Known as the “city in motion” or the “city that motivates Canada,” Oshawa has been widely known for automobile manufacturing due to automobile companies like General Motors which is the largest employer in the city. Moving a car from the United States to Oshawa is a fairly easy matter to undertake as you don’t need to produce a lot of paperwork when shipping to Canada. Basically, you will need a copy of your motor vehicle title and your driver’s license to bring the car through the Canadian/United States border crossing. You will need to hire a professional automobile transport company to handle the shipment for you.Professional Auto Transport to Oshawa
Professional Auto Transport to Oshawa.
Professional automobile transport with A-1 Auto Transport will relieve you of the unwanted stress that comes with shipping an automobile. Representatives will be able to walk you through each step of the car shipping process and will answer all of your transport questions in detail. They will need some information from you about the kind of car you have in order to schedule the correct carrier to pick it up for shipment. You will also need to give them your driver’s license and social security number and a power of attorney form that has been signed by you. The representative will schedule the car for transport and will let you know when the car will arrive in Oshawa. Most cars are delivered with door to door transport, but if you need to use terminal to terminal that can be scheduled as well. For terminal to terminal you will need to drop your car off at the shipping terminal nearest your location for pick-up and shipment to Oshawa. Shipping schedules are based on the total number of cars being shipped at one time, and they fall under scheduled based on the transporter and not on the individual shipper. Your car will be scheduled for the date as close to the one you need as possible.
Preparing the Car for Transport.
When you need to ship a car to Oshawa, Canada from the United States you will need to prepare the car for transport. Just before the car is loaded onto a carrier, the driver will complete an inspection for any signs of damage and you will both need to sign the report when the inspection is complete. Shipping insurance is offered for transport and you will want to check the amount to make sure it is enough for your car. If you have an expensive car, classic or exotic car you may need to add more insurance coverage for transport. You will also most likely need to do the following prior to shipment:
- Make sure the gas level is around ¼ tank.
- Fill other fluids.
- Charge the battery.
- Disable alarms.
- Make sure all personal items have been removed from the car.
- Remove anything loose on the exterior.
- Make sure all taxes, duties and fees have been paid.
- ‘Check paperwork for accuracy and completion.
Your representative will be able to fully detail all that will need to be done prior to the car shipping out.
Shipping a car to Oshawa will be completed by using the right transportation method for your car. These are the ways you can have your car shipped:
Air Shipping is a way to ship a car but is usually reserved for extremely high priced motor vehicles or for packages that need to arrive quickly. Shipping by air is the most expensive way to have a car shipped. If you need to ship a car that needs to be more protected during transport or you have personal items to ship as well, enclosed or container shipping is available. Containers offer more secure transport for classic and luxury vehicles during shipment. You will have a container fee when you ship using enclosed transport by sea. The most economical, as well as the most widely preferred way to ship a car is with roll/on roll/off, or RORO, transport. This way of shipping is solely for motor vehicles and other wheeled items and you have to empty the car of all items prior to shipping. RORO is the least expensive way to ship a car from the United States to Oshawa, Canada, as well as the quickest by roadway or sea.
You will need to send a copy of your car title to the customs border at least 72 hours before the car arrives at the border crossing. Canadian Customs will also need some paperwork sent to them in advance for clearance. Your representative at the auto transport company will be able to let you know what you will need to provide, taxes you will need to pay and if you will need to pay import duties. You will also need to file export paperwork with U.S. Customs at least 3 days prior to you shipment date. It is best to have the paperwork submitted at least one week in advance to ensure that it is approved in time.
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.