Auto Pre-shipping Checklist
Pre-Shipping Checklist for my Auto Transport.
Vehicle Washing - In order to expedite origin inspection, please present the vehicle to your auto transporter in clean condition. This allows for quick and fair evaluation of the vehicle's condition prior to shipment.
Fuel Level - The fuel level of the vehicle transported should be about 1/4 of a tank. This is because auto transports are weight sensitive.
Personal Items - Auto transports are weight sensitive, so there should be a minimum of personal effects in the vehicle being transported. This also reduces the potential for theft.
Antennas - Antennas should be lowered or removed. Temporary antennas such as cell phones or CB radios should be removed.
Keys - The US DOT requires that all keys be provided for the vehicle. This includes ignition, truck, glove box, and/or other keys.
Alarms - Alarms should be turned off. If there are special instructions required to start a car or to disarm an alarm, please let your auto transporter know.
Luggage Racks - Non-permanent luggage, bike or ski racks should be removed.
Cracked Glass - Point out any window nicks, scratches, chips, or cracks to your auto transporter.
Climate - Vehicles should be prepared for the new climate conditions. This may include engine coolant, transmission oil and other fluids.
Spoilers - Spoilers, fairing, air dams or other low hanging items should be removed to expedite loading on the transport vehicle.
Car Phones - Car phones and removable radios should be removed from the vehicle.