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Auto Transport: The What, Why, and How of Enclosed Carrier

Published by Joe Webster.

What's in this article?
  1. What Is An Enclosed Carrier?
  2. Why Use An Enclosed Carrier?
  3. How Do I Book An Enclosed Carrier?
Enclosed Carrier Auto Transportation Is The Most Secure

Entrusting your valuable car to a stranger is a stressful decision. We’re here to help make it less of one.

  • Enclosed Carrier Auto Transportation is the most Secure means for transporting your auto
  • Best for Antiques, Classics, Hotrods, Exotic Sport Cars, and High-End Luxury Vehicles
  • Ideal if weather and security is a concern or unknown
  • For a free quote, simply fill out the form at the top of the page or call us any time at 1-888-230-9116.

What Is An Enclosed Carrier?

Enclosed Carriers Offer Superior Securing Mechanisms

Enclosed carriers are fully encased, hard-sided containers meant to ensure the highest level of protection for your vehicle. Locked down and fully enclosed, this option offers no expose to the elements. Whether you need a custom-built single for a coast to coast move or a neo-bulk cargo ship for an auto show across the globe, enclosed transportation offers a solution.

Unlike open auto transport trailers, auto transport enclosed carriers offer superior securing mechanisms. As opposed to the standard two chain wrapped tire and rubber stopper, enclosed transport use special heavy-duty belts to harness your car. No matter what’s going outside, your car does not move an inch inside.

Another key difference between open auto transport trailers and auto transport enclosed carriers is how the car is handled throughout the trip. From loading to storage, enclosed carriers always keep your auto level and horizontal to the ground. This is accomplished by hydraulic liftgates. Enclosed carriers additionally often offer a cloth overcoat or shee as a protection against dirt, dust, and miscellaneous factors. If requested temperature-controlled shipping for vehicles can be offered as well.

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Why Use An Enclosed Carrier?

Complete protection and total security is the leading reason for having your auto transported by enclosed carrier. While auto transportation is the cheapest manner to ship one’s vehicle, enclosed carriers are on the more expensive side of the spectrum. Due to its higher cost (60% - 75%) compared to open auto transport, enclosed carriers are not for everyone. If you drive your car everyday to work enclosed transportation may not be for you. We recommend you go with this option if your car is a collector or classic make not regularly driven or worth more than $50,000. Enclosed carrier is worth it so long as your car is.

  • Protection

Your vehicle is extremely valuable to you, and you want it arrive in time and without a scratch. Due to the enclosed carrier’s hard-sided container and heavy-duty, movement denying belts in the chance of a fender bender during transportation your baby is free of bumps or blemishes.

Meteorlogy is still more of an art than science, so don’t take a chance with precious vehicle. From torrential storms that could cause water damage or break a limb off a tree to dust and dirt that may very well damage your custom paint job, protection comes first.

For those of use that are collectors or own classic car, we know anything from a couple extra miles to and the unsuspecting animal can destroy its value. It is far from unreasonable to ship your car even a short distance via enclosed carrier for that reason. When it comes to auto transport, enclosed carriers let your car go miles without gaining any.

  • Security

As one cannot control the route taken by the driver, one can’t know what areas they pass through or rest at. For those with new or high-end luxury vehicles auto transportation by enclosed carriers offers peace of mind. No need to worry about your car being stolen, vandalized, or picked apart. Enclosed carriers are locked down and the cars physically tied down.

Complete Protection And Total Security

How Do I Book An Enclosed Carrier?

Easy! Fill out the form above to get a FREE enclosed car transport quote today or call us at 1-888-230-9116 with your questions!

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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
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Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd,
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Boca Raton, FL 33431
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