Enclosed car carrier experiences
Why our customers chose us as their enclosed car shipping partner
What is enclosed auto transport?
Enclosed vehicle transport is a way of shipping a vehicle that provides extra protection. If you’re the proud owner of any high-end or custom car, enclosed car transport is the perfect choice. Transport your car 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, they transport your vehicle in an open trailer, along with several others. It’s exposed to the weather, dust, and dirt. However, open transport is still a safe option for people looking for budget-friendly auto transport. Vehicles shipped using covered car transportation are protected on all four sides. 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. 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 it’s a sports car, classic, luxury, antique vehicle or has a custom or unique paint job, for example. If your vehicle has huge sentimental value, covered car transport is also a good option. However, if you want to ship a standard vehicle, we recommend you use 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. They provide complete security and protection. Being transported in a covered car transport trailer means it protects your car 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
2016 Ferrari CaliforniaProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
This red beauty just arrived at “her” new home in Santa Monica, California. The customer was very concerned about the shipping, since he is doing this for the first time. We arranged a hard side enclosed carrier and as you can see, he monitored the entire process to ensure safe handling of the vehicle.
2019 Porsche PanameraProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
This is exactly what door-to-door service means. We delivered the vehicle right at the customer’s front door. It was early morning and he woke up and saw his dream car outside. He tipped the driver for a job well done!
2018 McLaren 720Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
Sometimes you get lucky enough to receive such a nice gift from your father for your graduation. We carefully selected our carrier for this shipment to ensure that the pickup from New York and delivery to San Francisco went as planned.
1969 Buick LeSabreProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
An absolute classic! Or should we call this a muscle car? What else could you possibly need. This beauty was shipped from the heart of Chicago and delivered to a restoration shop in East Bronx. The customer required no more than 3 cars on the trailer so we arranged this as promised.
1970 Chevy CorvetteProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
For this shipment, we were hired through uShip. This customer had a very firm timeframe for pick-up and delivery. The customer required a pick-up within 24 hours because he wanted to be there at the time of pick-up to see the car get loaded and as well as complete the inspection report himself. We managed to meet his expectations with flying colors.
2017 Porsche PanameraProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
We've been shipping this vehicle since 2017. Our “snowbird” is using us for this vehicle twice a year to ship his car from New Jersey to his house in Key West, FL.
Chevy ImpalaProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
Beautiful 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS that we shipped for a repeat client from Bobo’s Rods & Customs. We've been doing business together since 2016. Check out their stunning inventory!
Lamborghini HuracanProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
We were hired to pick up this vehicle and deliver it to the famous Liberty Walk tuning shop. After the aftermarket additions, we loaded the car on the same truck and delivered it back to the customer in Houston, Texas.
Bentley ContinentalProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
After the previous shipper cancelled on the customer at the last minute, the customer was able to find us late afternoon on Friday with a special requirement to arrange his transportation over the weekend due to time restrictions. We successfully delivered his vehicle 7 days later from Boston to Seattle. The Bentley still shines!
Monster truckProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
This vehicle was delivered to the Monster Truck Show in North Carolina. This type of vehicle required a single car carrier or flat bed because of the oversized dimensions.
Ford MustangProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
The customer hired us to ship two of his three Ford Mustangs. He is restoring old muscle cars and we were able to ship a few more cars for him.
Chevrolet CorvetteProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
Bought from a private seller in Arizona, we loaded the car without any issues. The carrier was super happy to see such a vehicle in pristine condition. The customer required a few photos and video at the pick-up. All went smoothly!
Audi R8Proudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
The moment of delivery! The customer is taking a photo of the carrier who is unloading his new R8. Right after the picture, the customer jumped in his new car to take a ride in the city. He sent a nice gesture to our company - a bottle of wine!
1957 TriumphProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
1957 Triumph TR3 that we shipped for a client that hired us on uShip. This was a challinging pickup as the seller of the car has owned it for the last 60 year. However, we successfully managed to load the vehicle and sefely deliver it to his home.
1940 Nash LafayetteProudly shipped by SGT Auto Transport
This is a really cool load for us. It’s a 1940 Nash Lafayette that we had picked up from Salem, OR. This is for the American Pickers TV show.
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.
Enclosed auto transport hints & tips
Covered car transportation advices from experienced car shippers
If you ever need to ship a car across the country, you’re bound to have lots of questions. How long does it take and how much will it cost are probably the first ones. One thing that will influence the answers is the type of auto transport trailer that gets used. In this guide we’ll look at the various trailers used for both long and short distances.
The cheapest way to ship a car is using open car transport. A carrier collects your vehicle and safely transports it to a location of your choice. The actual cost depends on several factors, including distance traveled, make and model of car, vehicle condition, time of the year, and location.
Choosing auto transport companies near you is going to be far more helpful. You’ll be able to contact them quickly and even drop by if you need to. Being able to talk to a local business about availability, pricing, how the process works, or anything else you’re concerned or wondering about has to be much better than communicating with a company that is across the other side of the country.