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Preparing car for (covered) cross-country transport: anything special need to be done

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Argelius, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. Argelius

    Argelius Member

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    I am about to have my Model S transported from Chicago to California (yay) and was wondering if there's anything special I need to know/do before handing the car over to the transporter. I selected covered transportation with a carrier who supposedly has experience with Teslas. In the event they aren't that experience, just curious if there's anything I should know in advance.

    Thanks!
     
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Which company? Any professional company should know what they are doing so nothing special required.
     
  3. JohnQ

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    Not useful for your question but I simply see a golden opportunity to drive the supercharger highway :smile:
     
  4. ww73

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    +1!
     
  5. Vip

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    One thing I learned when I had my car transported from California is see if you can request your car be stored on top. Don't want the oil and other fluids from ICE cars dripping down on your car.
     
  6. Dchint

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    Couldn't agree more...I was going to have my car shipped from Chicago to Phoenix but then realized that I would have missed out on a golden opportunity to drive the supercharger highway...in retrospect, one of the greatest experiences...but probably irrelevant at this point...so like dsm363 stated, nothing special...
     
  7. Chickenlittle

    Chickenlittle Active Member

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    I recently transported a roadster coast to coast. Just charge it so it doesn't run out. I didn't use covered carrier. Saw little risk of uncovered and carrier covers any damage without deductible. It was half the price of covered. Maximum coverage for open was 250K. The closed carried insurance of 250K to 2.5 mil. Used door to door auto transport
     

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