Navigating the landscape of France in the comfort of your own vehicle will make your stay much more enjoyable. With your car accessible to you at all times, you can avoid complicated situations like currency issues or language barriers. It also allows you to get more acquainted with your surroundings.
Before getting in touch with an international auto shipping company, get your car inspected to make sure it is ready to go for transport. Any fluid leaks must be repaired since they pose a threat to the other cargo onboard the ship. Make sure to document the condition of your vehicle with photographs before the car ships to France
Gather the Documentation for Import Approval.
Customs officials will need to see documentation proving that you are the owner of the vehicle. Without these documents, you will have a very difficult time getting customs to release your vehicle to you. Make sure to place your paperwork in a folder or briefcase so that they stay safe. Make sure the company you works directly with the customs agents. Call the Embassy of France to find out what current laws are in place.
- Bill of Lading.
- Driver’s license.
- Proof of Insurance.
- Original Bill of Sale.
- Residence Permit.
Find a Company with a Great Reputation.
Make a decision based on the reputation of the company you are interested in. Most reputable companies will advertise online. On their website, you will be able to read testimonials from clients they previously worked with. If they receive positive reviews, that company might be one to consider.
You will get the best deal by scouting out a few companies and collecting prices. Customer service reps are able to give you an accurate quote and answer all of your questions. Reputable services also offer deals that less than reputable companies can offer. Typically, you can expect a lower rate for being a first time shipper.
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.