How to Prepare Your Car for Shipment

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Auto-shipping companies have made it easier for people to move their cars from one place to another without driving long distances or risking their security. From car pickup to shipment and delivery, our auto transport company will take care of everything.

Are you planning to move across the country? You don’t need to drive to your new location. RGV Auto Transport will deliver your car right to your doorstep. But before you hand over your car, we recommend preparing your car for shipment. Here are some steps you can follow to prepare your car for relocation:

Arrange Your Vehicle’s Documents

When we arrive to pick up your car, the first thing we ask for is the vehicle’s documents. We need to ensure that you are the car’s owner and that it’s registered. We will also check your insurance documents and your driver’s license. To avoid delays and complications, make sure you arrange all the required documents beforehand.

Contact us for further information on the vehicle documents you may need.

Thoroughly Wash Your Car

You may be questioning why you even need to wash your car if it has to travel a long distance in an open carry car transport. A thorough wash will give you the exact picture of your car’s condition.

List Any Damages

Inspect your car in detail for any damage. As an extra precaution, write down or take pictures of any damage. This will help you compare the condition of your car before and after shipment.


Take Out All Your Personal Belongings or Car Accessories

After your car is picked up, it is transported to the auto transport company, where it waits for some time before being shipped. To avoid theft, remove all personal items from your car. Also, make sure you remove all removable accessories installed in the car.

Empty Your Car’s Fuel Tank

A filled-up tank may pose a security risk during transport. Since your car will not be driven all the way, leaving extra fuel in your car isn’t necessary. Try to take out at least three-quarters of fuel from your car’s fuel tank and leave around a quarter tank only.

Lock Your Car and Arrange Extra Key

The auto transport company will pick up your car from your doorstep. To ensure the safety of your car, make sure you lock it before it is loaded onto the truck. Arrange an extra car key to hand over to the driver as they may need it to transport the car to the open carry car transport platform.

Choose RGV Auto Transport for a Reliable and Affordable Car Shipping Service

For more than 32 years, RGV Auto Transport has been the top choice for people for cross country and terminal to terminal car shipping. We offer the best car relocation services to more than 25 locations across the United States. With our innovative vehicle tracking system, you can monitor the updated location of your car during the relocation process.

Click here to request a free quote today.

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