5 ways to prepare your vehicle for transport

Preparing your car for transportation is an essential. Knowing the do’s and don’ts of preparing for car transportation will help assess your car’s condition before and after the move. By taking the essential steps, you will be able to have peace of mind that your car has made it from point A to point B. 

  • Wash the Exterior

Washing the exterior of your car will not only give you the satisfaction of looking at a shiny, clean car, but will help any damage become more visible. While it may not be as satisfying to look at, exposing the damage you already have is important. Just in case your car faces any damage while in transport, it is key to know what damage was already previously there. 

Your car will likely get dirty during the transportation process, but cleaning the exterior will save you and the transportation company time and money! 

Record any existing damage found in the process by taking photos and notes

  • Clean and Declutter the Vehicle’s Interior

Just like the exterior, clean and declutter the interior of your car to reveal any damage. The interior of your car also likely has gadgets and decorations. Remember to remove any of those items so you don’t have to worry about your items being lost during transportation. 

Record any existing damage found in the process by taking photos and notes. 

  • Do Not Fill the Tank

While your car may be on the moves, that doesn’t mean it is using gas. Extra gas can also least to extra weight costing you more money in the long run. Save money during your move by not filling up your tank.

  • Remove Custom Accessories

Remove custom accessories to avoid loss due to their size. Some custom accessories can make the car too large for the transportation method initially chosen. You spent your hard earned money on those accessories, make sure you keep them by removing them from your car during transit. 

  • Lock the Vehicle After Loading

Reduce the risk of theft by locking your car after loading it. There is no reason for your car to be unlocked during the move so make sure to hit the lock once loaded.