If the time comes that you have to have your car loaded onto an open rig for a cross-country journey, you hope your car will arrive at its destination in good condition. Because the car will face the elements while riding locked into position for a number of days, you need to take steps to prepare it for the journey. Take a morning off to perform these tasks just before the transportation truck arrives.
Before handing off your car to your chosen auto shipping company, wash it with a car-wash soap. Avoid using dish detergents or any other harsh cleaning agents. Dry with a soft cloth to remove water spots, since these act to magnify the sun’s rays on the paint.
Go over your car in detail from front to back. Make notes about and take pictures of any scratches, dents or other blemishes. Be sure …