If you have made the wise decision to ship your car through an auto transport company instead of driving it then you still have a few more things you need to do aside from choosing the right company for you.
You need to prepare your vehicle for shipping. This can be done by:
- Removing soft exterior covers
- Removing exterior accessories
- Documenting through picture taking what your vehicle looks like before the transport
- Running down the gasoline to at least 1/4 of a tank
- Turning off alarms
- Removing all of your personal belongings from inside of the vehicle
It is important to clean out your vehicle inside and out. Transport companies don’t want to be responsible for the loss of personal belongings and want to cut down the chances of people using these services as a means of transporting personal items (like a U-Haul) instead of just the vehicle. The trailers have certain weights they must stick to as well so please clean your car out completely before the shipping day.
It is also important to have documentation of the condition of your vehicle prior to transportation so that if there is additional damage that happens during transport, you'll have proof. This will make the dispute process much more simple.
You will also want to be sure you have double-checked the dates of shipping with your auto shipping company. You need to know exactly when and where the drop off and pickup locations are.
Some companies have additional requirements for auto shipping so make sure you’ve looked through the contract and spoken directly to the company to assure you aren’t missing an important aspect of the shipping process.
If you are still looking for an auto shipping company that you can trust then Coast to Coast Auto Transport is here to handle your car with care.
Contact us today to learn more and to receive a free quote!