People who have a valid reason to send their car to a specific location will definitely need the service assistance of a car transportation company which is in the business of offering several types of car transport, such as open air service, enclosed transport, terminal to terminal, door to door, luxury, exotic and high end services, and electric vehicle shipping. What is important is for a customer to know these different service offers in order to get the best possible assurance that his/her car will be transported into a point destination safely and at a reasonable price.
Most car dealers or for customers, who prefer to save on cost, will usually choose the open air car transportation service, where new cars or not are loaded into an open air, multi-car carrier and brought them into a destined location. A primary drawback for open air transport is the effect on the cars from the weather and road conditions when they are in the transit process.
For meticulous customers, they want to be assured of the best protection of their cars from the elements and that is why they prefer to take the enclosed auto transport service, even if the price is higher than the open air type of service. If your choice is for an enclosed car transport service, you will be further asked which type will you prefer, the soft-sided which is simply enclosing the cars from the elements, such as damages from small rocks, wind and rain, by shielding them with a covered canvas or the hard-sided which fully encloses the cars, sealing them from all sorts of travel elements. Additional services provided for hard-sided type of enclosed car transport to ensure the best possible protection, especially for luxury or high-end cars are – air ride suspension to ensure for a smoother ride, wall and floor mounted brackets, covered interior and exterior, hydraulic lift gate for loading and unloading, and drip guards to prevent possible leaks.
The terminal to terminal car shipment is often the best option that a car transport company will offer to its general customers as costs are affordable and the company restricts its shipment because this service obliges the customers to drop off and pick up their cars to terminal locations that are maintained by the company. Another form of service is the door to door, which is convenient to the customer, but will command a higher price, and which may be a better option if a terminal is not available in a designated location that the customer requires, since the advantage here is that your car will be picked up from your place and shipped to the location that you want to be dropped off. In all of these mention services, one must also know that a car insurance is required from the customer which can be considered a package offer from the car transport company or the customer can bring in a third party carrier to handle this matter.