Your vehicle will be transported in a completely enclosed trailer, usually 2 to 6 vehicles per carrier, designed to haul classic automobiles or vehicles that should not be exposed to inclement weather. Like Open Transports, your vehicle will be picked up at your door or as close as possible in an Enclosed Trailer, and will be delivered to your door or as close as possible, as some residential restrictions apply. The cost for Enclosed Transport is roughly 33-50% more than Open Transport.
SHIPPING YOUR CAR ENCLOSED
Premium alternative to conventional car shipping services. When choosing to ship enclosed you get an assurance that your vehicle will arrive in the exact same condition it left, protected from road hazards & weather – as well as added peace of mind due to higher insurance coverage.
Enclosed Transport Features
When looking to transport your vintage vehicle or a sports car in showroom condition enclosed is the best way to go. Enclosed trailers are custom made to accommodate vehicles with low ground clearance with the use of hydraulic lift gates. Shipping enclosed dramatically decreases the likelihood of your car being damaged in transit as it will not be exposed to unexpected hazards at any point of the shipment.
- Drop Floors – to fit more cars and provide better value
- Lift Gate – to load cars with minimal ground clearance
- Climate Controlled – to prevent weather damage, cold or heat
- Higher Insurance Coverage – in case the unthinkable happens
- Secure Straps – Straps are used instead of chains to protect suspension
Cost to Ship Enclosed
An enclosed auto carriers are limited in space & can only carry between 2 – 6 vehicles. In addition the specialized equipment is more expensive to obtain and service. Ensuring the extra protection to your vehicle requires more experienced drivers & will always cost more. On average enclosed rates are about 40% more expensive than traditional car transport. Enclosed shipping is recommended for transporting classics, ultra-luxury or custom show cars.
Hard side enclosed trailers protect from: rough weather, fly away debris, rocks, dirt, fluid drips, glass damage & other hazards.
Hard-side vs Soft-side Enclosed
If given a choice always choose hard-side. Soft-side is a better alternative to open car haulers but will not provide all of the benefits of a fully enclosed trailer. Soft-side enclosed trailer are usually a bit cheaper to book but are not always equipped with a lift gate and do not protect from dust and frost.