When requesting a quote to transport your vehicle, you sure need to decide what kind of trailer you prefer for the shipment.
There are two main types of trailers:
Open multi-car hauler
The most common type of trailer is an open multi-car hauler, which takes up to 9 cars on a single trailer. When transporting a vehicle on an open trailer, you should consider that the car is exposed to weather conditions such as sun, rain, winds, etc.
Enclosed multi-car hauler
Enclosed trailers are the safer option and, of course, are more expensive than open trailers. Expensive cars with low ground clearance are strongly advised to be shipped with an enclosed trailer with a lift gate or low ramps.
No matter which option you choose, the chosen carrier will have cargo insurance on file, which covers the external damages during the transportation process with a small amount of deductible (it varies from carrier to carrier).
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It depends on your comfort level. Are you ok with the vehicle exposed to the element while in transport
or would you feel better knowing your vehicle is secured inside an enclosed truck. Higher end car owners
usually go with enclosed while your typical daily driver goes with open. The choice is yours.
You can shose both but open trailer will not be covered while your car is on the trailer and enclosed one means you car will be covered from all sides and there will not be any risk for your vehicle to be scratched slduring the shipment, however there are still have full coverage of insurance for both opan and enclosed trailer for your shipment which is bumper to bumper.
Open car transport means that your vehicle will be outdoors and exposed to the elements during transit. This is the most common and economical way to ship your vehicle. Enclosed auto transport adds a layer of safety and ensures your vehicle is protected on all 4 sides. It normally costs about 30%-40% more than open car transport. We recommend you take advantage of our enclosed auto transport services if you are shipping a classic, luxury, vintage, sport or antique vehicle. If your vehicle has less than 4-inch ground clearance we also recommend you use enclosed auto transport for its safety.
open transport when car get load on top of truck trailer, vs enclosed when car get loaded inside box trailer
Open means that your vehicle will be outdoors and exposed, meanwhile enclosed is not
Open Auto Carrier
Enclosed Auto Carrier
Open Transport is what most people think of when they see the long transport Carriers on interstate highways, sometimes double-deckers with 7-10 cars. But Open Transport may also be done with smaller trucks, capable of carrying just 3-4 vehicles. This means that the vehicle is open to the elements, and a car may arrive at its destination dirtier than when it started out. Think of “open transport” as flying coach-class. It is the most economical way to go, and 75% of customers choose open transport
Enclosed car transport is more akin to flying 1st class or business-class: and in the cases of transporting a Bentley or Lamborghini, it’s a “white-glove-level” service. Not only is your vehicle protected on all sides, it’s typically shipped on a smaller transporter -- usually a 6-car lift-gate trailer, or occasionally a 1 or 2 car carrier. Enclosed auto shipping costs 40-60% more than an open carrier and is recommended for a vehicle >$70,000.
So, although those types of vehicle haulers often carry more cars than one cars and you would think this makes them slower, the scheduling is easier which often makes them faster. Open auto transport is more affordable and still very secure mode of transporting a vehicle from and to any point in the US.
There are many reasons why Open transport might be the smarter option for you:
Open trailers are made to transport very versatile vehicles. If you have a modified SUV that is lifted or very big in general, it might take longer because enclosed trailers are very limited when it comes down to loading bigger vehicles.
Transporting your vehicle via open transport will help you save money, while shipping your vehicle in a safe and quick manner.
Enclosed transport comes with an extra degree in surety and safety. If you want your vehicle to hit nothing else but the air inside the trailer, this is the option for you.
Enclosed transport requires a little bit more time as enclosed carriers are more rare then open car carriers. Shipping with an enclosed trailer is usually double the cost that of of an open transport. Insurance coverages are higher with enclosed which is why we usually employ our enclosed fleet for high end vehicles such as Super Cars or very Vintage Vehicles which require extra care.
The insurance requirements which we have for our enclosed transporters are unmatched. Enclosed transport ensures protection against weather, road debris and other road related things that can get on your vehicle when using open transport. Enclosed transporters use advanced trailers which have either a soft/hard shield that encloses your vehicle completely. Enclosed car trailers usually carry 3-6 vehicles for normal paced shipping.
The majorioty of vehicles are transported open, meaning on an open trailer. Vehicles that are transported in enclosed carriers are typically worth 75k or more. Other factors may be if the vehicle is restored or family owned/sentimental. There are many more open carriers than enclosed and they can only carry up to 3 cars at a time and pay much more for their insurance. So considering all of that, transported cars going enclosed are almost double the price.
Open auto transport is exposed to the elements and transported in a 7-9 car carrier truck called a stinger. Enclosed is NOT exposed to the elements or weather and you usually only get shipped with 3 other vehicles
Open Carrier: This is the most standard method of shipping a vehicle. Thousands of people and corporations move vehciles throughout the country daily using this method of transportation. This type of carrier works for any make and model, unless the vehicle has been significantly modified.
Shipping a vehicle via open carrier means your vehicle will be exposed to weather elements such as sun, rain, snow, wind and to the road elements such as dust and road debris. Though not common, this means your vehicle may be exposed to chips on the paint or anything else the weather or road might cause.
About 90% of all auto carriers in the United States are open. This means open carrier transport is faster to schedule and more efficient. Efficiency is when more vehicles are transported on a single haul. Most open carriers can fit anywhere between 7-10 vehicles.
Enclosed Carrier: Enclosed, also known as covered are typically preferred for high-end sports vehicles, luxury vehicles, antique & classic vehicles. Enclosed Carriers protect from the weather and road elements. However this will come at a price. Enclosed Carrier shipping is typically between 60-100% more expensive than a standard open carrier shipment. Reasons being there are less enclosed carriers on the road, enclosed trailers are typically more expensive, they hold less vehicles and they provide more protection.
We offer both open and enclosed transport. An enclosed transport offers complete protection from the elements while in transport. An open carrier while cheaper doesnot protect your vehicle from dirt and grime that can be picked up while in transport.
As a rule of thumb, I usually tell my clients that enclosed transport will cost about 50% more than open transport.
Collectors, Luxury, and Special EDs, we have a 1st Class spot for them all in our exclusive Hard Enclosure carriers. White glove service, electric lift, and premium insurance for $1,000,000 in case of unforeseen situations.
Open car carrier Shipping represents over 60% of our every day provided services. Sedans, Coupe, Convertible, Classic or Modded, you name it, we ship it. Insurance usually goes on these trucks for up to $500.000. With an inspection done on pick-up and delivery.
This is vehicle transport that does not protect your vehicle from the elements. Your vehicle is exposed to the weather, but the Auto Transport companies can fit more vehicles on their truck and this lowers the cost of shipping. Damages from the elements are rare but can occur. Most people are willing to take a small risk to save a considerable amount of money.
This is a Car Transporter that protects your vehicle from the elements. Going enclosed can protect your vehicle from weather, rocks and theft. In most cases, enclosed transport will cost double of what it would cost to ship on an open carrier. These companies have more experience with high-end vehicles. Enclosed companies tend to give more personable service for each car they ship.
Open car shipping is used much more frequently and is the type of auto transport that you see on the highway where carriers are hauling vehicles on two decks that are exposed. Enclosed car shipping is when your vehicle is shipped in a trailer which has walls and a roof, they look like a larger version of a regular eighteen-wheeler. This method is recommended for luxury, exotic or classic cars.
An open carrier is something we are all familiar with as we've seen them on the highway. Chances are you've driven next to an enclosed quote carrier but didn't know it because they look very similar to a household goods van. An enclosed carrier has a car carrier rack inside so the vehicles can be loaded on the top and bottom racks and secured for safe transport. Typically the cost can be 1 1/2 times that of an open car carrier.
Open transport is the most common method of shipping, used by dealerships to deliver new cars. Vehicles shipped on open carriers are safe and protected, but they are exposed to the elements, such as sun, rain, dust, etc. For extra protection, you can request that your car be top loaded.
Enclosed transport is ideal for high end, vintage, collector, or luxury cars. The vehicle is fully enclosed and protected from any road debris or damage due to weather conditions.
OPEN TRAILER can take up to 10 cars at the same time and is an the vehicles are visible for everyone.
ENCLOSED can take betwee 2 to 3 cars, this trailler are good for motorcycle also.
Open transport is the most common car shipping method. A car on this is exposed to outside elements such as rain, sun, dust, etc. It is a safe and secure way of transporting your vehicle. New cars are delivered to dealers by open trailer. With open car shipping you have the option to request top load for extra protection. Enclosed transport is often desired for owners of collector cars and used for classic, luxury, vintage, custom and sports cars. The vehicle is not exposed to weather elements and flying objects and prevents possible rock chips.
An open trailer is a unit that loads the vehicle where it is not protected from weather or debris, enclosed means it is inside of a trailer where it will not be open to debris and weather. Call us today at 888-307-0303 Visit us at https://www.freight4all.us/car-shipping
Open transport is your more economical and fastest available. Simply, there's more of n abundance of open carries vs enclosed. Whether you ship open or enlcosed your vehicle will be assigned to a qualified carrier and will be insured. The only difference with enclosed is that your vehicle will be out out of the elements of weather. Another advantage of an enlcosed is that there will be no more than 3-4 vehicles at any given time..
In an open carroer you car will be exposed to the outside road elements. Enclosed shipping the car is place inside of a trailer that protects the car form the outside elemenets and is enclosed inside the trailer. Some enclosed trailers hace hard sides and some have vynyl soft sides.
Both open and enclosed car shipping is accomplished by moving your vehicle by truck.
With open transport, your car is usually shipped on a long, two-level trailer. (You’ve probably seen these trailers loaded with vehicles on the highway.) Open transport is suitable for any type of vehicle and is the best choice if you want to ship a standard model or a used car.
With enclosed transport, your vehicle is shipped in a fully enclosed trailer. This offers a higher degree of security and protection for your vehicle. Enclosed transport is often the chosen shipping method for owners who wish to move a new car, an antique, a collectible, or an expensive vehicle.
Open carrier leaves vehicle exposed to the weather conditions
Enclosed carrier moves vehicle in an enclosed trailer.
Sheilds the vehicle from weather conditions.