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Everything you need to know about Enclosed Auto Transport


Need to transport your vehicle from one city to another city in the USA?

Well, there are primarily two ways to do so, viz., Enclosed Auto transport and Open Auto transport. In this article, we are going to answer all of the basic questions regarding “Enclosed Auto Transport.”

Note: We are going to discuss money in detail, so read the full article!

What is Enclosed Auto Transport?

Enclosed auto transport is a type of transport in which a car or any automobile is transported from one city to another in a massive truck or any other carrier vehicle enclosed by four walls.

It is a better mode of transporting your vehicles as it protects your vehicle from unpredictable weather. Moreover, depending upon your geographic location, it is advisable to only use Enclosed Auto transport instead of open auto transport to protect your vehicle from snow.

When should you prefer Enclosed Auto transport?

It is highly recommended to use only this type of transport for your vehicle as it adds an added layer of safety for your vehicle. But this type of transport becomes a non-negotiable requirement when you have one or more types of the vehicles listed below:

  • Vintage Race Car
  • Exotic Car
  • Antique Car
  • Classic Car
  • Custom Car
Types of Enclosed Auto Transport

There are many types of Enclosed Auto Transport as listed below:

  • Single-vehicle enclosed trailers
  • Single level multi-vehicle
  • Enclosed Multilevel Multi-Car Trailers
  • Hard-sided Enclosed Trailers
  • Soft-sided Enclosed Trailers

Pro Tip: You should always go for Hard-sided Enclosed Trailers as these provide the maximum protection to your vehicle. Give us a call if you are still confused about the type of transportation your vehicle requires

Cost Calculation

Cost of Enclosed Auto transportation depends upon several factors as listed below:

  • Distance

What is the exact distance between the boarding and dropping point of the car?

  • Route

What type of route will the transport vehicle pass? Are there any excessive traffic jams or road closures? Is the route a direct route?

  • Car Type

Is your car a vintage, custom, sports, or any luxury car?

  • Region

Is your destination a rural area? Is the pickup point of your vehicle a rural area too? It can boost up your price.

  • Season

Summer is the peak season of cars transportation. Naturally, it will cost you more to transport your vehicle in summer. But still, we would recommend you to contact us for a more detailed quote.

  • Extra services

Are you opting for any extra services for your vehicle like insurance or expedited shipping? It can increase your transportation price a lot.

Pro Tip: It will cost you a lot more if your car isn’t in proper working condition. So, make sure your car is in driving condition to decrease your cost of transportation.

How much will it cost?

Let us now discuss the most important factor amongst all, the money!

Well, to be completely honest Enclosed Auto Transport does cost a little more than open auto transport. Given that it is providing an extra layer of security to your vehicle, this cost is negligible.

After considering all of the factors mentioned in the previous section, a final quote is prepared. You can expect a $300-$500 difference in the price of enclosed auto transport and closed auto transport. But if the safety of the car is your priority, we would always recommend going for enclosed auto transport.

On average an enclosed auto transportation costs around $900-$1000 for less than 500 miles and can go up to around $1800-$2000 for a distance greater than 2500 miles. But these numbers are just an average idea of the basic cost. For a customized quote, you can give us a call now!

Concluding Note:

To conclude it all, nowadays it is very easy to hire a vehicle transport company like CMS Divine and let them handle all the problems of vehicle transportation. Although Enclosed Auto transport is a more secure method to transport a vehicle, yet open auto transport is more famous and widely used. It is your choice that which type of transportation you want to choose for your vehicle.

Whatever you choose, we at CMS Divine promise to provide you quality service!

That’s our promise.