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How to prepare your vehicle for transport

Preparing your vehicle for transport is essential to ensure that it arrives at its destination in the same condition as it was picked up. Here are some tips to help you get your vehicle ready for transport:

  1. Clean Your Vehicle: A dirty vehicle can make it difficult for the transport company to inspect it for any pre-existing damage. Clean the exterior and interior of your vehicle before transport.
  2. Disable Alarms: If your vehicle has an alarm system, make sure to disable it before transport. This will prevent the alarm from going off during transit, which could cause damage to your vehicle or the transport truck.
  3. Remove Personal Items: It’s important to remove all personal items from your vehicle before transport. This includes things like GPS systems, phone chargers, and loose items in the trunk. Auto transport companies are not responsible for the loss or damage of personal items during transit.
  4. Check for Leaks: Make sure your vehicle does not have any leaks, such as oil or coolant, that could cause damage during transit. If you do find any leaks, have them repaired before transport.
  5. Check Tire Pressure: Make sure the tire pressure in your vehicle is at the recommended level before transport. Low tire pressure can cause problems during transit and increase the risk of a tire blowout.
  6. Document Any Pre-Existing Damage: Before transport, inspect your vehicle for any pre-existing damage, such as dents, scratches, or broken lights. Document the damage in writing and take photos of it to ensure that you have proof if any additional damage occurs during transport.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your vehicle arrives at its destination in the same condition as it was picked up. If you have any concerns or questions about preparing your vehicle for transport, contact your auto transport company for guidance.

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