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Cleaning Your Car Before Shipping

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Cleaning your car is one of the most helpful tips for shipping. Now, more than ever, the caution of disinfecting your surroundings is important. For many, the luxury of staying in and working from home is available. For others, this might not be the case. Many have been thrown a curveball with the current conditions. While having all their belongings and their livelihoods located at their new house, many are stuck trying to remain in self-isolation while continuing to relocate.

Not to worry, we here at El Paso car transport are still fully taking calls and are ready to ship your vehicle! We still remain one of the leading auto shipping companies in the El Paso area. Our door-to-door shipping services will continue to ship your car across all 50 states including Alaska and Hawaii!

Prior to shipping your vehicle, we ask that you take a few simple precautionary steps.

Cleaning Your Vehicle Inside and Out

Properly cleaning your vehicle is one of the most important tasks for shipping it out. Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as you might think. In the end, you will be happy to have almost an almost “like-new” vehicle shipped directly to your door.

In order to make sure your car is clean and healthy for transportation, its best to do the following steps.

Washing and Disinfecting Interior

All vehicles have a relatively small quarter space. From pickup trucks to even vans, the quarters are tight. That is why a good and thorough scrub will help prevent any unwanted particulates from collecting.

The first step should include wiping down the interior windows. Now, many might not see the benefit, but over time, the interior windows will collect almost as much dust as the dashboard. A quick wipe down will show how this is true. Now, take all the dust that is on your rag or washcloth, and apply that to the surroundings of your vehicle.

The next step is to wipe down the dashboard and center console. By using ordinary dashboard wipes, you will remove any static dust particles that have clung on. From the dashboard, move on down to your center console. The radio/CD/touch screen are some of the most widely accessed parts of the vehicle. Next up to hit the shifter, cup holders and steering wheel and don’t forget the seatbelt buckle! These are all the more widely used parts of a vehicle and see the most hands at any given time.

Once that is done, repeat the process with alcohol/sanitation wipes. This will help to kill all germs and fully sterilize the more widely touched parts of the interior.

Vacuuming The Interior

Remember how much dust and debris came off of the windshield? Well, that is in all of your carpets too! A good vacuuming will help remove and dust particulates and debris that has collected in the fabric. By doing this, you will be removing some of the more common elements that can remain in the car while in transport.

Cleaning Exterior

Door handles are the most touched part of the vehicle. How else are you going to get in? A safe measure would be to not only wash the interior handles but the exterior ones as well. Heck, while you’re at it, wash the whole car! By doing a full wash and wax, you are ensuring that your vehicle is fully sterilized and ready for shipping! This will also have the benefit of revealing any dings, dents, and scratches that may be hiding behind dirt. A full look around for this will help ensure your car is picked up and dropped off just the way you left it!

Be Safe While Traveling

We understand the issues facing you and your move at this current time and we would like to wish you, and whoever you may be traveling with, be it family or other, to use caution and to be safe!

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