Open Auto Transportation Trailer:
This is the most common shipping method. Both the tops and sides of the trailers are open and can vary in size from a 1-car flat-hauler to an 11-car dual-level hauler. Trailers that haul between 8-10 cars are the most common and each have their own advantages.
1. Overall Advantages: Less expensive, more-readily available.
2. Overall Disadvantages: Vehicles are exposed to the elements.
Enclosed Auto Transport Carriers/Trailers:
These enclosed trailers have side walls and roofs. They also vary in size. Enclosed carriers are typically used for high-end or showcase vehicles. Some of these include: classics, hot rods, upper-end, or have high-dollar paint jobs. However, please note that anyone can elect to ship enclosed as this method is not restricted to these factors alone.
1. Overall Advantages: Vehicles are protected from weather, road damage, and theft.
2. Overall Disadvantages : More costly, width and height restrictions for vehicles exist; trailers are not always readily available.
If you any questions whatsoever, please give us a call or send us an email and we would be glad to answer your question. Thank You, from the American Auto Transportation Team.