When it comes to the transport of your vehicle there are some simple things that you can do to make your car transport experience easier. If you are ready to go, please fill out our transport quote form to receive a quote for your move.The biggest and most important thing is to have your car prepared correctly before having Lone Star Auto Transport pick it up. This will save you time and money in the long run. It will also cut down on the amount of time that the car will have to be inspected and will insure that your auto transport experience is a success. We at Lone Star Auto Transport care about our customers and we want you to have the best car transport experience possible. Here are some quick and painless tips to getting you on your way to having a successful auto transport experience.
Most auto transport companies will not allow you more than 100 lbs of personal belongings in the vehicle during car shipping. These belongings will have to be put in the trunk. But remember, any personal items inside the vehicle willnot be covered if lost or stolen during the carriers of your automobile.
Your vehicle will need to be inspected with Lone Star Auto Transport before car shipping. To make the vehicle easier to inspect, please insure that the vehicle is clean. The exterior should have little to no dirt while all upholstery shouldbe visible inside the car. The inspection of the vehicle is for your benefit. If something was to happen to the vehicle during car shipping, and it was not a damage noted before shipping, we at Lone Star Auto Transport would take full responsibility. Another inspection will be administered at the destination.
You must make sure that you have personal insurance on your vehicle. Most car transport companies will not repair damages due to normal road conditions or conditions of nature. For example, if your car was damaged while sitting on a parking lot, even if your vehicle was under the control of the car transport, your insurance would be responsible. The carrier is responsible only when the car is directly damaged by the car transport company.
Before auto transport make sure that you only have a quarter of a tank of gas. No more, no less. This is to ensure that the car has enough gas for loading and unloading by the car shipping company.
For most car transport companies there is usually an extra charge if your vehicle is inoperable, has a camper shell, is lifted, is oversized, etc. The rule of thumb in car transport is that if it has anything on it that would make itharder to transport, then you will probably be charged more for transport.
Please make sure that you have two complete sets of keys. One for you and one for the car transport company. This way the car transport company will have access to load and unload your vehicle. Please make sure that the keys both, unlock the doors and unlock the ignition.
Please make sure that you disable your car alarm so that it does not get triggered during car shipping.
Please be sure to provide a number where you can be reached at all times. This will enable the car shipping company to easily contact you in case of an emergency. If the car transport company cannot contact you, your car may be left at a terminal where it will accrue fees.
Remember, that if moving in colder climate to make sure that you check all antifreeze and fluids in your vehicle before auto transport. This will insure that no part of the engine will be harmed during the cold starts in frigid temperatures. The car transport company will usually not take responsibility for a problem that they did not directly cause.
Relax, and take a deep breath. We at Lone Star Auto Transport carriers hundreds of cars every month all over the globe. If you have taken the time to complete these simple steps before car shipping your vehicle will be one hundred percent ready for car transport.