Too many people assume that shipping a car overseas is a risky and even expensive undertaking. This couldn’t be further from the truth. If you’re considering shipping your car to Haiti from New York, start searching for the most reliable international auto transporters near your home.
Qualified transporters will have all the equipment to assure a secure transport. They also train their employees and protect every vehicle in their care with insurance coverage.
After you find a transporter in New York to ship your car to Haiti for you, it’s time to prepare the car for its travels aboard a freight ship. Depending on the shipping method chosen, there will be various tasks to complete to make sure the car is in its best condition for the transport. These tasks are aside from your compliance with the country’s import laws. You can call the Embassy of Haiti for more information on their laws for foreign vehicle’s entering the country.
Preparation for Overseas Auto Shipping.
All transport companies ask that their customers prepare their vehicles for the shipping process, even if the transport is strictly by land. By completing the tasks, the car and those caring for it are put at less risk.
- Wash the outside of the car. Don’t leave any dirt or debris behind. Take pictures of the car’s exterior.
- Clean the car out. Remove all items in the car and give it a good cleaning. Take pictures of the interior. Don’t leave anything in the car at all if you are shipping the vehicle with RO/RO transport services. Otherwise, the car can be filled with belongings permitted by Haiti import law.
- Check all fluids and top them off. The only fluid in the car that should be less than full is the fuel. Make sure the gas tank reads ¼ full or less.
- Fill the tires with air.
- Write down any damages or visible marking the car might have. This will help you during your final inspection of the vehicle after it has been delivered to you in Haiti.
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.