Getting Your Vehicle Ready Prior For A Move

One of the most important things most of us neglect prior to performing a move is our vehicles. Moving is a complicated task and many of us are so busy planning, packing, organizing and getting things situated, the last thing on our mind is making sure our vehicle is in the right shape to make the journey to our new home. Whether you are completing a long-distance move or moving just a few miles away from your current location, your vehicle(s) will no doubt be coming with you. Chances are you will be using it to move your personal items, family members, etc. and the last thing you need is breaking down along the way to your new home. Below are some helpful tips from North Carolina’s largest and most successful moving company, Tru-Pak Moving Systems that will assist you in making sure your vehicle is in the proper working condition it needs to be in, to go along for the ride.

Things That Might Need Replacing

Living in North Carolina, especially Statesville where the weather can be extremely unpredictable, one should have an automotive specialist review the condition of your vehicle before making a long and arduous trip. Probably one of the most overused and important features of your vehicle is the windshield wipers. Good windshield wipers make all the difference in the world driving in hazardous conditions. But the majority of Americans don’t replace wipers until they are in bad shape, smearing dirt, water, and grime all over our windshields. This makes it virtually impossible to see especially if the level of windshield wiper fluid available has been neglected also. When replacing your wipers, it is important to top off the fluid as well. You will also want to use the right fluid for the right climate, especially if you are staying in North Carolina and will have cold weather to contend with. The last thing you want is being stuck on the side of the road because you can’t see through the windshield on the day of your move.

Items to Check Before Starting Off on Your Move

Below is a list of items you will want to be able to check off reviewed, prior to your moving date:

  1. Car Fluids – oil, coolant, brake fluids, transmission and windshield washer fluid, etc. All need to be inspected. If not sufficiently filled, you could end up stranded alongside an unfamiliar roadway.
  2. Engine Belts, including timing belt.
  3. Battery
  4. Tires Rotation. Check the condition of all four tires for excessive wear and amount of tread left. Air pressure is the leading cause of tire wear. Low pressure is just as bad as too much air in your tires. Remember, safety first will protect all that ride in this vehicle. Tire pressure also will help with gas mileage.
  5. Spare Tire, do not overlook it.
  6. Check your air filter(s) engine and cabin.
  7. Check the condition of your Brakes can be one of the most important items you might have missed.

Vehicle Supplies

When you are traveling short distances or are on a long-distance move, you will want to ensure you have plenty of emergency supplies in your vehicle. A well-stocked first-aid kit, jumper cables, blankets, umbrella, and seasonal clothes are all important items. You may not need these items often, but without them, a situation may arise you wish you had thought ahead.

Clean Your Vehicle Outside and In

When accomplishing a move, always try and maximizing your vehicle’s space so you can better organize your moving needs. A clean vehicle and uncluttered space will offer you more area to pack items. The outside of the vehicle is important also. A clean, even freshly polished vehicle has less wind resistance and therefore gets improved gas mileage.

Be Proactive, Not Reactive

The last thing anyone needs on a moving trip is to have vehicle problems that could have been avoided. Identifying any mechanical issues prior to a move, can reduce stress and make for a much smoother moving experience. Make sure you identify these vehicle issues in plenty of time so that the repairs can be properly made prior to your move.

Statesville Moving Experts

At Tru-Pak Moving Systems we take care of all the moving issues that have to be addressed on our end, like estimates, scheduling, assignment of a Moving Coordinator, Moving Team, and special services available for customers to choose like packing and unpacking services. We offer a  wide variety of Statesville moving services including residential, commercial, business, industrial, equipment, freight hauling, employee relocation, local and long-distance moving, military, and government, and even apartment moving. If you are looking for a professional moving company with over 60 years of experience that is licensed, bonded, and insured and an independent agent for United Van Lines, look no further. Tru-Pak Moving Systems has been servicing the residence of Statesville NC for over 60 years. We offer free, no-obligation moving quotes performed by expert and highly trained moving estimators both online and onsite. Give us a call today to schedule your next move at (800) 659-1233 ext.210 or visit our website for a complete list of our services and qualifications.

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