Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Preparing Your Car For Shipping

If you've received your car transport estimates and have selected a car transport service there are some preparations you need to take before your car shipping company comes to pick up your car or when you leave it at the car shippping service's terminal.Take these steps ahead of time to minimize potential problems that could arise while your car is being shipped:Unless you are shipping a non-operating car or truck, like an antique automobile, and your car shipping service knows about it, have your car serviced ahead of time so that it will start, stop and roll like it's supposed to.Check your car's fluids, battery charge and air pressure in the tires. Secure or remove any bolted on accessories, like roof racks, extra mirrors, air dams, spoilers, etc. Lower or remove all antennas. If you have an E-Z pass device remove it before shipping. Thoroughly wash the car and clean the interior. If shipping the car overseas, have the undercarriage washed. The destination country may require it. Have any fluid leakage problems corrected. If you car is leaking fluid, make sure the car shipping service knows about it in advance and that the driver is aware of it so your car doesn't get placed above another car in transit and damage it.

By Idan Lavi

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