Do you need to have your vehicle shipped across the country? Over the last ten years, we’ve built eShip up to become one of the most trusted auto transport companies in the United States.
Our service proposition is simple – we’ll give you the best possible service. We only work with professional carriers who insure their cargo. If your car is damaged due to their negligence when auto shipping to another state, you’re covered.
To make sure, if the carrier is not covered, we’ll pay for any damages to your vehicle. If your vehicle delivery is more than 48 hours late, for any reason besides weather or truck breakdown, you’re covered as well. We’ll pay for car rental services up to the value of $300.
These two features are all part of our value proposition for our clients. You don’t pay a cent towards the insurance mentioned above.
What Options We Offer
Why Our Auto Transport Services are Different
Your typical auto shipping company will ask for a fee upfront before they start working to secure a driver. The problem with this approach is that they’re assuming they’ll find a driver that will accept your transport at the price that they’ve quoted. We, on the other hand, wait until we’ve locked in the carrier with the best rate.
That means you only pay once we’ve confirmed that we can deliver.
What is the Difference Between Open and Closed Transport?
Think of it as the difference between a Honda and a Ferrari. You’ll pay a lot more for the Ferrari, but the Ferrari performs a lot better. If the two were in a race, the Honda wouldn’t stand a chance.
So, while you’re paying more, you’re also getting more in return. That’s what happens with enclosed transport for your vehicle. Enclosed transport is more expensive, but the trailer thoroughly protects your car.
Open transport is cheaper, but your car has no protection from the dust, debris, and weather while in transit.
Which Option is Best for Me?
In this section, we’ll look at each option in more detail.
This is the most common method of transporting vehicles. Most companies that you call will offer this method only. That’s why some providers can come in with very low quotes. Be wary of them; they’re only offering open transport.
With this method, the cars are loaded onto a trailer as is. The carrier moves them just like they are. This means that the vehicles have no protection against the elements and dirt (or debris) on the road.
Now, in all fairness, this is the most popular means of transport because it’s relatively low risk. The risk of damage to your car is around 5%. That’s pretty good by any standards. And, if you have an average-priced vehicle, this can save you some money.
There’s a low chance of damage and, if anything does happen, repairs are inexpensive.
If, on the other hand, you’ve got a more expensive vehicle, like a Lexus or Ferrari, that 5% risk becomes more significant. With a luxury vehicle, even a small scratch is costly to repair.
If your car is a collector’s item, scratches could dramatically decrease its value. Either way, it’s not worth taking the risk of transporting high-value vehicles without protection.
The advantage of using open transport is that it’s a lower cost. A further advantage is that it’s easy enough to find a carrier. Open carriers are a lot more common than their enclosed counterparts.
From the carrier company’s point of view, an open trailer is:
- Less expensive to operate
- Cheaper to buy
Of course, none of these considerations will mean anything to you if you’re a collector looking after your prized possession.
Enclosed Auto Transport
This entails using a trailer that offers the vehicles inside significant protection. There are two types available, and we’ll deal with this in more detail in a second.
The primary advantage of these enclosed carriers is that they provide more protection for the vehicles inside. The cars are better protected from the elements and debris flying up from the road.
If you want the best protection for your vehicle, this is it. Naturally, you’ll need to expect to pay a little more for the added protection of an enclosed transport.
There are Two Types of Enclosed Transport
Hard Side with Hydraulic Lift
This is the premier option and best-suited for high-end vehicles that have low clearances. What sets this apart is that a hydraulic lift is used to lift the car into place. This process reduces the chance of damage when we load or unload the vehicle.
The container that we put the cars into also has hard sides. The hard sides completely protect the vehicle inside from dirt and debris on the road.
Soft Side with Regular Ramp
This is slightly less expensive. While this option certainly provides a greater level of protection for your vehicle than open transport, it does lack in protection in comparison to enclosed transports with hard sides and hydraulic lifts. With soft side transport, there are no hard sides to the trailer. The carrier covers the trailer with a tarp, so the vehicle does have a barrier from the outside elements. That said, there are gaps and holes in the tarps that dust and debris can work their way through.
Expedited Auto Transport
Maybe something went wrong with the original company that you hired to move your vehicle. Perhaps something came up that makes it necessary to expedite the transport. Perhaps you need your vehicle at its destination sooner, rather than later.
It doesn’t make a difference – the point is that you can’t wait for the typical length of time. Whatever the reason, give us a call. We deal with an extensive network of reliable carriers. We’ll help expedite the transport for you.
Expedited transport will cost a little more, but we’ll still negotiate the best possible rate for you. So, if you need your vehicle moved across the country fast, call us for the best price and service.
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