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What is enclosed Car Shipping?

Enclosed Car Shipping is a way to transport your vehicle safely in a trailer that is protected from external elements. Going Enclosed will protect your car from weather, rocks and other external factors that can cause sever damage to high end, luxury and classic cars. Enclosed Vehicle Transport can cost nearly double that of an open carrier. But, these companies bring significant experience with high end vehicles. Traditionally, enclosed companies give more personable service for each car they Moving.

How long will it take to move my car?

That is not an easy question to answer. We at Car Shipping, will typically take anywhere from 1 to 14 days to deliver your car. In most cases, a number of cars are being put on a car carrier or a truck with other cars and delivery will be in the the order that makes most sense. Here are some guidelines to help you. All shipping times are estimated and should not be considered as guarantees.

  • East Coast to West Coast Vehicle Transport – approx. 7-14 days
  • Midwest to East Coast Vehicle Transport – approx. 5-8 days
  • South to North Vehicle Transport – approx. 5-8 days

What does door-to-door Vehicle Shipping service mean?

Door-to-door service means your car will be delivered by Car Shipping as close to your door as possible. You need to be aware that many cities have restrictions on where and how large trucks can go in some residential areas. Auto Transporting trucks are huge and do need lots of space to maneuver and turn around. Be sure to check if your residence is restricted by narrow streets, low-hanging trees, speed bumps or tight turns. All these factors can make an impact about where you car is delivered.

Who do I contact during my Vehicle Shipping?

We at Car Shipping take price in will providing a contact name and number that you can call to receive updates.

Do I need insurance coverage for Auto Transporting?

Car Shipping does provide some insurance. Their insurance does cover any and all damages caused by accidents in transit, changes in the vehicle’s condition, and unforeseeable damage as a result of mishandling your car.

What payment options are accepted?

All Vehicle Transport companies are different, but cash, cashier check, money orders, Visa and Master Card will be accepted. We make it our policy not to accept personal or business checks. It is common to have all payment arranged prior to pick up for Car Moving.

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Can I leave personal items in the car during Car Shipping?

Federal law (US Department of Transportation) states that a truck licensed to carrying automobiles cannot carry any personal items. Violation of this federal law, but Car Shipping may result in a fine up to $10,000. All personal belongings that are left inside the vehicle are not insured and the carrier is not responsible for lost or damaged items.

Will my car be in a terminal during Auto Transporting?

That depends on many factors. The day your vehicle is scheduled for pickup and delivery is just one of many factors. If the Car Shipping carrier cannot pickup/deliver your vehicle(s) due to scheduling conflicts, inaccessible areas a terminals may be used are secured, licensed, and fully insured pick up location.

Why does a truck or SUV cost more than a regular vehicle to Shipping?

The larger the vehicle, the more you may pay, Large SUVs or trucks can take up the same amount of space that 2 cars can take up. That is why there may be a price difference for Car Shipping.

What paperwork do I need for Auto Transporting?

You will not need to provide any paperwork before Car Moving. All that the carriers asks is that you sign the Bill of Lading and inspect the vehicle. During this inspection, you and the driver will walk around the car and identify any pre-existing damages to your car.

What should my car is damaged after Vehicle Shipping?

The most important thing to do it make sure your driver knows that the damage is new AND that damage was not on original bill of lading. All damage should be documented and and signed off on by the driver. Your next step will be to contact Car Shipping and let them know what happened.

Do I need to be present during pickup and delivery?

Either you or a designated person must be present upon pick up of your vehicle. A contract or “bill of landing” will be signed at the origination point. If you cannot be there, please give the Car Shipping prior notice. Be aware that after you place your order and than you decided to change the plan an additional charge may apply. Also, If you schedule a day for pick up and don’t show up, your car may be turned over to a tow yard or company. At that point, you will deal with them.

How far in advance should I schedule Car Moving?

We suggest that you schedule your Vehicle Transport as soon as you know the dates. The fastest moved cars can be delivered is one to three days depending on the distance.

Enclosed Auto Transport

When thinking about moving a car, some people choose use an enclosed Vehicle Shipping company. Enclosed Car Shipping precisely what it sounds like, your vehicle is moved in an enclosed trailer, that makes it the safest and securest way to auto ship. Many people who use this service have classic, vintage, collectible, or new and luxury cars. Just because you drive a Lexus, BMW or Mercedes does not mean that you HAVE to use enclosed shipping. Enclosed Auto Transporting is for not for everyone! Shipping enclosed will ensure that your car is free from dust, road grime, and other roadside hazards. To find out how Car Shipping can move your car by enclosed Car Shipping, fill out quote form, today.

Our goal is to have your car arrive at it's destination in the exact same condition it was left in. If that is what you want, then Car Shipping’s enclosed Car Moving is a perfect choice. Car Shipping can provide "lift-gate" enclosed transporters to ensure your low-profile vehicles are loaded with proper clearance. This is ideal for exotic cars, top-fuel drag cars, customized vehicles and automobiles with less than a 3-inches of ground clearance. Lift-gate loading means your vehicle will not be connected with tow hooks and chains. This style of loading will keep your vehicle level at all times and will tends to reduce the risk of undercarriage damage to your vehicle. After loading, soft-tie straps can be placed around the tires to hold it in place. We go to the extreme of using the right tools for enclosed Vehicle Shipping because we know how much you care about your car.

Car Shipping admits that you you have the options when it comes to enclosed Vehicle Transport. We recommend enclosed Car Moving for luxury cars, classic cars, sports/racing cars, high value/exotic cars, new vehicles and low clearance autos. To find our more about this, simply contact us and we'll work with you from start to finish. You can be sure that our years of experience and professional handling in the enclosed Car Moving industry is world class.