Having your own vehicle in Toliara will only make traveling much easier. The southwestern coastal city remains quite populous and contains a ton of natural beauty especially along the shoreline. Paved roads exist within the city center where taxi services consist of bicycles with carriages. Surely, you will need an auto to travel further out from the coastal regions.Whether you are moving to the scenic city or going there for an extended trip, you’ll find that having your own vehicle will only help you to freely travel. There’s a lot to explore throughout Madagascar and you will surely want to see it all. With the help of transport services, you can get your vehicle shipped overseas by the professionals.
Whether you are moving to the scenic city or going there for an extended trip, you’ll find that having your own vehicle will only help you to freely travel. There’s a lot to explore throughout Madagascar and you will surely want to see it all. With the help of transport services, you can get your vehicle shipped overseas by the professionals.
Is Transporting a Vehicle Difficult?
In some countries, transporting an automobile, motorcycle or any vehicle can be quite difficult. However, to transport a vehicle to Madagascar the rules and regulations aren’t too demanding. Just be prepared for high tariffs and always have specific documentation ready. A license, passport, title, receipts for paid duties, and other forms should be accessible at ports and for Customs.
Being knowledgeable of the means of transport is also wise. The most common forms of auto transport consist or RO/RO shipping or container shipping. These transport methods vary in that container shipping includes transporting the vehicle inside of an enclosed container, whereas RO/RO shipping leaves the auto open to all elements on the back of a flatbed ship.
After deciding which transport services are best for your situation, contact Madagascar Customs and see what the current rules are for vehicle importation. The regulations often change so calling no more than a month prior to the planned transport is typically best. It is very important that all facets are covered in order for a vehicle’s transport to go along smoothly.
Prepare the Car for Transport.
A little preparation is required in order for the vehicle to be shipped safely to Toliara. These are minor tasks that can be completed in a few hours at most.
- Drain all gasoline and flammable fluids.
- Clean the vehicle out and remove all personal belongings. If shipping the auto with the roll-on, roll-off method, remove everything except the car jack, spare tire and floor mats.
- Remove the battery from the car.
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.