You need to empty and clean your car - this is really important. Why? Because your car's have to go through Russian Customs and any extraneous crap will piss them off and slow the process down for everyone.
The only stuff that can be in your car during freight, are car parts and tyres. If in doubt, Ask yourself this question: "Would this thing come with the car when bought new?" If yes, it in can stay. Things like tyres, car manuals seat cushions can stay. Things like jerry cans, any luggage, tools or breakdown kit have to come out. The roofrack and car height total can't be over 1.90m.
This is really important, so we'll say it again: Only car elements may be stored inside car (tyres, roof racks, bumpers). No personal belongings may be in the car during freight.
No additional elements may be left attached to the roof racks (horns, animal skeletons, yurts, etc.). There's a car wash on the same road as the finish line venue or you can find a convenient hose. The cleaning of the car is your responsibility.
Your car will need to have a minimum of 10 litres in the tank. The battery needs to work and will be checked. If the battery is on it's way out you'll need to get a new one before freight. You leave your keys with Autolink at the railhead and car doors unlocked.
There will be a condition report done for your car which you'll have to sign. Missing number plates etc will be noted on this report.
You'll need to take the following paperwork with you to ship your car:
- ORIGINAL of temporary vehicle import filled in and signed on entering Russia
- ORIGINAL registration papers of car
- ORIGINAL Passport
- ORIGINAL Visa
- Key to be hung on identifiable key ring (last 6 digits of VIN code + model clearly visible). We'll have some sexy plastic keyrings at the finish line.