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Aplus provides car transports for all types of vehicles. We ship cars, trucks, and other vehicles nation wide
with specialized transport trailers designed to protect your vehicles.
Each carrier is fully insured.
Personalized service to meet your shipping needs.
Friendly and helpful employees attend to your questions and inquiries.
Reliable service with the best possible pricing.
Palm Desert, CA 800.349.6518
Aplus is backed with
over 20 years of
experience and quality automotive transport handling. We can
handle all of your vehicle transfer needs nation wide!
transporting vehicles across the nation
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Preparing Your Vehicle
It is a important
to do some preparation in advance before shipping.
Please read the
tips below for car transports.
- When you're budgeting your move, keep in mind that some vehicles cost
more to transport than others. Because of size and weight issues, shipping
an SUV will cost more than shipping a compact.
- Wash your automobile thoroughly a day or so before it's picked up.
This will allow your transport driver to note any damage prior to
transporting your vehicle.
- After you wash your car clean out the interior. Removing all objects
you may have left sitting in the car will ensure that nothing shifts during
shipping and damages the interior.
- If your vehicle has a car alarm, disable it. If the alarm starts
going off once the auto transporter has your car, they won't be able to
deactivate it. Please instruct the transport driver on any special
operations of your vehicle.
- Many automobile shipping companies require that your car have no more
than a quarter tank of gas when they take custody of it. Just a few extra
gallons can mean a lot of extra weight: make sure your car has the minimum.
- If your automobile has any customized accessories - like spoilers,
fog lights or ground effects - make sure to secure them or remove them
before shipping. Also, if your can, fold back your vehicle's mirrors and
retract the antennae. The more things you have sticking off the car, the
more likely it is that something will get damaged.
- When you're shipping a convertible, make sure the top is up and
properly secured. If there are any open seams or holes, seal them to prevent
moisture getting into the interior. If you can't secure the top, consider
asking your auto shipper about closed container shipping.
- Even though the process won't be putting many miles on your car, your
vehicle still needs to be in good shape. Before your shipping date, check
the fluids, tire pressure and battery charge. If for some reason your car
becomes inoperable during shipping, some vehicle transporters may charge you
an extra fee for unloading it.
- If your vehicle is leaking fluid, let your auto transport company
know; otherwise it may end up leaking onto another car.
- If your car has any quirks that would affect starting it up, loading
it onto a truck or shutting it off, make a note of them and leave it in the
car for the driver.
- Auto shipping truck drivers often carry cell phones with them. Get the
driver's number - either from them or the company - before you ship your
car. This way you'll always be in contact with your vehicle.