Monday, March 12, 2012

Vehicle Shipping and Car Moving Made Easy



There are a variety of reasons for shipping a vehicle, but preparing a car for a vehicle shipping company always remains the same. Consider this preparation before you decide to ship a car, and take the steps you need to in order to make sure that your vehicle is being prepared on your behalf.
Weight Considerations
Most car shipping companies charge for a shipment based on its weight. This means that larger vehicles will always cost more than smaller vehicles. While you cannot help the weight of the vehicle itself, there are some things that you can do to cut down the overall weight you are charged for.
Gasoline – Fuel can weight quite a bit if you consider a gas tank. Most tanks can carry anywhere from eleven to thirty gallons of gas. You can reduce the weight of the shipment by letting the gas tank run low.
Other Items – Toolboxes, add-on, and other extras all add weight. Removing these things before the vehicle is shipped will cut the weight of the vehicle and thus the cost of shipping it.
Preparations
No matter what company you choose to assist you with your car moving, you need to make a few preparations before you release it to the carrier. Preparing the car will ensure the safety of the car as well as the driver of the hauling truck.
Take pictures – If there are any dents, scratches, or other damage that is already on the car, it is vital to document it with pictures. Pictures will provide proof of the vehicle when it was loaded if any disputes come up later.
Secure Everything – If anything is loose, such as hood ornaments, decals, hubcaps, or anything inside the car, it is best to either remove it or secure it. This prevents these items from becoming lost or inadvertently causing damage to the car.

 

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