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The Top Ten Items to Remember When Transporting Your Vehicle with Us

Top Ten Items to Remember When Transporting Your Vehicle With Us

Considering having one of your vehicles transported by a car hauling company? If so, there are a few key factors to keep in mind that will help to make your overall experience go more smoothly.  Vehicle transport companies understand that your vehicle is precious cargo, so working closely together will greatly benefit both parties. If you remember and follow these ten recommendations when preparing your vehicle for transport, you should have a positive, worry-free experience.

  1. Call around to different transporting companies to see who will get you the highest quality of service for the best price. You can call us at 877.571.6325 anytime for a free quote!
  2. Consider whether you would like your vehicle to be enclosed or open during transport.  Remember that enclosed transportation is usually a bit pricier than open transportation.
  3. Once you have found the right transportation partner, make sure you have a good vehicle pick up and drop location.  Because it is most likely a tractor trailer that will pick up your vehicle, there should be adequate space for the truck to get in and out with ease.  Dead end streets and small neighborhoods will make it difficult to load and unload, so consider meeting at a nearby parking lot or large open space.
  4. Your vehicle may have to be driven on and off the truck multiple times, so leave a little gas in the tank.
  5. Don't pack your car full of household goods or valuable items. The transporter may refuse to move your vehicle if there are a lot of personal belongings inside the vehicle. 
  6. Walk around the vehicle with the driver when filling out the vehicle condition report. This is critical to ensuring that all current damages are noted prior to the vehicle leaving your possession.
  7. Take pictures of the vehicle prior to it being transported.  This safeguards you against any discrepancy over the condition of the vehicle once it reaches your destination.
  8. Verify that someone will be at the origin and destination locations at the times arranged with the transporter.
  9. Make sure you have the name and number of the driver so that you can contact them if there are any changes in the destination location.
  10. Take a few minutes to check the overall mobility of the vehicle by verifying good tire pressure, operability and working keys.

MetroGistics has the quality of service and reliability that you are looking for in a vehicle shipper. We work with customers big and small to get their vehicles transported safely and on time!  We understand how important it is to be reliable and available when it comes to shipping your vehicle.   MetroGistics will help you every step of the way by giving you the best price, best quality of service and on time deliveries, guaranteed!

Let MetroGistics help you along the way.  Just give us a call at 877.571.6235 any time day or night, or email us at  Don't forget about our iPhone track and trace app to keep yourself in the loop with ETAs and status updates! Find it at the iTunes app store under "MetroGistics."