Regina is a city that has much wealth in the natural gas and petroleum as well as agriculture. Imperial Oil which is a sub-company of ExxonMobil has a refinery in the city and brings many employment opportunities to residents and those that relocate to Regina for work. Having a motor vehicle is an essential thing to have when you need to travel to and from work, school or to go on outings. Regina has a vast expansion of parks and outdoor activities for individuals and families to enjoy throughout the city. The Regina Transit operates more than 100 buses in the city that travel to the center of Regina, but travel to the outer sections of town are limited. If you will be living far from the city center, having a car will become very important. In order to relocate your car to Regina you will need to hire an automobile transporter that has experience shipping to Canada. Shipping to Canada is not a difficult task to undertake as there are not too many stipulations for automobiles coming from the United States.
Anytime you ship a car from the United States to any country, including Canada, you will have to abide by U.S. Customs regulations as well as the regulations in the country you are shipping the car. Canadian Customs allows new and used vehicles to be imported. If your car is older than ten years you may be eligible to receive an exemption on your import duties. You will need to pay a general tax and may also need to pay an excise tax. As long as your car was manufactured in the United States, you should have no issues with conformity to Canadian motor vehicle standards. Your automobile transport company will be able to provide you with complete details on what you will need to provide to customs in the U.S. as well as Canada when shipping your car.
Transport Company Basics.
When you hire a transport company to relocate your car to Regina you will have to provide them with a copy of your driver’s license or photo identification, social security card and possibly a copy of your motor vehicle title. You will also need to sign a power of attorney so they can transport the car for you. The associate that works with you on your automobile shipment will go over the steps to shipping your car, will gather some important information on the kids of car you have in order to schedule the right carrier, will detail the methods of transport available and will be able to explain how shippingworks and is priced. You will need to prepare your car for transport to Regina by cleaning it out thoroughly. Making sure your fluids are full and your battery is charged, your fuel level is at roughly a quarter tank and the car is ready to be driven when it is unloaded in Regina. You will also want to disable any car alarm that may be set on the car so it will not go off during transport. Prior to shipping your carrier driver will complete a damage inspection to make sure any signs of damage are fully documented. Shipping insurance is usually included in the total cost of shipping. You will want to check the amount of coverage to ensure that it will be enough to cover your car. Prior to shipping the car you will need to make a decision on the type of transport you want to ship the car on.
Types of Transport to Regina.
Shipping a motor vehicle to Regina can be easily done with either open or enclosed transport resources. The following are ways to ship to the city:
Open Transport- An open transport carrier is the primary way that motor vehicles are shipped from the United States to Regina, Canada. Open carrier trucks as well as open shipping sources like roll/on roll/off, or RoRo ships, can easily load many automobiles for shipment at the same time. When shipping a car on an open carrier, it is important to make sure the car has been emptied of any personal content and paperwork as many people can be near the car and items left inside can become a dangerous risk if they should happen to dislodge and fly around inside of the car during transport.
Enclosed Transport- For cars like classic or luxury style enclosed shipping provides extra support and safety during transport. Sealed inside of a carrier, cars are away from potential theft and are also protected from debris and weather that can possibly cause damage. Enclosed shipping can also allow personal items to be shipped at the same time as the automobile making a complete relocation simple to accomplish.
Air Cargo- Shipping a car by air can be expensive but it is the fastest way to ship a car to Regina. Air shipment is usually ideal for highly valuable automobiles and personal items. Most automobiles are shipped with either open or enclosed transport.
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.