Of all the items you plan on moving, your vehicle may be among the most valuable. Relocating a car can be easy when you use the right Jacksonville movers, such as our team at All My Sons. We are happy to help you and can provide these key tips for moving your car:
Removing Personal Items. It is always a good idea to remove any of your personal belongings from the vehicle before it ships. This reduces the risk of damage if the items move during transit. Additionally, your car may be inspected during the move, which means it may have to remain unlocked. Removing any valuables or custom products, such as a GPS system or stereo system, will mitigate the risk of theft.
Prep the Car. There are a number of things you can do in terms of maintenance to make for a smooth transport and re-entry:
- Make sure the battery has a full charge
- Take the vehicle to a mechanic for a tune-up
- Top off any fluids in the car except gasoline, which should only be at about a quarter full to save on freight costs
You can also ask the transporter if there are any other details you should tend to prior to shipping.
Inspect the Vehicle. You should thoroughly clean the interior and exterior of the vehicle and then perform an inspection. Make a note of any scratches, dents or other cosmetic damage. You may even consider taking pictures of the car. Your Jacksonville movers will likely also conduct an inspection of their own and ask you to sign off on it.
Following these tips will ensure your vehicle will move well with you.