Planning to transport your car for a vacation location or as a car dealer you have to transport a purchased vehicle or you are moving into a new location, these are one among many reasons why people will look for an auto transport company to help them send their car to a specific destination, depending on the kind of services a customer will look for, like open air service, enclosed transport, terminal to terminal, door to door, luxury, exotic and high end services, and electric vehicle shipping. What is important is for a customer to know these different service offers in order to get the best possible assurance that his/her car will be transported into a point destination safely and at a reasonable price.
Most car dealers or for customers, who prefer to save on cost, will usually choose the open air car transportation service, where new cars or not are loaded into an open air, multi-car carrier and brought them into a destined location. While this type of service is cost-saving, most customers are concerned about weather condition or road condition effect on their cars during the transit process, which may not fully guarantee complete protection on their cars.
The enclosed auto transport service helps to shield cars from the mentioned elements and customers, who value their cars, would rather have this service even if it commands a higher price than the open air transport type. There are two kinds of enclosed car transport, the soft-sided which uses a canvas to cover the cars from the elements, especially on damages from small rocks, wind and rain, and the hard-sided which completely encloses the cars from any form of travel elements, sealing them from the outside inconveniences. Some of the added services extended for luxury or high-end cars are the following: air ride suspension to ensure for a smoother ride, wall and floor mounted brackets, covered interior and exterior, hydraulic lift gate for loading and unloading, and drip guards to prevent possible leaks.
Generally, most auto transport services have their standard terminal to terminal car shipment, being the most affordable, and which requires customers to drop off and pick up their cars from the company’s maintained terminals. Furthermore, if the terminal to terminal service is not possible to a destination that a customer prefers because the car transport company does not have an available terminal, then the door to door service will be the next recommended option, which will be costly but will be convenient for the customer as his/her car will be picked up from the car owner’s place and delivered to a specific location requested by the customer. Finally, all these mentioned car transport services come with a package insurance expense, but which can be availed of either from the car transport company or from a third party carrier.