Whether you’re hauling your racecar to the track, transporting your vintage vehicle to a show or bringing your family car along on a camping trip, a high-quality car trailer is a must. Buyers must consider several factors when purchasing a car trailer, including the style, size, load capacity and material. Choosing the best trailer for your application will ensure optimal protection for your car, greater overall fuel efficiency and a price tag that meets your budget.
At Brechbill Trailers, we offer one of the most extensive car trailer inventories in Central Pennsylvania and the surrounding area. Our knowledgeable and experienced team can walk you through all the options and help you choose the perfect trailer for your unique needs. We offer in-house trailer registration and flexible financing to make your trailer-buying experience as seamless as possible.
Critical Factors to Consider When Choosing a Car-Hauler Trailer
Selecting the right car trailer typically starts with size, ease of use and price. Once you have narrowed down those choices, you can look at features like flooring, additional tie-downs and extra lighting. Choosing the perfect trailer often comes down to finding the right balance between the features you want and the weight capacity you need.
- Open deck vs. enclosed: Our open-deck car trailers are the most economical and practical choice to handle most of your hauling needs. Although enclosed trailers offer added protection, open-deck trailers provide increased visibility, better maneuverability and increased gas mileage because of their lighter weight. In addition, open-deck trailers offer the versatility to handle other hauling tasks, like moving furniture, recreational vehicles and more.
- Size: While most open-deck car haulers range from 16 to 20 feet, enclosed trailers can often go much longer. A 16-foot trailer can accommodate most sedans without being too challenging to maneuver. A low deck height is also desirable because it makes towing easier due to the low center of gravity.
- Load capacity: The combined weight of your trailer and the vehicle you're towing are also critical factors when choosing a car trailer. Two standard trailer axle weights are 3,500 and 7,000 pounds, equalling 7,000 and 10,000 pounds of load capacity. Capacities increase for larger, heavier-duty trailers.
- Wood vs. metal decking: Treated wood decks offer decent versatility at an economical price and can deliver many years of reliable service. Metal decks are easier to maintain and often provide a longer life span. Aluminum decks offer better fuel economy and superior durability because of their corrosion resistance.
Find Car-Hauler Trailers for Sale Near You
At Brechbill Trailers, we sell regular-duty car trailers, heavier models to meet more demanding needs and everything in between. We offer trailers from some of the industry's most widely recognized trailer manufacturers, including BWise, Big Tex, EBY and more. If there's a model you can't find in our inventory, our sales team can likely locate it for you quickly at a competitive price.
All our car trailers come standard with removable fenders, LED lighting and a long-lasting powder-coat finish. We can also work with our manufacturers to help you customize a car-hauler trailer specific to your requirements.
Shop Car-Hauling Equipment at Brechbill Trailers Today
Besides our extensive trailer inventory, we offer a comprehensive service center for repairs, upgrades and inspections. We also boast a parts superstore containing thousands of trailer components and accessories. Stop by our lot in Chambersburg, contact us online or call us with any questions or to request additional information.