Many people tend to think that enclosed auto transport is the far safer option compared to open car transport, but that's not necessarily the case.
Open car transport actually has an unfair reputation, even though it's much safer than it seems to be. Enclosed auto transport does have its benefits, no doubt about it, but open car transport is also a viable option for many people. And here are some of the reasons why it's actually a safe option:
Auto Transport Trailers Protect Your Vehicle
Auto transport open trailers are built in a way so that your vehicle is protected. It'll be exposed to the elements of the road and the weather, including snow, sleet, and hail, but this is similar to if you were actually driving the vehicle on your own. The amount of beams and bars that surround your vehicle will deflect many objects as well. Plus, remember that with open car transport, your vehicle will not have any wear and tear placed on it. This is especially notable if your car has to be transported a long distance, such as across the country. There won't be any miles added to it, and the tires won't get worn down either.
Your Car Will Be Secure
Your car will be securely placed in the open car trailer, in which it will be chained down and/or locked in. The possibility of theft occurring is slim to none, and a good auto transport company will take every precaution possible to make sure that no one but the driver or other authorized individuals has access to your vehicle. Auto transport drivers, even when they pull over at a rest area, are trained to make sure that everything is locked and secured at all times.
Insurance Will Cover Any Damages
If your vehicle does get damaged in some way through no fault of your own, the insurance that auto transport companies provide should cover the costs. Make sure to take pictures of your vehicle from multiple angles before it's shipped. In addition, make sure to ask the auto transport company about the insurance that they offer, including being specific about what it does and does not cover.
Some Important Considerations
Regardless of how safe open car transport is, enclosed transport is recommended if your vehicle is:
- An antique;
- A luxury vehicle;
- A classic car;
- Particularly sentimental.
Enclosed car transport does cost more, but if your vehicle fits into any of the above categories, it's probably the safer bet. Regardless, open car transport is an extremely safe option, and thousands and thousands of customers choose it every year without incident.
At A-1 Auto Transport, we always make sure to do our very best to ensure that your vehicle is delivered in the exact same shape as it was when it was picked up. Contact us today for your free no obligation quote. We look forward to serving your auto transport needs!
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.