Why It’s Important To Wash Your Car Before Shipping It?

11/20 Off By admin

Are you wondering why auto transport service providers recommend washing your vehicle before it leaves your premises and onto the carrier’s truck? Well there are several reasons behind it but the key reasons are two; inspection upon pickup and condition matching upon arrival. We will discuss these two and an extra reason in this guide so make sure to keep reading it till the very end.

Helps With Inspection Report:

One of the most important things you need to do whenever you are getting a car transport services is preparing the inspection report. The inspection report contains your vehicle’s condition before shipping, so that everything ranging from small scratches to noticeable dents can be documented in it. This way there will be no confusions later on about whether the scratches or dents appeared during the transport or not.

In order to prepare an inspection report, you need to have your car thoroughly washed so that everything, including all damages or places where the paint is chipping is visible. This way, you along with the transport carrier, can inspect the vehicle and document its condition. You can also take several pictures and videos and prepare a thorough report and sign on it agreeing that everything about the car has been documented.

The inspection report will help you file claims with the car transport company in case any new damages are found at the time of car delivery.

You Can Match Its Condition Upon Arrival:

Now that you have prepared a thorough inspection report, you need your vehicle fully washed on the receiving end as well. This way, you can compare it with the condition documented in the inspection report. Granted, the car might get a layer of dust or dirt on it during the transit, but since it will be deeply washed, a quick wipe with a clean cloth should bring everything in front of you. So then, you or someone you have designated on the other end will be able to thoroughly inspect the vehicle and match its big and small damages with the ones documented in the inspection report.

This way, you can find out if there are any new damages that occurred during the transit on the spot, while the car carrier is right there with you. Because once the carrier leaves the premises, it can be difficult to prove that the damages occurred during the transit and not after the carrier delivered the car. So if the car is already washed up, a quick wipe with clean cloth should bring everything to light and make it easy to inspect.

Has a Psychological Impact:

Cars also have personalities just like humans. Try to notice them by staring them from the front, you will see that based on the design of its front grille, bumper and headlights, it will have a specific facial expression. If the car is in neat and clean condition, its looks will pop.So if the car is thoroughly washed, it will be like a new one and that will compel the car transport carrier to handle it with great care. It’s human psychology to be impressed by something that is in neat and clean condition. This is the reason why people in tailor-fit suits are assumed as well off.

So, as compared to a dirty car with dirt, debris and oil stains on it, a clean and shiny vehicle will have a better impact on the handlers. They will subconsciously be extra careful when loading, moving and unloading your vehicle.