Enclosed auto transport means the vehicle is shipped in a fully enclosed car carrier as opposed to an open carrier. The main reason for choosing this option is to avoid exposure to the elements and any other potential hazards to the vehicle (however unlikely they may be). If you are looking to ship an antique Corvette or Rolls Royce, for instance, you may want to choose an enclosed carrier.
Posted on May 21st, 2013 under Auto Transport, Auto Transport Questions, Car Moving, Car Shipping | Question/Comment
Shipping a car internationally requires considerably more paperwork than a domestic shipment depending on your specific situation. For all vehicles, U.S. Customs requires that you provide the original Certificate of Title or a Certified Copy of the Certificate of Title plus two complete copies that accompany your car to the port of origin.
Posted on May 15th, 2013 under Auto Transport, Auto Transport Questions, Car Moving, Car Shipping | 2 questions/comments
The first question most consumers have about shipping a vehicle is: “How much will it cost?” Since, auto transport costs vary between different regions of the country, MoveCars.com provides average auto transport rates between different regions of the US. Below are the average rates for April 2013.
The average prices for the regions listed below were mixed for March. The Southeast to Midwest had a 17% increase, which was by far the largest increase. The Northeast to Southeast had the largest price decrease.
Posted on May 7th, 2013 under Auto Transport, Car Moving, Car Shipping, Cost of Auto Transport | 2 questions/comments
If you ship a car, SUV or light truck, it will be driven onto the car carrier when it is picked up and then off of the carrier at drop off. If needed, it may also be driven on or off the car carrier while in transit in order to move other vehicles on or off the car carrier.
Other than that, it should not be driven anywhere. At most, your car should be driven 1-2 miles or less. You can compare the current mileage to the mileage on the bill of lading if you want to be sure.
Posted on April 30th, 2013 under Auto Transport, Auto Transport Questions, Car Moving, Car Shipping | 1 question/comment
Most vehicles are shipped on the open car carriers that hold 8-10 vehicles at time. These are the same type of carriers you see delivering cars to dealerships. An example of this type of car carrier is shown to the right.
However, there are a number of scenarios where you vehicle might be transported on a different type of carrier:
1) When you choose enclosed transport, your vehicle is shipped on an enclosed carrier. Most enclosed carriers are designed to carry fewer than 8 vehicles at a time.
Posted on April 23rd, 2013 under Auto Transport, Auto Transport Questions, Car Moving, Car Shipping | 1 question/comment