International shipping services have been around for many, many years. It is a service that many individuals, dealerships, and manufacturers use on a frequent basis. This is because professional shipping companies can offer safe and reliable transport from the U.S. to another country. Experienced international transporters have many services to offer their customers. Many of these services are optional and can better the transport, making it safer, faster or more convenient.
About International Transport Methods
Open air transport methods are the cheapest way to ship a vehicle. A flatbed ship is used to transport the vehicle. It will be secured to the top of the ship for its travels to its new home. If you own a car of higher value, you are better off transporting it inside of a container. Shipping containers offer the vehicle protection against poor weather conditions while overseas.
Is It Possible My Car Will Be Damaged?
To protect your car the best way possible, make sure it is prepared according to the transport company’s standards. This also protects those handling the car’s transport. The insurance company will be more likely to cooperate if an accident occurs and the vehicle was properly prepared.
If any new dents or scratches should appear on the vehicle after it reaches its destination, be sure to report it immediately to the shipping service. Writing down any damages prior to the delivery process of the car will make your claim more valid. Make sure to provide evidence such as photographs of the vehicle's condition before and after the shipping process occurred.
Contact A1 Auto Transport for Your Car’s International Transport
A1 Auto Transport is extremely familiar with international car shipping. We have been in the industry for over 25 years. During this time we have provided services to those in need of national and international vehicle transport. We know how tricky it is to follow the laws of another nation. If the all regulations of the country’s import laws aren’t obeyed, the vehicle may get denied access.
To find out how A1 Auto Transport goes about an international delivery, contact us at 800-518-8708. Not only will we help you set up your car shipping services, but we will give you a FREE quote! We can’t wait to hear from you and to get you started with the planning of your international vehicle transport.
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.