading, and the car arrived a bit dirty but in perfect condition. I plan on calling them when we ship our car back in the spring.

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Rare Level of Service

Excellent service, efficiency, and care for my vehicle. Moving cross country was very difficult overall, but not in regards to my vehicle. Our driver was incredibly quick, careful, and caring whilst transporting our car. Customer service is excellent from this firm, which is very rare nowadays. I recommend this company with 0 apprehensions.

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Satisfied To The Fullest!

The agent from Nexus was an absolute pleasure to work with and had great customer service skills. We had another reservation with another company who wasn't following up and felt helpless. When we started a new search, he was able to get our new reservation booked, payment processed and vehicles picked up within 24 hours! I was relieved and satisfied to the fullest! He fulfilled and exceeded our expectations and thank you again!

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A+ Customer Service!

A+ service! They had my car shipped from Kentucky to Seattle in 6 days. Great service and superb communication for a very competitive price. I strongly recommend them and will use them again!

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Rough Weather, No Problem

I had an excellent experience and would recommend them highly. They transported my daughter's classic Miata that only has 35,000 miles on it. It was delivered in the exact same shape as it was picked up (From Southern California to Seattle) even through rough weather!!!

Can't say enough good things about Nexus Auto Transport!!!

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Wouldn't Use Anyone Else

Have used Nexus twice in the last 2 months and both times they were awesome! Great communication throughout the whole process, drivers were great and they were on time at pickup and drop off. Wouldn't use anyone else! Highly recommend it!

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BBB #4

In the middle of a moving emergency, the dispatcher hustled for me and scheduled the pick-up of my 2020 Fusion the very next day. The agent offered me a very affordable rate which was hundreds of dollars cheaper than the first company I called. The truck-drivers and Nexus agent were kind people and just overall great in terms of service. I would definitely recommend using to anyone looking to move their car over a long distance

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A New Go-To Company

First I was working with another transport company and for three days I didn't hear anything. So I contacted Nexus Auto Transport and the communication was outstanding. They communicated with me daily and responded within minutes when I needed them. They transported my 65 mustang from Colorado to Houston in no time.

They will be my go-to auto transport company from now on.

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Best in the Game

So far the best in the game. I have used them on three occasions and haven’t been disappointed! Thanks guys!

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Excellent, Friendly Service

The communication was excellent, they made sure the vehicles were delivered quickly and they also coordinated with the pick up location, who was not ready on time. As soon as vehicles were ready, they picked up the same day and delivered the next morning. Driver was friendly and put vehicles right where we wanted them.

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On Time, Safe and Sound

I recently hired Nexus to haul a collector car from Iowa to Washington for me. The driver showed up when he said he would, was friendly, and did a great job dropping my car off on the day and at the place he said he would, safe and sound. I would work with Nexus again.

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Flawless, Excellent Transaction

I received a quote within minutes and it was better priced than the other half a dozen ones I received. Actually, I was a bit skeptical because of that. However, I went along with my gut feeling and used them. They did an excellent job! I put them directly in contact with the party I bought the car from and they did the rest. They picked up the car on schedule. Then, a day later I received a call from the driver letting me know he was in town and on his way to drop off my vehicle. The whole transaction was flawless and done by text and email. Definitely recommended and I will certainly use them again.

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Friendly Customer Care.

I got the best offer for moving my Acura TLX from Kansas city to Seattle. The customer care is really friendly and I got my car shipped within the next 3-4 days and completely safe. The driver is really friendly and upon my request he delivered it to my work address instead of home.

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Reliable, Friendly, and Recommended

Very reliable, immediate back and forth communication, and extremely friendly. I definitely recommend and am a living proof that the job is done well. The car was taken care of and no issues to the destination

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Professional, Amazing Prices

Process was very professional, the driver was always a call away, we had a small hiccup with the pickup but the driver worked with me and made this whole process extremely smooth. Amazing prices compared to competitors.

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Fair Pricing, Fast Delivery

Used Nexus twice. They delivered early/on time both times. Fair pricing and fast delivery. I recommend their team and will be using them in the future. Honestly still shocked I got my first delivery done in one day and the other one in two days.

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Can't Beat This Service.

Needed 2 cars transported from New Jersey to California. The agent from Nexus Auto Transport provided a fast quote that was very competitive with clear expectations of timeline for payments, pickup and delivery. They subcontracted for actual transport which had some hiccups, but the agent was my advocate and made sure everything went smoothly with the shipping team. He is very responsive to text and calls. Ultimately our cars were delivered safely and EARLY! Can't beat that.

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No Hassles, Great Communication

I shipped two cars all the way from west coast to east coast, and both cars were transported with no hassle from the day I booked with Nexus. Customer support was always easily available on phone, once a driver was assigned, their dispatch team was also very communicative. One of my cars were delivered in two days, I wasn’t really expecting it to be this fast.

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Seamless 5-Star Service

My experience with Nexus auto transport was excellent....definitely 5 star. The assigned driver was on time and thoroughly briefed me on the procedures he would follow and the route he would take. He kept me informed of his progress and was very accommodating to a change I requested in the day and time for delivering the vehicle. The service was seamless from initial phone call to the drop off. I would use the service again without hesitation.

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Quick Response, Smooth Process

Nexus responded quickly to my request and even though I gave them less than a week's notice, they were able to schedule my auto transport. Communication was open and the process was smooth

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No More Shopping Around

Nexus found a driver very quickly and for a cheaper price to ship a vehicle cross country (AZ to GA). Driver was very professional and delivered the vehicle on-time and without issue. I have used other transport companies in the past but I will use Nexus from now on. Great job to the Nexus team.

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Great Experience, Friendly

Great experience with the delivery of vehicle. Professional and friendly. I appreciated that they stayed in touch with me to keep me posted on the delivery.

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Earned My Loyalty!

I was recommended Nexus by a friend of mine and I got the best quote from them for shipping my car from Phx AZ to Austin TX. They got the carrier to pick up the car within 48 hrs and delivered on time. I ended up shipping my 2nd car with them too. I would definitely use them again for future needs.

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Flexible, Affordable, Fast

This was the first time we shipped a car, so it was a little scary but it turned out great. Customer service was always helpful, the price was the best we found and the carrier that picked up our car was reliable and flexible. It was faster than expected and they were happy to change the drop off location (in the same town) at the last minute. Would recommend and use again.

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A Deserved A+ Rating

I did my research! Nexus Auto Transport has an A+ rating on the BBB and I agree! The contractor, Tony, picked up my car and was great with communicating with me along the way. The customer service was great as well with scheduling everything. The price was fair and the service was great! Be cautious with those other companies that under quote - you get what you pay for!

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Friendly, Reasonable Prices

I have used Nexus Auto Transport twice now to ship a vehicle from Florida to Michigan and both experiences have been great. Friendly professional service and reasonable prices. Easy communication with company and driver. Would recommend this car transport company.

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Transparent, Highly Recommended

I was connected with a very reputable auto transport person. My contact with the initial gentlemen was excellent. He answered all my questions and explained how the process would work. There was follow-up contact to be sure my pick-up was scheduled and that all was satisfactory with the arrangements. I would definitely recommend Nexus Auto Transport to anyone in need of this type of service.

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Easy, Unexpected Deal

Arranged to have my 1982 Volvo 242 shipped over the phone. The shipping company called and made it easy to schedule the pickup. The driver was great. To my surprise it was an enclosed hauler for a very affordable price. Will definitely use Nexus next time I need a car shipped!

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Excellent, Efficient Service

The employees at this company were very quick to communicate and arrange for a delivery of my Audi S7 all the way from Iowa to New Jersey, and they also did an excellent job at keeping me updated with the progress of the pick and delivery, I would highly recommend Nexus Auto Transport

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Professionalism That's Worth More

I researched and got a few quotes to ship my Jeep on a truck instead of driving.

Nexus was a bit more expensive than others, but sounded and looked more legit then the competition so I Got my car delivered by Nexus from LA to Dallas last week. It was a great service and their timing was as promised.

I definitely recommend using them even if it costs you more, it was worth it for their professional service and my peace of mind to have my car arrive safely and promptly.

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Earned a Repeat Customer

I recently purchased a pre-owned vehicle here in Gilbert, AZ and needed a reliable Auto Transportation company to pick up and deliver my vehicle to Sacramento, CA safely. Richard from Nexus was great and provided on-time delivery for me. The driver was professional and handled my vehicle with care just as I expected. I use transportation service at least twice a year and Nexus will be my choice of Auto Transportation from now on. Thank you Nexus!!

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I am very happy

I am very happy, with high quality service, which Nexus provided for me, to transfer my car from Michigan to Panama. These are honest and hard working people taking care of your car. Thank you to my friend who recommended Nexus to me.

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Nexus Auto Transport's Outstanding Service!

Nexus Auto Transport's customer service was outstanding. They anticipated every concern and responded to my questions promptly and courteously. I recommend them without hesitation, as my vehicle was delivered safely and without incident ahead of schedule.

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Hassle-Free Car Delivery

Great service. Fast delivery time. Hassle free car delivery. And great prices. Will definitely continue to use them

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Effortless and Transparent

Nexus provided me with awesome service. From beginning to end of the transport, the company was very professional and made the process effortless. I really appreciated the communication letting me know when it was picked up and when it was waiting at my home being delivered. Highly recommend this company for your auto transport needs.

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Professional Next-Day Service

So I needed my car shipped from California to NJ ASAP. I was able to get a driver the next day! They were very professional. I love that I could reach them anytime to talk to them about my car shipment. I've went through 3 different companies before a friend recommended them to me. .... Recommend. Will definitely use them again in the future.

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Calmed My Nerves

I used nexus to send my car from Washington to Florida and back again in 2021. Both times they were up front with the pricing, took very good care of my car and delivered the car earlier than expected. I was nervous to send my new car on an open truck across the country, but now I wouldn’t think twice about using nexus to do it.

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Impressed, Not Stressed

I was nervous about picking a car transport company because I was reading so many negative reviews about being charged a different price, not being able to get in touch with the carrier, the car never being picked up etc. I chose nexus because I was impressed with how easy it was to get in touch with them, and their non aggressive sales approach. The car was picked up on time, I was able to speak to the driver for updates and it arrived on time. I was not charged extra and it was very stress free. I was very impressed and would recommend nexus to others

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Exceeded All Expectations

Very professional, exceeded my expectations! The car arrives from Federal Way, WA to South Carolina within three days! Driver was very informative and answered all my questions.

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Awesome Experience, 5 Stars.

I had an awesome experience getting my car shipped across the country. The agent helped me a lot with great communication and a very good price for the job. The entire process was painless and now I am successfully moved from L.A. to Nashville safe and sound even through this whole virus outbreak. 5 stars all round!


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