How Much Does It Cost to Ship a Car to Germany?
Without a car in Germany, your time will be restricted and you’ll find it very hard to travel through the country to sightsee at your own leisure. To get a car from the US to Germany, it is nearly impossible without professional transport services. An international car shipping company will ensure a safe delivery. Fortunately, the cost of car shipping is quite affordable. The average costs for shipping a car to Germany don’t normally exceed more than $3,000.
There is no way to give an exact cost for shipping services without a few important 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 any questions you might have and whether or not you qualify for any discounts or promotions.
Find an Overseas Transporter You Can Trust
Scam artists take over any industry they possibly can, even the auto transport industry. These imitation transporters are easy to spot if you know what you’re looking for in a reliable transport company. Reputable companies will have durable transport carriers and equipment, good customer reviews on their website, and other credentials. Listed below are more ways to tell if the company is dependable and capable of successfully shipping your car to Germany.
- 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
Two Shipping Methods for International Deliveries
The RO/RO transport method is how many shipping customers choose to ship their cars to another country. It is the cheapest way to ship a car yet it’s very 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 well-liked transport method. 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 may have stuff to ship to Germany.
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.