How to Prepare Your Car for Shipping

September 29, 2023

How to Prepare Your Car for Shipping

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Washing your car before shipping your vehicle will help identify any prior marks and damage!
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When shipping your vehicle, there are many steps that you need to take to make sure your vehicle is properly ready for shipment. A lot can happen with your shipment, so it is important that you get your car ready to be safely and securely shipped. Either way, when you put your car in our hands, it will be shipped in the safest hands around! We also provide shipping insurance, so if anything were to happen, your car would be well protected! Nonetheless, there are some things that you can do to your car to allow your car shipping to go quickly and smoothly.

Remove All Valuables From Your Vehicle

You do not want to leave any valuables in your car, generally speaking, but especially not when shipping it. These valuables would be anything such as custom stereos, DVD players, front and rear cameras, dash cameras, etc. This will lower your risk of theft and/or damage being done.

Wash Your Vehicle

Washing your car before shipping may sound silly, it is still very important to do! This will help you inspect your vehicle beforehand to know and see what damage and scratches may already be present on your car. Doing a prior inspection of your car will allow you to then have an idea of what it looked like before, so you can tell if any damage occurred while it was in shipment.

Inspect Your Vehicle For Any Damage

If you see anything be sure to take a photo and mark it on the Bill of Lading (BOL).

Remove or Secure Loose Parts

For example, if you are a car radio listener and have an antenna, you will need to remove your antenna and put it in the trunk or keep it with you. Additionally, you need to fold in the vehicle’s mirrors.

Check Your Car’s Maintenance

Now, there is no need to worry, we will ship your vehicle whether it is running or non-running. In any case, we ask that you report to us about the vehicle’s functionality (mileage and existing damage). If there are any mechanical issues (leakage, under-charged battery), it may slow down the shipping process.

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