Having your car shipped across the country is not the easiest task. There are a lot of things you need to consider before going ahead with it such as what shipping company to use, what kind of service you will be requiring, does the company have an insurance policy and many more related things. And even when you have sorted out the stuff that has to do with the company, your problem does not end there. You will have to worry about how preparing your car for the shipping, but we have made a list of a few things that you should most definitely do before it goes onto the truck.
Having proof of ownership
This may sound like a silly thing to make sure of especially when it is your car but it is best to be on the safe side and make sure that you have all the necessary documents that prove that the car is yours. These documents will be required by any shipping company such as TMShipping car movers, as they have a whole process to go through before agreeing to ship any car.
Checking the gas
This is advised by the shipping company due to safety reasons in order to prevent a potential explosion due to the fuel in the car. Since the car will be moved a lot, it is possible that there can be a potential leak or spillage from the tank which can be life threatening. You should make sure that the tank is empty before you drop it off at the terminal.
Providing the company with a functioning car
If your car does not function, there is a high chance that the shipping company wont even accept it. This is because it will be extra work for the shipping company since it can’t be driven. If your company has already agreed to ship it, they are probably doing so at higher price than normal because they will be incurring extra service in order to deliver it to the destination.
Checking the car inside and out
We will advise you to take pictures of the car, so you know exactly what the condition is in which you will be handing the car to the company. The pictures can be used as proof in case your car is to be in an accident. Make sure that you have an eye for details when taking the pictures, and you don’t miss any spots. While that being said, you should also make sure to give your car a wash so that it is easier to spot any new dents in case of any accidents during the shipping.
When it comes to the inside of the car, you should thoroughly check it to make sure there aren’t any important valuables such as insurance papers, driver’s license, etc. In case anything goes missing, the company will not be held accountable for such things.