Preparing Your Car for A Move
Are you getting ready for a big move? So, you think you have everything ready – the new house is ready to move into, your old house is packed up and cleaned up and the movers are all set – how about your car? If you're just moving
a few cities or states away (and not to a new country) then most likely you'll want to keep your cars with you, especially if they're relatively new or it would be more expensive to buy a new one. So, to ensure your vehicle is ready for the big move, here are some car moving
day tips: Get Your Car Serviced:
If you know you're driving a long way, then you should get a full check-up and servicing for your car. Bring your car to your trusted mechanic and let them know you'll be driving a lot way, so they can perform a full check under the hood. They should ensure that all your fluid levels are full and warn you of trouble signs like worn-out belts or loose parts. Check Your Brakes:
Aside from your engine, you should take special care of your brakes. Check them yourself first to see if anything's wrong, but regardless, you should tell your mechanic to also ensure they are working and replace your brake pads if necessary.
Your tires are an important part of your car – after all, they ensure you keep moving. Of course, it's also the part that's most susceptible to wear and tear, as well as damage. So, go to your mechanic (or where you bought your tires) and have them check, rotated or even replaced if necessary. You'll probably be loading up your car with more weight than you normally do, and you may be subjecting them to more friction if you're pulling a trailer. Make sure your tires are in tip-top condition and you have a spare tire that's new.
Take Emergency Tools and Other Essentials:
Do you have a complete emergency road kit with you? Ensure you do – you may need to get extra things like jumper cables, tire pressure gauge, flares, hazard signs etc. If you're traveling in the winter, bring extra anti-freeze. Also, don't forget to plan for emergencies – pack a gallon of water, enough food for a few days, blankets, and, of course, a first-aid kit. Alternatives If your destination is too far to drive or if you have two or more cars, you may want to explore other ways to auto ship your car.
There are many car moving companies
that would be happy to transport your car. They will either have representatives who can drive your car or perhaps take your car on a trailer and drive it your destination. Find a good company who can move your car so you can rest easy about moving your car.