If you’re looking for the safest way to ship a car, you’re definitely reading the right article. The auto transport industry is littered with thousands of different car transporters, from car shipping brokerages to flatbed auto transport carriers, and anything and everything in between. So how do you know your vehicle is going to be safe from damage during transport? What’s the safest way to ship a car?
The answer to that depends primarily on what exactly you’re looking to ship. If we’re talking generics – just the absolute safest way to ship a vehicle – then that would almost always be via an enclosed auto transport carrier. Enclosed carriers offer superior protection from the hazards of the road than an open auto transport carrier, but they are almost always more expensive and almost always harder for your auto transport representative to find. Are they out there? Of course. We wouldn’t talk about them otherwise. But they are going to be more expensive and your pickup window will typically be a few days longer than normal.
Typically an open auto transport carrier is just fine for most vehicles. Since enclosed carriers are generally more expensive than open shippers, we recommend that most people shipping their daily-driven vehicles ship with an open carrier. That’s most often the safest way to ship a car for most people, but damage does occur every once in a while, because let’s face it, things happen. An open carrier leaves all vehicles on the truck open to the elements, just like they would be if they were driven – without putting the miles or the wear and tear on the the vehicles, obviously. For most people this is just fine – they don’t want to drive their cars across the country because it’d be more expensive and a lot of time and effort when compared to auto transport services, but they are more than willing to take a small risk in terms of damage.
All carriers are fully licensed and insured due to federal regulations regarding insurance for auto transport. This means that even if damage does occur, all repairs will be taken care of courtesy of the carrier’s insurance company. It’s a pretty sweet deal. But for the absolute safest way to ship a car, hands down, it would be with an enclosed car transport carrier. We stand by all the carriers that we use, which means that we make sure that all our carriers are fully licensed and insured and come highly recommended by their customers. You can fill out our free online quote request form and get a free quote for your shipment today, or you can call us and speak to one of our live representatives regarding your auto transport needs.