Some Tips on Preparing Your Car to Be Shipped

When it comes time to move either across the country or overseas moving your vehicle becomes a bit of a problem.  You need to find yourself a good quality auto moving company and then arrange to have your car shipped. Once you have all of the arrangements in place then it is time to get your car ready to be shipped.  Here are some tips on preparing your car to be shipped.

Get Your Duck in a Row

Before you hand your vehicle over to the company there is some work to be done.  You need to make sure that all of the paperwork on your car is up to date.  If anything is expiring like your registration or plates then get them renewed ahead of time.  Any problems with the paperwork can give the transportation company reason not to ship your car.  At the same time talk to your insurance company and make sure that you are covered while your vehicle is being transported in case something goes wrong.  The transportation company should also be insured.  Here is a guide to exactly what you are going to need.

Take Some Pictures

Before you let anyone pick up your vehicle take a number of pictures from every possible angle.  That way you have documented exactly what your car looked like before it was shipped.  If you get your vehicle damaged at the other end then you have documentation that it was damaged during transit.  You are also going to want to make sure that the gas tank is empty, a full tank full of flammable liquids can be dangerous.

Take Out All of Your Stuff

In addition to the gas tank you want to make sure that everything else is removed from your car before you ship it.  That means any personal belongings or paperwork needs to come out.  You may also want to consider removing any expensive car stereos if possible along with any expensive seat covers you might have.  You don’t need anything damaged during transportation.  If possible have the car shipped using an enclosed method, it is the best way to keep your car in pristine condition while it is in transport.