When it comes to shipping cars, one of the most important things is finding the right kind of car carrier. This is why we offer both open and enclosed auto shipping services – want to help your vehicle get shipped the right way.
Enclosed car transport services have been around pretty much since the industry became a thing. And on the whole, enclosed shipping services protect vehicles from over-the-road hazards much better than open transport trucks. But is enclosed shipping worth it? That’s what we’re going to discuss today.
The Basics of Enclosed Auto Shipping
One of the first things to determine is whether or not your vehicle actually needs to be shipped enclosed. Well, what types of vehicles can benefit from enclosed transportation? We cover a bit about what vehicles might need enclosed shipping in this helpful article, but we’ll post some here as well:
- Motorcycles and ATV’s
- Antique vehicles
- Show cars
- Exotic vehicles
- Classic cars
These are the most common types of vehicles that get shipped with an enclosed carrier.
But why do they need enclosed shipping services? Simply put, because they’re expensive, or they’re hard to move with an open truck. The former is especially true for exotic or classic vehicles, whereas the latter is true for boats and motorcycles.
More importantly, though, it protects those kinds of vehicles from the daily hazards that we all face when we drive. Things like rocks, dirt, and flying debris are all too common on America’s interstate highways, which is where most auto transporters spend the majority of their time.
If you’ve ever been driving down the highway and heard the plink of a rock hitting your windshield, you’ll understand the need for enclosed shipping.
Is Enclosed Shipping Expensive?
It can be, yes. The thing about enclosed car transportation is that it’s not nearly as common as open transportation services. With fewer trucks on the road – and those trucks providing services for fewer customers – it can be challenging to actually turn a profit with an enclosed carrier.
This is why many enclosed vehicle shippers charge more. How much more enclosed will cost than open will depend on a number of factors including where you’re shipping from and to, when you’re shipping, and what kind of vehicle you are shipping. Our agents are standing by to answer any questions you may have, as well as to explain more about the enclosed shipping process.
Use The Express Auto for All Your Auto Transport Needs
As an auto transporter we have over a decade of experience moving vehicles. No matter what you’re shipping, we can help! Make sure to read our informative articles about shipping your vehicle, then take the next step! Fill out our free quote form to get an instant quote, or call us at 877-835-2087 to speak to an agent.
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