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Importing Vehicle into USA from Germany

Germany is one of the busiest and most prominent car manufacturing countries in the world, and especially for luxurious vehicles. Vehicle enthusiasts all know Germany is responsible for BMW, Mercedes Benz, and the Maybach brand. These are no ordinary cars. Some Benzes may go for up to $450,000 while the some custom Maybach sells for upto $1,500,000. Americans with cash to spend love investing in German vehicles. Reason why? They are on a class of their own.

The traffic the United States gets from vehicle importation from Germany is almost unbelievable. Vehicles are being shipped to all 50 states of the US every month. Due to the high dollar standard of most vehicles from Germany, shipping gets a tad more sensitive. As such, clients need auto shipping companies with the resources and the muscle to oversee safe shipping of these vehicles. That is why A-1 Auto Transport Inc. offers you incomparable services when it comes to import vehicle into USA from Germany.

Read on to learn more about this.

Cost & Time Examples for Import a Car from Germany

From/ToOceanGroundEstimated Time
Berlin to (California port) to San Jose, CA$3000$20027+5 days
Hamburg to (New York port) to Boston, MA$1500$40041+5 days
Hamburg to (California port) to Las Vegas, NV$2400$45029+5 days
Berlin to (California port) to Portland, OR$3000$47527+6 days
Hamburg to (California port) to Seattle, WA$2400$55029+6 days
Hamburg to (New York port) to Columbus, OH$1500$55041+5 days
Berlin to (New York port) to Detroit, MI$2200$57541+6 days
Hamburg to (New York port) to Chicago, IL$1500$67541+6 days
Berlin to (California port) to Denver, CO$3000$77527+7 days
Berlin to (New York port) to Houston, TX$2200$1,07541+7 days
  1. *Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.
  2. *Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.
  3. *Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.
  4. *Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.
  5. *Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.

Why A-1 Auto Transport

We have been in the automotive transport business for the last decade. We know the particulars and workings of the industry in and out. Our experience comes second to none as we have offered car shipping services in the US to all 50 states, including coast to coast car shipping, interstate car shipping, and even overseas car shipping.

We have affiliations with the busiest ports in America and the biggest cargo airlines in America. Wherever you are, be rest assured, we shall deliver your car to your door step in perfect condition. Moreover, we offer real time car shipping GPS tracking so our clients can watch their shipment when they import vehicle into USA from Germany.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

Our process

Planning

We have to plan every step involved in getting the vehicle(s) on American soil from Germany. We walk through the entire process with our clients, starting by identifying the vehicle make, model, year of manufacture (also known as the vehicle profile) and from which warehouse it’s coming from. The vehicle’s particulars will determine a great deal how much the shipping is going to cost.

The means of transport is selected prior to the start of the process. While air freight is recommended for luxurious vehicles, ocean freight (in enclosed containers) is also an okay option. We offer both options to our clients, ensuring that the vehicle will be in perfect condition all through. While most car manufacturers will offer delivery services to a port or airport of the client’s choice, some require clients to make personal arrangements. That’s why the location of the warehouse in Germany is important in order to plan to transport the vehicle to the most convenient German Port or Airport.

The planning also involves deciding which US port the vehicle is being shipped to and the mode of delivery to the client. We offer both door – door & terminal – terminal services.

Cost estimation

After the planning, we use our comprehensive cost calculator to give an estimated quote on how much it will cost to import vehicle into USA from Germany. The final figure is determined by the total distance covered during transportation, the vehicle profile, and of course, the taxes customs and duties that come with car shipping. Generally, air freight is more expensive in comparison to ocean freight. Have a look at these in more detail here. Remember, this figure is just an estimate, so allow room for variations.

Documentation

The vehicle(s) have to be cleared by German authorities before they can leave the port. This is done by taking care of all relevant documentation including customs, duties, taxes and any other fees as deemed fit by the German authorities. Also included in the documentation is a detailed pre-shipping car hauler inspection report which records the vehicle’s profile and condition it is in at the moment our personnel receive it.

Shipping

Once the car is cleared, it starts making its way to you. A travel schedule is provided to the client so that they can be brought up to speed on the ETA. Transport by air normally takes several hours to a day while transport by ocean takes longer – a week or more.

Delivery

Upon arrival on US soil, the relevant documentation (customs, safety inspection, emissions checks, bill of lading, etc.) is taken care of and our team delivers the vehicle to you. Door-to-door delivery will see your vehicle delivered at the address you provide, while terminal-tot-terminal delivery involves dropping off your vehicle at a designated pick up point.

Need to import a vehicle into the US from Germany? Talk to us today!

Joe WebsterWritten By:Joe WebsterConnect with Joe Webster on facebookConnect with Joe Webster on linkedin

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.

Email me - info@a1autotransport.com

Satisfied Customers

“Thanks to Joe, moving my car was easy. It was real easy to get a hold of him over the phone or text, and he was real nice to talk to. I was set to use another auto transport company, but I just stopped hearing from them. Joe got me scheduled in five minutes flat. My Hyundai needed to go from New York to Florida. No comments on the car’s state at arrival. It was as I left it. Definitely worth my money.”

“I’m happy to say A1 Auto Transport did its job and moved my car successfully. I needed a transport company to get it to Oklahoma, and they pulled through. It’s real easy to get a hold of them. You can either call or use their online form to request a quote. I chose to call since it’s more personal, and you can get a better feel of the person over the phone. Joe eased any worries I might have had and answered my questions with confidence. This let me know I was dealing with someone with experience. The quote was reasonable, so I asked for their services. A truck arrived that afternoon, and my car was delivered a week later. It was originally scheduled to arrive between 8-9 days, so I was happy it arrived even sooner. A1 Auto Transport exceeds at customer service. It’s one of the easiest to work with companies I’ve met. Great work, great services, and great people!”

“Hi again, Very satisfied with service with ai I used the tracking system every day the most impressed thing was my agent Nataly when I had a question yes had the answer I didn't worry about any thing after talking with Nataly. I will be glad to tell others about A1Β and Nataly! Thanks so much!”

“Mark, Thanks for your prompt reply and for the opportunity to present feedback. Lessons learned can be a powerfull tool when used correctly and judiciously. After purchasing my vehicle on Ebay, I Googled "auto transport" and began to look at several different choices. This is where my comments on A-1 begin: Webpage - 5 Star Rating - Your page was straight forward and simple to use. I was able to read customer comments (which is important to most consumers) and I was able to request an online quote. (not a feature offered by everyone) Quote - 5 Star Rating - Kudos to whoever is involved in developing your pricing structure. Very competitive. With three children in university at the same time, and an exwife with a good attorney, I have to be financially prudent. This was the largest single factor for my decision, followed closely by your customer feedback. Customer Service / Contracting & Payment - 5 Star Rating - Once I had determined to accept your offer, I decided to do it by phone. The process was quick, courteous, and professional. This was done on 03/04. Tracking # and GPS - 5 Star rating - Shortly after contracting and paying I received my tracking #. What a great use of leading edge technology. Very powerfull tool. (I am sure that this has helped cut down on the number of "nuisance" calls that you receive) Customer Service / Questions & Updates - 1 Star Rating - I am by nature a patient person, and am more than cognizant of outside influences on "schedule slip", so when it was determined that it would take longer than the original estimate of 10 - 14 days, I was not worried or upset. I had done my homework, had contracted a reputable company, and simply accepted the fact that it would take longer, no big deal. The ETD listed on the tracking page was 03/28. Early ( I am usually in the office by 05:30) that morning I could see that my vehicle was in Baytown, Tx., which is a suburb of Houston, Southeast of my home by approximately 20 miles. I knew that the tracking page noted that I would be notified 12 - 24 hours in advance of delivery. My problem was that I had scheduled meetings for most of the day and simply wanted to find out if I could get a bit more precise estimate of delivery time. I phoned that morning and the operator was quite courteous, but informed me "due to the high volume of calls, all customer service reps were busy", could I please call back. I called back a couple of hours later and was informed that "due to the high volume of calls, all customer service reps are busy", could I please call back in the afternoon. That afternoon, I called on two different occasions, with the same response (very polite), and on the last call was asked if I could call back in the morning. A little frustrating, but not the end of the world. We are now past the extended ETD. The next morning (03/29 - my vehicle had moved to the very edge of the city and very close to my office) I called and was informed that "due to the high volume''''''...). I told the operator that I would really prefer to just be put on hold and I would wait my turn, and she politely agreed to do so. During the next 30 minutes, she came back twice to politely check on me, which I found reassuring. I was feeling good about getting through right up to the point of being cut off. After being on hold for that length of time, no one wants to be cut off. Now I am a little frustrated. At this point I went online and sent a polite email to customer service, explaining my situation and frustration. The page noted that my mail would be answered within four hours, and by then it was lunch time, so I really thought I would not see my car on 03/29 either, if the 12-24 rule really applied. Customer Service / E-mail - 5 Star Rating - In less than an hour I had an e-mail back from Mark apoligizing for the confusion and promising find out what was happening. Before I could respond to the e-mail, Kevin called and asked if it would be possible to deliver my vehicle that afternoon. Customer Service / Delivery - 5 Star Rating - Within 5 hours of being contacted by phone my vehicle was dropped in front of my house. I was notified not only that the delivery would be made, but also when the driver got close to the house. Very courteous and professional. Customer Service / Post Delivery - 5 Star Rating - Mark has followed up with e-mails and a phone call to make sure that the matter had been resolved and even asked for feedback. (This last item is something that all good companies want, regardless if it is good, bad, or ugly) In summary, I am quite pleased with my overall experience with A-1 and will use you again. I would like to note that if the customer service agents are truly that busy, it is not the operators fault. I know very little about your industry, and don't know if this is a seasonal thing or what. I can only think of two ways to mitigate this problem. 1) Advise all clients that all communication post-contract will be through e-mail (less than an attractive option) or, 2) hire more customer service reps. (this is also a signal that business is good'''''smile). Thanks for your time and attention.”

“They’re the best as far as I’m concerned! I handed them my car more than one time and they always pulled through. They’re by far the best auto transport company I’ve used thus far. It was easy to work with Joe. He called several times and even filmed my car as it was being loaded. The video made me feel like I made the right choice. He called me every day while it was heading to Pennsylvania, so at no point was I worried. A1 Auto Transport is definitely a company worth using, and I can’t praise it enough.”

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