≡ Menu

5 Tips To Consider When Shipping Your Car Abroad

How to transport your car to another country.

Car in desert

If you’re planning to relocate to a foreign country, you might be wondering how you can get your car abroad without too much hassle. Unfortunately, there’s quite a lot that can go wrong when getting a vehicle to a new country. The process can be pretty stressful, time-consuming, and challenging, to say the least. 

But even so, we’ve rounded up some valuable tips that will ease the process and eliminate a lot of your stress at the same time. 

Choose The Right International Car Shipping Company

The shipping company you rely on will determine how smooth the process goes. Unfortunately, if you opt for the cheapest company out there with a questionable reputation, you might endure a lot of frustration. 

On the other hand, if you find a reputable shipping company, you can rest assured that your car will arrive in a timely manner and undamaged. 

When searching for the best car transport company, it’s best to choose from a list of top-rated companies of this type. Next, compare prices and service reputation. 

Do Some Research

Just as it’s essential to research a destination thoroughly when relocating, it’s also important to research the process of shipping a car abroad. 

It’s crucial to do research before hiring a shipping company as well. Delve into company complaints and unresolved customer issues; this will give you the best indication of what you can expect from a shipping company in the worst-case scenario. 

Consider Shipping Insurance

Vehicles are valuable assets. And whether you are shipping your trusty 2010 Kia or a luxury vehicle, there’s no doubt you want to protect your asset while it’s shipped to its destination. 

Many things can go wrong when shipping anything abroad, so it’s wise to understand the relevant risks and dissolve your concerns with shipping insurance

You might find that the shipping company you opt for offers insurance packages as well. But even if they don’t, you can purchase shipping insurance through a third-party insurer. 

Prepare Your Car For The Journey

Once you have selected the right company, conducted a fair amount of research, and purchased an insurance plan, you’ll need to start preparing your vehicle for the journey. 

It’s essential to remove items from the car as it’s best to leave your vehicle empty for the shipping process. Moreover, take pictures that accurately show the condition of your vehicle’s interior and exterior. These photographs will serve as evidence should anything go wrong, and claiming from your insurance will be easier with this proof. 

Gasoline And Customs

Most car shipping companies will recommend that you keep about a quarter tank of fuel in your vehicle for the journey. It’s preferable not to have a full tank or an empty tank. 

And when it comes to customs, the right shipping company will have customs brokers who act on your behalf to get your car to its foreign destination effectively. Without customs brokers, it can be tricky to get a vehicle through customs. 

Filed under: Travel Guide

About the Author:

has written 679 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

0 comments… add one

Leave a Comment