There is no possible way to determine the cost of shipping without calling a few transport companies for quotes. Everyone’s shipping process differs and there are many things that affect the final cost of shipping a car to Mexico from the United States.
What we do know is that auto shipping services are known for their cost efficiency and reasonable service rates.
The cost of shipping is determined after a few details are released to the transport company. Usually, you can get a quote by phone or online within minutes. Give them accurate information so that they can get the truest quote. By calling in you will also gain more of a perspective of the company and even have the opportunity to ask questions.
Don’t forget that you will also have to pay taxes and duties for the import. Call the Embassy of Mexico to find out the current rates. Mexico carries lower percentage rates on imports than most other countries.
How the Cost of Shipping Is Determined.
- By the weight of the vehicle.
- By the distance that must be traveled.
- What shipping services were chosen for the transport.
- What type of car is being transported?
Depending on the transport company, you may be asked a few more questions to help determine your quote. When you choose your shipping services, you will notice that the RO/RO method is cheaper than the container method. RO/RO shipping is a form of open air transport often used by those that deal and trade cars, including manufacturers.
The container method may be more expensive, but it provides more security and gives you space to bring other belongings with you. Not everyone needs all the space provided. This shipping service is often shared between two individuals. This lessens the costs for both of them.
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.