How to Ship Your Car: Guidelines For A Successful Vehicle Transport
If you’re one of the many people preparing to make a big move this year, let us help! We’ve shipped automobiles for nearly two decades, and we can give you a few tips that will make the process go smoothly. Here are the guidelines we recommend to customers.
(1) You May Not Pack Your Car with Household Items
If you pack your car with belongings, you may be heavily fined – or the car may not be shipped at all! Your best bet is to keep your car free of belongings. If you absolutely must have items in the car, they must be in the trunk or as far back in the vehicle as possible. There can be no more than 100 pounds worth of belongings inside the vehicle.
(2) Do Not Put the Seats Down
Your seats should be in their regular upright position. If the number of items in your car require you to put your seats down, you’re carrying too much stuff! Please remove the items from your car and keep your seats locked upright during transport.
(3) Leave a Fourth of a Tank of Gas in the Car
You may not be aware of this, but gas in the tank adds a considerable amount of weight to your car. If your car has more than half a tank of gas, it will likely be very heavy on the carrier. For the safety of the car, a fourth of a tank of gas is required.
(4) Take Toll Transponders Out of the Vehicle
Toll transponders will go off if you do not take them out of the vehicle. Unfortunately, PreOwned Auto Logistics can not be responsible for any charges made by the transponder company. It’s best, therefore, to simply remove toll transponders before you ship.
(5) Medication is Prohibited from your Vehicle During Shipment
Medication must be put in your own luggage during your travels. Keep it with you; do not leave it in the car. PreOwned Auto Logistics is not responsible for your medication, or for any trouble you might have if you don’t keep it with you.
At PreOwned, we care about the safety and security of your vehicle, as well as your peace of mind! These guidelines are designed so that the transport of your vehicle goes as smoothly as possible. If you have any additional questions about shipping requirements, please let one of our friendly representatives know! We are here for you and happy to address your concerns.