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International Car Shipping from California
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What is the International Car Shipping from California?

If you have decided to leave the sunny beaches and beautiful weather of the great state of California, you will need to make some very specific arrangements. These arrangements are even more overwhelming and potentially time-consuming if you are moving internationally.

One of the most important factors to consider will be the transport of your personal motor vehicle. Depending on the country to which you are moving, you may not have the option to ship your car there, as some countries import laws are stricter than others. Even if legally, you are allowed to bring your vehicle, you will want to determine the financial repercussions and decide if it is even worth the cost involved. It is in your best interest to follow the steps below when making arrangements to ship your vehicle internationally from California.

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.

  • Research Customs and Import Law of your Destination Country - As previously stated, certain countries do not allow the import of vehicles from the United States, while others may require that they be of a certain model year or newer, or pass stringent emissions regulations. You can often find out this information by looking at the Consulate website of your destination country, but if you have no luck there, feel free to reach out to the embassy for more information. Sometimes, they may even be able to provide you with the costs associated in regards to importing taxes and fees. If not, you will need to move on to the next step.
  • Find Out the Cost to Import Your Vehicle - This can be the step during which you determine that it is not cost-efficient to ship your vehicle after all. You may determine that the cost alone of shipping, added to the import fees and taxes, makes this a fruitless endeavor. However, if you have a high-dollar vehicle or a car that has sentimental value for which price of shipping is no object, then you may choose to ship your car anyway. Remember that oftentimes, you will essentially need to ship your vehicle from California to a port on the East Coast and then from that port to the final destination country. Because this is composed of two long stretches of travel, expect for a much longer transport time and increased the cost of transfer.
  • Research and Select an Auto Transport Company - Once you have determined that it is still beneficial to ship your car internationally from California, your next step will be to determine what company you trust to perform the transport. Seek out a company with experience in international shipping, high qualifications, and an impeccable history of services. The more time you have to research and select a company, the better, but if you don’t have much time, try to find a reputable auto transport company with a quality of service and professionalism that surpasses all others.
  • Finally, Prepare Vehicle for Pick-Up and Patiently Await Arrival - Auto transport companies will provide you with a checklist specifying what you must do to prepare your vehicle for transport, including draining your gas tank to less than ¼ full, emptying your vehicle of all personal belongings, and removing all after market items that might be damaged during transport. Remember that your vehicle has a long road of transport ahead of it, so recognize that the transport time period may be much longer than you expected.
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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

“The plan was to ship my car from California to Utah. I went through nearly 20 quotes after using an auto shipping site which linked to a bunch of brokers. Finally, I found A1 Auto Transport, a company with its own trucks with great reviews. I was sold. Joe was very competent, gave off the impression he’d done this a million times, and it really showed throughout the transport. He listened to my request carefully, offered me several options, stayed in touch during the transport, and made sure I was happy with everything. Overall, a great company which I would definitely recommend to others!”

“A1 Auto is kind of like your favourite mom and pop pizza parlour, the one you can’t get enough of despite all the new, expensive avant-garde pizza shops that have mushroomed conspicuously across the entire neighbourhood and seem to have taken over the whole world...but not you. Because you value quality and genuine customer service, and know this business understands and works doubly hard to give you your money’s worth. I’ve been using A1 Auto Transport whenever I left California for business: they may not be the cheapest car transporters around, but the sheer professionalism, dedication, and heart they put into their work is just amazing and worth my every dime. I’m probably one of the most sceptical people you would ever meet. I’m rarely convinced when bombarded with dubious, self-congratulating ads of companies that look like they’ve spent tons of money on marketing materials just to lure your average guy in. A1 Auto Transport is the complete opposite of these companies. My car always arrived promptly on schedule, never with a hint of scratch or dirt or damage, and they keep me updated every step of the process. When you’ve found a company whose genuine care for their customers comes naturally, you stand by them no matter what. It’s the most logical thing to do.”

“Not too long ago, I’ve shipped a couple cars to California from Maine, and choosing A1 Auto Transport paid off from beginning to end. Of course, I first got a bunch of quotes from different companies. I wanted to make an educated decision, and this led me to A1, having some of the best quotes and reputation of the bunch. Their customer service was impeccable, and Joe’s knowledge of the job showed even through the initial conversations I had with him over the phone. I could reach him at any time during the day. My schedule is a bit troublesome, so I called him at 7 am and 10 pm, yet he still answered in the same polite and professional manner. My cars arrived 2 days earlier. Considering there were 6 others on the truck he picked them up with, that’s really something. There was no damage done to them during transport, though being summer, I guess pebbles and theft are the only concerns in such cases. Thank you Joe for an awesome, stress free experience!”

“Most of the time people take the time to write a complaint letter. I am very happy with your service so far so I thought I would write and tell you. In today's world where mediocre service is the norm your company has proved your commitment to customer service is far above that of your competitors. I have not received my car yet but I felt compelled to write this email and commend A-1 Autotransport for the job well done thus far. Here are some points I would like to make. Your dispatcher Marie Ferguson upgraded my cars transportation, at no extra cost, to an enclosed transporter. My car is a rare SS Camaro Convertible with only 4,000 miles and is perfect in every way. I can't tell you how much I appreciate her concern for my cars safety. When the seller of the car was a little on the uncooperative side your agents offered to pick the car up where it was at the sellers residence. Again at no extra cost to me. The seller of the car called me after the car was picked up and mentioned how professional the driver was and how he moved cars off the transporter to put my car in the best location for it's long ride to Oregon. When I heard that I felt reassured I had chosen the right company to move my car. The system you have to track the progress is really fun. It took me a little while to figure it out but I had a blast watching the progress. Your driver didn't waste any time. The car was picked up in Ft Lauderdale Florida on Tuesday evening and was in Watsonville California Saturday afternoon. Great Job! I thought I might hear from you Sunday to arrange pick up of my car, most likely I hear from you Monday morning. Thank you again for all you folks have done for me. I would be happy to recommend your service to anyone who asks. Best Regards, Brian Hewgill”

“I had a great time transporting my car to California thanks A1 Auto Transport. Joe’s quote was reasonable and his reasoning and explanations were spot on. He couldn’t make it to the pickup, but he did call to make sure things were ok. The driver inspected my car, and I appreciated his professionalism. While it was on its way, Joe regularly sent me updates on its location through text. He estimated it would arrive in 5-6 days, and it was so. I was also given the contact information of my driver, so I could call both him and Joe if I ever felt the need to. My car got to Sacramento, California on the 5th day, and it was great to see it was well. There wasn’t any damage done to it during transit. This fact, Joe’s updates, and the fact that they met their deadline makes me recommend A1 Auto Transport as one of the best auto transport companies out there. It’s the 3rd company I’ve used to move a vehicle, and it will likely also be the 4th.”

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🇺🇸 Alturas - Modoc, California (CA) 96101

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🇺🇸 Auburn - Placer, California (CA) 95602

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🇺🇸 Biggs - Butte, California (CA) 95917

Calabasas

🇺🇸 Calabasas - Los Angeles, California (CA) 91302

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🇺🇸 Calexico - Imperial, California (CA) 92231

Coachella

🇺🇸 Coachella - Riverside, California (CA) 92236

Corona

🇺🇸 Corona - Riverside, California (CA) 92877

Cupertino

🇺🇸 Cupertino - Santa Clara, California (CA) 95014

Danville

🇺🇸 Danville - Contra Costa, California (CA) 94506

Dorris

🇺🇸 Dorris - Siskiyou, California (CA) 96023

Dos Palos

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Duarte

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Dublin

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🇺🇸 Exeter - Tulare, California (CA) 93221

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🇺🇸 Fort Bragg - Mendocino, California (CA) 95437

Galt

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🇺🇸 Grass Valley - Nevada, California (CA) 95945

Greenfield

🇺🇸 Greenfield - Monterey, California (CA) 93927

Guadalupe

🇺🇸 Guadalupe - Santa Barbara, California (CA) 93434

Hughson

🇺🇸 Hughson - Stanislaus, California (CA) 95326

Kingsburg

🇺🇸 Kingsburg - Fresno, California (CA) 93631

La Verne

🇺🇸 La Verne - Los Angeles, California (CA) 91750

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🇺🇸 Lafayette - Contra Costa, California (CA) 94549

Lemon Grove

🇺🇸 Lemon Grove - San Diego, California (CA) 91945

Lincoln

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Lomita

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Maricopa

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🇺🇸 Menlo Park - San Mateo, California (CA) 94025

Millbrae

🇺🇸 Millbrae - San Mateo, California (CA) 94030

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🇺🇸 San Francisco - San Francisco, California (CA) 94102

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🇺🇸 Stockton - San Joaquin, California (CA) 95201

San Leandro

🇺🇸 San Leandro - Alameda, California (CA) 94577

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🇺🇸 Belmont - San Mateo, California (CA) 94002

Sanger

🇺🇸 Sanger - Fresno, California (CA) 93657

Santa Clara

🇺🇸 Santa Clara - Santa Clara, California (CA) 95050


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Clovis

🇺🇸 Clovis - Fresno, California (CA) 93611

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🇺🇸 San Bruno - San Mateo, California (CA) 94066

San Francisco

🇺🇸 San Francisco - San Francisco, California (CA) 94102

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🇺🇸 Wheatland - Yuba, California (CA) 95692


Moving Guide
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🇺🇸 Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz, California (CA) 95060

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🇺🇸 San Francisco - San Francisco, California (CA) 94102

University Of California, San Francisco Moving Services

🇺🇸 San Francisco - San Francisco, California (CA) 94102


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NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
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Boca Raton, FL 33431
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435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
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Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
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6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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