Shipping A Car With Personal Items Inside
It isn’t a bad idea to pack personal stuff while you’re already shipping your car from one destination to another. You do save money while also creating more space in your baggage. But this comes with its advantages and disadvantages. So, you must adhere to the guidelines when shipping a car with personal stuff inside.
Best Practices for Shipping A Car with Personal Items Inside
Shipping items in your car costs you more and can be risky. But the best way to know your limitations is to communicate directly with the carrier and adopt the following best practices:
Know the weight limits
Always check with the car shipping company to know the weight restrictions and charges for anything additional. Usually, around 100 lbs. is shipped free of charge. But anything more than this can incur greater costs, resulting in hefty fines as well.
Follow below the window rule
It’s best to pack stuff that’s not in one big suitcase, and easily visible from the window. Arrange smaller bags or boxes. Not only does that keep you under the limits, but it makes driving, loading, and unloading more manageable, while also preventing theft.
Don’t ship valuable items
Cars packed with valuable items are at high risk of theft, especially if crowded up to the brim. So, pack things that are less expensive and less visible from the window since the driver takes no responsibility for these things.
Ship fragile items with proper packing
The most common mode of shipping is via open transport, where vehicles sit on top of each other on the trailer, and it won’t necessarily be a smooth ride. Stuff can shift, break, or cause damage to the vehicle. So, pack items with extra layering and push them underneath the car seats, for instance, for better protection.
Contact Number 1 Auto Transport for More Information!
While we always suggest our clients to avoid having personal belongings inside the car when it’s ready for shipping, they can still pack limited stuff if it’s absolutely necessary. Things to avoid include alcohol, explosives, firearms, prescription medicines or other drugs, and precious valuables, etc.
If you’re looking to speak to an industry-expert and dependable auto transport services provider in the US, Number 1 Auto Transport can help. We’re committed to offering the best possible shipping services anywhere in the country, at affordable prices, with or without your stuff packed in the vehicle.