Enclosed Vs. Open Transport: Which is Right for You?
When shipping a vehicle, deciding whether to do open or closed transport is a crucial component. Considering enclosed transport or feeling unsure about which shipping method to choose? Read on to learn about what differentiates enclosed transport from open transport.
Open transport is the most common type of automotive shipping and is usually cheaper to arrange than enclosed transport. With open transport, vehicles are generally shipped on a two-level trailer. This type of transport is well-suited for standard models and used cars but can be used for any vehicle.
Enclosed transport, on the other hand, refers to the type of vehicle shipping where cars are contained within a fully enclosed trailer. The closed container allows for greater vehicle protection and security. This transport type is commonly used for people moving luxury, new, or classic car models.
What type of car do you have?
The first factor to consider when choosing a shipping method is your vehicle type. Do you have a luxury, classic, or exotic vehicle? Does your car have a custom paint job? Is your vehicle new? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may want to consider enclosed transport for additional vehicle damage protection.
Have a standard vehicle model (whether it be a sedan, a minivan, or a truck) or a used car? Open transport is most likely a solid choice for your shipping needs.
What is your budget?
Cost varies when it comes to transporting a vehicle. Open transport is often cheaper since it is a more commonly offered option and can accommodate larger vehicle loads. Enclosed transport due to its additional protective measures and smaller vehicle loads often is expensive.
To get a price quote on your vehicle transport, contact Autosled today.
How fast do you need your vehicle shipped?
Timing for your vehicle shipment can also determine what shipping option you should select. Enclosed transport isn’t as widely offered as open transport, so if you are looking to move your car quickly, with many options and minimal hassle, open transport is most likely your best bet.
What are the weather conditions like?
The final factor to consider when it comes to shipping selection is the weather during your vehicle transport. Worried about snow, severe weather, dust, dirt, or other roadside debris? Enclosed transport can give you peace of mind that your vehicle will arrive at its destination unscathed.