5 Things You Should Know about the Importance of Vehicle Condition Report

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When you want to move your car to another Australian state or city, you have to sign a very important document i.e. the Vehicle Condition Report, in which you agree to your vehicle’s condition before it is moved.

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1. Before Leaving Your Car with a Vehicle Shipping Company

Before accepting your car:

  • Their customer service agent or transport driver completes a Vehicle Condition Report describing the condition of your car
  • You have to sign the report accepting their evaluation and some standard Vehicle Transport Service Conditions
  • They will record your vehicle’s condition and will ensure that your car consists of no personal effects or unsecured items
  • You will be provided a copy of the documentation for safekeeping or to provide to your agent who will receive the car on your behalf

2. Examination before Departure

Before you leave your car with the shipping company, the following examinations will be performed:

  • Visual examination of the car for damage (external and internal, any damage noted)
  • All the tyres are in place, seem to be sufficiently inflated and have no apparent damages
  • The driver’s seat is attuned to your seating position
  • The horn is functioning
  • The windscreen is clean
  • Water level and oil level are checked
  • Operation of wipers, lights and indicators are checked
  • Log Book located and filled out (if applicable)
  • Location of vehicle equipment such as first aid kit, fire extinguisher
  • All relevant documentation is complete

3. Collecting Your Car

After you hand your car for car transport Perth to Sydney according to Dazmac Logistics for example and when it arrives at the destination, the customer service agent or driver must have a copy of the original Vehicle Condition Report.

You or any other recipient of the car will usually be needed to submit identification and sign for the car and the condition of the car before handing over.

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4. Examination after Collection

When you collect your car, it’s also a good idea to examine the following:

  • Visual examination of the car for damage (external and internal, any damage noted)
  • All the tyres are in place, seem to be sufficiently inflated and have no apparent damages
  • The driver’s seat is attuned to your seating position
  • The horn is functioning
  • The windscreen is clean
  • Water level and oil level are checked
  • Operation of wipers, lights and indicators are checked
  • Has the First Aid Kit or Fire Extinguisher been used?
  • All necessary documents and log book is complete

5. If Any Damage is Caused

If any damage is caused by the driver, you should mark it on the condition report and get it signed by the driver as their mistake before you pay them.

You should take photographs and once they mark it on the documents, they should sign it. You should maintain this copy in your records and inquire with the driver about where to file a claim.

Each transport company has their own system for their insurance policy.

So, you’ll know that how important a Vehicle Condition Report is.

Just as there are certain requirements for importing a car from Australia to NZ with Dazmac Logistics, a Vehicle Condition Report is an important requirement for interstate car transport and you should always carefully maintain it.

 

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