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”  You may be tempted to load your car with personal belongings to save yourself the task of moving them later. Before lending your car for transport, it’s recommendable to empty your car. If your car is shipped with household items, the company may not take any responsibility if some of the items are damaged or lost during transportation. To avoid such scenarios, it’s best to always make sure that your car is empty before the shipping process. 

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Preparing Your Car for
Cross Country Transport

Are you transporting a car but have no idea how to go about it? No need to worry. Most people don’t have a lot of experience when it comes to shipping vehicles. This is because they don’t know how to go about the whole process and may end up feeling overwhelmed and confused by the long-distance shipping process. However, you don’t need to panic, below are some steps that will guide you when preparing your car for cross country transport.

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When to Ship Your Car

Moving or relocating for a new job are some of the common reasons that cause people to ship their cars. With such justifiable reasons, individuals start planning on how to transport their cars. Car transport experts recommend that individuals book their auto-delivery order at least 21 days in advance to receive accurate car transport estimates.

If you don’t have the luxury of time, then you may book at least 10 days before the shipping date. Therefore, the next time you are preparing to transport your car across the country, consider when you want it to be transported for easier planning.

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Vehicle Shipping Company

  1. Checking out your car shipping company is important before setting your vehicle for transportation. Some auto transport companies may be illegal; therefore, ensure your shipping agent is registered with the Department of Transport for accountability purposes.

    It is also advisable to confirm that the shipping agency provides DOT or MC registration numbers. This makes it easier to track your freight information throughout the shipping process. Lastly, avoid verbal agreements with the shipping agency and insist that everything, including the car shipping quote to be put in writing.

Full Coverage Transport Insurance

  1. You wouldn’t want to risk shipping a car without insurance coverage. With many uncertainties that come with car transportation, including road accidents and thefts, your insurance partner may come in handy during such times. Therefore, check out if your transportation agency is insured for your vehicle’s safety with a reputable insurance company. You may also consider getting additional insurance from your broker if the current cover isn’t enough.

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  3. You may be tempted to load your car with personal belongings to save yourself the task of moving them later. Before lending your car for transport, it’s recommendable to empty your car. If your car is shipped with household items, the company may not take any responsibility if some of the items are damaged or lost during transportation. To avoid such scenarios, it’s best to always make sure that your car is empty before the shipping process.
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Lastly, when it comes to long-distance shipping, there is no such thing as excessive information. It’s advisable to be detailed when giving instructions for your move. Things like exact addresses of the origin, contact information, and destination of the car are critical for a smooth cross country transport process.

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  • > If you would like to know anything more about the car transport services we offer at Auto Transport then call us on (800) 757-7125 or click the link to receive your free quote today.

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Expert in all in things auto-transport. Natasha has been with the company for 3 years and is actively reaching new milestones for the company with her marketing team.

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