Why Enclosed Auto Transport Is The Right Choice To Ship Your Car?
We often get questions about why enclosed vehicle transport is the right choice. Our customers want affordable, secure & reliable transport for their classic car, exotic vehicle, or sentimental treasure. Many of them want to know: “Why should I choose enclosed auto transport for my vehicle?”
Our enclosed hard and soft-sided carriers are the best options for keeping your car damage-free. Expertly operated and maintained by experienced drivers and crew members, these are the safest way to transport your vehicle.
These enclosed carriers shield your vehicle from the harsh external elements such as wind, rain, sleet, ice, and wind-blown debris. Furthermore, an enclosed car transport carrier secures your car within so that there’s no sliding around. When loading or unloading, the specialized loading platform provides a gentler slope so your carloads with ease and safety.
Soft-Sided Enclosed Auto Transport Services
A soft-sided enclosed auto transport carrier is an excellent solution for shipping your vehicle across the country. It’s less expensive than a hard-sided carrier and the heavy canvas protects your vehicle from harsh weather elements. Sure, cars are built to withstand the elements – but why expose them if you don’t have to?
Our soft-sided enclosed car transport carrier is also perfect for any luxury or sports vehicle. When your car arrives, it will maintain its beautiful finish due to the lack of exposure to the harsh elements. This will help you prolong the life of the leather interiors, the sparkling chrome, and the hand-waxed paint finishes.
Soft-sided enclosed transport protects your vehicle from branches, blowing debris, and other things that ding and damage your vehicle. Like all auto transport options, this will also help avoid accumulating thousands of miles on a single trip.
Hard-Sided Enclosed Car Transport Services
Hard-sided enclosed vehicle transport is a fully enclosed auto trailer that will offer protection for your vehicle in the unlikely event your car is exposed to possible damages during transportation. Our hard-sided enclosed car transport service is especially beneficial for owners of exotic and collectible cars. The carriers (six-car enclosed trailers with two levels and above) use a hydraulic lift gate to load the cars.
This makes it easier to load smaller cars that are lower to the ground while keeping your car level as possible. Why does that matter? It helps prevent fluid spillage or loss in transit, ensuring that nothing spills out and damages your vehicle or other vehicles. Almost every hard-sided enclosed car transporter has drip pans to protect cars on the bottom rack from transmission fluids or other fluids from vehicles on the top rack. It also means your auto will show up ready to roll off and go, no fluid top-offs needed.
Why choose hard-sided over soft-sided? Hard-sided transports simply offer more protection. The protection offered by soft-sided enclosed transport is great, but security and protection found in the nearly-impenetrable shell of the hard-sided hauler are the best you’ll find on the road today. Hard-sided trailers also offer a level of climate control, protecting your valuable vehicle from cold and heat.
Imagine having a trusted enclosed vehicle transport company shipping your collectible from New York to Los Angeles, or bringing your beloved exotic car from a frigid northern city to the sunny beaches of Miami Beach’s Ocean Drive. That’s what you get with Number 1 Auto Transport.
Pros and Cons
Enclosed transportation, or covered car shipping, means that the vehicle will be sealed in a trailer through the entirety of its journey. Not only does this provide protection and security for the vehicle, but it often comes with a higher degree with service and attention. Enclosed transport means that the vehicle will be sealed from hail, snow, sleet, rocks, and other flying road debris.
Also, enclosed drivers are well-versed with high-value vehicles, meaning your vehicle will receive a greater degree of care. Enclosed car transport carriers will also come with higher cargo insurance coverage.
If you are planning on shipping a car that is really low to the ground, most of the enclosed auto transport carriers will also be equipped with a hydraulic lift gate, or extended long ramps to easily load a car that has a low ground clearance.
The only real con to enclosed auto shipping is the higher cost. Because of the higher degree of care, higher insurance coverage, and a smaller number of cars that are moved with enclosed transport trailers, this option is often more costly. There are not as many enclosed carriers on the road today either, meaning they are priced at a premium.
Having fewer carriers on the road leads to the other con of shipping enclosed – longer lead time and slightly more planning needed. While open car carriers are all over and easily scheduled, enclosed carriers will need to be scheduled further ahead, and may have fewer options for delivery and pick-up dates. This could be an even bigger issue if the vehicle has specific requirements, such as being wider or taller than the average vehicle.
When Should I Ship My Vehicle in an Enclosed Auto Transport?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, shipping your vehicle in a soft-sided or hard-sided enclosed auto transporter is likely to be the best choice for you.
- Does your vehicle have sentimental value?
- Does your vehicle an investment vehicle?
- Is your vehicle a classic car, a luxury car, or an exotic sports car?
- Is the value of your car greater than what an open carrier insurance policy cover?
- Does your vehicle have a high-end paint job, lots of chrome, or exterior modifications?
- Does your vehicle have low ground clearance, including aftermarket body kits?
- Are you transporting your vehicle at a time where there is extremely poor weather expected, particularly sleet and hail from storms or high winds?
All of these instances are times when you’d rather go with enclosed auto transport. Don’t take any chances with your high-end vehicles and custom paintwork – ship your auto securely in a hard-sided enclosed transporter through Number 1 Auto Transport!
Why Trust the Experts At Number 1 Auto Transport
Number 1 Auto Transport has more than a decade of experience in the auto transport industry. We provide safe, secure, and speedy door-to-door service for the pick-up, shipping, and delivery of your vehicle.
Number 1 Auto Transport is insured so that in the unlikely event your car suffers damage during transportation, we have you covered – our insurance will get the claim handled quickly and efficiently.
Have Questions or Need A Covered Car Shipping Quote?
Email us or call 855-422-4141 for a FREE CAR SHIPPING QUOTE on a nationwide covered car shipping service. We look forward to giving you quick answers to any questions you may have! Finally, our goal is to provide our clients with the best service at the most reasonable enclosed car transport services rates available.