How to Prepare Your Car for Shipment

Published on Saturday, 12 September 2009

How to Prepare Your Car for Shipment Many people ship their cars when they move to another place. To make this process easier on you, here are a couple of tips you can follow.   Facilitate a Faster Process To make it easier and faster for you to process the shipment, you should prepare your vehicle for inspection. First and foremost, you need to clean it thoroughly. Aside from the danger of losing your things, shipping companies also usually do not accept vehicles that contain personal items. So aside from the jack and the spare tire, you really need to take out personal items and even car accessories like car covers and roof racks.  It is also important to make your vehicle operable before shipment. Inoperable cars are accepted though but for a higher price. It is even ideal to have your car serviced before shipment too. You need to disable alarm systems too to prevent creating a disturbance and to avoid dead battery due to alarm trigger during transit. Presence Required It is ideal for you to be present during the inspection. If you cannot be there, you should assign someone to represent you. You also need to be there when the vehicle gets to your new city. This way, you will be able to tell right away if there are any damages. Of course, paperwork needs to be taken care of too. You would need to sign the condition report and then the bill of lading as well. By following these tips, vehicle shipment would be easier and it would go smoother for sure.