car serviced

Getting Your Car Ready Prior To A Move

If you are thinking about moving and looking for a professional moving company in Pinehurst NC, there is no one more qualified and experienced than Tru-Pak Moving Systems. We have been servicing the moving needs of Pinehurst residents for over 60 years. There are a lot of items one needs to consider if planning a move, but one remains the most neglected and forgotten in all the rush to get what needs to be accomplished done in the time permitted. Your family automobile.

This is the one thing most of us neglect prior to and during a move. We are so busy organizing, discarding, packing, and getting things situated, that the last thing on our minds is making sure our car is in tip-top shape to make the journey. Whether you are moving across the state or even the country, your car will be coming with you. More than likely you will be using it to move your delicate, expensive, and most personal items. The last thing you would want to be faced with is breaking down on your way to your new home.

Below is a list of some helpful tips that should assist you in making sure your car is in proper working condition before making a move.

Things to Replace

Living in Pinehurst, where the weather can be extremely unpredictable, means being ready for all types of weather conditions. One of the most important items on your car in inclement weather is your windshield wipers. If you are like the majority of drivers, you don’t replace your wipers until they are smearing dirt and grime all over the windshield, making it virtually impossible to see. Replacing your wipers at regular intervals is important and don’t forget to make sure your windshield wiper fluid is topped off as well. While you are at it you might want to check your car battery also. The last thing one would want is to get stuck on the side of the road during any part of a move.

Additional Items to Check

Below is a list of items you will want to check prior to your moving date:

  1. Car Fluids – oil, radiator coolant, brake fluids, transmission fluid, etc. If they’re not sufficiently filled you could end up stranded during your move.
  2. Check all of your air filters, cabin and engine.
  3. Test and check the condition of your brakes. Also check your tires for any wear and tear. If the air pressure is too low, you will want to properly inflate them to the correct limit. This will help you ensure the car is safe to withstand the drive and also help with gas mileage.

Car Supplies

Whether you are traveling mid-distance or long-distance, you will want to make sure you have plenty of the right supplies for your car. First, having a well-stocked first aid kit is key, especially with children. How about the right clothes in case you get stranded? Hey, don’t forget to include jumper cables, maybe a blanket or even an umbrella. These are all items that you may not necessarily need, but wished you had if the situation arises.

A Clean and Organized Car

If you want to maximize your car’s space and better organizing your move, having a cleaned-out car is important. Taking the time to thoroughly clean your car will offer you more space to pack items.  You might not think about it but having a clean car, while moving to a new neighborhood, might make a good first impression on your new neighbors. It certainly can’t hurt.

Remain Proactive

Proper maintenance on your vehicle will help you with long-term savings on most repairs. Getting issues addressed early and certainly prior to a move will give you peace of mind and a worry-free driving experience. Also, allow yourself plenty of time to address any car maintenance issues or repair problems prior to making your upcoming move.

Pinehurst Moving Specialists

Tru-Pak Moving offers a wide variety of Pinehurst moving services for residential, commercial, business, office, employee relocation, and military personnel. We specialize in local and long-distance moving services.

If you would like a free estimate on your next Pinehurst move, give one of our experienced moving specialists a call at 1-800-659-1233. Tru-Pak Moving is a licensed, bonded, and insured independent agent for United Van Lines. We have many unique services like scalable packing and set-up, the assignment of a Moving Coordinator, and Moving Team to every move we book anywhere in the lower 48 and at affordable rates. Over 60 years of continuous service to clients throughout North Carolina.

Posted in