Preparation for Overseas Auto Shipping
1. When preparing your automobile for shipping, some companies say you can pack things in your trunk. However, in the event of a robbery, your items would not be covered by any insurance you choose to buy.
2. Vehicle washing: In order to expedite the origin inspection, present the vehicle to your auto transporter in clean condition. This allows for a quick and fair evaluation of the vehicle prior to shipment.
3. Fuel level: The fuel level of the vehicle transported should be about ¼ of a tank. This is because auto transports are weight sensitive.
4. Antennas: Antennas should be lowered or removed. Temporary antennas such as cell phones or CB radios should be removed.
5. Keys: The U.S. Department of Transportation requires that all keys be provided from the vehicle. This includes ignition, trunk, glove box, and/or any other keys.
6. Alarms: Alarms should be turned off. If there are special instructions required to start a car or to disarm an alarm, let your auto transporter know beforehand.
7. Luggage racks: Non-permanent luggage, bike, or ski racks should be removed.