Without a car in Afghanistan, your time will be restricted and you’ll find it very hard to get around. Take the time to study about what driving is like in Afghanistan so you’re more knowledgeable of the country’s roadways while out traveling.
Before your car can enter another country, it must be approved by Customs. Call the Embassy of Afghanistan for more information on their auto import laws.
It’s too difficult to give an exact price on the shipping process without a few details. To get a quote, contact a transporter by phone or through their website. Answer the questions they ask so that they can give you a more accurate estimate. If you call by phone, you can ask the customer service representative what your cheapest options are and see if you qualify for any discounts.
Find the Right Transporter and Save
As with any service industry, you can expect scam artists. These sham transporters are relatively easy to spot, but you will need to do a little digging. Reputable companies will have a massive fleet of transport carriers and good customer reviews on their website. Listed below are more ways to tell if the company is dependable and capable of successfully shipping your car to Afghanistan.
- Shipping for dealers, manufacturers, and individuals.
- Domestic and international shipping.
- They have real-time satellite tracking services.
- They offer free quotes.
- They are approved by the BBB or DOT, and have the proper certificates and licenses.
Methods Used to Ship Vehicles Overseas
The roll on roll off method (RO/RO) is how most individuals ship their cars. It is the cheapest way to ship your vehicle and it’s safe and reliable. You will need to do an inspection and remove any personal property from the car. The shipping company will not be held responsible for missing items.
Although it is more expensive, container transport services are another popular option. Your car will be sheltered inside of a container where it will stay safe from poor weather conditions and other hazards. You can go ahead and load household goods in the additional space of the container. If you don’t need all of the space, split the cost of the service with someone else who needs to ship to Afghanistan.
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.