Vehicle Shipping Guide

Open vs Enclosed Vehicle Transport

Open vs Enclosed Transport

Choosing between open and enclosed transport depends on your vehicle type and personal preferences. Here’s what you need to know:

Open Transport

Open vehicle shipping trailer

This is the most common and cost-effective method. Vehicles are exposed to weather, dust, and road debris, but significant damage is rare.
Open transport is suitable for most everyday vehicles.

Enclosed Transport

Enclosed vehicle shipping trailer

This option provides maximum protection as vehicles are completely enclosed in a trailer and protected from the elements. It is more expensive than open transport and ideal for luxury, exotic, classic, or other high-value vehicles.

Enclosed transport is also the better option if time is of the essence. Enclosed trailers carry fewer vehicles and can even be dedicated for your vehicle only. This means fewer (or zero) other waypoints.

Which Should You Choose?

Opt for open transport for standard vehicles to save money. Choose enclosed transport for more expensive vehicles that need extra protection or if you need faster delivery.

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