To avoid any damages or extra expenses during the shipping process, avoid the common shipping mistakes made by most new shipping customers.
Cautiously ship your car to Kygyzstan by keeping a close eye on a few things as the shipping process begins.
Giving a large down payment before the shipping process.
Unfortunately, those unfamiliar with how auto transport works can easily fall into the hands of a scam artist. Nearly all reputable transporters won’t expect payment until the job has been completed and the vehicle has safely arrived at its destination. Be cautious of any company asking for money upfront.
Not looking into the credentials of the transport company they chose to hire.
Researching the companies that are local to you is important. Find a transport business that specializes in international auto shipping and carries a well-noted reputation for their successful deliveries. They should also have proof of DOT approval and other facts validating their authenticity as a shipping company.
Not asking if the company carries insurance coverage.
It is quite uncommon for anyone to receive damages on their vehicle during the transport. Despite pf this, if an accident were to occur while the vehicle was in the hands of someone other than its owner, insurance coverage is important. Your personal insurance policy is ineffective when the vehicle is the responsibility of someone else and therefore it will not cover the automobile during its shipping process. The added protection is a requirement for all transport companies and it helps guarantee their services.
Not preparing the automobile as asked by the transporters.
A lot of people skip the process of cleaning the car and getting it ready. The prep work is all in the best interest of the vehicle and those handling it during the shipping process. Fortunately, the requests include simple tasks such as cleaning the vehicle and making sure the fuel is less than a quarter full.
Not presenting the proper documentation to Customs.
If you hire a reputable overseas transport company, it is more likely that you will comply with the regulations of the import policy in place. The transporter will have experienced personnel help you gather the proper documentation. However, there are many individuals who fail to present the proof asked for. Call the Embassy of Kygyzstan to see what proof is needed. Until all regulations are addressed and satisfied, the vehicle will not be permitted into the country.
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.
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