Windsor is one of the largest tourist destinations in Canada with Caesars Windsor, a large casino, being a huge attraction for visitors from the United States. For employment there are several pharmaceutical companies, insurance, energy and technology companies that bring people from the United States for employment opportunities. The city stays busy throughout the year with many festivals, music venues and scenic parks and artwork displays around the city. The crime rate for Windsor is relatively low when compared to the rest of Canada and to the United States and it has been deemed one of the safest places to live in Canada. With many interstates entering the city as well as being adjacent to the St. Lawrence Seaway for shipping, Windsor is an ideal city to have a motor vehicle shipped into. There is mass transit in Winsor including a public bus line as well as Greyhound bus travel, but the best way to travel is in a motor vehicle. Having a vehicle of your own when in Windsor will reduce expenses as well as help provide reliable transportation to and from work, school or personal outings.How to Relocate Your Car to Windsor.
How to Relocate Your Car to Windsor.
When you’re trying to relocate a car top Windsor and you won’t be able to drive it across the border on your own into the city, you will need to have an automobile transporter move the car for you. Automobile transport makes shipping a motor vehicle very convenient and easily done. An automobile transporter will gather some info about your car like the make, model and year of manufacture in order to schedule the right carrier to transport it. They will also get some paperwork from you like your photo identification, social security number, signed power of attorney and a shipping contract. The contract will include the amount of insurance coverage, the form of transport that will move your car, taxes and duty fees and the total shipping price quote. The company will explain everything on the contract with you. They will also explain to you how to prepare your car for transport prior to shipping. If you’re planning on moving an entire household along with your car, you may want to check out this great article on automobile transport and moving.
Types of Transport.
RORO- RORO is a type of transport where motor vehicles are rolled onto the carrier and transported either by sea or interstate travel. When the truck or ship reaches the destination the motor vehicles are rolled off and can be driven to the customs inspection or directly to your new location. This is the most frequent way to ship a car as well as the least expensive form of automobile transport available for shipping.
Enclosed- Enclosed automobile shipping is similar to RORO because cars are rolled inside of a shipping truck or into a shipping container when being shipped by sea. Enclosed shipping is great for classic, exotic and luxury cars and is also excellent to use when you need to ship other items at the same time you ship the automobile.
You will have to prepare your car for shipment by providing some information to U.S. Customs as well as to Canadian Customs officials. U.S. Customs will need export paperwork sent to them no less than 72 hours prior to the car shipping date. Canadian Customs will need a copy of the motor vehicle title sent to the border crossing at least 72 hours prior to the car entering Canada. As with most imports throughout the world, you will be responsible to pay import duties unless your car is older than 10 years, and you will have to pay a general tax as well as possibly an excise tax when you are importing the car. There are some exceptions to paying import duties including those that will be driving their vehicles through Canada to other cities or countries. You will need to speak to your auto transport company representative to find out about possible exemptions as well as the fees and taxes that will need to be paid prior to your shipment date.
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.