Cheapest Way to Ship an Automobile to Germany
If you are to know anything at all about car shipping services through a reliable, longstanding auto transporter, it’s that their services are affordable and worth every penny. Too many people whom consider international car shipping services think that the cost of transport will be too much for them to afford before they even do any research. There are several things considered when the cost of your car’s transport to Germany is added up. However, the overall price you pay is usually quite affordable.
As you gather quotes over the phone from some of the overseas car shipping companies you have interest in, remember that these are just quick estimates. Until specific information is given and collected by the transport specialists, an honest total for your services cannot be given. Some details the overseas car shipping company may ask you for include…
- The car’s age, model, make, engine size, and other vehicle specs
- The amount of miles the car must travel between its home in the U.S. and its delivery address in Germany
- The shipping services and other features purchased for the transport of your vehicle
- The current fuel costs at the time of transport
- The weight of the car and any other belongings that might ship with it
The Cheapest Auto Transport Method for Overseas Shipping
Open air services are the cheapest way to ship a car overseas and it is often used by professionals in sale and trade. This service delivers the automobile on the top of a flatbed ship after securely fastening it. Dealerships and manufacturers often use this method to ship multiple brand new vehicles overseas at one time.
Although open air transport methods leave the car unprotected from poor weather, it is very unlikely that it will suffer any damage during the transport. Even with the transporter’s free insurance coverage, you can guarantee your car is protected. The most unfortunate detail about open air methods of transport is that not all seaports accept these imports. Your transport company should have alternative options.
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.