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How To Prepare Your Car For Transport

How To Prepare Your Car For Transport

When you are planning to move, there are so many things to consider. If you are using transport, however, one more set of tasks to add to the list is the process of preparing your vehicle for transport. There is more to the process than simply working things out with the transport company; you also need to do a few things to your vehicle to ensure a smooth transport process.

  • Remove all personal effects from the vehicle: While car transport companies are often licensed and insured, your personal effects often don’t fall under that coverage. To avoid mishap, remove everything personal from the vehicle ahead of transport. This ensures that you don’t lose anything that you have to pay to replace after the car has been transported.
  • Leave about a quarter tank of gas in the car: Cars are often priced for transport depending on weight. So the less fuel you have, the less your car will weight, thus resulting in a less expensive transport. However, you need to leave enough to get around upon arrival in your new city.
  • Remove any items that can easily be removed from the exterior of the car: For instance, tool boxes, tire covers and any accessories you may have on the vehicle that come off should be removed. This protects your items during the cross country transport.