Car Shipping
Car Shipping (Open Carrier)

When shipping a vehicle, one of the main questions asked is if you rather an open vs enclosed carrier. Here we have the quick answers to your questions and will also give you the difference on both.

Open Carrier

  • More cost effective
  • Most common choice for average cars
  • “Open” to the natural environment, such as weather and debris.
  • Safe! Same carriers new car dealers use.
  • Minimum $750,000 insurance on file.
  • Flexible availability being there are more open carriers on the road.

Enclosed Carrier

  • More expensive
  • Preferred choice for classic, exotic, and sports cars.
  • “Enclosed” from the natural environment, such as weather and debris.
  • State-Of-The-Art carriers ensure the safest transport from point A to B.
  • Minimum $750,000 insurance on file.
  • Limited availability due to less enclosed carriers on the road.


If you have the average car then the answer is simple, go with the open carrier. 9/10 that’s what your auto transport moving coordinator will suggest for you because, not only is it safe, its also the most cost effective price.

If you have a classic, exotic, and sports car then your best bet is an enclosed carrier for the extra protection of your luxury purchase. For these vehicles only the best is demanded and an enclosed carrier can meet its standards.

Have more questions? Feel free to call one of our auto transport moving coordinators to answer any questions you might have or choose the right carrier for your particular vehicle at 844-596-6554. Want a price on both to compare apples for apples? Call us now and get your free quote within seconds!