There are some points in specific you need to consider when deciding whether to ship via enclosed carrier or not. First of all what type of car are you transporting, the fact is that any type of car can be shipped in an enclosed carrier, however some types of car are almost required and recommended to be shipped via enclosed, such as sports cars, convertibles, luxurious cars, high end cars, concept cars and classic beauties. The damages that can occur to these cars with factors such as environment, weather, or dust can be very costly, and although cars are covered under a full insurance, why go through the extra headache?
One of the main advantages of shipping via enclosed is that drivers who manage these carriers are considered the best in the business. They are specially trained to deal with these one of kind cars to make sure they are strapped safely without causing any damages to the car and ensuring a safe transport from point to point.
Another advantage is the safety provided for cars while being transported via enclosed. Cars are safely packed inside a two story container which can be covered with thick canvas or be metal containers. They are strategically placed one after the other and strapped safely to avoid them from moving an inch during transport time. Drivers may stop periodically to check up on them along the road and make sure nothing has loosened up after any bumps that may damage or bump into the cars.
Insurance wise, enclosed carriers offer one of the best coverage during transit. Deductibles are not as high and cover the car completely. As enclosed carriers usually take expensive cars within, they must be insured even for the smallest of issues that can cause any damages to the cars inside, or even the carrier itself.
One of the things that throws off people from choosing enclosed carriers is the price, shipping via enclosed can be from $300 - $500 more expensive than regular open carriers. The reason behind it is due to high cost of maintenance for these carriers. Also enclosed carriers can carry from 4 - 6 cars in a single trip opposed to 9 - 11 cars on an enclosed, therefore drivers need to make up for the transit expenses. Insurance costs as they are much higher need to be covered as well. However, in return, your car is fully protected from any outside factor and a hassle free transportation is guaranteed.