Can I Ship My Car to Costa Rica Using Open Air Transport Methods?

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Can I Ship My Car to Costa Rica Using Open Air Transport Methods?

Of course, the overall protection of your car is of the utmost concern during its transport to Costa Rica from the U.S. There are many great ways to ship your vehicle, but hiring professional transport is by far the wisest of them all.

Coincidentally, shipping services are cost effective and reasonably priced. To keep the cost of transport to Costa Rica as low as you can, ask about open air shipping methods.

Although open air transport doesn’t provide the ultimate protection against outside elements such as weather and rough sea water, it is known as a reliable form of transport. Actually, many manufacturers and dealerships use this method when they must ship multiple vehicles to a location. Just make sure that there is a seaport near the country that accepts open air deliveries. Contact the Embassy of Costa Rica for up-to-date import regulations and information.

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About Open Air Shipping Services

For many reasons, open air shipping services are highly desired by frequent transport customers. RO/RO is the cheapest means to ship a car to Costa Rica. The car isn’t permitted to carry personal or valuable items. The shipping company will not be responsible for damages, or any lost or stolen items.

Preparing the vehicle right positively impacts your car’s transport. Use a camera to take pictures of the car, zooming in on ay visible markings. The best way to make sure your car is ready for overseas shipping is to have it inspected and serviced at the auto shop before the ship date. Make sure your insurance policy covers overseas shipping, if it doesn’t, take advantage of the coverage available through the shipping service you hired.


Joe Webster

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.

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