How to Ship a Car to India from the US with the Container Shipping Method?
Whenever you ship a car from one country to the next through a professional transport service, consider the container shipping method. This is the most reliable way to get your car over the ocean in a secure but affordable manner.
If you want the most protection for your vehicle when you ship it to India, find a transport company that offers enclosed shipping services.
If you ship your car to India using container transport, the vehicle must undergo some preparation before it is secured inside the container for its travels. Aside from collecting the information that the Embassy of India told you to gather, you will need to get the car ready. When the car is prepared right, it is at less risk and so are those caring for its transport.
- Disable the car’s alarm system before the shipping process.
- Wash the exterior of the car and clean out the interior.
- Disengage the battery if asked.
- Take pictures of the car. Write down any damages that you know of.
- Remove any items you wouldn’t like to ship and fill the car with belongings permitted by the country.
About Container Shipping Services.
Container shipping services are purchased most often by those who must ship their car a long distance or those who must transport other belongings with the vehicle. Individuals shipping cars higher in value often use this shipping service as well. It offers the most protection.
If you are using container shipping services and wish to send other belongings with the car, make sure everything you plan on shipping to India is permitted by law. There are different container sizes to choose from. You can share the space and costs of services with someone else shipping to from the U.S. to India.
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.
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