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How to Prepare Your Vehicles for Transport

One of the major reasons why customers continue to trust the St. Louis auto movers of All My Sons Moving & Storage is because of our moving professionals’ ability to handle any task no matter how big or small. Not only are we equipped to handle the packing of our residents’ household items and getting them safely unpacked in their new homes; our moving professionals are also skilled in safe and secure vehicle transport.

During the vehicle transportation process, our St. Louis movers won’t be behind the wheel of your vehicle, driving it to its new home. Instead, your vehicle will be loaded onto one of our multi-car carrying trucks for safe transport, and to prevent any wear and tear on the vehicle. However, for your vehicle to arrive in the best shape possible, it’s important to first prepare it for the shipping process. Here are some things to keep in mind before scheduling a date to relocate your vehicle.

Clean Your Vehicle’s Exterior & Interior

Dirt, dust and all sorts of other buildup can occur when a vehicle is left outside to fend off the elements. After scheduling your moving services, take the time to properly wash, wax and dry your vehicle. Don’t settle for a “rain wash,” get into the rim wells, buff the headlights and make it as new as the day you purchased it. The same applies to the interior. Empty your vehicle of any debris or clutter before your St. Louis auto movers arrive for transport. Take care of your car so that it’s in the best shape it can be upon arrival.

Inflate Tires to Their Correct Levels

Ensure that your tires are inflated to the correct PSI level beforehand. Even when not being driven on the road, damage can occur to a tire that is underinflated and being transported. Take your car to a nearby gas station and fill the tires up at the air pump. You may also purchase a tire pressure gauge from the clerk if necessary. Consult your owner’s manual to verify the correct PSI for your vehicle’s make and model.

Disable Alarm Systems

On the day that the St. Louis auto movers arrive to load your vehicle onto the moving truck, disable the alarm system before they begin transport. This especially goes for vehicles with sensitive alarm systems.

Repair any Leaks or Loose Parts

Before your vehicle is loaded for transport, check the undercarriage for any noticeable leaks. Vehicles with leaky radiators, oil pans, etc. must be repaired immediately. If there are any loose parts such as a broken side mirror or bumper, these should also be taken care of before contracting a team that offers transportation services.