When you are planning to move or have sold a vehicle to a buyer in another state or city, you might find you are in need of a long distance towing service. When you need to have a vehicle towed long distances you will want to make sure that it goes as smoothly and as stress free as possible. Citywide Towing Service will share how you can prepare a vehicle for a long distance tow and ensure a stress free service.
How to Prepare Your Car or Truck for a Long Tow Trip
Auto Insurance: If you are selling the vehicle or moving long distances and need to bring an extra vehicle with you, you will want to make sure it is insured. If you sold the vehicle, consider requiring the buyer to have the vehicle insured before the transport. If the vehicle is yours, then double check your insurance and the coverage. Make sure the policy covers long distance tows.
Clean Car Before Long Trip: Before your vehicle undergoes its journey, you may want to have the vehicle cleaned. Most people will clean their vehicle after the tow anyway. However, by having your vehicle cleaned before you have it towed, you will have removed all of the dirt and grime off of the vehicle before it is towed. By having the vehicle cleaned, it reduces the amount of buildup that occurs during the trip. Some people will even use a car cover to help prevent damages. During long distance travel, a vehicle is exposed to a number of different weather conditions. By having the vehicle clean and protected, it will help ensure there is no external damage to the vehicle.
Service Car Before Towing Long Distance: Depending on the distance of the tow, you may want to consider having the vehicle serviced and provide a full tank of gas. It is not necessary of course to have the vehicle serviced and full of gas, but these things are more for protection. When a vehicle is serviced the engine fluid levels are checked and refilled. Proper fluid levels will prevent the engine from developing any internal problems. A full tank of gas can also protect the vehicle’s gas tank. A full tank of gas prevents the tank from developing moisture that can lead to internal erosion. Lastly, having the battery fully charged is also beneficial. You don’t want the vehicle to arrive with a dead battery especially if you will rely on it for transportation.
Things to Check on Car Before Long Trip: Before the vehicle is loaded on the tow truck, inspect the vehicle thoroughly. Take pictures of the vehicle’s condition before the vehicle is towed. Make a record of the vehicle’s condition before towing in the event the vehicle is damaged during transport. Bad weather or accidental collisions can occur at any time which can cause minor to serious damages. In the event you need to file a claim with your insurance company, you will want proof of the vehicle’s condition before and after the tow.
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When having your vehicle towed, you will want to make sure you are fully prepared. Go through the steps of making sure the vehicle is properly prepared to ensure a safe tow and transportation of the vehicle. For roadside assistance, towing as well as long distance towing services, contact Citywide Towing Service today.