Friday, September 27, 2013

Understanding the different types of car shipping services

When it comes to moving your car choosing an auto transport company is the best choice. Today you can find thousands of shipping companies available online.  While choosing the best auto transporters  it’s very important to look for the services provided by the moving company. Almost all shipping companies provide four major services – open and enclosed auto transport, door-to-door and terminal-to-terminal shipping.

Let’s have a look at the major types of car shipping services

Open auto transport – This type of service is provided by almost all moving companies. As the name suggests it uses an open trailer to move your car to the desired location. It’s affordable and the best option for shipping normal car. Normally not recommended for exotic or luxury cars.

Enclosed auto transport – Enclosed auto transport is expensive and more secure service as compared to open auto transport. Unlike open transport it uses a fully enclosed trailer to transport car from one place to another. It’s considered the best option to transport luxury or classic car as it provides protection from environmental dust, heat and storm.

Door-to-door services – As the name suggests your car will be delivered at your front door.  This type of service lets you to save time. It’s quite expensive as compared to terminal-to-terminal shipping and requires the presence of anyone at the time of delivery.

Terminal-to-terminal services – In this type of shipping service your car will be delivered to a nearby terminal. It’s normally offered in cases where door-to-door services are not possible. It’s usually the cheapest service provided by almost all shipping companies.

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