Some auto transport companies will tell you right away, they will not accept any items in the vehicle. If this is the case then DO NOT leave any items in the car. Either your shipment will be cancelled or the carrier will demand more money to move the vehicle.
When you are setting up your vehicle shipment, ask if it is okay. A lot of auto transport companies won’t mind because they are not liable for any damage that may occur to your items. Take the initiative and make sure anything you leave in your car is secured and won’t move around. The car is going to move around just like if you were driving it.
At MiG Auto Transport we allow up to 100 pounds at no charge. This means a suitcase or two. Arrangements can be made to ship more items inside but please let us know in advance if this is your plan.
But a car full of things is heavier than an empty car so you may get charged more. Especially if you have a large SUV like a Chevrolet Suburban that can hold 500 pounds or more.
Other companies won’t allow any items whatsoever. Transporting a car full of personal items is actually illegal. It isn’t a serious crime, unless it’s alcohol or firearms or something of that nature, but a driver could get a ticket for any amount of items. This rarely happens but it’s still a risk they have to take when moving your goods.
Just remember that anything you leave inside your vehicle is not and cannot be insured in anyway. We definitely don’t advise leaving anything valuable. There are shipping companies for those kind of things that will provide insurance. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
If you want to ship your car please visit our auto transport quote page.