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Auto Transport Safety Tips & Pre-Pickup Checklist

There are many reasons why a person would need to ship a vehicle. Perhaps you bought a vehicle that you simply don't have the time to transport from one state to another yourself. Perhaps it's a vehicle for college student returning home or perhaps you are moving from one location to another and you have too many vehicles to personally drive from your old residents to your new residence. Whatever the case may be, shipping your vehicle may be the best option. However, if you're going to ship your vehicle, Auto Transport Safety should be your main concern. Here are a few auto transport tips that you can follow.

Quick Picks & Safety Tips

  • Remove soft exterior covers
  • Remove exterior accessories
  • Run gasoline down to 1/4 tank
  • Turn off alarms.
  • Remove personal belongings
  • Remove or deactivate toll tags & passes
  • Download Checklist

When shipping your vehicle, you want to prepare your vehicle for the shipping process. This means you want to make sure you clean your vehicle inside & out. You'll also want to document any existing damage to the vehicle with pictures and a written log. Make sure that the transportation company signs off on any documentation so that if there is additional damage that happens during transport, you'll have proof.

Aftermarket Interior & Exterior Accessories

Lastly, remember to remove any customized or aftermarket products from the interior of the vehicle. Most transportation companies don't even inspect the interior of the vehicle. In addition, a transportation company is not liable for any theft that may occur to loose items left inside the vehicle during transport.

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By following a simple car transport checklist and getting some car shipping help from online resources, you'll be in a good position to ship your car safely. You can avoid the majority of the headaches that some people experience when shipping a vehicle.

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