How to Prepare a Car for Being Transported

HOW TO PREPARE A VEHICLE FOR TRANSPORT: 

1. In order to prevent any damage to your car, we ask you to lower your antennas, which includes any temporary antennas for cell phones, CB radios, ham radios should also be removed. Please remove and store your antennas in a protective sleeve highway bypass transponders because if they are not put in this special secure sleeve, these transponders may still detect your remote and charge your device.

2. Please remove any car covers (such as spare tire and grill covers)

3. Alarms should be turned off for transport. The drivers are not responsible for drained batteries resulting from an alarm that has not been turned off.

4. Please remove any car racks that are not permanently attached to the car.

5. The vehicle must not have any signs of fluid leaks.

6. The battery must be secure in place

7. The gas tank should have a minimum of 1/8 of a tank of fuel, but no more than 1/2 a tank of fuel.

8. Please check your antifreeze levels if your car is going up north.

CAN I PUT HOUSEHOLD ITEMS IN THE VEHICLE? 

ETS Transport, LLC. or the carrier will not knowingly transport vehicles containing personal or household items, because this is prohibited by Federal regulations. If such items are shipped unbeknown to ETS Transport LLC., or to the assigned carrier, such items will become the sole responsibility of the carrier. Any items left are subject to removal by the DOT at inspection stations and may result in the driver being fined up to $10,000.

CAN I PUT PERSONAL ITEMS IN THE VEHICLE? 

We prefer that you don’t ship personal belongings inside your vehicle because any personal belongings that are left inside the car at the time of transport, will not be insured. If you do need to leave personal items (not household items) in your car, then you must limit your items to less than 100 lbs.

These items should be confined to the trunk only. We do not recommend that you pack your electronics, breakable items or items of great monetary or sentimental value in your car. However, if you do decide to place objects inside your vehicle, please keep them light weight and out of sight because remember. these items are not insured.

WHAT DOCUMENTS SHOULD NOT BE INSIDE THE VEHICLE? 

Any important documents should never be left inside your vehicle. For example the original title and your vehicle registration. Of course important and transferable documents, notarized documents or legal instruments, check books, cash or credit cards should never be left inside your car for obvious reasons.

WHAT ITEMS CAN NEVER BE SHPPED IN A VEHICLE? 

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CAN YOUR VEHICLE CONTAIN ANY FIREARMS, HAZARDOUS OR FLAMMABLE MATIERIALS, ILLIGEAL SUBSTANCES, LIVE PLANTS, PEOPLE OR ANIMALS NOR ANY FORM OF CONTRABAND.