Burnaby is the third biggest city in British Columbia. It is located to the east of Vancouver and is the third largest city in the province. It was incorporated in 1892 and in 1992, it achieved the city status.
When considering transporting a vehicle to Burnaby, British Columbia, you will need to know the best way to do it. Bordering the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Alaska, it is easy to ship it by sea while overland transportation is another method that you can explore. At A1 Auto Transport service, we offer a range of shipping options. You may have to consider door-to-port option where we’ll come to your home or office and pick up your vehicle in order to drive it to the port for you. You can also choose port-to-door or port-to-port as an option. However, these are paid services and will be added on the shipping bill.
In case you choose land based transportation, your vehicle will be transported by a closed in truck or by a multi-car carrier. If you choose an enclosed truck, the truck will protect your vehicle from the harsh weather conditions. If you choose the multi-car carrier, your vehicle will be exposed to all weather but it will not cost as much to ship it either.
Shipping Costs to Burnaby.
The cost of shipping the car will be based on many factors, like the ones just mentioned. Transporting in a closed in truck is going to cost more money. You also need to figure in your gas mileage, the customs tax, fuel costs, and the model of your vehicle. If your vehicle will be imported using a multi-car transporter, then you will be sharing the expense with everyone who will be shipping a vehicle on that trip so you can pay much less than if you chose an enclosed truck.
According to the Transport Canada and CBSA eligibility criteria, the vehicle will also be subject to the following taxes:
- Import duty/ Excise tax.
- 5% Goods and Service Tax, (GST)
- Air Conditioning Tax.
- Territorial sales tax may apply when licensing your vehicle.
- 1%Import duty on all vehicles not manufactured in the U.S.
- Gas Guzzler Tax.
- Provincial Sales Tax (PST)
- Excess weight tax.
Requirements to Ship your Vehicle to Burnaby, British Columbia.
You must contact the U.S Customs and Border Protection at least 72 hours before you plan to ship your vehicle. We’ll do it on your behalf but submission of a valid driver's license in needed in order to establish identity of the owner. You are required to provide Title of the vehicle as well as the bill of sale. If you have a lien on your vehicle, you will need to provide written authorization from the lender, for exporting your vehicle.
You will need to provide a form with the year make, year and model of the vehicle if this information is not listed on the original title. Ensure that the gas tank is only one fourth full so it will have enough gas to be driven on and off the ship/truck.
Nothing is allowed in the vehicle except for the legal documents and keys will need to be in the glove compartment. The vehicle must be drivable and the tires must be inflated. The emergency brake must work as well as the steering mechanism. Your vehicle will be subject to an inspection. If you plan to leave the car there in Canada for good, then the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will need to apply an import tax which will need to be paid before the vehicle can be cleared at customs.
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.