Moving interstate car transport Australia during a pandemic might seem bizarre to some people but plenty of workers have realised they can do their job from anywhere. Thousands of people are moving across state borders for a seachange, moving to a city for the first time or taking in the fresh air of regional Australia. But, how are they getting there? If you are moving soon and want to know how to prepare my vehicle for interstate transport, we have six top tips for transporting your car when you are moving interstate for work.
What are my options to get my car interstate transport?
You could take a roadtrip if you want to take in the scenery and have the time to spare before you start your new job. However, if you don’t have the time, or you don’t want to put the excess kilometres on your vehicle, you can book a professional interstate transport company to move your car for you.
You also might have two cars in your family but only want to travel in one car together so you need car movers for one of your vehicles.
Once you decide to let a professional deliver your car safely across state borders for you, here are our top tips for transporting your car.
When to book my car for shipping?
As soon as you know you are moving, you should investigate your car shipping options. Knowing how much it will cost to ship your car will help you decide if you want to drive it yourself or get a professional vehicle transport company to help with your move.
The sooner your transport company knows you need your car moved, the more flexible they can be with booking your vehicle on a truck when it will suit you.
How to prepare my vehicle for interstate transport?
There are a number of things you should do when preparing your vehicle for interstate transport.
Clean the car’s exterior and inspect your vehicle: Give your car a clean and then walk around it to see if there’s any damage like paint chips, discolouration, scratches or dents. Note down and take photos of any existing damage so you have it for insurance purposes in the extremely unlikely event your car receives any damage during transport.
Prepare the car’s interior: Ensure inside your car is clean and remove anything that is not secured in place. This will prevent any damage happening to the inside of your car during transport. Your car is safe on the truck but the nature of vehicle transport means cars will sway a little when the truck drives on our Australian roads. You want to remove anything like loose coins, air fresheners, cables and leads, and electronics.
Check your car’s running condition: Check your oil, tyre pressure and battery condition and let us know if there’s any issues with the running of your car. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service for all types of vehicles including non-runners and classic vehicles.
How much fuel do I need in my car for interstate transport?
Petrol and diesel are heavy! We need to stay under certain weights to ship your car safely on our trucks so we ask that you have about one quarter of a tank of fuel in your vehicle. This is enough fuel for us to load and unload your car without any issues while keeping our trucks under the weight limits with the combined weight of other cars.
Can I leave goods in my car during transportation?
Yes, you definitely can transport a car with goods in it with the right transport provider. Some transport companies have strict policies above removing absolutely everything from your car, however here at 1800 Move Cars, we know sometimes it’s easier to leave personal belongings in your vehicle. As long as they can be secured, just note it with us when you are making your booking.
Do I need insurance for my car to ship it?
While we work with the best in the business of transport insurance with NTI for peace of mind it is a good idea to also have your own comprehensive vehicle insurance in order to make sure there are no discrepancies in vehicle values.
Choose your flexible transport options with us
Finally, talk to us about your transport needs. Do you need your car picked up from your door and delivered directly to your new home? Would using a depot at pick up or final destination be easier for you? Whatever you need, we aim to be as flexible as possible to offer peace of mind while you sort out the rest of your interstate move for work.
Whether you are moving for work between Queensland, New South Wales or Victoria let us tick off one item of your to do list and help you get your car safely to where you need to be. Call 1800 Move Cars on 1800 668 322 or you can also get in touch with us online.