Do I need to limit the amount of gas in the car?

Do I need to limit the amount of gas in the car?

 

Do I Need to Limit my Gas in the Tank During Shipping?

 

Fuel limitations vary based on where the vehicle is headed.  For regular vehicle transports around the country, there is no need to limit the fuel in your tank.  While traditional car carriers do not normally restrict the amount of fuel a vehicle can have, they may appreciate you having less than a full tank, due to the combined weight of all the vehicles on their truck and its effect on their gas mileage.

If shipping your vehicle to a port to head overseas, however, there is a very strict mandate to have between ⅛ and ¼ tank of fuel.  Any vehicles with more than ¼ tank of fuel will be turned away from a port, as they have much stricter maritime regulations to follow.  If the vehicle is coming from a dealer to a port, the dealership must put NO MORE THAN ¼ tank of fuel in it for transporting, as the transport driver does not have the means to drain a tank to comply with port rules.   

As always, you can count on Team Alex to keep you informed with the information you need when transporting a vehicle–both inside the US and outside.