Enclosed transporting is mostly used for luxury cars, classic cars, sports car, brand new luxury dealer cars and motorcycles. It is available for any type of car and can be requested by any customer; however it is more expensive than shipping via open carrier. The high prices might throw off a lot of people when requesting quotes; however these high prices come with its perks.
Since enclosed carriers mainly deal with high end cars, these drivers are trained to cover up to the tiniest detail and are considered the best in the business. As they handle costly and delicate cars they must be aware of all the scenarios that can occur while transporting in order to ensure a safe transportation and guarantee a happy customer. Another perk of this costly service is that your car will be completely safe from any outdoor condition; it will protect it from rain, snow, dust, flying objects on the road, theft and many other things during transit.
During winter time many customers request enclosed carriers to protect their cars from the harsh winters, however the demand for these carriers is so high sometimes delays on pickup may occur for the little availability of drivers. Another disadvantage for enclosed carriers is that costs to maintain them are very high, another reason why prices are higher. Most drivers rather spend less in maintenance as well; therefore demand for open carriers is much higher. Also open carriers can take between 4 – 6 cars at once opposed to an open carrier which can take up to 11 cars in one single shipment. An enclosed carrier would have to do double the trip, and be double exposed to any risks that the road can bring.
When a customer calls to request a transport service, it is assumed the transport will be done via open carrier, therefore if you are looking to ship a car via enclosed, you must notify your booking agent in order for him to provide the accurate prices and booking details.