Unless you do this for a living, you probably haven’t thought much about the logistics of shipping a vehicle via Open Transport.
In short, this means the vehicle will go on an unenclosed carrier, and will be exposed to weather and road conditions (such as mud).
While this doesn’t present a problem for most vehicles, here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare your vehicle for shipping.
- Prepare your car by removing all personal belongings.
- Make sure the battery is charged and the tires are fully inflated.
- Remove any luggage carriers, ski racks, cell phones and chargers, parking passes, toll passes, GPS systems, garage door openers, and spoilers.
- Have mechanical issues repaired or let your transporter know about them.
- Make sure all fluids are full, and fill your gas tank to 1/4 to 1/2.
- Disconnect all alarm systems.
- Flip down side mirrors.
- Retract or remove antennae.
You should inspect the car and write down any existing damage, and verify any damage with the driver before the car is loaded. That pretty much covers your responsibility on shipping.
As for our responsibility, we answer to you. We pledge to transport your vehicle(s) in the safest, most economical way possible. We promise to give you all of the information concerning your vehicle, and to be available to answer your questions 24/7.
Our open-transport carriers are licensed with the Department of Transportation; our drivers are trained and certified. Your cargo is fully insured through us, and we are happy to share with you the amount of coverage and proof of insurance.
After the job is done, and your vehicle(s) delivered in a timely, cost-effective manner, there is one more thing we’d ask you to do: Post a review on our website. It would be the best thanks we can get.