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While open carriers are a secure and cost-effective option for most vehicles, enclosed carriers offer complete protection from the elements and airborne objects, private storage, and increased flexibility with delivery schedules, making them the ideal choice for vintage, valuable, or mint condition vehicles.

When to Choose an Enclosed Carrier for Your Car Transport

Transporting vehicles on open carrier are the most common and frequently seen on highways. These carriers are a secure and cost-effective way to transport cars, trucks, motorcycles, and even boats, with thousands of people using them every year without any issues. However, there are instances when it makes sense to opt for an enclosed carrier, despite the extra expense.

Enclosed carriers provide complete protection from the elements and other airborne objects, as well as private storage for only one vehicle per transport box and more flexibility with delivery schedules due to their premier status. This makes them an ideal choice for individuals with vintage, valuable, or mint condition vehicles, as the extra expense can be well worth the added security.

Enclosed Carrier: Complete Protection for Your Vehicle

It’s important to consider the level of protection that is required when choosing the right carrier for your vehicle transport. Open carriers, while secure and cost-effective, expose vehicles to the elements and airborne objects such as road debris, rain, and hail. On the other hand, enclosed carriers provide complete protection from these external factors, ensuring that your vehicle arrives at its destination in the same condition in which it was loaded.

Private Storage and Security

Because only one vehicle is being transported in each box, enclosed carriers offer the benefit of private storage. This not only provides added security for your vehicle, but also minimizes the risk of any damage that could occur during transport due to contact with other vehicles.

Flexibility with Delivery Schedules

Another advantage of using an enclosed carrier is the increased flexibility with delivery schedules. Their premier status allows for more control over the timing and arrival of your vehicle, offering peace of mind for those who require precise timing for their vehicle transport.

In conclusion, while most vehicles are safely transported using open carriers, there are specific circumstances when the added protection and security of an enclosed carrier make it the preferred choice for transporting vehicles, especially vintage, valuable, or mint condition ones. The additional expense can be well worth the peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is fully protected throughout the transport process.

Call Scott’s Auto Carrier When You Need An Enclosed Carrier

Scott’s enclosed carriers offer complete protection from the elements and airborne objects. You also get increased flexibility with delivery schedules! This is ideal choice for vintage, valuable, or mint condition vehicles.

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Contact us today to discuss your car shipping needs, whether you need open or enclosed carrier auto transport. We are here to provide safe, quick, and cost-effective vehicle transportation services tailored to your requirements.


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Resource: FMCSA: Vehicle Configuration and Cargo Body