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Once youíve chosen your vehicle mover, you will need to prepare your vehicle for the car shipping process. Most companies will check your vehicle out before they load it for existing damage and so forth. They will then discuss the current state of the vehicle with you (you need to be present for this), and you will sign an agreement stating that the check has been accurately done. This covers both of you in the event that you need to make a damage claim after the move. You should wash your vehicle before they do the check so that they can see exactly what it looks like! Finally, you should talk to the company before they take your vehicle to verify exactly what they need you to do before itís loaded.
General tips include:
  • Empty out all of your personal possessions, documents, etc., including those you store in the trunk Ė many companies are not insured for damage or loss of personal goods.
  • For larger RVs or mobile homes, close and lock all hatches, and make sure everything is as secure as possible!
  • Check all of the fluids in the engine, and check if your battery is fixed in place.
  • If your vehicle is going by transporter or trailer, your gas tank should have only about 1/4 tank. Some transporters charge by weight, and, in some cases, car transporters are weighed at checkpoints and they can be delayed or fined for being overweight. Losing a bit of fuel can be a real help offsetting these costs!
  • If you have customized your vehicle at all with specialty items, remove them or make sure they are secure.
  • Finally, turn off any alarm systems, and make sure that the driver has the keys to be able to disarm and/or move the car when needed.
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1. Get a good camera and take up-close pictures from every angle, in and out.

2. Make sure your insurance company will cover any damage beyond what the carrier will pay.

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1. Get a good camera and take up-close pictures from every angle, in and out.

2. Make sure your insurance company will cover any damage beyond what the carrier will pay.
Well said! I agreed with you.
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