You just got the call from your boss that you are being relocated from one state to another. You have a new car that you absolutely love, but not sure what service is best to have it transported. Auto Transport Quote Services is going to break down three different service to choose form that match nearly everyone persons needs when transporting a car.
The first option is using an open hauler. Open is the most used service in the transport industry. Over 90% of vehicles that are transported each month use open transport services. The vehicle is loaded on a hauler that is exposed to the world around it. That means that rain, snow, road debris, etc will all be in contact with the vehicle.
The next option is having your car transport on a covered carrier. Covered carriers are a cross between a metal sided semi-truck and an open hauler. The hauler is covered by canvas, but is not always 100% safe and away from debris. This type of service is a little bit more expensive than open, but the added canvas does help to keep most things away from the vehicles during transport.
The third option is using an enclosed shipper. Enclosed shipping look just like metal enclosed semi-trucks, but these haul cars. These types of shippers are 100% away from the elements of the outside world like rain, snow and road debris and it is locked in the hauler it is the safest way to transport the vehicle. It is the most expensive way to have a car shipped, but for exotic, luxury and classic vehicles it is more than worth it. The vehicle will show up in the exact same condition upon delivery as it was when the vehicle was picked up. Many people that are in auto racing and auto shows like this form of transport.
The determining factor for some people might be cost. If cost is an issue than open is the best option for you. If you have a classic, rare or exotic vehicle then enclosed is the better fit. If you have a Lexus, Mercedes and others in that same market then covered might be the best bet. Each person and each scenario is different so having a talk with your transport broker might help figure out what option is best for your particular scenario if you are unable to decide.