Are you planning a cross country move?
Moving can be expensive and stressful especially when you add in the fact that you will be moving your car as well.
You’ve probably noticed that when you search for a car carrier, you have the options of open and enclose auto transport. Which one is right for you? Check out the guide to help you make the best choice for you.
An open auto carrier is just that. It’s a truck that carries your vehicle while it’s open. While being open to the elements may not be desirable to some people, it’s important to know that car carriers take excellent care of cargo.
Vehicles on an open car carrier are carefully strapped in in order to reduce movement and vibrations from the road. Open transporters are available in both single and double level. A great advantage to open carriers is that they are more affordable than their enclosed counterpart.
Other advantages of open auto carriers include:
Open auto carriers are also able to haul multiple cars at once. Along with the fact that there are more open carriers on the roads, it’s easier to find these carriers available.
Open auto carriers do have some disadvantages. As mentioned earlier, they’re open to the elements. This means that there’s a chance that the vehicles could experience damage from weather conditions or debris on the roadways. Also, the cargo on open auto carriers isn’t as secure as they are in enclosed carriers.
When you choose enclosed car shipping, you’re choosing to have your car transported in an enclosed truck. Enclosed trucks have four sides and a roof. This type of transport allows for vehicles to be transported safely and securely to your destination.
Enclosed auto carriers provide several benefits including:
Enclosed car shipping is a great option for carefully transporting luxury or antique cars.
Enclosed car shipping is more expensive than open carriers and is less fuel efficient. It can also be more difficult for drivers to make routine inspections. It can be more difficult to schedule enclosed transport because there are less on the road so they aren’t as available.
Choosing a car carrier transport that fits your situation isn’t as difficult as you may expect. Both open and enclosed auto transport carriers are great options. Either way, you’ll want to hire a company that you can trust to transport your car safely.
Do you need to transport your vehicle long distance? Contact us today and request a quote. We will get your car transported safely to your desired destination.