4 Ways To Get Your Vehicle Ready To Ship

13 August 2019
 Categories: Automotive, Blog


Moving from one location to the next can be a lot of work, which is why it makes sense to get help with the moving process. If you have multiple vehicles, there is no reason for you to make multiple trips in order to transport all of your vehicles to your new home. A vehicle transportation service can transport your vehicle to your new home, saving you from having to make multiple trips just to get all of your vehicles to your new home.

Before the auto transport company shows up to load up your vehicles, you are going to want to prepare your vehicles for the transportation process.

Don't Fill Up Your Gas Tank

You don't want to transport your vehicle on a full tank of gas. Having a full tank of gas just adds weight to your vehicle. Having a full tank of gas also increases the risk to the shipment. Try to drive your vehicle so that the fuel is at or below a quarter of a tank. You can fill your vehicle up with fuel when it gets to your new home.

Take Care of Any Leaks

Next, you need to make sure your vehicle is not leaking any fuel. Many vehicle transport companies will not transport your vehicle if it is leaking. That is why you need to take care of any leaks before the scheduled pick-up date for your vehicles. If your vehicle is leaking, make an appointment with your local auto repair shop, and work with them to stop the leak before the date your vehicle needs to be ready for transport.

Get the Tire Pressure Right

Next, you want the tire pressure to be right in your tires. You don't want your tires to be under or over-inflated. Drive through your local tire shop or oil change station, and have them adjust the tire pressure. Having the right tire pressure will help protect your tires from getting damaged during the transport process.

Turn Off the Alarm

The last thing any transport driver wants to deal with is an alarm going off when they are transporting a truck full of vehicles down the highway. You are going to want to disable your alarm before your vehicle is picked up. If you are not sure how to disable your alarm, consult with an auto repair shop to find out how to disable the alarm for your vehicle.

Before your vehicle is picked up for transport, run the gas down in your vehicle, fix any leaks, check the tire pressure, and disable the alarm. It is also a good idea to clean your vehicle inside and out. Contact a vehicle transport service for more help.