The process of shipping a car abroad is something that can only be handled by a professional. For anyone without the proper equipment, training or knowledge this is impossible.
There are many reliable transport companies able to ship your car to Uruguay. Take your time making any decisions and let the customer service representatives give their suggestions.
A checklist is a great way to stay organized during the process of transport. Dealing with the import laws of Uruguay and preparing for the transport can get confusing. With the help of your overseas shipping company and your checklist, it will be much easier to stay on task.
Example of a Good Checklist.
- Search for reputable international transport companies. Call for quotes and book with one at least two months before the desired shipping date.
- Call the Embassy of Uruguay to learn of the latest import laws and tax rates. Take notes so that you have the information available throughout the shipping process.
- Start collecting the documents and proof that is needed to gain import approval for the car. The embassy provides you with this information.
- Get the vehicle clean and ready for its journey. The transport company has several requests that will only keep the car and the transport specialists safer.
- Before you let the car go with the shipping company, write down and of the damages, the car may suffer from. You should take pictures of the inside and outside of the car too. Use your notes and pictures to conduct your final inspection of the vehicle after you retrieve it from the port it is delivered to.
- Make sure you have a ride arranged to and from the ports and terminals if necessary. A port will not hold a vehicle for anyone, so it is important that you are present on the day of its arrival.
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.