Moving or selling a vehicle involves more than just finding the right transport company. Properly preparing your vehicle for transport is essential to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to get your vehicle ready for transport.
1. Clean and Document Your Vehicle
Before the transport company arrives, give your vehicle a thorough cleaning. This allows you to document any existing scratches, dents, or other cosmetic imperfections accurately. Take clear photos from different angles to serve as a reference in case of any discrepancies upon delivery.
2. Remove Personal Belongings
It's important to remove all personal belongings from your vehicle before transport. This includes items from the trunk, glove compartment, and any other storage spaces. Transport companies are not responsible for personal items left in the vehicle.
3. Check for Mechanical Issues
Ensure that your vehicle is in good working condition. If there are any mechanical issues, make note of them and inform the transport company in advance. This information will help them take necessary precautions during transit.
4. Secure Loose Parts
If there are any loose parts or accessories on your vehicle, such as spoilers, antennas, or convertible tops, make sure they are securely fastened or removed. This prevents any potential damage during transport.
5. Disable Alarms and Anti-Theft Devices
If your vehicle has an alarm system or any anti-theft devices, it's important to disable them before transport. This ensures that they won't be accidentally triggered during the journey.
6. Maintain a Quarter Tank of Gas
Keep your vehicle's gas tank at about a quarter full. This provides enough fuel for loading and unloading without adding unnecessary weight to the vehicle.
7. Check Tire Pressure
Ensure that all tires are properly inflated. This helps in the safe loading and unloading of your vehicle.
By following these steps, you'll help ensure that your vehicle is ready for transport. At USTA Auto Transport, we value the safety and security of your vehicle, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.