The city of Kitchener is located in Southern Ontario and when combined with the metropolitan area of Waterloo and Cambridge it is one of the largest areas in Canada. Companies like Communitech, Desire2Learn and even Google have offices in the city making Kitchener a lead city in the technology field. On top of technology, there are many retail shopping centers, hotels, manufacturing and health science companies that people from the United States as well as globally, relocate each year to work in. When you need to have a car shipped from the United States to Kitchener you will have several ways to move the car including door to door delivery or terminal to terminal delivery.
Professional Auto Transport.
Professional auto transport with A-1 Auto Transport will ensure that your move is completed with ease. The agent that you speak to will work with you to schedule convenient door to door pick-up and delivery of your automobile, whether you need it to be transported by the interstate or by sea to Kitchener, they will make sure that your motor vehicle is handled with care and arrives safely and on time. Shipping door to door, your car will be picked up at your location by a carrier truck driver, inspected for damages prior to being loaded and then hauled on a truck from your location to Kitchener. If you will not be available to meet the driver you can also have the car shipped from terminal to terminal either by land or sea. Your car would need to be driven to a local shipping terminal where the carrier will be scheduled to pick it up and then transport it to a terminal in or near Kitchener for you to pick up.
How to Ship to Kitchener.
You will be able to have your car shipped either by RORO or Container shipping depending on the kind of car you have and whether you need to have extra protection during transport or if you have items other than your car to ship. The ways you can ship to Kitchener, Canada from the U.S. are:
RORO- Using RORO, or roll/on roll/off shipping is a convenient and economical way to ship a car. Cars are driven onto a RORO carrier, whether a truck or a ship, and then securely transported to the destination. RORO is an open transport and trucks can carry 10-12 cars at a time while ships can carry several hundred at the same time.
Containerized- Shipping with enclosed, or container transport is a common way to ship race cars, luxury or classic cars. It’s also a great way to ship a car when you need to ship other items at the same time.
When you ship a car to another country, you will inevitably need to abide by the rules of customs. This applies to Canadian Customs as well as U.S. Customs and other countries around the world. You can import one personal car into Canada, and if the car is more than 10 years old you will most likely not have to pay import duties on it. You can import a car on a temporary basis for up to 12 months with no import duties as long as the car qualifies under the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada agencies and you have in writing that the car is exempt from duties for temporary import. You may exceed the 12 month limit if you are a student or your employer writes a letter stating that you will be employed for longer than 12-36 months and will be residing in Canada for the duration of your education or employment. You will have to send the motor vehicle title to the border that your car will be crossing at least 3 days before it will cross. Your shipping agent will be able to provide you with all of the information on that. You will also need to have your driver’s license as well as the title to the car ready for customs at the border check as well. If you do not have the original title you can bring a copy and it should be accepted. You will want to make sure the car is roadworthy when it is loaded for transport by checking the fluids, making sure the battery is fully charged and that you have fuel in the tank. The shipping agent or carrier driver will also explain automobile preparation for transport with you and may have you disable your car alarm or remove accessories from the exterior of the car like luggage or bike racks or designer antennae’s. When you need to ship a car to Kitchener from the United States, A-1 Auto Transport will make shipping easy for you by taking care of the details that may seem stressful to you and your automobile relocation be accomplished seamless, affordable and securely.
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.