Anytime you need to have a car transported locally or long distance you need to choose the type of transport you will use. You have a choice of open transport or covered transport. Open transport is very simple to use as your car is driven onto a carrier, secured in place and then transported to the destination. It is the by all respects, the lowest cost car transport available. Covered transport, while more costly than open transport, is a far better choice than open transport when you have a classic, vintage or expensive car to move. Covered transport can cost essentially anywhere from 20% to more than 50% over what open transport costs.
The reasons for covered transport vary from one person to another but the basic advantages of using covered car transportation are:
- Your car is fully protected from the weather
- Your car is fully protected from roadway debris
- Less chance of having unwanted scratches or dents on your car
- Many covered auto transports have plush protective padding
It is usually recommended that owners of the following car types use covered auto transport:
- Classic Cars
- Vintage and Antique Cars
- Old Race Cars
- Luxury Cars
- Exotic Cars
- Muscle Cars
Any type of car can be transported in a covered carrier but generally regular cars use open transport due to the pricing of covered transport. If you need to ship a classic, luxury or sports car your best choice will be to use covered auto transport for shipment.