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What You Need To Know About Enclosed Auto Transport

Enclosed Auto Transport

Enclosed auto transport shipping is a great way to go for those looking to ship an automobile. Whether you have a high-performance vehicle, a classic sportster, or vintage collector’s car, enclosed auto transport is a smart choice. This method of shipping gives you the best security and protection. This article will help you answer some essential questions, as well as offer tips to help your transport go smoothly.

What is Enclosed Auto Transport?

While enclosed auto transport may be more costly than open transport, your vehicle will receive superior protection. This is a method of shipping that fully shields your car from the elements. You won’t have to worry about weathering, theft, or other damages.

How Long Does It Take?

It really depends on the company you use, and the details of shipping. While shipments can vary in time, you can get a ballpark estimate of how long of a wait to expect. Your shipping carrier will be able to give you more accurate times.

  • From Coast to Coast: 7 to 10 days
  • Midwest to East or West Coast: 5 to 7 days
  • South to North: 5 to 7 days

These are general estimates that reflect after scheduling the pickup, if you are looking for more specific answers, you can contact us for more information.

How Does Enclosed Auto Transport Work?

The process isn’t too complicated, especially with the right logistics company. Typically, you can receive a call from the transport company between 12 to 24 hours before your scheduled pickup. The driver will look over the vehicle before it’s loaded onto the trailer to assess the condition by completing a checklist and noting any flaws on the vehicle. Once they reach the drop off point, they will inspect your vehicle again.

Make Your Arrangement for Enclosed Auto Transport in Advance

If possible, try to give yourself a comfortable window of time. It’s a good rule of thumb to make your arrangement 7 to 10 days before the date you want to ship your automobile. If you need it sooner than that, we can make arrangements for you to fulfill your request using expedited transport.

Remove All Personal Items From Vehicle

Enclosed auto transport isn’t licensed to move personal items, and other goods. You should remove all of your personal items from the vehicle. The only other items that we recommend you leave are aftermarket parts that are installed on the vehicle.


Most carriers have $100,000 coverage per vehicle.  Companies like PPLUS Global can offer up to 5 million.

Does My Enclosed Auto Transport Company Ship Inoperable Vehicles?

Some enclosed auto transport companies do, and some don’t. It’s a good idea to disclose if your vehicles is inoperable from the beginning, that way you won’t run into any roadblocks or delays.

Can I Ship Multiple Automobiles?

The answer is yes! Many times, car shippers will handle multiple cars at a time for a single customer.

Does the Size of the Automobile Matter?

Shipping cost will be based on the model. So, the larger the automobile, the more it costs. Larger automobiles like SUV’s can weigh as much as two regular sedans.

Do I Have to Be at the Pickup and Delivery Location?

Someone will need to be there on your behalf for both pickup and delivery to sign off on the condition of the vehicle. If you are interested in a stress free shipping experience, contact us today to learn how we can handle everything from door-to-door.

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