Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ready Auto Transport

Discover how to get your car prepared for auto transport. Many people choose moving their cars cross country, because it protects your car from wear and tear on the road.. Here is a quick checklist of the things you will need to do prior to your car’s pickup date.

Get insurance coverage. The first thing you will need to do to get your car ready for auto transport is to call your car insurance company and see if your policy covers your car during transport. If it does, be sure to find out what and how much the policy covers, and what your deductible will be. Many reputable carriers offer insurance, while others don’t. You may also have to upgrade to a more expensive package in order to get insurance. As with your car insurance agent, it is important to ask exactly what is covered, how high the coverage goes, and whether you will need to pay for anything out of pocket if a claim arises.

Perform a mechanical inspection. Ready auto transport company will ask that you do a mechanical inspection before putting it on carrier. Making your car ready for auto transport is essential for a successful move. Having an automobile that is ready to be transported and functional will help the driver safe time and will speed up his move. Leaking engine oil can drip onto other cars if yours is on top, causing stains and damaging paints the cars that are loaded on the bottom. Make sure you let the driver know about any special instructions or problems the car has before getting it ready to ship. If your car has mechanical problems, or is not ready for auto transport - don’t worry. Cars that don’t run or have leaks can still be shipped or can be picked up at a later date.

Perform a visual inspection. It is also a good idea to do a visual inspect of the exterior and interior of your car and document any damage before getting your car ready to be loaded on the carrier for transport. Take digital pictures of the front, sides, rear, and interior of your car, being especially careful to photograph any damage such as dents or scrapes. These pictures will serve as evidence if there is ever a disagreement about whether or not certain damage happened in transit.

Remove any and all valuables from the car. We always advice our customers to remove any valuables before getting your car ready for auto transport. If you have an expensive detachable stereo in your car, you might consider removing it before transport, as well as any additional components, such as CD changers, amplifiers, and subwoofers, antennas and even your E-Z pass tags.

As you can see, there is not a lot to do to get ready for auto transport. However, it is still vital that you do these things before your car is shipped. Ready auto transport drivers will do everything within their power to ensure a smooth transport of your vehicle from the very beginning to your delivery destination.


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