Relocating the car for your college student – Follow these steps for a smooth transport experience

Making the big transition to college with your child? Having a vehicle relocated for your college student can be made very simple if you just follow a few steps when preparing for this huge transition. There are so many things that a person needs to worry about when sending their child off to school, getting their vehicle to them shouldn’t be one of those worry items.

Once you have chosen a company to haul a vehicle for you there are a few things that need to be looked at when it comes to your vehicles condition.

• Air up all the tires to manufacturers suggestions
• Ensure vehicle is operable so that the transporter will have no problems with it
• Put a little gas in the tank, the vehicle may have to be driven on and off the truck a few times and running out of gas could put a major burden on the driver
• Take pictures of the vehicle prior to being transported so the condition can be noted

Next, even though you may have the desire to fill up the car with as much stuff as possible for the big move, DON’T! This is just going to cause problems when the vehicle is ready to be picked up because most likely the transporter will refuse to move the vehicle having personal items in it. Even though the risk of your vehicle getting things stolen out of it during the transport process is slim to none, having any items of value in the vehicle during transportation will definitely put it at more of a risk.

When choosing a destination address for the vehicle to be delivered, consider the surrounding location. Most college campuses are not designed to have large trucks maneuvering on their streets, so your best bet would be to choose a large parking lot or anywhere that has plenty of space for the truck to turn around and get your vehicle off safely. Also, make sure that you communicate with your child to ensure that they will be at the given destination location at the time of arrival for the vehicle. This is key so the transporter can have them sign off on the condition report and hand the keys over. You must keep in mind as a common courtesy that the driver most likely has other vehicles that need to be delivered as well, so he won’t want to be waiting around all day for the vehicles owner to arrive.

Lastly, trust the driver and company that are moving your vehicle. This is what you hired them to do, allow them to do their job. Most likely they have lots of experience in moving vehicles so if they say they will get it to a given location at a certain time, believe it! The company is going to do all that they can to ensure that you are satisfied so relax, and focus on getting your child all moved in to their new school!

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