Enclosed Car Transport CarriersEnclosed car transport carriers are often considered to be a luxury item, something for people who have a lot of money and a lot of time. But they are definitely useful, depending on what type of vehicle you’re looking to ship, though they are a bit more difficult to find than standard, open car transport carriers, and as such it might just not be worth your time or effort. In this helpful car shipping article we’ll discuss some of the important points regarding enclosed car transport carriers and which scenarios would be best to utilize them, and when it would be best to ship with a different type of carrier.

Enclosed car transport carriers aren’t nearly as common as open auto transporters, which can make it more difficult for us to find one in your area. Enclosed shipping tends to take a bit longer to find a truck and, subsequently, dispatch it to pick your vehicle up and actually have it arrive. This is one of the drawbacks regarding enclosed car transport services, and they’re also more expensive than open shipping, like flatbed vehicle shippers.

However, their services are almost always worth it if you’re seriously thinking about it, because enclosed car transport carriers provide a lot more protection from the elements and the hazards of the road than standard auto transporters. They still provide door to door car transport, it’s just that they provide it with more protection because the vehicles that are being shipped in an enclosed carrier are much better protected from the wind, rain, hail, sleet and snow and ice, and all those other nasty weather things that can end up damaging vehicles during transport.

If you’re thinking of shipping your vehicle with an enclosed carrier, you should know that it’s going to be anywhere from 35-50% more expensive than an open carrier on the same route. This is because enclosed shippers aren’t as common, like we mentioned, and they ship less vehicles, but they travel the same routes as open shippers and still have to make the same bottom line as everyone else. So, they charge more per vehicle to ship from A to B, that’s all.

You can fill out our free online car shipping quote request form and get a free quote for either open auto transport or enclosed car transport carriers, and we can get you a free quote to ship from anywhere, to anywhere in the U.S. We can also offer overseas auto shipping services, and you can get a quote to Alaska or Hawaii by filling out that same form. Or, you can skip all that entirely and just call us directly; we have a full staff of helpful, friendly and experienced auto transport representatives who can answer your questions over the phone, calculate and give you your free quote to ship from anywhere, to anywhere in the U.S., and explain the car shipping process in more detail.