When planning any major move it is important to plan in advance in order to avoid hassles. Being prepared for a project is the name of the game. This is especially true when talking about auto shipping. One of the first things to think about is the condition of your car. Is it running? Is it mechanically in good shape? Ask yourself these questions as a vehicle that is not running will complicate the car transport process. If the battery is dead, then you need to take it in for a charge or replace the battery before the car transport company shows at your door. Your car may be sitting on the open or closed car carrier for days and a charged battery will be needed.
If your car has a dead battery and this interferes with the vehicle shipping process, then you may receive additional charges. For example, if you decide to ship car to Kansas City from Miami, and when your car carrier stops in another city and finds that your car will not start when loading another vehicle behind it, then the trouble starts. They have to contact a local tow truck to help him get your vehicle back on the transport vehicle. You end up paying the tab for this mishap which can add some significant fees to your auto transport costs.
It is best to keep most of your personal belongings out when preparing your car for shipping. It is generally ok to leave a few things in the vehicle such as some clothes and other simple items. But, it is important to check with the auto shipping company for any rules, as you should follow their guidelines when car moving.