Using a professional cargo service for shipping a car across the country does make things easy. They can be relied upon to deliver and ship the car intact and safely to the destination address. But something unexpected can still happen on the way. Here are some things that need to be done before making a decision to transport car across country with the aim to reduce the risk of damage to the car’s delivery:
Remove unnecessary items
Get rid of items in the car and also in the trunk, especially valuable personal items. Many people ignore this or may forget to check before shipping the car. Insurance companies will not bear the damage / loss of goods that are in the car because the goods are not included in the agreement. Also remove the interior parts (interior) that easily separated and will damage other parts that are also not covered by insurance.
Wash cars and take photos
Wash the car body carefully. Wash and check the exterior of the car to be shipped. Note and note any defects / defects that already exist. If necessary, photograph and document, including photos of all cars from various angles. If an unexpected situation occurs during the delivery of the car, the photo documentation may be used as proof of claim.
Check the machine
At the time of loading and unloading process there are times when the car may have to be ridden, so make sure the condition of the engine and other driving systems in good condition. Check the battery parts, tires, engine oil, gearbox oil, axle, cooler, etc. Notify companies that make car deliveries, problems they may have or have experienced before they are better equipped. Check also the contents of gasoline, preferably the contents of gasoline is less than half the tank because as more gasoline will add the weight of the car which means adding to the cost of shipping the car.
Secure the exterior
There are parts or components that may be damaged or loose when shipping the car, so it needs to be secured or removed. Removable components should be removed, for example: rearview mirror, weeper, etc.