When is Shipping via Enclosed Transport Worth the Extra Money?
For the majority of people, shipping a car via an enclosed carrier is not worth the extra cost, typically 25%-40% more. While shipping via an open carrier exposes your vehicle to the elements, the likelihood of any damage is low.
However, there are instances in which people do choose pay the extra money. The types of vehicles that are most often shipped via enclosed transport include:
- Restored antique cars (e.g. 1957 Chevy, 1938 Ford Coupe)
- High-end sports cars (e.g. Maserati, Lamborghini)
- Luxury vehicles (e.g. Rolls Royce, Bentley)
While most auto transport companies do offer enclosed shipping, you may want to look into companies that specialize in transporting high-end or classic vehicles, if that is the type of car you will be shipping. Visit the Enclosed Auto Transportsection of MoveCars.com to see a list of these specialized auto transport companies.
Ultimately, whether you choose to ship via an open or enclosed carrier is up to you. Even if your car ddoesn'tnecessarily fit within the “luxury” category, perhaps the extra peace of mind you feel shipping via enclosed carrier is worth the extra cost.
Either way, the MoveCars.com directory provides all the options available to help you find the auto transport company that best meets your needs.