Vehicle  Transportation

Car Moving Services Made Easy Across State or Across the Country

When you’re planning a move, one of the biggest questions is often how to get your car to your new home...or your boat, recreational vehicle, antique car or other motorized vehicles. Coastal Van Lines takes away the stress of moving your prized vehicles by offering dependable auto transport services.Our vehicle shipping services are available for just about any type of vehicle, including cars and trucks, vans, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles – whatever it is, we can move it! We offer door to door or dock to dock car shipping, as well as both domestic and international auto shipping.

Coastal Van Lines movers utilize both open-sided and enclosed car carrier equipment. Open-sided auto transport is often the less-expensive – and thus, the preferred mode of transport for many customers who need their vehicle moved to a new destination. Enclosed transport is recommended for high-value vehicle shipments, as your car will be less exposed to outside dust, debris and weather. Enclosed transport may be a good choice if you are planning to move a luxury or antique car.

Open Carriers 

The open carrier is the most widely used method for transporting a vehicle across the country. In fact, car manufacturers use open carriers to transport new vehicles to car lots. When you order a new car online, the manufacturer loads it's up along with other cars on an open carrier and deliver it either to your home or to a specified location.

Enclosed Carriers

Using an enclosed carrier is pricier than using open carriers. Enclosed transport is typically used to carry vintage, luxury, and exotic cars. The idea is to protect these cars from debris and the harsh elements. It's important to note that the cost of enclosed carriers can be up to 80 percent more than that of open carriers.


It's generally advisable to use open carriers unless you're transporting a luxury or extremely expensive car because this method can save you time and money. It may seem counter-intuitive that an open carrier carrying multiple cars is faster. However, it makes sense when you consider that transporting multiple vehicles makes scheduling open carriers faster and easier.

Contact us today for a quote on our auto transportation services, whether it’s across the state or across the country- we’ve got you covered - 800-446-8376.