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How to Prepare Your Automobile for Relocation

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Relocating your automobile is not as easy as it sounds. There's more that goes into vehicle relocation than simply pushing it over a ramp and into a waiting truck. Just like any other activity, vehicle relocation requires adequate preparation for an incident-free relocation. With that in mind, here are a few tips on how to prepare for vehicle relocation.

General Information

  • A large number of vehicle relocation companies will only relocate operable vehicles. This means that your vehicle has to be in working condition. A large number of relocation companies have extra charges if they're to relocate a broken-down vehicle.
  • It is a good idea to inform the relocation company of any modifications that may have been done on the vehicle to be relocated. Such modifications include, lowering of vehicles, installation of a 4x4lift kit e.t.c. This information is important as it will help the relocation company employees to understand exactly how to handle the vehicle with these modifications in mind.
  • If the height of your vehicle happens to be more than the maximum height allowed on standard relocation trailers, it will have to be relocated in a different kind of trailer. This means that you will be required to pay more for the vehicle relocation exercise. It is important to remember this factor when budgeting for the relocation exercise.

Preparing the Automobile

The actual preparation of the vehicle involves a number of activities, none of which should be ignored.

  • You should confirm that your vehicle has no signs of fluid leakage, especially from the engine compartment
  • You need to have your vehicle cleaned for inspection before it's mounted on the relocation truck. This is because dirt can hinder an effective inspection of the vehicle.
  • You should see to it that there is adequate fuel in the gas tank before the relocation exercise. It is recommended that your gas tank be at least 1/8 full. While you're at it you should also ensure that that the fuel in the tank does not go beyond the quarter mark.
  • You should ensure that you un-mount any semi-permanent vehicle accessories such as bike and luggage racks. These accessories add to the overall weight of the vehicle, which is counter-productive during relocation.  

Vehicle relocation leaves little room for mistakes, especially when it comes to preparation for the exercise. For more of these tips, talk to your local auto relocation service such as Dashpine Transport for help.