Helpful Car Shipping Checklist to Ensure Safe Shipment of Your Vehicle

Things To Do Before Pick-up

Your vehicle must be operable. If it is not, additional fees or methods may apply.

Please provide a phone number where you may be reached for the duration of transport.

If the vehicle is pre-1980, ask your sales representative if it will require special handling.

We must know of modifications your vehicle has, such as 4×4 lift kit, camper shell, lower vehicle clearance, etc.

Your vehicle may not exceed 7’ in height and must have a minimum of 4” ground clearance to safely load and unload your vehicle.

Vehicle must be free of fluid leaks

Driver side door and window must operate

Your vehicle must have working brakes. Vehicles with manual transmission must also have a working emergency brake.

Your battery must be securely mounted.

Prepare For Shipment

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

The gas tank must have a minimum of (1/4) tank of fuel, but no more than (1/2) tank of fuel.

All alarm systems must be disconnected, disabled or turned off.

The following items must be removed – radios, cassette decks and CD players that are not built in, as well as car phones, garage door openers, and E-Z toll tag passes.

All antennas must be fully retracted or removed.

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

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

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

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

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

Your vehicle must be prepared for the new climate. This may include engine coolant, transmission oil, and other fluids.

Vehicle Inspection – Before and After Transport

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

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

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

Vehicle condition exceptions must be noted on the bill of lading.