Tips on Shipping Cars Safely

The car is one type of vehicle that needs to be considered on shipping purpose. Some of the following auto transportation tips will reduce the possible bad risks in shipping.

Make a list of all the items in the car

When sending a car for moving home or for official purposes, there may be self-owned items included for reduced transportation costs, such as stereo sets, computers, books, and other accessories. Make a complete list of these items, especially valuables. This data will be used for reporting needs on the insurer. In the event of an unwanted condition, loss, Insurance will replace the amount of value of the item if it is of value qualified to be replaced.

Check the condition of machine

The car may have to be driven during the loading and unloading process, as it is necessary to ensure that the engine and other driving systems are in good shape. Check thoroughly the parts, ranging from tires, batteries, gearbox oil, refrigerant, axle, engine oil, and others. If there is a problem that has been or may be experienced related to the car drive system, please notify the shipping service. This will make them better prepared.

Turn off the alarm

Alerts should be turned off when sent. This will be useful to ensure the battery remains in good condition. In addition, turning off the alarm will prevent the alarm from sounding unexpectedly. For example, while on a ship, a strong enough ship’s vibration can automatically turn on car alarms. This kind of noise is certainly not necessary.

Choose the right insurance company

In fact, it is not easy to choose the right insurance without adequate information. Sometimes companies only provide too general information such as the large premiums and guarantees to be earned. The sender is not notified in detail of special insurance in the delivery of the car. The quickest way to choose the right insurance company is to consult the delivery service. Delivery services will help choose the right insurance.

Therefore, it is also important to choose a shipping service that can help you well. With professional support from shipping services, undesirable things can certainly be avoided.… READ MORE

Nice to Live off of the Base

My husband, who is in the Navy, was recently transferred to Newport News, Virginia and that’s why we looked online for apartments in Newport News VA. He’s a lifer, so we’ve lived all over the country and in several foreign countries. Unfortunately, that means we have always lived on a naval base. Don’t get me wrong: there is nothing wrong with living on a military base. In many ways it is better than living in the city. It is more secure, for one thing, which is no small thing these days. But we really wanted to get our own place for this transfer.

So we looked online for off base living accommodations and quickly located an apartment complex that looked very promising. We needed an apartment because buying a house when your spouse is on active duty just isn’t an option. We would have to sell in a few years and lose our shirts. So what we needed was a nice two bedroom apartment that would give us lots of space. I wanted the additional room because I work from home and I could use it as an office for my desk and computer. Fortunately our search didn’t take long.

The apartment complex we decided upon is very nice. They had different floor plans available and that’s nice because you always want options. They’ve got nice amenities, such as an on site laundry facility, and also a pool. We also liked their pet policy as I’m a cat person and we do have our ten year old cat, Max, who needs his space to roam. Our visit went off without a hitch and we signed the agreement that day. The apartment is so cozy that we are wondering why we never made the decision to live off the base before. We won’t live on one again!… READ MORE