Relocating can be a stressful event for so many different reasons. Hiring a professional shipping company in the City of Petersburg is the most valuable way to carefully transport a motorcycle.
Before your bike ever leaves its storage, a skilled transport specialist will evaluate the condition of the motorcycle and ensure that is properly prepped for the long journey.
In most cases, your vehicle won’t be the only bike being hauled out of the city at one time. The driver might have to make several stops before he arrives at your location so make sure to stick to the deadlines. You can save yourself a lot of grief by taking care of a small checklist before the day of transport is to begin.
Ways to Prepare for the Shipping Day.
- Check the gas reading. If there is more than 1/4 of a tank, drive around until it reads 1/4 or lower.
- If you have any lose objects hanging from the bike, remove them and transport them in a separate container.
- If your motorcycle has an alarm system, make sure to turn it off or give the transport driver instructions on how to disable the alarm to prevent it from going off.
- Check the bike for leaks.
- Top off the fluids and check the tire pressure.
Think about the Safest Way to Ship the Bike.
There is more than just one way to transport a motorcycle, but when it comes to your personal standards and the needs of your bike, you might want to choose wisely. Usually, people will transport their bikes on an open carrier. However, if your motorcycle is of great value or a classic, the best option is having is sent to its destination in an enclosed container.
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.