Car Shipping – Preparing Your Vehicle for Transport
Though damage during transport is relatively uncommon, by taking a few easy steps to prepare your vehicle you’ll minimize the risk.
NOTE PRE-EXISTING DAMAGE
Using a camera or the one on your phone,
record all damage. If something does happen
while your vehicle is being shipped, it’ll make it
easy for you and the company to identify what’s
new and what’s old.
REMOVE PERSONAL ITEMS AND AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT
In many cases, the law prohibits moving
personal and household items in a vehicle
that’s being shipped. You also may need to
remove aftermarket items like truck caps,
roof racks and spoilers, so ask your
representative if any of these apply to you.
PERFORM A MECHANICAL INSPECTION
Unless it was noted at the time of booking, your
vehicle will need to be in operable condition
before it’s shipped. Prior to your move date,
replace weak batteries, fill tires with air, check
the fluids, and make sure your gas (fuel) tank is
less than half full.