When shipping a vehicle to Canada using an Auto Transport service you will likely have your vehicle moved from one location to another using a car trailer. There are two different types of carriers though, the enclosed ones that offer added protection and the open-air trailers that can hold more vehicles at one time. The type of transport that you go with depends on what you are looking for from the service, but generally the open-air cost less while the closed transport offers more protection.
Enjoy Added Protection
It doesn’t matter how long or short the trip is from your home to the destination in Canada, there are always things that can go wrong while transporting a vehicle. That’s why it makes sense to invest in an enclosed trailer transport rather than spending the money on an open-air transport. Enclosed trailers offer a greater level of protection and can keep your valuables going for longer. With the small amount that you spend extra you’ll enjoy peace of mind during your trip and you’ll be able to count on your car arriving in good shape.
Keep Vehicle Private
Whether you are worried about someone stealing your vehicle while it makes its journey, or you simply don’t want anyone looking at your car before it makes it to Canada, one real benefit of a transport service is that the vehicle will remain packed away and private until it arrives at the destination. That’s a major perk of using an enclosed trailer and it’s one of the reasons that some buyers decide to pay a bit more for the service.
Ideal for Valuable or Rare Vehicles
When you have an expensive vehicle that you want to protect or a vehicle that’s rare and difficult to repair or replace, it makes a lot of sense to spend a bit more money for enclosed trailer protection. The vehicle won’t be exposed to sunlight, rain and other weather conditions during the move, and it will be much better protected while traveling down the road. This is all important for a vehicle that’s worth a lot and it’s a good extra expense to pay when caring for an above-average vehicle.
There is an Added Cost
Enclosed trailers don’t hold as many vehicles as open-air trailers do. That means that the transport company must make added trips to move all the vehicles that want an enclosed trailer service. For that reason, shipping companies must charge more money to send cars to Canada using enclosed trailers than they do with open-air alternatives. If you want the added protection that this service offers, you’ll have to pay a bit more money to receive it. To some people the money is a good investment, to others it isn’t. It’s up to you to decide which type of person you are.
A-1 Auto Transport can schedule the safest enclosed transport for your vehicle shipment to Canada. You can get a free quote by calling (800) 452-2880 or by filling out our no obligation quote form today.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.