Sherbrooke is a beautiful city that is encompassed by scenic mountains, rolling hills and majestic waterways. There are several parks with small mountainous areas that tourists take advantage of for skiing in the winter. Sherbrooke is an economic center of the area of Estrie in Canada and has a wealth of employment opportunities in the industrial and academic sectors as well as cultural arts. There are seven large public park areas with nature trails, camping and water activities for tourist as well as residents of the city to enjoy throughout the year. The local colleges and universities make up more than 10% of the local population with many students coming from states in the United States for furthering their education. You will need a car to get around in the city, especially if you plan on driving at night as public transportation does not run to all areas late at night.
Making Plans for Automobile Transport.
Types of Transport.
When you begin to make plans to ship a car to Sherbrooke you will want to familiarize yourself with the various ways that a car can be transported to Canada from the United States. Primarily the ways are:
RORO- RORO is the simplest way to ship a car to Canada and can be done with convenient door to door service. This is the most affordable way to ship a car as well as the fastest way by land or by sea. RORO is not for personal items that need shipped but it is a great way to ship motor vehicles and is used by millions of automobile owners and dealerships each day of the year to and from countries around the world.
Container- If you need to ship personal items you will want to consider using a shipping container or an enclosed transport carrier. Container transport is also the safer way to move more delicate property or automobiles like classic, antique and collector’s cars that need shielded protection from weather and debris on the roads including rocks, dirt and even animals like birds that can fly into the car during shipment. You will usually have to pay a fee for the use of the container when shipping by sea, but it is a valuable service when you are making a complete relocation or need to make sure the car is fully protected.
Owners of extremely expensive automobiles may also want to speak to their transport agent about shipping by air. Air shipping is the most expensive way to ship an automobile but it is very convenient when you may need fast delivery for an expensive car or personal property.
Automobile Transport Company.
You will need to have the professionally skilled services of an automobile transport company to handle the car shipment for you. You will be required to give the company some paperwork that will identify you as the owner of the car like your driver’s license and social security number and a copy of your motor vehicle title. You may be asked to sign a Power of Attorney statement to give the company permission to transport the car without you being present. Customs will require you to pay taxes and import duties and those are typically added into the total cost of shipping when you are given the quote for transportation from the automobile transport company. You can legally import either a new or used car to Canada from the United States. You may want to check with Canadian Customs for further information on importation laws for bringing your car or personal goods into the country.
You will need to prepare your motor vehicle for transport and it will vary depending on the type of transport that you will be using for your car shipment. The basic ways to get a car ready for shipment are to make sure you have the car thoroughly cleaned prior to shipment. It is very important to clean it inside and out so when the pre-shipment inspection is performed it will be easy to see all areas of the car. You need to make sure the car will be ready to drive as soon as it is delivered by filling fluids, charging the battery, checking the tire pressure and making sure there is at least ¼ tank of fuel in the tank. Be sure to turn off any car alarms or security systems so they will not set off during transport and possibly drain the car battery. Your automobile transport agent will detail all that needs to be done to the car to prepare it for shipment ahead of 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.