As far as international auto transport goes, shipping a car from the U.S. to Canada is fairly easy. Many of the same laws that govern the industry on the U.S. also apply in Canada, whereas shipping to a different country can get a bit more complicated. That said, there are still some restrictions and regulations that you should be aware of when having a vehicle shipped to Canada from the United States.
Shop & Compare - This applies to any type of auto transport, but especially when you’re dealing with two different countries and all the complications that can come along with it. Any legitimate car shipping company on either side of the border should give you an estimate at no charge to you. With a simple phone call or email, you should be able to quickly and easily get an accurate cost assessment from any number of North American auto shippers.
For more details about the details of shipping a car from the U.S. to Canada, this resource has a wealth of information.
Look For Experience - Just like any other type of service or business, experience matters when shipping a car. No more so than when two countries are involved in the process since there are different requirements and they can change from time to time. If you’re going to trust a company to ship your car to another country, make sure they have the requisite experience to do the job correctly.
Considering shipping a car to Canada from the U.S.? Call us today at the number at the top of the page to find out how we can help! We offer FREE ESTIMATES 100% of the time to all interested parties. Call us today or send us an email using our online price quote request form
North American Auto Transport: US To Canada.
Limitations - Vehicles that have been modified, except in cases where it is necessary for repair, cannot be imported into Canada. This is an important point to note since it also applies to cars owned by Canadians that are modified outside of Canada. If a vehicle does not meet the standards for vehicle safety, then it must be modified to be compliant prior to being imported into Canada.
Requirements - Before importing a car into any country, there are some steps that you’ll need to take to ensure you’re following the proper procedure. In Canada, this is relatively easy since it falls pretty much in line with our requirements on the U.S. side of the border. The Registrar of Imported Vehicles for Canada is the office that handles questions and requests that pertain to bringing a car into the country.
These are just a few of the basics that you’ll need to know when having a vehicle delivered from the U.S. To Canada. If you have other questions, we encourage readers to call us at the number at the top of the page or send us an email with your requests.
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.