Open Auto Transport Services
One question many people have about auto transport services
is whether you should be using an enclosed or open auto transport trailer. In order to make the right decision, use our tips below to determine whether open or enclosed auto transport
is right for you.
In general, the majority of car transport services available will use an open car transport trailer
. This is because shipping with an open auto transport trailer is less expensive, as it can carry multiple vehicles at the same time. Car dealerships will often ship new and used cars regularly on an open car shipping trailer. Auto transport companies will tell you that open vehicle transport trailers are safe and that minimal damage, if any, will occur during the move. In fact, car transport on an open trailer is similar to driving your car along the road without the wear and tear to the engine and the cost of gas.
Types of Open Auto Transport
Below, you will see the different options availabe with open auto transport services. Choose the right car shipping option
for your needs and save!
Open Carrier Transport: Door-to-Door
Your vehicle is transported on an open car carrier (similar to the ones used to deliver new cars from the manufacturer to the dealers). Your vehicle will be picked up at your door by a flat bed or direct by a multiple car carrier. Pick up times
are pre-arranged, generally within 12-24 hours in advance. Deliveries are made to the door at your specified destination. Scheduling deliveries is the same as pickup. Typical transit times are quoted. A+ insurance provided at no additional cost.
Open Carrier Transport: Terminal-to-Terminal
Your vehicle is transported on an open car carrier. Vehicles need to be dropped off at one of 100 of terminals nationwide
. This service is available for your convenience and can also reduce the cost of the transport. Typical transit times are quoted. A+ rated insurance provided at no additional cost.
Open Carrier Transport: Expedited Service
Your vehicle will be transported on an open car carrier. Guaranteed delivery times are quoted at additional cost. A+ insurance provided at no additional cost. Expedited open auto transport
will be more expensive, but your car will arrive quickly at its destination.