The first thing you have to take care of is finding the right car shipping company. Once you are happy with a quote, you know you have the right person for the job, but you also need to know what is expected of you. While you don’t have to drive the automobile cross country, you do need to be sure that the vehicle is ready for transport. What all are you required to do?
Relax, it’s not like you have a list a mile long. You just need to work off of this checklist. For starters, any items in the car that are unnecessarily there should be taken out before shipment. See, this is one of those easy instructions, and the rest are pretty much the same. You want to be sure there isn’t a bunch of gas left in your vehicle. You might not want to run it around on town until you’re going on fumes, but you don’t want to fill up your tank before your vehicle is shipped. A good general rule of thumb is to get your gas below a quarter of a tank.
Does your vehicle have an alarm? If so, you’re going to want to be sure that it’s disabled. You don’t just have to know these things and be expected to do them. You can surely discuss the prep work with the transport company to make sure you know what they expect. They will likely be talking you through all of it anyway when you finalize your booking. Make sure you know what shape your vehicle is in. This step is important. While you are going to trust the company to transport your vehicle, you want to cover your bases.
So when you’re inspecting your vehicle, it’s a good idea to go ahead and take pictures on your phone. Take pictures of your vehicle from all sides, and that way you have picture proof if anything happens to your automobile while it is being transported to its new location. You’re going to have to hand over the keys of course, too. What type of vehicle do you have? It could be that there are vehicle specific things you need to take care of before the transport. The automobile transport company will be able to let you know if that’s the case.
Otherwise, you now should be good to go.