Auto Shipping

Preparing your Vehicle for Auto Shipping

Many people are tempted to think that auto transportation is all about vehicles being shifted from one physical point to another. The truth is, it delves deeper than that. In the past, clients have gone through chaotic car shipping experiences, not that the service providers were inefficient but simply because they did not prepare for the shipping well enough. Before loading your car at the pick-up point, you need to ensure certain essential measures are in place. At Nexus Auto Transport, we always insist on providing a clear auto shipping guideline to enhance the pre-pick up operation process.
Start with the essentials
Before handing over your vehicle to car shipping services, you need a check for any loose parts in the vehicle. Ensure you fasten or remove such items lest they incur unnecessary damage. Such items include wide mirrors, antennas, spoilers, and even fog lights. Fastening aside, you should be able to handle minor repairs prior to auto transportation. For instance, any open seams on convertibles should be repaired to evade the possibility of further damage. Putting such measures also reduce the risk of auto transportation-related accidents.
Check the batteries and other parts
Does the radiator have sufficient levels of fresh anti-free? You might want to find out, especially if your vehicle is being shipped over the winter season. Yet again, it is important checking the working and physical condition of the battery. It should be secure enough with adequate fluid levels to avoid possible leakage. It is also recommended that you check the gasoline level in the tank. Preferably, it should be at the quarter level to avoid any unexpected incidence. Even more, doing so also reduce the weight of the car; an aspect that might further escalate the costs of shipping.
Take No Chances
Pick up inspection involves general cleanliness of the vehicle. You might not think it as a big concern, but your vehicles need to be decently clean for it to be picked by the carriers. We are certain you wouldn’t want to spend another half an hour trying to tidy your vehicle after the pick-up crew is in. It is also advisable to the anti-theft devices are disconnected prior to the pick. No one wants to witness a scene where the driver is locked out or the car’s alarm jerks off during shipment. Everyone prefers a peaceful auto shipping process, the carriers included.
On Personal Items inside the Car
You might want to have something tucked up in the trunk of the vehicle for delivery purposes. Most car shipping services encourage their clients not to have anything carried in the vehicle during shipping because such an expedition comes with its risks. If you insist on loading personal items inside the trunk, you must ensure they are tightly secured in and locked inside the trunk. In addition, they should weigh below 100lbs. Considering all these factors ensures that one goes through a peaceful and eventful relocation experience. Who thinks differently?

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