There are two different types of car shipping; open car shipping and enclosed car shipping. Open car shipping is going to be the most economical over enclosed car shipping because it is the most common method of car shipping. When using open car shipping it is the exposed to the elements of Mother Nature just as if you were driving the vehicle yourself, just not putting the wear and tear on your vehicle. The vast majority of the time, the vehicle is extremely safe and no damage happens to the vehicle during transit. We have the best, most highly ranked car shippers in the United States, so you are in the best hands as possible.
Open Car Shipping Carrier Types
Hot Shot Car Shipping Carriers
There are different types of car shipping trailers out there ranging from a 1 to a 10-car carrier. The 1 to 3 car haulers are called HotShots. These are flatbed trailers designed to haul up to 3 cars, larger vehicles such as buses and RV’s, or vehicle that exceed 7 feet in height such as a truck with a lift kit on it. Because these Hot Shot Trailers are taking less vehicle the total time for the car shipping process to finish is shorter.
4 to 10-Car Shipping Carriers
The larger types, and most common type, of car shipping carriers are 4-car trailers to 10-car trailers. These are the double-decker trailers you generally see on the road. Most of your new cars going to the dealership such as Chevrolet, Ford, Nissan, Honda, are taken on these types of carriers because it is less expensive, yet safe. People will tell you that there are placements on the larger carriers that are better then others. Some will say that “Top Load” is better then being on the bottom. Others will say being loaded to the front of the carrier, closest to the cab, is best. Generally they all have there own ups and downs. Our Open Car Shipping Services are very safe, and every truck we use are fully insured in case something does happen to your vehicle. If you feel you want a more secured car shipping means, please read our enclosed services page for more details.