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Checklist For Car Transport

When it comes to the transport of your vehicle there are some simple things that you can do to make your auto transport experience easier. The biggest and most important thing is to have your car prepared correctly before having VLP Transport pick it up. This will save you time and money in the long run. It will also cut down on the amount of time that the car will have to be inspected and will insure that your vehicle transport experience is a success. We at VLP Transport care about our customers and we want you to have the best auto moving experience possible. Here are some quick tips to getting you on your way to having a successful vehicle transport experience.

Car transport Tip #1:

Most vehicle transport companies will not allow you more than 100 lbs of personal belongings in the vehicle during car shipping. These belongings will have to be put in the trunk. But remember, any personal items inside the vehicle will not be covered if lost or stolen during the transport of your automobile.

Car transport Tip #2

Your vehicle will need to be inspected with VLP Transport before moving. To make the vehicle easier to inspect, please insure that the vehicle is clean. The exterior should have little to no dirt while all upholstery should be visible inside the car. The inspection of the vehicle is for your benefit. If something were to happen to the vehicle during car shipping, and it was not a damage noted before transport, VLP Transport will assume full responsibility. Another inspection will be administered at the destination.

Car transport Tip #3

You must make sure that you have personal insurance on your vehicle. Most auto moving companies will not repair damages due to normal road conditions or conditions of nature. For example, if your car is damaged while sitting on a parking lot, even if your vehicle was under the control of the auto transporter, your insurance would be responsible. The carrier is responsible only when the damage is directly caused by the auto transport company.

Car transport Tip #4

Before vehicle transport make sure that you only have a quarter of a tank of gas. No more, no less. This is to ensure that the car has enough gas for loading and unloading by the car shipping company and it does not affect the weight of the car.

Car transport Tip #5

For most auto moving companies there is usually an extra charge if your vehicle is inoperable, has a camper shell, is lifted, is oversized, etc. The rule of thumb in auto transport is that if it has anything on it that would make it harder to transport, then you will probably be charged more for transport.

Car transport Tip #6

Please make sure that you have two complete sets of keys. One for you and one for the auto transport company. This way the auto moving company will have access to load and unload your vehicle. Please make sure that the keys both, unlock the doors and unlock the ignition.

Car transport Tip #7

Make sure that you disable your car alarm so that it does not get triggered during moving.

Car transport Tip #8

Please be sure to provide a number where you can be reached at all times. This will enable the car shipping company to easily contact you in case of an emergency. If the auto transport company cannot contact you, your car may be left at a terminal where it will accrue fees.

Car transport Tip #9

Remember, that if moving in colder climate to be sure to check all antifreeze and fluids in your vehicle before transport. This will insure that no part of the engine will be harmed during the cold starts in frigid temperatures. The auto transport company will usually not take responsibility for a problem that they did not directly cause.

Car transport Tip #10

Relax, and take a deep breath. VLP Transport handles hundreds of cars every month all over the globe. If you have taken the time to complete these simple steps before car shipping your vehicle will be one hundred percent ready for auto transport.

Car transport Tip #11

Get started today! At VLP Transport we offer immediate price quoting, which gives you an instant price quote when you enter your basic vehicle shipping information. We also have a very helpful and informed staff that will help make your vehicle transport a breeze.

With one click, you are well on your way to a successful vehicle move. If the internet is your thing, we have a convenient phone staff available to get your order set up and answer any auto moving questions that you may have. Simply call 888-936-7857.