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Before you Move

Before Moving Your Auto


Guidelines for Safe Vehicle Moves:

Transit times may vary depending on the time of year and the origination and destination of your particular move. Your estimated transit time will be indicated on your final order confirmation documents.

Your vehicle must be operable. If not, an additional in-op fee of $150 will be added to transport your vehicle.

You must advise us in advance of any modifications made to your vehicle such as 4×4 lift kit, camper shell, vehicle lowered, etc.

Your vehicle may not exceed 7’ in height. If so, You must advise us in advance. Additional fees may apply.

Your vehicle must have a minimum of 4” ground clearance to safely load and unload your vehicle.

We must have a working phone number where you may be reached throughout the duration of your vehicle relocation.

Preparing Your Auto for Moving

The gas tank must have a minimum of (1/8) tank of fuel, but no more than (1/2) tank of fuel.

Radios, cassette decks or CD players not built in, car phones, garage door openers must be removed.

All antennas must be fully retracted or removed.

Plants and hazardous materials are forbidden by law to be transported.

One set of ALL keys for the vehicle must be provided.

All non-permanent luggage racks, bike racks, or ski racks must be removed.

All personal belongings must be removed. (except standard vehicle items such as the jack and spare tire)

Your vehicle must be clean for inspection. A dirty vehicle decreases the ability to perform a quality inspection.

Your battery must be secure in the mounting bracket.

The vehicle must have no obvious fluid leaks.

All exterior spare tire covers, grill covers, or car covers must be removed.

Vehicle Inspection Requirements

You or your designated individual must be present for the inspection at the time of pick-up and delivery.

You or your designated individual must sign the bill of lading and condition report at both origin and destination.

You or your designated individual are responsible for confirming your vehicle’s condition. This must be done before the driver leaves the destination.

Damage will be noted by our auto carrier/driver on the bill of lading at origin. In the unlikely event there is additional damage on delivery, it will be noted by carrier/driver on the bill of lading.

Insurance works as such: Most carriers hold 1,000,000.00 combined single limit & 250,000.00 thousand dollars per incident. This insurance covers damage done to your vehicle in transit. There is no other insurance. The auto transport carrier is the main and only coverage. (Exception: Automobile personal contents are not covered by any carrier insurance and in most cases if lost, stolen or otherwise will not be covered.)