If you’re looking into transporting your car, you need to think about the legal issues if something is missing or damaged. Sometimes, you may not even be able to discover on time that something is missing from your car. You will only discover after you might have used the car for some days at your new location, and by that time you have already signed that you received your car in good condition and that everything is intact. This means that you can no longer file any claims with the auto transportation company. Sequel to the above, there is need for you to remove all valuables from your car before it is taken by the auto transporter that will deliver it to the new location. Remove the car music system and other loose parts.
Another reason why you should remove these parts is that there is the possibility that these loose parts can get damaged in the course of shipping if they are not removed. For example, the antenna can break if you leave it. Such things as side mirrors and fog lights can even break due to element of weather. If you do not want to remove these loose parts, it will be better for you to lock them properly. This will help to reduce the chances of these parts being damaged by element of weather.
Before your car is transported, make sure that you do not put on the car alarm system. There is the possibility of forgetting it. If you leave it on, something will definitely trigger the alarm and this may distract the movement of the driver. Do not think that the driver of the auto transport company should be able to know how to put off the alarm. Remember that features in different brands of car do not work in the same manner. So, there is no need to leave it on or to assume that the driver will be able to put it off.
When you are shipping your car, do not get your fuel tank filled up. Normally, there is a certain volume of fuel that you are expected to leave in your tank. The fuel remaining in your car should be about ¼ of the entire volume of the fuel tank. Secondly, by reducing the volume of your fuel, you will be reducing the weight of your car. Most auto moving cost any car they are transporting based on the weight. So, if you reduce the fuel, you will be reducing the weight of the vehicle.
It will also be good for you to put your car in good working condition before it will be transported. This will help to reduce issues and complications that may rise when they report is being prepared. Besides, it will also help you to settle down quickly in your new location. It will be tiresome to start repairing car when you have not fully settled down in your location. So, save yourself the hassle of looking for a mechanic in a place that is still new to you.
Ensure that every opening in your car is properly sealed.