Whether you have a Rolls Royce or a Kia, it can be shipped. But the question remains: what kind of trailer is best for your car to be shipped in? In this article, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of each. Make an informed decision during your car transport process for seamless shipping!
Choice 1: The Open Trailer
As with any decision, there are factors that go into every option. With an open trailer, the downside is just that. It’s open, and exposed, to wind, debris, as well as running the risk of being exposed to minor paint damage. Because of this, the open carrier option is cheaper than the closed carrier option. Another benefit of this option is the driver typically has greater visibility, allowing for an easier time inspecting the vehicles he ships, and it’s more fuel efficient.
Choice 2: The Enclosed Trailer
First things first: the enclosed trailer option is costs more, because it does more for the price. It transports the vehicle in a fully enclosed trailer, providing a secure and safe environment. Case in point? It adds an extra layer of protection for the vehicle being transported. For many customers, this translates to a greater peace of mind. While the open trailer is the more common choice (it’s typically what people think of when they envision their car being transported), the closed trailer offers a greater guarantee, and in many cases, greater convenience. One downside to an enclosed trailer is it doesn’t offer the flexibility of inspections during transit like the open trailer does.
When determining which option is right for you, think about how much security you want your vehicle to have. A luxury vehicle requires a higher level of protection than say, a commuter car does. Once you know what you want, finding the right car shipping company to handle the quality of your transport is essential. Unlike many companies, Ship A Car Direct offers a money back guarantee, dozens of 5-star ratings, and NO up front deposit required! Contact them today for a free quote, and speak to a friendly shipping expert to answer any questions you have.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Your Car Moving Questions
The hardest thing for people researching car moving companies to understand is that the prices they are getting are not hard and fast gaurantees, but rather ESTIMATES of what one company thinks it will take to get a vehicle moved promptly versus another company's opinion of what it will take. Don't be fooled, there are not carriers committed to take your vehicle at these quoted prices, the company you choose will still have to get to work getting a carrier to commit to move it at the price they quote you.
Your total price breaks down into two parts, the broker's fee (or 'deposit' as everyone calls it) and the carriers fee (your COD amount) Make no mistake about this, EVERYONE YOU ARE GETTING SALES CALLS FROM IS GOING TO BROKER YOUR MOVE. In this industry, there are brokers who try to fool you into thinking that they are the actual carriers and there are an equal amount of carriers who sell themselves on the fact that they have a truck or two but are not being honest about the fact that they broker out 90% of the orders they book. Here is a quick easy way to tell, if a company takes an up front fee, whether they call it a deposit or any other name, they are a broker. Carriers do not take any payment until the vehicle is delivered.
In our opinion, you are crazy to do so. Have you ever been paid up front for the work that you perform for your employer? Why would you pay a fee up front when there are reliable and trustworthy companies like ours that won't ask for it until we provide you with your carriers details?
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will be between one and two weeks. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.
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