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  1. Car Shipping Richmond 
  2. Shipping Costs
  3. Shipping Requirements
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Car Shipping Richmond 

Richmond is a coastal city located in British Columbia – a Canadian province. It is a part of the metropolis of Vancouver and is currently the fourth largest city in the entire province. It has its location on the Lulu Island and is surrounded by other small and uninhabited islands both to the south and to the north.

The neighboring communities are Vancouver, New Westminster, Delta and Burnaby and its western border is the Strait of Georgia.

While shipping your car as freight cargo is quite possible because British Columbia faces the Pacific Ocean with its west coast, but your best bet is actually to transport it using trucks. If you choose to go with the land route, you have to decide whether you want the door-to-door service, which is going to ensure that your vehicle is picked up from your place and delivered at a specifically chosen destination point by you. This is, of course, a bit more expensive. You can always go for the terminal-to-door choice and you’d have to drive your car to the shipping point yourself.

Your car is going to be transported in one out of two separate shipping methods: in an enclosed truck, which is going to protect it from flying debris and the elements or on a car carrier, which is open and exposed but at the same time a lot more expensive. This is because you will be sharing the costs with other car owners.

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Shipping Costs.

The aforementioned factors are going to ultimate determine the cost of the entire process, but there are a few other things to be considered as well. Right off the bat, if you choose to go with the door-to-door service, you’d have to pay a lot more money. Transportation in a private and enclosed truck is also more expensive. Apart from these, there are also quite a few other factors such as fuel costs, mileage as well as customs taxes, the model and the size of your car. If you are going with a shared carrier, the price would also be affected by the number of vehicles which are being shipped.

If the Canadian Transport requirements and the CBSA allow you to transport your car into the country, you’d have to pay some additional import assessment which is likely to include a GST amounting to 5%, duties and excise tax. A territorial or provincial tax may also be imposed once you’ve licensed the car. There is also an import duty on cars which are made outside of the U.S. and it’s 6.1%. The gas Guzzler Tax, the Excess Weight Tax, The Air Conditioning Tax and the Provincial Sales Tax are also imposable but they are occasional and optional.

Shipping Requirements.

There are plenty of requirements that have to be fulfilled when you ship a vehicle to Canada. To start with, you have to notify the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency at least 3 to 4 days prior to the shipping in order to get clearance.  There is verification on both sides of the border so it is important to establish personal identity with a valid driver’s license and passport. Additionally, ownership proof can be established with a bill of sale or original title. If you’ve leased it, you are going to need an additional authorization by the lien holder. Other requirements for shipment include:

  • ¼ full gas tank.
  • One single set of keys so that operation is possible due to shipping.
  • The car has to be minimally operable which suggests 4 inflated tires, working brake and it has to be controllable with the steer.
  • If you don’t have documents showcasing the year, make and the model, you must provide one additionally.
  • The car has to be thoroughly inspected prior to the shipment.
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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.

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Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

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Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

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Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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