Get Ready for Transport with Car Shipping Tips

Getting your car ready to ship? It’s a breeze with our car shipping tips! These are easy guidelines to follow, and it won’t take long. Following our tips makes sure that your vehicle will be transported properly and safely, without any surprises. Your car is likely going to be transported on a multi-car carrier that is making other pick-ups and deliveries along the way. All our carriers have up to $1M+ in cargo liability insurance and each has cargo insurance up to $100k.  Let Crestline Auto help you along the way by providing some tips to make your shipping process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Tips for Shipping your Car: How to Prepare your Vehicle for Transport

  • The gas tank be no more than 1/4 full
  • All personal belongings should be removed
  • Disable alarm systems
  • One set of keys for the vehicle must be provided
  • Have a clean car for inspection as a dirty vehicle decreases the ability to perform a quality inspection
  • Car battery must be secure in the mounting bracket
  • Vehicle must have no obvious fluid leaks
  • If the vehicle is inoperable, an inoperable fee of $150 will be added to the transport cost

Vehicle Inspection Requirements

  • You or a designated individual must be present for the inspection at the time of pick-up and delivery
  • You or a designated individual must sign the bill of lading (condition report) at both the pick-up and delivery location
  • You or a designated individual is responsible for confirming your vehicle’s condition (this must be done before the driver leaves both pick-up and delivery location)
  • Damage will be noted by our transporter on the bill of lading at origin (in the unlikely event there is additional damage upon delivery, it should be noted by the transporter on the bill of lading and is your responsibility to make sure that all such damage is noted)

Guidelines for Successful Transport

  • Transit times may vary depending on time of year, weather, road conditions, as well as the origin and destination of a particular move (you should receive an estimated delivery date when you place your order)
  • Provide a working phone number where you may be reached throughout the transportation of your vehicle

With over forty years of combined transportation experience, you can rely on the Crestline Auto Transport team for your vehicle shipping needs. For more information about our shipping services, please call us at 800.994.1208 anytime, day or night.

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