▷ Open Transport
Open car shipping An Economical Choice When You Want to Transport Your Car
If you ever need to move your car from one state to another or across the country, open car transport is a very affordable option. If you’re relocating and want budget friendly transportation, this service fits the bill. Here at SGT Auto Transport we’ve been specializing in open trailer shipping for a number of years and have a long list of customers happy to recommend us.
What is Open Transport?
Vehicles that need to be moved over long distances are often hauled using a car transport trailer. This trailer can be either open or enclosed. One of the most popular methods is with an open trailer. It’s more affordable, easy to arrange and offers the fastest turnaround. An open car transport trailer can have one or two levels and is capable of carrying ten or more cars. A single level trailer is better for vehicles with low clearance, large tires or modifications. It is also the preferred method for SUVs, modified cars and trucks.
Why So Many People Prefer to Use an Open Trailer Here are some of the reasons why customers of our shipping company prefer it.
•It’s fast and efficient Open transport is one of the fastest ways to ship a vehicle. This is because more than 95% of trucking companies use an open trailer. With so many companies to choose from you’ve got a better chance of finding the right company when you need one. •Insurance included Your vehicle is covered by the carriers insurance throughout the journey and there’s nothing extra to pay. •Popular with dealerships Dealerships are regularly moving vehicles around the country and they almost always use an open car transport trailer. Some of our best customers are car dealers. •Guaranteed pick-up can be arranged There aren’t too many guarantees in the auto shipping world, but one thing we can arrange for you is a guaranteed pick-up date. If you have a schedule you want to keep to and need your vehicle picked up on a specific day, a guaranteed pick-up is an option. •Top loaded for additional protection There are certain advantages to be enjoyed if your vehicle is top loaded. It costs a little extra, but it means no vehicles are going to be above your baby. This means no risk of fluids leaking onto your car. it’s also a little further away from the road surface. •Payment on delivery Choose to use an open car transport trailer and you can play the carrier upon delivery. We do, however, take a small partial payment when a carrier has been assigned to you.
How Safe Will My Car Be?
Our advisors are often asked this question by customers who choose to use an open car shipping company. We’re able to ease their concerns because we know how good the service is. Yes, it’s exposed to the elements, but it’s no different to leaving your car in the street or on your driveway. Using an open shipping company is just the same as driving a vehicle on a daily basis. Statistics back up how safe this method is. Even though your car is exposed to the elements, there’s less than a 5% chance of it being damaged. Car dealerships wouldn’t use an open shipping company for delivering and receiving new vehicles if it wasn’t a safe option. There is a shipping service that offers an even higher level of protection if you want it. Enclosed transport is another option we can offer, but it does come with an additional cost. Enclosed shipping is the preferred method for owners of luxury, high-end, custom, classic, sports and collectible cars because the cargo isn’t exposed to the elements. While it might be perfect for such prestigious vehicles, the average motor doesn’t need such specialized attention.
Door to Door Service
Here at SGT Auto Transport we provide a door-to-door service. Wherever possible, we arrange for the pick-up and delivery to be as close to your chosen locations as possible. The size of the trailers used for our service, however, can sometime make this difficult. If you live in a narrow street or there are over-hanging tree branches or electrical wires, we may have to discuss alternative arrangements. There might also be residential restrictions that hamper our service. Talk to one of our representatives when making your booking and they’ll be able to advise you. Rest assured, we’ll endeavor to get as close as possible, or arrange a nearby location that’s convenient for you.
One further option you might be interested in is our express service. The cost is a little bit more, around a 30% increase, but it means your vehicle could be picked up in a couple of days.
Are you ready to make your booking? Do you have a few more questions you need to ask? Our customer advisors are at the end of the phone, waiting to hear from you. Call (866) 774 6570. There’s also a handy online chat option. Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Shipping When you’ve made the arrangements to transport your car, there are several things you need to do to get it ready. • Clean the inside and outside of your vehicle • Carefully inspect and photograph any damage • Ensure all basic maintenance tasks are up to date • All removable parts must be removed or secured • All personal items must be taken out • Run the gas tank down to a quarter full • Disable your alarm system Follow these steps and you’re ready to transport your car. If you have any concerns during your vehicle’s journey you can contact the carrier for updates on its progress. Our shipping representatives are also at the end of the phone if you need some help. Chat with us live or call (866) 774 6570.