This is a guest blog post by AAAA Auto Storage & Park
Being in the Navy means moving around pretty frequently. When you are planning to move there is much to think about and many steps that go into planning for arrival at your new home. Often you will be moved to your new command via airplane and will need to have your car transported to you after your arrival. A good way to do this is to have it transported overseas.
There may be a short period of time where you need to have your car put into storage before you are ready to have it shipped to your new home. Regardless of if you are moving from California to Washington or to somewhere further across country it is important to make sure whoever you choose will take care of your car during storage and transportation. When you are searching for a place to store your car there are a lot of important things to take into consideration.
First it is important to be sure that you store your car somewhere that will take careful care of it as if it was their own vehicle. This is also important when choosing an auto shipping company such as AA Auto Transport. You do not want someone handling your car who is not going to take the absolute best care of it.
Choose a car storage company that will take time to perform necessary maintenance including moving the vehicle, starting it periodically (for long term storage), and covering the car if necessary. Read more about services & maintenance that should be performed on your car while it is being stored HERE. It is also important that your car is inspected when you hand it over and that you inspect it when it is returned to you. You want to make sure that you and the company handling your car are both aware of any dents or dings that it has so that you can be sure it is returned to you in the same condition as when you left it.
Secondly, make sure that you store your vehicle with a company that will assist in the drop off of your vehicle wherever it will need to be shipped from. Some car storage companies will offer drop off services for a small fee, be sure to plan this in advance.
Finally, when choosing companies to store and ship your car make sure that you feel comfortable with whoever you choose. The last thing you want to do is worry about the details when you are halfway across the country.