What is the Cheapest Way to Ship a Car to France?
Most future overseas auto transport customers are concerned with the cost of services, especially when they need to deliver the car internationally. Due to high demand, there are many dependable and affordable overseas car shipping companies. Compare quotes from several international auto transporters before deciding on one to hire for your car’s shipping process to France. Make sure the company you choose is licensed, certified and carries a great reputation among past clients.
As a longstanding transporter, they’ll have customer service reps to help you plan out your car’s future travels to France from the U.S. If cost is your concern, they’ll offer numerous options within your budget, even modifying your plan as necessary. In most cases, when cost is a concern, a transporter will recommend open air shipping methods.
About Open Air Transport Overseas
For cars that must also be delivered through ground transport, an open air car hauler will be used. This includes a 10-12 car hauler with an open frame where the cars will be secured. This is the least expensive option for ground shipping. Although there isn’t any protection from bad weather and debris, it is unlikely that your car will face any damage.
For international deliveries through open air methods, the car is secured to the top of a flatbed ship. Not all seaports except this type of import so a combination of ground and overseas transport services may be necessary to get the car delivered safely to its destination in France. Your transporter will arrange your delivery plans according to foreign policies. They’ll even know which seaports are excepting of open air shipping methods also referred to as RO/RO shipping.
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.