Open Transport is by far the most common method of auto transportation. Many of our customers opt to use this solution to ship their car as it offers the most affordable rates while remaining reliable and safe.
Open auto transport involves shipping your car, among with others on a non-covered, open trailer. This option is the most efficient for carriers, and the most affordable for clients, as it allows car shipping in bulk. It’s very likely you’ve seen one of these carriers before, as they are often found on the freeway transporting 8+ cars at a time. Open transport is a most popular option amongst individuals, car dealerships, manufacturers, and even auction houses (dependent on the price of the car). Our open transport carriers can transport automobiles anywhere in America. If you’re looking to ship internationally we can do that as well!
Why Open Transport?
Many people choose open transport due to its much more affordable price as compared to enclosed auto transport. Because the trailer is open and exposed to the elements, it can be subject to a few risks (although rare). These include:
- Damage from the elements during transport(dirt, sand, road, weather damage)
- Theft risk (must remove all valuables before shipping)
- Use ramps instead of lift gates (stress on suspension)
In addition to these risks, open auto transport is not often offered as a door to door service. Because there are many cars on each trailer, it is often only practical to ship these cars to a terminal to be picked up. This inconvenience is a direct result of the much lower price. If you’re planning to ship a car that is not exotic, collectible, or otherwise expensive, we often suggest open transport as the most practical solution.
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