If you are in the military there are plenty of reasons why you might consider shipping your vehicle. Whether you are going through a PCS, moving to a base, or moving out of your base, you might need to transport your privately owned vehicle. Going through a PCS can be stressful for the entire family. At Guardian Auto Transport we are here to provide a stress free service for you and your family. As a thank you for your service, we offer military discounts for all of our active military and veterans.
Where to Start
The best thing you can do to minimize the stress of a PCS or a military relocation is to plan. Failing to prepare, prepares you to fail. PPM’s are usually the preferred method for relocating because they offer more control and flexibility for you and your family. You should spend the time to thoroughly research transportation companies and check their reviews when you are planning to ship your vehicle. Here at Guardian Auto Transport we only work with the top 10% of auto carriers in the industry. This is to ensure a stress free experience during your transportation service. The sooner you do this the better. We recommend booking at least two weeks before your relocation just to ensure you can get a spot reserved for your vehicle on the dates that you need.
Preparing Your Vehicle For Shipping
After you have booked your order to transport your vehicle, just make sure that it is properly prepared for transport. There’s nothing major you have to do to prepare your vehicle, these preparations are mostly just safety precautions. Make sure that the exterior of your vehicle is clean so the driver can properly inspect the vehicle for damages and discrepancies that existed before transport. Also make sure there are no loose parts on the exterior that could potentially come off the vehicle during transport. We also advise that you only leave 1/4 tank of gas in the vehicle. For further information on preparing your vehicle check out this article https://www.moving.com/tips/8-tips-prepare-vehicle-auto-transport/.
Even though your vehicle is insured 100% from the time that it is loaded onto the trailer until the time is unloaded, your personal belongings are not insured. Going through a move you most likely will have plenty of personal items that need to be moved with you as well. Per the Department of Transportation you allowed to ship up to 100 lb’s of cargo in your vehicle during transportation. Your cargo must remain secured below the window level, must be in the rear or trunk of the car, with nothing behind the driver seat. We Advise not shipping any of your valuables in the car during transport to avoid damage. For more information on how to prepare your vehicle for transportation click here!
Guardian Auto Transport Has Your Back
We work with military families every day and we do our best to ensure a stress free transportation service for you and your family. When you speak with one of our shipping agents be sure to let them know you are active military or a veteran so we can give you a military discount.
By considering the following, you’ll set yourself up for an easy transit. Make sure you’re doing enough research when considering any auto transport company. Read plenty of reviews and customer testimonies.
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