Overseas auto transport can be done by using a few different methods. One method called, roll on/roll off solution is the most common way to transport vehicles internationally.
It is also the most cost efficient way to ship a car. Manufacturers, dealers, and individuals can hire a professional auto shipping company.
If you are an individual looking to ship your vehicle to Somalia in the most secure fashion, container shipping is the right choice for you. With a container, your vehicle will be shielded from weather conditions and it will also have the most protection against theft. This shipping method is better for people who are relocating or for more valuable vehicles.
Preparing Your Vehicle for Transport.
- Take pictures of your vehicle.
- Remove any personal belongings from the vehicle.
- Have a mechanic repair leaks.
- Make sure there is no more than a quarter tank of gas.
Why is Hiring a Professional Beneficial?
With a professional. You get to take advantage of the most up-to-date shipping tools on the market. They also offer full coverage for your vehicle. So in the event of an accident, you can rest assured knowing they will pay for all the damages.
Professional companies offer free quotes and real-time online satellite tracking so you can keep tabs on where your vehicle is at all times. If they are a reputable company, they will also offer a few different delivery options. The delivery options include door to door transport and terminal to terminal transport.
How Much Does International Auto Transport Cost?
The cost of shipping a vehicle overseas is a whole different process than shipping inside of the U.S. International shipping is more expensive, but prices are flexible. Roll on/roll off, terminal to terminal transport is the least expensive shipping solution. Tax and duty rates will also apply to the total costs of the transport. Pay them off at the Customs office but call the Embassy of Somalia first to find out what you’ll owe in taxes.
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.