All dependable auto transport companies in the USA will ask that you get the vehicle ready according to their standards before the car ships to Lebanon
These requests are easy to fulfill and can usually be completed within a day’s time.
- Wash the exterior of the car. There shouldn’t be any signs of dirt or debris.
- Clean it out. Take out all items that weren’t manufactured with the car. Extra weight could raise the rate of transport. If you chose open air transport services, only the floor mats, car jack and spare tire should be left inside.
- Check all fluids. All fluids should be topped off except the fuel. The fuel tank should read ¼ full or less.
- Check the tire pressure.
- Take pictures of the inside and outside of the vehicle. Write down any damages it already suffers from. This can be used as a reference during your final inspection when the vehicle has been delivered to Panama.
Preparing the vehicle for the shipping process only encourages a successful delivery. It also ensures the safety of those delivering it to the country. When you conduct the vehicle’s final inspection you should notice that it is still in the same condition it was in before its transport. If you happen to see any damages that you are certain weren’t there before the vehicle was entrusted to the transporters, don’t fret. All reliable transport companies carry insurance coverage. Inform the transporter of the damages so they can fill out a report and help you file an insurance claim with their agent.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.