Are you a collector of classic cars? Or did you get your first classic and are transporting it to your home? If so, you should be careful about the towing process. Classic cars are incredibly valuable and stylish, and it's your duty to keep them in excellent condition throughout the towing process. Their parts are rare to find, and the last thing you need is to get stuck with a vehicle that needs repairs. Thus, to protect your car, consider investing in enclosed or covered transportation.
What Is Enclosed Transportation?
Enclosed transportation refers to a towing process whereby the vehicle is transported in a fully enclosed trailer. This is unlike conventional open towing, where cars are towed in an open trailer. Enclosed transportation is a little costlier than the open method as the trailers are heavier and consume more fuel. However, cost aside, this form of transportation is ideal for your classic vehicle for the following reasons:
Protection From the Elements
If you're transporting your car over a long distance, you should be wary of the effects of harsh weather on the vehicle. Rain, snow, hail and scorching sun in the summer can have detrimental effects on the body of your classic car. What's more, salt and small rocks on the road can dent the car's body, ruin the paint and break the windshield. Unfortunately, these are risks you are bound to encounter when using the open transport method.
However, with enclosed towing, your classic vehicle is transported in an enclosed trailer and protected from harsh weather and debris. This method is particularly suitable when transporting the car during the winter or rainy summer months.
Safety of Low Ground Clearance Vehicles
If your classic car has low ground clearance, you may be worried about damage to the undercarriage. In open towing, most of the tow trucks have ramps that don't go all the way to the ground. If your car has low ground clearance, it may get scratches or suffer damage on the undercarriage during loading and offloading.
Enclosed trailers have ramps and lift gates that lower flat to the ground. Thus, your low ground clearance vehicle can be loaded and offloaded in a vertical position without getting scratched or damaged.
Peace of Mind
Investing in a classic car is no mean feat. It's a significant investment, and the last thing you want is to feel anxious about the state of your vehicle upon arrival. This is likely if you're using an open trailer to tow. However, with an enclosed trailer, your vehicle is protected from elements and any mishaps that may happen during transit. You can rest assured that it will be delivered in excellent condition.
A classic car is a valuable investment, and keeping it in excellent condition during towing should be your priority. Contact a transport service that offers enclosed trailers so you can protect your investment.