What Is Enclosed Car Transport?

Enclosed car transport is a type of auto shipping service that offers an extra level of protection for your vehicle. Unlike open car carriers, enclosed trailers have enclosed sides and a roof, which helps to shield your car from the elements during transit. This is often the preferred mode of transport for high-end or luxury vehicles, as it helps to protect against weather damage, road debris, and other potential hazards. Enclosed car transport is typically more expensive than open transport, but it can provide peace of mind for those shipping their most valuable possessions.

What Is The Difference Between Open And Enclosed Car Transport?

When you are looking to transport a car, you have two main options: open and enclosed car transport. Both have their benefits and drawbacks, so it is important to choose the right option for your needs.

Open car transport is the more common and less expensive option. Your car will be loaded onto an open trailer and transported with other vehicles. This is a more efficient method of transport, but it does leave your car exposed to the elements. If you are transporting a classic or luxury car, open transport may not be the best option.

Enclosed car transport is a more premium service. Your car will be loaded into an enclosed trailer, which protects it from the elements during transport. This is a more expensive option, but it gives you peace of mind knowing that your car will arrive at its destination in the same condition it left in. If you are transporting a high-value vehicle, enclosed transport is the best way to go.

In addition, open car carriers have insurance coverage of $250,000 but enclosed car carrier has coverage of $1,000,000.

How Much Does Enclosed Car Transport Cost?

The cost of enclosed transport may differ considerably depending on a variety of factors such as the type of vehicle, overall distance traveled, add-ons (such as faster shipping), weight, and size. A conclusion quote might be determined based on these factors.

Enclosed trucks will always be more expensive than open haulers because they provide extra protection for your vehicle. For example, if you're looking to ship a car that costs $1000 with an open hauler, it would approximately cost 40-50% more or $1400-$1600 on the same route but with an enclosed truck.

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