How to know if I Can Ship a Car I’m Still Paying For?
Whenever you’re in need of shipping services on a vehicle that you’re still paying for, don’t fret- because it is usually possible. Of course, dependent on whether the car is shipping overseas or domestically, the documentation you must present may differ. Nevertheless, getting the car where it needs to go is almost always a possibility.
If you’re still paying for the vehicle that you wish to transport, you’ll need a copy of lien and possibly more information provided by the lien holder. The lien holder can deny the right of transport if they so choose. Usually, as long as you’re in good standing with them and not behind in payments, they’ll agree to the transport.
Aside from the lien agreement and other relevant documentation from the lien holder, you’ll need proof that the vehicle is fully insured. All licensed transport companies will carry at least the minimal amount of insurance coverage but this is only during the shipping process of the vehicle. If the car is to ship to another country, the original title might also be required by Customs. An international auto transporter with experience will know how to deal with such affairs.
How a Transport Company Can Help…
When you hire a longstanding transport company, they’ll have professionals onboard that are familiar with the ins and outs of shipping cars and the documentation needed if the vehicle is not yet paid off. Once you explain the circumstances and the details of the transport and vehicle, they’ll inform you of all the documentation that is required to make a lawful transport.
In most situations, gathering the proper proof and requested documents won’t cause for much difficulty. However, there are some lien holders that will refuse to let the car ship off to another location. In this case, there isn’t much the transport company can do. If the car is being shipped due to job relocation because of promotion or other similar circumstances, the lien holder may be more susceptible to the idea.
To learn more about shipping a car that you’re still paying for, contact A1 Auto Transport. We will go over all your options with you and tell you what we need before the transport can go through without any issues. Call in advance so you have plenty of time to gather the necessary what is needed.
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.