Enclosed Car Shipping
Ultimate protection with enclosed car shipping
Enclosed auto transport services are available for those who want to protect their vehicles from road debris or winter weather. There is an extra cost associated with shipping your car in an enclosed trailer, and some main other differences you should know about. For one, enclosed auto transport trailers cannot haul as many vehicles at a time as an open trailer can. Open trailers can carry up to ten vehicles at once while enclosed trailers can only carry two or three vehicles at a time, and they have special equipment to load and unload the vehicles. This explains the added cost; it’s not as efficient to ship vehicles in a covered trailer, but it is certainly possible. Enclosed shipping looks a lot like any other 18-wheeler on the road.
When should you pay extra for enclosed car shipping?
Not everyone needs enclosed shipping. After all, cars are built to be driven and can withstand the elements like wind, rain, ice, and dirt and dust on a regular basis. Your average driver needing to transport a car doesn’t need to spring for an enclosed trailer. But there are certainly special cases when it is worth it to consider enclosed shipping. Not sure? You can always ask our dedicated shipping team for both quotes. We are happy to help and will never pressure you into extras for auto transport.
Want to know more about the difference between open and closed car shipping options? Visit our Trailer Types page for details on each. (It’s fascinating what goes into auto transport – it takes precision, planning, and a knowledgeable carrier!) Not sure if enclosed auto shipping is right for you? That’s okay! Our quotes are always free and come with no obligation. You can get two quotes – one for enclosed shipping, and one for open. Compare the price difference and let us know how we can make your auto shipping experience the best one ever.