Abbotsford is a city that sits right at the United States/Canadian border and has been widely known as one of the most generous cities in Canada as named by the organization Statistics Canada. The most prevalent choices for employment are in the medical, manufacturing, transportation, law enforcement and agricultural industries. With the close proximity to the United States, shipping a car to Abbotsford is generally a simple procedure to undertake and most vehicles are easily shipped via convenient door to door shipping services. The city has access to bus as well as train transportation but the best way to travel to and from engagements is to have a personal car to drive. The housing market has been growing in recent years due to transfers of employees coming from the United States and affordable housing for families is generally not difficult to find in the more than 30 local neighborhoods. Shipping a car is simple when you have the assistance of a quality automobile transport company to guide you through the steps.
Quality Automobile Transport and Cost.
Quality automobile transport begins with a company that has the knowledge and experience to ship motor vehicles to Canada. A-1 Auto Transport has been shipping cars for more than 20 years and has the professional experience that you will need when making plans to ship a car. When you contact a shipping representative they will detail each step of automobile shipping to Abbotsford, will gather some basic personal information about you and your car and will be able to schedule affordable transport for your car with convenient door to door shipping from the United States across the border to Canada. Once they have obtained the necessary information from you that will be needed to schedule the transport, they will be able to provide you with a total quote to ship the automobile. Generally transport is averaged between .50 and $1.00 per mile when shipping a car. If you were transporting a car from Miami, Florida to Abbotsford, Canada the mileage would be an estimated 3400 miles and would cost approximately between $1700 and $3400. These figures are just an estimate however, and there may be discounts to apply as well as seasonal rates that may vary. Depending on the city your car will leave from in the United States, you can check this driving distance calculator to get a general idea of the mileage to Abbotsford if driving.
How to Ship to Abbotsford.
Shipping a car to Abbotsford is a fairly easy transport process to undertake as cars are easily driven from the United States and across the Canadian border. You can ship by roadway, sea or air for your convenience. The most preferred way to ship whether by interstate or sea routes will be RORO shipping. RORO is an open mode of transport that you are most likely familiar with from seeing large transport trucks loaded with motor vehicles going down the interstate. The same principal works when shipping by sea as well as interstate as cars are loaded in open view on the deck of a RORO sea vessel for transport by sea. Since cars are open and more vulnerable to people passing by when transported on an open carrier, personal items need to be removed from the interior of the car prior to shipment. If you need to ship items with the car or you need a more secure transport method due to the value of your automobile, you can choose to use an enclosed carrier. Enclosed transport offers the convenience of having the car sealed inside of a shipping container if moving by sea or inside a large trailer truck for interstate transport. This type of shipment prevents the car from being exposed to poor weather and flying debris when being transported. While shipping by air is used less frequently than open or enclosed transport, it is an available option as well. Your agent will discuss all aspects of transport and will assist you in determining which way will work best for your automobile.
What to expect from Customs.
Going through customs from the United States to Canada is generally an easy step to take with the close proximity of Canada and the U.S. You may need to have your car checked by Transport Canada to ensure that it is up to Canadian automobile standards. If the car was manufactured in the United States that will probably not be an issue as the U.S. and Canada have similar standards. Import duties may be waived on cars older than 10 years. Your transport agent will let you know the amounts of duty fees and taxes that must be paid and if you qualify for any exemptions. You will need to make sure a copy of your motor vehicle title is presented to the border crossing at least 72 hours prior to the date the car will arrive to cross into Canada, and you will need to submit export paperwork to U.S. Customs. For more information you may contact Canada Border Services.
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.