It isn’t hard at all to find a transport company capable of carefully shipping your car to Estonia. There are a few things that you will need to be on the lookout for to distinguish the difference between a reputable company and a scam company.
All companies known for their transport services will advertise in various ways while introducing flexible prices and a professional website.
Any con artist looking to make a quick buck will offer unrealistic prices or ask for a payment up front. If this is the case, move on to another company. The best thing you can do for your finances is to do sufficient research on the company you have an interest in hiring.
Don’t Forget to Ask Questions.
Create a list of questions and concerns for each transporter as you call around for quotes. The customer service rep on the phone should offer a ton of information and capable of answering all your questions. If they do not seem to know much about the shipping process, move on.
- Do you offer free, no obligatory quotes?
- What is included in your quote and how is the price determined?
- Can I specify pick-up and drop-off times?
- How will my vehicle be protected?
- What shipping services do you offer?
Learn about the Two Most Chosen Shipping Methods.
RO/RO shipping is the most common way to ship a car overseas. Typically, people choose this method because it is the most cost efficient way available to date. With this open air shipping service, you will need to remove all personal possessions from the vehicle because they cannot be covered by insurance. Take note that this type of transport leaves your automobile exposed to the elements, but is still extremely reliable and frequently used.
Slightly more expensive than open air services, enclosed shipping services protect the car better. If you have an antique car, a luxury vehicle or one that isn’t capable of driving, it is recommended that you purchase container shipping services. Your car will be protected against the elements and shippers are allowed to transport personal belongings with their vehicle using this type of transport. To find out what items are prohibited in the country, dial the number for the Embassy of Estonia. They’ll have all the latest regulations and tax rates listed in the policy.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.