Reasons to Choose Enclosed Auto Transport
It’s always great when you’ve got plenty of options in life because then you’re able to make the right choice according to your needs. Lucky for you, it’s just the same if you ever need to use the services of an auto transport provider. A range of different services has been developed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers, from express delivery and guaranteed pick-ups to open and enclosed shipping.
Open shipping is an auto transport solution chosen by many people, however, there are times when an extra special service is required. For those times when you want to ship a very precious, sentimental or expensive vehicle, enclosed shipping is the preferable method.
If you want to know more about this extra special automobile transport service stay on this page. Keep reading and you’ll find out all you need to know and appreciate when it’s the right time to choose such a service.
What is Enclosed Auto Transport?
An enclosed auto shipping service provides your vehicle with maximum protection. It’s the perfect choice for classic, vintage, sports, custom, luxury and high-end cars. It’s also an option if your vehicle has sentimental value and you want it to be protected as much as possible. The trailers used by carriers who offer this service are completely enclosed. With walls and a roof, the vehicles inside are protected from outside forces and the weather. It’s also safe from prying eyes. This method of transporting cars is not the cheapest, but there are times when the extra expense is a far better option.
Let’s look at some examples.
• When Your Vehicle is an Investment
Is the car you want to transport an investment? In other words, is it important for your vehicle to stay in showroom condition? Using an enclosed trailer for transporting it is the only way you can be 100% certain it’s protected from the weather, traffic grime and road debris. When it arrives at the pre-arranged destination, it’ll be in the same condition it was picked up in. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is or the route that’s taken. If you want your vehicle to be delivered looking shiny and new, the best option is to choose enclosed auto transport, with a reputable shipping provider like us.
• Protection from Snow
Wintertime can often be the best time to ship a car because of the cost. There is, however, a downside to transporting your vehicle at this time of year. Snow, in particular, together with the treatments used on the road, can be very damaging. Vehicles that are older, classic, vintage, customized or have an expensive paint job can be better protected in an enclosed trailer.
• Protection from Other Types of Weather
Snow is not the only weather you need to be wary of. Rain, wind, and even the sun can potentially damage the exterior of your car. For a standard automobile, these are not too much of a problem. After all, it gets exposed to these things if it’s parked in your driveway, on the street or being driven on the road. There are cars, however, with custom paint or hard to replace parts that need to be better protected. The only way to do this is to choose the enclosed option.
• When Your Vehicle is a Valuable Antique
Antique and older vehicles require a little extra TLC, especially when it comes to being moved across the country. You might be attending an exhibition or show. Your vehicle might need some work done on it at a specialist garage. Whatever the reason, when it needs to be treated with the tenderness and love it deserves, enclosed auto transport is the only sensible option.
• For Your Own Peace of Mind
It’s only natural to feel a little apprehensive if you’ve chosen to ship your car hundreds or even thousands of miles. If you’re a snowbird, for example, heading south for the winter, being stressed about your vehicle is not the best way to start your journey. You’ll be able to relax during your own journey if you know your car is safe, secure and protected in an enclosed trailer.
• For Your Own Safety
Shipping your vehicle thousands of miles might be a big deal for you and the temptation to drive all the way there yourself can be overwhelming. Before you start making plans, think about the cost and how tiring driving such a distance will be. Choose an enclosed carrier and your vehicle is going to be safe for the whole journey, and you’ll be able to arrive at your chosen destination feeling relaxed and stress-free.
Enclosed Shipping FAQs
We’ve been offering our enclosed automobile transport service for a number of years now. Our shipping advisors often get several common questions. For your convenience, here are just a few of them.
Q: Open vs enclosed shipping – what is the difference?
A: Open shipping is the most common method of shipping a car. Vehicles are loaded onto a single or double tier trailer, sometimes as many as 10 at a time. Cars transported this way are exposed to the elements, traffic grime, and road debris. It is, however, a very affordable method of transport. Enclosed shipping, on the other hand, uses a trailer that has sides and a roof. This means the cargo inside is completely protected. It comes with a higher price tag.
Q: Should I choose open or enclosed transport?
A: if you’ve read this post from the beginning you should already have the answer. At the end of the day, it’s down to you to decide, after weighing up your options.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Enclosed auto transport is a little more expensive than using an open carrier. Use our online calculator for an accurate quote. Prices are fully inclusive and valid for 7 days.
Q: Can I ship my car with items in it?
A: Yes, this is possible if you choose to use our auto transport service, as long as the journey is not across the sea. You’re permitted to have 1 piece of luggage, either a bag or suitcase, containing no more than 100lbs. This item of luggage has to be secured in the trunk or cargo area. The interior of your vehicle has to be empty of any personal items, for example, GPS, DVD player or stereo.
Q: Is top load an option?
A: If you want to have the best protection possible at a more budget-friendly price, top load is another option for you. It’s a good way to get extra protection.
If you have any more questions, don’t be afraid to get in touch and ask our shipping advisors. They can be reached on (866) 774 6570. Alternatively, we have an online chat option or you can drop us an email.