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These tips are to help you in the car shipping process


When it comes to the shipping of your vehicle there are some simple things that you can do to make your auto shipping experience easier. If you are ready to go, please fill out our shipping quote form to receive a quote. The biggest and most important thing is to have your car prepared correctly before having United 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 car transport experience is a success. We at United Auto Transport care about our customers and we want you to have the best auto shipping experience possible. Here are some quick and painless tips to getting you on your way to having a successful car transport experience.

Tip #1:

Most car transport companies will not allow you more than 100 lbs. of personal belongings in the vehicle during auto transport. These belongings will have to be put in the trunk. But remember, any personal items inside the vehicle will not be covered if lost or stolen during the shipping of your automobile.

Tip #2

Your vehicle will need to be inspected with United Auto Transport before 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 should be visible inside the car. The inspection of the vehicle is for your benefit. If something was to happen to the vehicle during transport, and it was not a damage noted before transport, we at United Auto Transport would take full responsibility. Another inspection will be administered at the destination.

Tip #3

You must make sure that you have personal insurance on your vehicle. Most auto shipping 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 auto shipping, your insurance would be responsible. The carrier is responsible only when the auto shipping company directly damages the car.

Tip #4

Before car 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 auto transport company.

Tip #5

For most auto shipping 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 auto shipping is that if it has anything on it that would make it harder to shipping, then you will probably be charged more for shipping.

Tip #6

Please make sure that you have two complete sets of keys, one for you and one for the auto shipping company. This way the auto shipping company will have access to load and unload your vehicle. Please make sure that the keys both, unlock the doors and unlock the ignition.

Tip #7

Please make sure that you disable your car alarm so that it does not get triggered during shipping.

Tip #8

Please be sure to provide a number where you can be reached at all times. This will enable the auto transport company to easily contact you in case of an emergency. If the auto shipping company cannot contact you, your car may be left at a terminal where it will accrue fees.

Tip #9

Remember, that if moving in colder climate to make sure that you check all antifreeze and fluids in your vehicle before shipping. This will insure that no part of the engine will be harmed during the cold starts in frigid temperatures. The auto shipping company will usually not take responsibility for a problem that they did not directly cause.

Tip #10

Relax, and take a deep breath. We at United Auto Transport ship hundreds of cars every month all over the globe. If you have taken the time to complete these simple steps before shipping, your vehicle will be one hundred percent ready for shipping.