About Our Enclosed Auto Transport Services
SGT Auto Transport delivers on-time, reliable, car shipping and excellent customer service
What is enclosed auto transport?
Enclosed auto transport, also sometimes called enclosed vehicle transport or enclosed carrier auto transport, is a way of shipping a vehicle that provides extra protection. If you’re the proud owner of any high-end car, classic car, or custom car, enclosed car transport is the perfect choice to get your vehicle from where it is now to where it needs to go. Auto transport that’s enclosed allows you to transport your car from point A to point B in a trailer that’s fully enclosed on all four sides and it’s protected from the weather and traffic debris, so you don’t have to worry about anything.
What is the difference between open and enclosed auto transport?
If you choose open car transport, your vehicle will be tranported in an open trailer, along with several others. Open car transport allows your vehicle to be exposed to the weather, dust, and dirt. However, open transport is still a safe option for people looking for budget-friendly auto transport option. Vehicles shipped using covered car transportation are protected on all four sides. With this option, your vehicle is transported using an enclosed auto transport trailer. This is the auto transport service of choice for owners of classic cars, luxury cars, antique, exotic, and expensive cars. The enclosed auto transport cost is a bit higher than what you’d pay for open transport; normally, normally, this service is 30%-40% more expensive.
When is enclosed auto transport the best option?
There are several options when you want to ship a car, but enclosed car transport is best if your vehicle is an investment. If If you’re looking to transport any of the following, then auto enclosed transport is probably the best choice: a sports car, a classic car, a luxury car, an antique vehicle or vintage car, a vehicle that has a custom or unique paint job, or a “garage queen” that you’ve spent a lot of time detailing to achieve a show-car finish. If your vehicle has huge sentimental value, covered car transport is also a good option. However, if you want to ship a standard vehicle or daily driver, we recommend you use open car transport open car transport.
Is enclosed auto transport a door-to-door service?
Yes, covered car transport can be door-to-door if you want it to be. When choosing your pick-up and delivery location, check whether there are any restrictions, low-hanging trees, or power lines, as this will make a door-to-door transport service very difficult. Rest assured, the carrier will arrange locations that are as close as possible to your door.
Why is enclosed auto transport the safest way to ship a vehicle?
Using an enclosed auto transport company to ship your car is the safest option. Enclosed auto transport companies use trailers that are enclosed on all sides. These trailers provide complete security and protection. Having your vehicle transported in a covered car transport trailer protects it from the elements such as rain, hail, sun, snow, and ice. It’s protected from road debris and traffic grime. It also keeps your vehicle out of sight and away from prying eyes.
How much does enclosed car transport cost?
The cost of enclosed vehicle transport is determined by several factors. They include: Make and model: if your vehicle is small it’ll cost less than a large vehicle. Distance between pick-up and delivery: if the distance is short, for example, from San Francisco to Phoenix, it costs less than coast to coast. Delivery time frame: if you want an enclosed auto transport service that’s quicker than usual, the cost will be higher.Show more
The Avg. price per mile rates shown up above are reflective of current market conditions as of January 2020. The rates are subject to change due to seasonal fluctuations, price of gas, pick-up/delivery locations, etc.
We go above and beyond with our enclosed auto transport
Check out some of our valued customers stories
This gleaming red beauty received the enclosed auto transport treatment when ‘her’ owner needed to ship it. The customer was a little concerned about the shipping process, although this was understandable because he’d never done it before. To put his mind at ease, we arranged a hard-side enclosed car shipping service, and as you can see, he closely monitored every stage of the process.
Door-to-door enclosed car shipping is the service we recommend for owners of luxury cars, just like this 2019 Porsche Panamera. We delivered it right to the customer’s front door early in the morning, before he’d woken up. Imagine his surprise when he woke up and found his dream car right outside. He was so pleased that he tipped the driver for a job well done.
Not everyone is lucky enough to receive such an incredible graduation gift, but we make sure we pull out all the stops to deliver an excellent service when it happens. We carefully selected the enclosed car transport carrier for this shipment to ensure that the pick-up from New York and delivery to San Francisco when according to plan.
Some would call this a classic, others one of the great US muscle cars, but whatever the moniker, it’s all you could possibly need. This beauty was shipping from the heart of Chicago and delivered to a restoration shop in East Bronx. The customer requested no more than three cars on the trailer, so we arranged a convenient enclosed auto transport service as promised.
For this enclosed car shipping shipment, the customer hired us through uShip. They had a very firm timeframe for pick-up and delivery as they wanted to be there at the time of pick-up. The pick-up took place within 24 hours so the customer could see the car loaded on the trailer and complete the inspection report himself. The car shipping experience passed with flying colors.
The owner of this Panamera has been using our services since 2017. As a regular ‘snowbird,’ he’s been shipping his car from New Jersey to his house in Key West, FL, and back again twice a year. Enclosed car transport is one of our specialties, along with open auto transport.
This beautiful 1966 Chevvie Impala SS was shipped for a repeat client from Bobo’s Rods & Customers. We’ve been providing enclosed car transport for them since 2016. So if you’re in the market for a classic, check out their stunning inventory!
We were hired to provide enclosed auto transport for this vehicle, picking it up and delivering it to the famous Liberty Walk tuning shop. Then, after the aftermarket additions, we loaded the car back on the same truck and made sure it was delivered safely back to the customer in Houston, Texas.
After the previous shipper canceled on this customer at the last minute, we stepped in to help them out. They didn’t find our enclosed car shipping service until the late afternoon of Friday, which meant they had a special request for us to arrange the transportation over the weekend due to time restrictions. We successfully delivered his vehicle seven days later from Boston to Seattle.
Enclosed car transport wasn’t an option for the owner of this massive monster truck. We needed to get it delivered to the Monster Truck Show in North Carolina, and the only way it could be done was on a flatbed. It’s not very often we’re asked to ship vehicles of such oversized dimensions, but we rose to the challenge and provided just what the customer needed.
The customer hired us to ship two of his three Ford Mustangs. He restores old muscle cars, and we’ve been able to ship a few more vehicles for him by providing both open and enclosed auto transport services.
Bought from a private seller in Arizona, we loaded the car without any issues. The carrier was super impressed to be shipping a vehicle in such pristine condition. Enclosed car shipping would have been the obvious choice for such a vehicle, but the carrier offered open car transport, and the customer was pleased with the whole experience.
We always enjoy it when customers capture the moment of delivery. The owner of this green streak of meanness took a photo of the enclosed car transport carrier unloading his new toy. After recording this moment for posterity, he jumped into his new car to take a ride around the city. He also sent a bottle of wine to our company to say thanks.
We shipped this 1957 Triumph TR3 for a client that hired us on uShip. This was a challenging enclosed car transport pick-up as the seller of the car had owned it for the last 60 years. However, we successfully managed to load the vehicle and safety deliver it to its new home.
This was a really cool load for us as the customer was the American Pickers TV show. It;n not often we get to work with celebrities, so we make the most of it when we do. We picked this 1940 Nash Lafayette up from Salem, OR.
How our enclosed auto transport services work
Ship your vehicle in 3 easy steps
1. Get a quote and book your order
Receive your free enclosed auto transport instant quote in just a couple of seconds using our online quote calculator. Provide some basic information, such as: pick-up city and state, delivery city and state, vehicle year, make and model, condition of vehicle, transport type, and first available shipping date (this is the first date your car will be ready to be picked up).
You can also contact our dedicated covered car transport shipping advisors directly, by phone, Live Chat or email.
You’ll get an enclosed car transport instant quote that includes full insurance coverage. There are no hidden fees, guaranteed. When you make your booking, there’s nothing to pay upfront. If you change your mind about making the booking, cancellation is free.
If the price is more than you expected, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’ll see what we can do to meet your expectations. Similarly, if you’ve got a better quote from one of our direct competitors, we’ll do our best to match it. Show more
2. We pick up your vehicle
A few hours before your scheduled pick-up time, the enclosed car carrier will contact you. They need to confirm the pick-up location is accessible for large commercial vehicles. If you think it might be a problem, let them know and they can arrange an alternative. You could meet them in a wider street, where you work, or at a parking lot. Show more
3. You receive your vehicle
It won’t be long before the final step in the covered car transport process is ready to take place. It’s time for you to receive your baby. A few hours before the carrier arrives, they’ll get in touch to let you know they’re almost there. It’s also a courtesy call to make sure you’re available. If you’re otherwise engaged, you can nominate a trusted friend, relative, neighbor, or colleague to accept delivery on your behalf. They do, however, have to be at least 18 years of age. Show more
Why we’re a preferred covered car transportation provider
Why we’re one of the best enclosed auto transport companies
No upfront payment
You pay nothing in advance when you book your covered car transport service with us. Use our online calculator to get your enclosed auto transport instant quote and book your order. Payment is taken when we find a carrier and your car is dispatched for shipping.
The most trusted auto transport company at uShip
We are featured at number one in uShip’s list of most trusted car transport companies in the US. Read some of the feedback we’ve received and you’ll appreciate why we earned such an accolade.
Your vehicle is
Throughout the duration of your covered car transport service, you know your vehicle is fully insured and secure. Our rates for covered auto transport include the cost of full insurance coverage.
Personal service that’s fully customizable
No two people require the same thing when it comes to booking enclosed auto transport. For this reason, we provide auto transport services that we can tailor to meet your needs. Work with our trusted shipping advisors to get the enclosed car transport service you require. For the ultimate personal service, they’ll be there to guide you through the process and be on hand if you need to ask any questions.
Around the clock customer support
We’ve earned an enviable reputation for the smooth running of our enclosed auto transport service. Our driven shipping advisors make sure they’re available around the clock. Whenever you need us, we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your shipment is also monitored day and night.
Cancellation costs nothing
You can cancel your shipping order anytime before we assign a carrier to pick-up your vehicle and incur no penalties. If you have to cancel after we’ve assigned a carrier, we’ll keep the small, non-refundable partial payment. If you plan to ship a car within 6 months of cancelling, you can use the deposit.
The benefits of using covered car transport
Learn about the advantages of enclosed auto transport
With our enclosed car transport service, your car will arrive as clean as when it was picked up. Enclosed car shipping costs more but can you put a price on total peace of mind, knowing your vehicle is fully protected?
Your pride and joy is protected on all sides from the weather, rain, and road debris. There’s nothing wrong with a little rain or snow unless you’re shipping sports cars or exotic cars. Choose covered car transport and your car will stay spotless every step of its journey.
If you’re the proud owner of not one but two or more classic vehicles, it’s not a problem if you choose enclosed vehicle transport. We’ll make sure we get you the best deal from one of our trusted covered car transport carriers.
One big advantage of using our enclosed vehicle transport services is that the carrier uses hydraulic lift gates and extended racing ramps for loading and unloading cars. This is ideal if your car has low ground clearance. It’s an important feature of enclosed auto transport trailer services.
A special kind of knowledge is required when shipping collectible, classic, and luxury cars. The carriers we trust to provide enclosed auto transport are well trained and experienced in providing such a top quality service. We know they’ll treat your car as if it was their own.
Vehicles being shipped using an enclosed car carrier are usually of a higher value than your standard car. If your car is worth more than $50,000, we’d always recommend covered car transport because the insurance coverage is much higher.
When we recommend enclosed auto transport
If you’re the proud owner of a vintage, custom, classic, exotic, antique, or luxury car, enclosed car transport is the service we recommend. We transport your valuable vehicle inside an enclosed car shipping trailer, completely protected from the elements and traffic grime. We also recommend covered car transport for owners of vehicles with low ground clearance. During the winter months when the weather is grim, you might want to choose enclosed car transport if you want to protect your vehicle from the elements.
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