Transporting a vehicle is never an easy task. There is paperwork to be filled out, people have to make sure they will be at the location, and the payment for transporting the vehicle has to be dealt with too. People invest a lot of money into their vehicles and want them to be as safe as possible during the transportation process. One of the biggest questions people ask is if open trailers or enclosed auto transport is better for their vehicle?

The Initial Cost

Here at Door to Door Transport, we’ve been providing a motorcycle shipping service for over 30 years. We know how much people adore their vehicles, and we want to provide the best service possible. The initial cost for shipping a vehicle is high either way, but people often want to know which is the cheaper option.

Open trailer transport is the cheaper option. This is due to the vehicle simply being strapped to the back of a trailer and driver to its destination. The vehicle may or may not be covered by a tarp, but it is delivered. Open trailer transport can also involve the shipping for other vehicles alone with the chosen one depending on its destination.

Enclosed auto transport is more expensive, but it also offers several more advantages.

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Which One is Safer?

We do provide a free quote to each of our customers who come to us asking about our motorcycle transport service. We understand people want a good deal, but we also understand they deserve the best service too. While open trailer transport for a vehicle is cheaper, it’s also not the safest for the vehicle.

Open trailer transport exposes the vehicle to the mercy of the road and the elements. When the vehicle is being transported it can also be seen by anyone passing by too. The vehicle can suffer damage from debris left on the road and kicked up by other vehicles. When it rains, snows, or even hails the vehicle is exposed to these elements too. Once the vehicle it arrives it could be damaged during transportation.

Enclosed auto transport is the much safer option for transporting a vehicle. The vehicle is completely enclosed during its transfer from Point A to Point B. There is no chance of debris or the elements getting to the vehicle. The best part is you receive your vehicle in the exact same condition you left it in too. There’s no reason to worry about it being damaged, stolen, or scratched up during transport.

Which One is the Best Investment?

Motorcycle transport services can be expensive, but we are often asked which one is the better investment. Picking the cheapest auto transport service does not always mean you receive the best service. The best choice you can make is to choose the transportation service that best reflects how you feel about the safety of your vehicle.

Vehicles that are classics or collector’s items should be transported using enclosed auto transport. These vehicles are usually one of a kind and can be nearly impossible to be replaced if they’re damaged. People wanting to protect these investments should go with the enclosed transport service just to ensure their vehicle is completely safe.

Open trailer transport is meant for more common vehicle transports. Vehicles people use on a daily basis to get to work, home, run errands, pick up the kids, and other day to day activities. The vehicle may suffer some damage, but there is also the chance nothing at all can happen. When the vehicle is damaged, it’s not a huge investment to replace it in the first place.

Here at Door to Door Transport, we believe in providing a trustworthy service for our customers. We don’t want people second guess their transportation service company. We encourage customers not to choose the auto transportation based on the price. We provide the best service available and all the information you need to make the best decision for the transportation of your vehicle.


Reviews from Our Customers

“My car has arrived! The driver delivered about 4:00 pm this afternoon. Considering I called you about this auto transport move on Friday morning and it is now delivered over 500 miles away and it is only Sunday, this was an amazingly quick move. I have purchased several cars online, but I have never had auto shipping experience that was this fast and affordable. Thanks for making this move a great experience. I will call you on all future moves.” – Roy
"We used Door to Door to move our mini-van from PA to TX. I selected Door to Door after a few weeks of online research and contact with over 15 different car transport companies. I eliminated every company with poor reviews and poor BBB ratings. Door to Door met my initial criteria and I was pleased with my phone conversations with JR. They assigned a driver who was courteous, professional and just plain nice. We felt very comfortable with the driver and knew he would deliver the van on-time and without issue. We were very pleased overall and would not hesitate to use Door to Door again when we need car shipping in the future." - Jennifer
"Our vehicle transport experience with Door To Door Auto Transport was very positive. The couple that actually transported the car were very friendly and kept in touch with us so that we knew exactly when the car would be picked up. If I ever need a vehicle shipping company again, I will call Door To Door Auto Transport." – Shari
"I used Door To Door Auto Transport simply because of their good reviews. I was very nervous to transport my car but I did not have time to deliver my daughter’s car to her. This was my first experience shipping a vehicle and I was impressed! They picked the car up and delivered it earlier than I planned! They picked the car up on Thursday and they delivered it at 1:00a.m. Sunday instead of Monday during working hours. We did not expect this and it turned out to be good for us. The transport overall was very fast. Lola was very good and pleasant. The price was just right." – MyLe
"Linda was very nice and genuine and Door to Door did what they said they would do. The transactions were quick and easy and the driver actually arrived much earlier than I expected. Auto shipping across the country is expensive, so regardless of price (which this was one of the cheaper ones I found), if you want the job done well, go with Door to Door!" – Reggie

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