So you’ve just bought a car from an auction and are looking for a way to get your new toy to you. You’ve found a new job in a different state and need to move your car to your new location, or, you are just moving to a new house with your family and need to ship your cars with your other household belongings.
Whatever your situation may be, you are going to have to hire licensed and insured auto transport companies that can securely transport your car. Here is a list of do’s and don’ts to help you make your move as safe as possible.
Don’t fill the gas tank all the way. There’s no point in filling up your gas tank before the move. Only ¼ tank of gas is necessary for transit so the auto shippers can easily load and unload your car.
Don’t stuff your car with other items that need to be shipped. Usually when people are moving their house and their cars, it seems like a logical choice to put some boxes and other smaller items in the car before the shippers pick it up. DO NOT DO THIS! Auto shippers are only liable for your car or any damage to it. The items inside the car are usually not covered in case of any damage or theft.
Disable all alarm systems. It’s better to disable your car alarm to prevent it from going off during transit and draining your battery. Not to mention saving the drivers a lot of headache during transit.
Check tire pressure. Although this seems like a trivial thing, it’s important that tires be properly inflated to ensure safe loading and unloading of your vehicle from the truck.
Turns the headlights or blinkers off. For obvious reasons, make sure the headlights and the turn signals are off. The last thing you need is a dead battery when your car is dropped-off.
Inspect your car for any damage or scratches. Before the shippers drive off with your car, thoroughly inspect your vehicle for any existing scratches or damage. This way you’ll know that your car is delivered in the condition it was picked up in.