If you’re getting ready for a move, you’re probably overwhelmed with a lot. There’s a lot to be done when you changes places and addresses. However, before you can get settled in your new place, you have to move all of your stuff in. Moving is time consuming but if you’re properly prepared, it can be efficient and less stressful! At our Orlando Toyota Service Centers, our teams want to make sure your move will go smoothly. To do this, they suggest having your truck brought in for an inspection and maintenance before you begin hauling furniture and moving!
Auto service for moving
If you’re loading up a pickup truck with your belongings, furniture, and appliances – it’s important that the truck is going to be reliable! You don’t want to get halfway to your new place and get a flat tire or overheated engine. To ensure your move doesn’t have any bumps in the road, visit our Orlando Toyota Service Centers! Our auto service experts will inspect your car from bumper to bumper for any problems or components that need maintenance. The experts at our Toyota Service Centers will look at:
- Tires – to ensure the tire pressure is high enough and that the amount of tread depth is safe.
- Motor oil and other fluids – if your car’s engine needs an oil change, it will run a lot better while hauling with fresh oil.
- Brakes – you want to make sure your car brakes are working properly when you’re transporting all of your belongings!
- Battery – don’t get stranded on the side of the road with your stuff. Get your battery tested and replaced if needed.
Prep for your move at our Orlando auto parts stores
Packing and moving requires a bit more than just a truck. If you want to move your stuff safely, it’s important that you have the right tools and equipment for the job! At our Toyota Parts Centers in Orlando we have everything you need for a safe and smooth move, like:
- Tie-down cleats
You should also look into using moving blankets and heavy-duty plastic containers to protect your belongings! Like tarps, moving blankets can prevent scratches and damages from happening to your furniture and appliances. For smaller items, consider packing them in plastic containers that would get crushed or collapse. This makes stacking and packing a little easier, and gives you peace of mind that your stuff will make it through the move!
When packing up your truck for hauling, remember to keep heavier items on the bottom and to only attach straps to sturdy components of your vehicle, like roof racks and tie-down cleats. Don’t forget that your vehicle has a payload capacity. Check the owner’s manual to ensure you haven’t exceeded the payload capacity. Once your truck is packed up and you’re out on the road hauling, keep an eye out on your payload! Ensure you haven’t lost anything on the way. Stop every now and then to tighten up straps!
For more moving tips, visit one of our Toyota Service Centers in Orlando! We’re located at 3575 Vineland Road and 16851 State Road 50!