Monday, January 17, 2011

Prepare your car before transporting it

Wash your car properly and make a detailed written and photographic record of any chips, dings or previous image. Remove all the electronic items like DVD players or radios from car. In addition, run down your gas tank until it is 1/8-1/4 of tank so that you can save on the weight of the shipment.

It is very important to note that you turn your side mirrors in and also remove the antennae. Other items like fog lights or spoilers should be removed. At last, disarm your car alarm. Certain carriers may ask you to deposit nearly 10-20% of the cost while picking your car and the remaining amount can be paid at the time of delivery.

Find out what form of payment do carrier accept, as most of them only accept cash or cashiers check. Upon delivery, if you notice any damages in your car, you can claim for damages from your insurance company and carriers – most often within 24 hours of receiving the vehicle. Before shipping your car, gather some knowledge about the company.

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