Posted on 01/12/23

How To Prepare For The Car Haulers

How To Prepare For The Car Haulers

After doing your research about car haulers and after you have called Safe Direct Car Shipping to place your order, you might be wondering how to prepare for your car hauler. These are some quick tips to help you be prepared for your truck and driver when they arrive.

When using a car hauling service, there are certain things that you need to do to ensure that your vehicle is ready to be transported. Proper preparation will ensure that the transport process goes smoothly and that your vehicle arrives at its destination in the same condition as it was picked up. Below are some tips on how to get ready for the car haulers:

Vehicle Preparation

Clean the vehicle thoroughly, inside and out, to make it easier to check for any pre-existing damages. Remove all personal items and valuables from the vehicle. Check the fluid levels and tire pressure, and make sure the battery is fully charged. Make sure the vehicle is in good working condition and that there are no leaks. Disconnect the alarm system and remove any parking passes or toll transponders that are in the car.


Gather all necessary documents such as registration, title, and insurance. Make a list of any pre-existing damages or issues with the vehicle, and provide a copy to the transport company. Make sure that the transport company provides you with a written estimate, outlining the services they will provide, the price of transport, and the estimated delivery time.


Make sure you have the contact information for the transport company and the driver who will be transporting your vehicle. Confirm the pick-up and delivery times, and provide the transport company with detailed instructions on where to pick up and deliver the vehicle.

The driver of your carrier will need your keys for pick-up and transport

Your car will be taken to the hauler for standard operational vehicles. Your car will be transported on a truck along with other vehicles. It may be necessary to offload your vehicle briefly depending on the route chosen and specific addresses of drop-offs and pick-ups. Your driver will need to keep the keys.

You need to fill up your vehicle with gas

Because your car will be driving on the truck by its own power, you will need to make sure it has some gas. You should have about a quarter of a tank, but it is fine if there is more gas left when you load the truck.

No documentation is required

You will be asked to sign paperwork by the driver, but you don't need to show proof of insurance or power-of-attorney - even if your friend is loading/unloading your car.

It doesn't have to be washed

It will get dusty from transport. It is really dusty.

It's a great idea to take pictures during pick-up or delivery

Although it's not necessary, you can use photographic documentation to document any damage.

It's not recommended to leave stuff in your car

Although it might be convenient to ship your belongings using your vehicle, we cannot include this in your car shipping price. There are situations where a bag or two might not be needed, but you'll need to let your driver know. You may be charged additional fees depending on how heavy the load is.

Are you still unsure how to prepare your car hauler for delivery? Call us and a representative will gladly assist you with all your questions!