The one thing most of us neglect prior to a move is our car. We are so busy packing, organizing and getting things situated, the last thing on our mind is to make sure our car is in tip top shape. Whether you are moving a long distance or within a few miles of your current location your car will be coming with you. You will more than likely be using it to move your personal items; the last thing you want to happen is breaking down on your way to your new home. Below we have listed some helpful tips that will assist you in making sure your car is in proper working order during your move.
Things to Replace
Living in Jacksonville the weather can be extremely unpredictable. Probably one of the most used and relied upon features of your car in the windshield wipers. If you are like the majority of Americans we don’t replace our wipers until they are smearing dirt and water all over our windshield, making it virtually impossible to see. When replacing your wipers make sure your windshield wiper fluid it topped off as well. You will want to check your car battery. The last thing you want is being stuck on the side of the road on the day of your move.
Items to Check
Below are a list of items you will want to check off prior to your move date:
- Car Fluids – oil, coolant, brake fluids, windshield washer fluid, etc… If they’re not sufficiently filled you could end up stranded during your move.
- Check your air filter.
- Check the condition of your tires. If the air pressure is low, you will want to properly inflate them. This will help you ensure safety when packing the car and help you with gas mileage.
Whether you are traveling a short distance or a long distance move you will want to make sure you have plenty of supplies for your car. A well-stocked first aid kit is key, especially with children. Don’t forget jumper cables, blankets or an umbrella. These are all items that you may not need often, but you will wish you had them when the situation arises.
A Clean Car
Maximizing your cars space and better organizing your move can be as simple as a nice clean car. Cleaning your car will offer you more space to pack items. It can also help uncover items that are cluttering your car that you can trash. Also if you are moving to a new neighborhood, a nice clean car can be a good first impression to your new neighbors.
Taking care of issues and proper maintenance on your vehicle can help with long term saving on repairs. Getting any issues addressed prior to a move can assist you with problem free driving and a smoother move. Make sure you provide yourself with enough time to address any car maintenance or repair problems prior to your move.
Royal Moving and Storage offers a wide variety of Jacksonville moving services (residential, commercial, long distance and apartment moving). If you would like a free estimate on your next Jacksonville move or would like to schedule your next move contact us today (904) 724-6683.