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How to Safely Pack a Car

How to Safely Pack a CarPacking a car can seem like an easy task, but if you want to be as safe as possible, there are some steps you must take to pack a car safely. 

Whether you’re moving houses, going on a road trip, or heading off to college, safely packing a car is something you must do. Packing a car isn’t as easy as stuffing all of your belongings in the car and forcing the doors to close. Much like Tetris, it takes strategy to safely pack your car. Here are some great packing tips you should use the next time you have to pack a car.

Pack Things in the Center

Make sure that your heavy items go in first and that they are placed as close to the center as possible, and that they’re near the ground or base of your pile. You want them in the center because you don’t want to stress any side of the suspension more than the other, and you want your items on the ground, so they don’t fall over and crush other items or passengers.

Secure Your Things

To avoid your things from sliding around or falling off the roof of your vehicle (if you have packed anything up there), make sure they are securely fastened.

Clear Rear Window

You want to make sure the driver has a clear view out of their rear view window and mirror. Backing up is an integral part of driving, and not having a clear view can lead to unfortunate outcomes (i.e. running over a person).

Adequate car packing means very little when you don’t have a good auto insurance policy to cover you in case an accident occurs. For full coverage on your personal auto insurance and serenity of knowing your policy will have the right limits when an accident occurs, contact Scautub Agency in Scotia, New York.

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