Properly Preparing Your Car For Shipping

If you’ve made the decision to have your car shipped, now you have to prepare it for the venture. Contrary to popular belief, you can’t just drop off your car and pick it up in the next city. There are certain things you must do to make your car acceptable to ship across state, country or across the globe.

Before you ship your car you should inspect it to make sure its in good running condition. As you check your car also do an inventory of all the necessary fluids. Ensure that they are all topped off when you drop off your car for shipping. Your gas tank should be half full so when you pick it up, you can get to where you need to go from the pick up locale.

The battery, tires and most importantly emergency brake should all be working. All three of these elements are crucial to the shipping process. The emergency brake especially aids the car in stayed put during transportation. If any of these elements doesn’t work properly, its imperative to have it fixed before the supping date to make sure your car arrives securely and undamaged.

Also check the inside of your car for all loose items and valuable personal belongings. Items left loose in your car are liable to roll around or get damaged during delivery. Personal belongings that are valuable should not be let in your car for this journey, but rather kept with you or packed within the luggage under your watch during the move. Specifically, your vehicle should be free of any aerosol cans, combustible items as well as liquor and tobacco.

These rules are in place so your car gets where it needs to go safely and securely. These rules also protect the shipping company as they cross state lines or international borders. Detailed and more in depth questions should be directed toward a shipping professional.