Open auto carriers are a very reliable and safe method of transporting virtually any type of vehicle any distance. Open auto carriers are a trusted method of shipping vehicles in the auto transport industry, and are used by the majority of customers who ship their vehicle. Even dealerships will transport brand-new cars on the backs of open transport carriers, and this particular fact means that many customers find it very comforting, knowing that open auto carriers are safe enough for a licensed dealership to trust them with their brand-new inventory.
It helps, too, that open auto carriers are almost always the cheapest shipping method, though it’s not for a lack of quality in the transport; rather, it’s more because there’s a huge abundance of open auto carriers in the auto transport industry. In addition to there being many open carriers currently on the road, most open auto carriers are able to carry up to ten vehicles at a time, so the whole cost of auto transport is little more than supply and demand: there is a high supply of open auto transporters available, so the price of shipping a car with an open auto shipping carrier will almost always be lower than that of an enclosed auto transport carrier.
Another thing that helps with the price is how the vehicles are loaded and unloaded. Loading and unloading vehicles onto and off of open carriers is very simple as they are able to be driven on and off the truck (so long as they run). Once the vehicle has been loaded onto the trailer it will be strapped down via soft straps and chains to prevent it from being damaged during the transport. Enclosed carriers use much the same types of straps and restraints as open auto transport carriers, but at a much higher price.
Open auto transport is generally recommended for vehicles that are driven almost every day, because they’ll be able to withstand all the hazards of the road without having to worry about them losing too much value – enclosed auto transport is generally recommended for vehicles that are rare, expensive, exotic, or otherwise can’t be out on the road for too long a time unless it’s under perfect conditions. This is also why open transport is generally cheaper, because there are so many more people looking to ship their daily drivers, or vehicles that aren’t incredibly valuable, that shipping with any other type of carrier is just too darn expensive.
You can get a free, customized auto transport quote for your specific shipping needs simply by filling out our free online auto transport quote request form – it’s simple and it takes just a minute. You’ll get a free quote e-mailed to you as well as a call from one of our helpful staff members. Not only can they get you a quote to ship your vehicle, but they can answer any questions you may have and help you get the most out of your auto transport company. So go ahead, fill out our form or give us a call at our toll-free telephone number.