Shipping Check List

hauling1When it comes to the Transport of your vehicle there are some simple things that you can do to make your Transport Vehicle experience easier. The biggest and most important thing is to have your car prepared correctly before having Diamond Express Transport pick it up. This will save you time and money in the long run. It will also cut down on the amount of time that the car will have to be inspected and will insure that your Car Transport experience is a success. We at Diamond Express Transport care about our customers and we want you to have the best Vehicle Shipping experience possible. Here are some quick and painless tips to getting you on your way to having a successful Car Transport experience.

Car Hauler Tip #1:

Most Car Transport companies will not allow you more than 100 lbs of personal belongings in the vehicle during Ship Car. These belongings will have to be put in the trunk. But remember, any personal items inside the vehicle will not be covered if lost or stolen during the transport of your automobile.

Car Hauler Tip #2

Your vehicle will need to be inspected with Diamond Express Transport before Hauling. To make the vehicle easier to inspect, please insure that the vehicle is clean. The exterior should have little to no dirt while all upholstery should be visible inside the car. The inspection of the vehicle is for your benefit. If something was to happen to the vehicle during Ship Car, and it was not a damage noted before transport, we at Diamond Express Transport would take full responsibility. Another inspection will be administered at the destination.

Car Hauler Tip #3

You must make sure that you have personal insurance on your vehicle. Most Vehicle Shipping companies will not repair damages due to normal road conditions or conditions of nature. For example, if your car was damaged while sitting on a parking lot, even if your vehicle was under the control of the auto transporter, your insurance would be responsible. The carrier is responsible only when the car is directly damaged by the Transport Vehicle company.

Car Hauler Tip #4

Before Car Transport make sure that you only have a quarter of a tank of gas. No more, no less. This is to ensure that the car has enough gas for loading and unloading by the Ship Car company.

Car Hauler Tip #5

For most Vehicle Shipping companies there is usually an extra charge if your vehicle is inoperable, has a camper shell, is lifted, is oversized, etc. The rule of thumb in Transport Vehicle is that if it has anything on it that would make it harder to Transport, then you will probably be charged more for transport.

Car Hauler Tip #6

Please make sure that you have two complete sets of keys. One for you and one for the Transport Vehicle company. This way the Vehicle Shipping company will have access to load and unload your vehicle. Please make sure that the keys both, unlock the doors and unlock the ignition.

Car Hauler Tip #7

Please make sure that you disable your car alarm so that it does not get triggered during Hauling.

Car Hauler Tip #8

Please be sure to provide a number where you can be reached at all times. This will enable the Ship Car company to easily contact you in case of an emergency. If the Transport Vehicle company cannot contact you, your car may be left at a terminal where it will accrue fees.

Car Hauler Tip #9

Remember, that if moving in colder climate to make sure that you check all antifreeze and fluids in your vehicle before Shipping. This will insure that no part of the engine will be harmed during the cold starts in frigid temperatures. The Transport Vehicle company will usually not take responsibility for a problem that they did not directly cause.

Car Hauler Tip #10

Relax, and take a deep breath. We at Diamond Express Transport transport hundreds of cars every month all over the globe. If you have taken the time to complete these simple steps before Ship Car your vehicle will be one hundred percent ready for Transport Vehicle.