1. Wash your Car thoroughly even if it will be transported on an open trailer. You will want to be able to notice any chips, dings, nicks or other cosmetic damage.
2. Remove any items from your car. Take all valuables that are in plain sight and place them in a locked clove compartment or remove them completely. Drivers are not responsible for property inside the vehicle.
3. Shut off or disable the car alarm. You can find out how to do this by looking in your vehicle's owner's manual
4. Do not fill up the tank. Please make sure that the tank is between 1/8 to 1/4 empty. This will save weight for the trailer.
5. Secure or remove any loose parts or special items from your vehicle such as ground effects, spoilers, or fog lamps.
6. If you have wide mirrors, fold them back. This is a very easy task and it can save an accidental mirror break.
7. Lower and remove/ retract the antenna. Please unscrew the antenna and place in the trunk or floorboard of the vehicle.
8. Ship convertibles with the top up and secured properly. Try to seal any holes or open seams in the top to prevent air or moisture from causing damage. Do NOT get a tarp and cover the vehicle with it. The driver will not accept the vehicle with a tarp.
9. Make sure the battery is charged, tires are inflated properly and all fluids are topped off.
10. Prepare a careful list of any operational problems that may prevent vehicle from driving onto the trailer. This may cost extra if the vehicle becomes inoperable during the transport.
11. Make a complete report of any pre-existing damage your vehicle may have. You will also want to take pictures with your phone with the date on the pic. Make sure you document everything. This is important in case there is damage done to your vehicle. If its not documented, the damage isn't covered.
If you follow these steps prior to and after transporting your vehicle, you will come out on top and have a wonderful experience in the auto transport industry.
Please contact Jason @ 817-600-2721 if you have any other questions.