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Bringing a Car to Europe
Bringing a Car to Europe

How to bring a Car to Europe?

It is very common for dealerships, manufacturers and car owners to use the help of skilled auto transport services on a frequent basis. When you need to ship your car from the United States to Europe, you can rest assured that a licensed and experienced overseas car shipping company is your best option for a safe delivery. They will have all the latest in shipping equipment and technology to conduct the transport without worry. Their experience in dealing with foreign import policies will also come in handy as you prepare to gain Customs approval for the import.

After you schedule your vehicle’s transport to Europe with an auto transport company, start getting ready for the process. Call the embassy to learn more about their import restrictions, taxes and other relevant information regarding the import of vehicles into the nation. This knowledge is key to the success of your transport. The customer service reps and agents at your car shipping company will also have invaluable information for you too during this time. They will also help you with the preparation process, seeing that you meet all the import policy regulations and gain the certification of approval from Customs.

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Common Documents to Have Ready

  • License, Picture ID or Passport
  • Vehicle Title and Registration
  • Proof of Paid Tariffs
  • Bill of Lading
  • Original Purchase Invoice
  • Proof of Insurance

Get Your Car Ready for Its Travels East

One of the most essential parts of the preparation process is getting the car ready for transport overseas. Making sure your car is prepared properly and according to standards, is the best way to ensure its protection under the transporter’s insurance policy as well as its safe arrival into Europe.

  • Wash off the vehicle’s exterior so there are no signs of debris or dirt.
  • Cleanout the inside of the car, only leaving behind floor mats, a spare tire, and a car jack.
  • Make sure the fuel tank isn’t over ¼ full.
  • Top off all other fluids in the vehicle and have routine maintenance done.
  • Disconnect the battery and alarm system as requested when certain shipping methods are purchased.
  • Document any damages, especially visible markings that the car may suffer from previous to the transport. Taking photographs is a great way to have visual proof during the final inspection.
Joe Webster
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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.

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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