If you're planning to transport your vehicle with a car carrier, it's important to know whether or not you should get it detailed beforehand. While you may think that a clean and shiny vehicle will make a better impression, there are actually several reasons why you should avoid detailing your car before transport.
One major reason is that your vehicle will be exposed to a range of weather conditions during transport, such as dust storms, rain, and dirt roads. Drivers going in and out of the vehicles may not be able to keep it clean, especially when loading and unloading in the rain. This means that all the effort and money you put into detailing will go to waste. Additionally, other vehicles on the carrier may kick up dirt and debris, which can make your car dirty no matter how much you have detailed it.
Detailing your vehicle's interior can also be problematic. After the cleaning process, moisture may remain in the vehicle, causing mold to grow. Mold is not only unsightly but also a health hazard, as it can cause respiratory problems and allergies. Therefore, detailing the interior of your vehicle before transport is not recommended, especially if it is not properly ventilated.
While detailing your vehicle may not be a necessity, it's important to keep in mind that if you're planning to transport your vehicle to Western Australia, there are specific procedures and protocols that need to be followed. You can find more information on these requirements here.
Ultimately, the best approach is to leave the detailing for after your vehicle has reached its destination. Instead, focus on ensuring that your vehicle is in good mechanical condition, such as checking the tires, brakes, and fluids, and making sure the battery is charged and the gas tank is no more than a quarter full.
In summary, detailing your vehicle before transport may seem like a good idea, but it can cause more harm than good. With the unpredictable weather conditions during transport, exposure to other vehicles, and the risk of damage to the vehicle's interior, it's best to avoid detailing before transport. Keep your vehicle in good mechanical condition and wait until after it has arrived at its destination to make it shine.