How Big of a Trailer Do You Need for a Car?

If you need a rent a trailer to haul a car, it has to be the right size. Get something too small, and the vehicle won’t fit. Rent something too large, and you’re hauling extra weight for no reason. Check out this guide from Easy Car Haulers to learn what size trailer to rent for your car.

Common Sizes for Car Trailers

The average car is about 6 feet wide and 15 feet long. Thus, you need a car hauler that is at least 7 feet wide and 17 feet long to give yourself a bit of clearance all the way around. Most car haulers are about 20 feet long, and they range in width from 7 to 9 feet.

Tow dollies are much smaller than car trailers, and they only support two wheels on the vehicle. This may be an option if you’re trying to save space or weight, but it’s not ideal for most vehicle transport situations. We have a guide comparing Car Trailers vs. Tow Dollies to help you decide the best fit for you.

Check Your Vehicle Dimensions Before Choosing a Car Trailer

The easiest way to confirm your trailer can sufficiently hold your vehicle is to measure the vehicle ahead of time. If you have a large pickup that is 18 feet long and 7 feet wide, you may want an oversized car hauler for safe measure. At a minimum, be aware of how far the tires are away from each other because those will need to be firmly on the trailer bed.

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Open Car Haulers vs. Enclosed Trailers for Car Transport

Open car haulers are ideal for transporting vehicles because you can open the car doors with ease. Enclosed trailers weigh more than open car haulers, which puts more strain on the vehicle pulling the load. Many vehicles will not fit within the inner dimensions of an enclosed trailer, so you should probably plan to book an open car hauler for rent.

Not sure how to secure your car to an open trailer? Check out How to Use Ratchet Straps to Secure a Car for more information.

Other Factors to Consider When Renting a Car Trailer

The base dimensions aren’t the only components to consider when you choose a car hauler for rent. Think about the height of the load, how you need to park at your destination, how much weight the car trailer can handle, your vehicle’s towing capacity, and anything else that may impact the drive. Our specialists can help you find the right car hauler for your unique needs.

How to Rent a Trailer to Haul a Car

If you’d like to reserve one of our rental car haulers, please call Easy Car Haulers at (888) 672-1206. We also have enclosed trailers, horse trailers, wide equipment trailers, and other transport vehicles to choose from.We offer hourly, daily, and weekly rental rates, and our trailers come packed with added features. Reach out today to book a car hauler rental.