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How much does enclosed car shipping cost?

How much does enclosed car shipping cost?

If you need complete protection for your vehicle during shipping, enclosed auto transport is your best bet. Most high-end automobile owners prefer this method of transportation, despite the higher cost.

In this short guide, you will learn what makes enclosed auto transport more expensive, as well as why the investment is worth it. We will also delve into other factors that affect the shipping cost, in general, to help you better understand the economics of car shipping quotes.

How much does enclosed car shipping cost?

The cost of enclosed car shipping is never a flat rate – it varies from vehicle to vehicle Why? Not all high-end automobiles are the same and weigh the same, for instance. And logically, the bigger and heavier your vehicle is the more it costs to transport it.

Furthermore, not all models are loaded on the carrier the same way. Certain vehicle modifications require special equipment for loading and unloading, brining the costs up.

At Corsia Logistics we make it our goal to provide you with all the relevant information to help you make educated decisions. When you contact us, our logistics experts explain the process and the cost of shipping a car in detail.

Why is enclosed auto transport more expensive?

  • By completely shielding your car, enclosed trailers provide extra protection from potentially damaging weather and road elements.
  • The drivers must know how to operate enclosed trailers and have experience handling high-end vehicles.
  • Liability and cargo insurance is also higher since these carriers transport high-end cargo.
  • Unlike open carrier that can carry up to ten cars, an enclosed carrier usually only transports one to seven cars at a time.
  • The number of enclosed carriers, in general, is limited. In the US, only about 10% of all car shipping trucks are enclosed. Consequently, limited availability makes this type of transport more expensive.

What type of vehicles ship enclosed?

Every automobile is valuable, and enclosed auto transport is available to all our customers. However, the final word is always yours.

In our experience, owners of sports cars, classic, luxury, antique, exotic, and any high-end vehicles prefer to ship their cars via enclosed carriers. They know it is the safest option and choose to have their cars fully protected at all times.

We recommend enclosed auto transport for all vehicles worth over $50,000. Especially, if you want your car to arrive in a squeaky clean condition.

Why should I request multiple car shipping quotes?

When we calculate the cost of auto transport, we take into account the following factors:

  • The weight of your car – the heavier your vehicle is, the more expensive it is to transport.
  • Vehicle modifications – certain alterations and aftermarket accessories may require extra equipment and special skill for loading.
  • The distance between the source and destination – the longer your car needs to travel, the more expensive it is.
  • Supply and demand – if you are interested in a particular route that has a higher demand, you may have to pay a higher price.

Additionally, vehicle operability – running or not, – as well as standard vs. expedited service will have an effect on the final shipping price.

To get a ballpark idea of how much it will cost to ship your car via an enclosed carrier, we recommend you to request multiple auto transport quotes. Do not settle for the lowest price. But going with the most expensive company doesn’t guarantee the best quality service either. Look for the golden mean – a realistic rate that reflects the current market conditions.

At Corsia Logistics, we do not use instant quote calculators. Our team tracks daily market fluctuations on national dispatch boards, so we can offer realistic and reasonable prices, fair to both – our customers and carriers.

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Corsia Logistics will ship your vehicle in a timely and professional manner. We specialize in enclosed transport and are ready to ship your car not only within the United States but also internationally. Should you have any questions or need a quote, do not hesitate to dial (818) 850.5258 or chat with one of our vehicle relocation experts online. Thank you!


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Looking for a logistics company, to ship my car, from California to Illinois,my first search, then Corsia showed up, skeptical. Call and a very friendly secretary: Elena. She guided me through, I scheduled and as she explained, all when smooth as scheduled Very happy I did the right choice. I'll recommend this great Company to anyone that is thinking to relocate a vehicle. Thanks Corsia logistics for your honesty and professionalism!
Elizabeth Woodward
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Corsia was highly recommended by a friend in the automobile industry. We needed to transport a cargo van from Seattle to Florida. We contacted Corsia who quickly arranged transport within just a few days. Communication was outstanding! Just a few email confirmations and we were all set. Mike was great and arrived right on time and delivered to Florida on schedule. Tip-avoid the hornets nest of auto brokers on line and just contact Corsia for a truly great experience!
Carrol Tiffany
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Corsia has been amazing. Their prices are really competitive but more importantly their customer service has been 5-Star. Elena followed up with me every step of the way, making sure there was no miscommunication between me & the driver. We are using them to ship a 2nd vehicle & would not hesitate to use them again!
Tony Boyd
Definitely recommend
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I have recently used Corsia for long time family car with sentimental value that was moved I have recently used Corsia for shipment of my vehicle from Oregon to Arizona by recommendation from other family member who also used Corsia in the past. I am very pleased on the service and the communication throughout shipment. Ken was my direct contact and kept me informed along the move The car was picked up and delivered as communicated. I did use a enclosed mover and the driver was also clean cut professional and treated car as his own. I would definitely recommend Corsia again with the experience I have had. Thank you. T
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Top notch Transport - Porsche 997 Top notch! As easy and efficient as one could possibly imagine. Great customer service.. thank you Luke. Great prices. Check. Timely communications. Check. Clean transport trailer. Check. Supremely careful driver. Check. Timely arrival. Check. Don't mess around elsewhere, just call Corsica and feel confident your transports needs are going to be exceeded. My Porsche 911 rode like a Queen in her enclosed chariot. I've never needed a transport company before, and I surely will use them every time. Do yourself a favor, seriously. Call now.
Geet Mp Haryana
Reliable, efficient
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Corsia rep (Elena) was very proactive. Helped ship a car from CA to GA. She checked in with me via email quote and several phone calls to find me the best possible quote for the fastest available service. After several communications, Corsia was able to schedule a vehicle pickup the next day. The driver communicated well, and the vehicle arrived in final destination faster than we expected in perfect condition. I highly recommend using Corsia's reliable, efficient service.
Cay Liptak
Clean, efficient, wonderful
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Thanks, Corsia! Pickup was so clean, efficient, and wonderful -- my only recommendation is to make sure you schedule it during the day so you can fully review the car in the daylight. Drop off was equally wonderful, and the whole trip went down without a hitch (pun intended!). Seriously, Corsia delivered my Jeep from CT to California with no issues or bumps in the road!
Csaba Kovesdy
Truly positive experience
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Corsia Memphis to LA, mid-size SUV. I looked at 4 different companies amd Corsia was the most responsive of them. While being responsive, they were not unduly aggressive: when I indicated that I need to wait a month before making a decision they stopped contacting me and only came back with a reminder when I really needed it. Once I decided to engage Corsia they found me a transport within two days and the car was delivered (from Memphis to LA) in another two days. I had a truly positive experience.
Kelly Torres
Highly recommend
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Working with Corsia Logistics was a great experience. Working with Corsia Logistics was wonderful. They were able to find a driver right away to transport our car. They were in constant communication as to when the car was getting picked up and dropped off. The driver also communicated with me as to when he would arrive. I would highly recommend Corsia Logistics.
Amy Nelson
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Corsia was an excellent company to work with while I transferred my car across the US. A friend of mine suggested I use them as they had been very organized and trustworthy with her own car. I researched a few different place but decided to go with Corsia and I'm so glad I did! Any questions I had throughout the process they answered quickly and clearly. I would definitely use them again in the future and recommend them for others to use.