The Benefits of Enclosed Auto Shipping –
Deciding on what type of transport to use for a vehicle can be daunting. You want the car to be safely transported with a reliable service and don’t want to wait a month for it to happen.
The decision to go open or enclosed is typically based on price. Although open auto transport is always the less expensive option, an enclosed auto transport offers peace of mind that is well worth the few extra bucks when shipping exotics, high-end, classics, hobby, luxury vehicles or race cars. Our customers who choose enclosed auto shipping know that it is about getting it done right, not about getting it done cheaply, and are always happy they spent the extra money.
Consider the Benefits of Enclosed Shipping
Vehicles are carefully loaded and secured in the carrier.
Vehicles that have front spoilers and sit low on the ground, like sports cars, are low clearance vehicles and have an increased risk of scraping the underside of the car on an open carrier due to the steep angles of the onramp. There is an option for hydraulic lifts that lower to the ground to load the vehicle, and act as an elevator up to the carrier platform. The carrier can safely drive the car onto the lifts and into the truck, eliminating the risk that happens with angled loading ramps.
Reduced Risk of Uninsured Damage
Enclosed carriers have a roof, four sides, and an enclosed floor to protect a vehicle from the outdoor elements.
Knowing your vehicle is being transported in an enclosed trailer reduces the worry for damage not covered by cargo insurance, typically referred to as an “act of God”. Regardless of how careful the carriers are, they have no way to stop things like storm damage or chips from a rock coming up off the road. Those damages, although most often covered by the owner’s auto insurance, are not covered by cargo insurance and are a risk factor when shipping your vehicle in an open carrier transport.
At Beacon Shipping Logistics, our advisors are happy to provide you with quotes for both open and enclosed auto shipping for your vehicle. We’ll help you find the best method for your auto transportation needs. Request a quote and one of our advisors will be in touch with you today.