How to Ship Your Car Overseas from California
The act of shipping a vehicle overseas may seem like risky business, but when you hire reliable, experienced help you can rest easy knowing your car is in good hands during its transport across the ocean. To hire dependable help, begin searching online for the best international auto transport companies nearest your home in California. Find a company that has plenty of experience shipping to another nation.
There is a lot entailed in the process of shipping a car or vehicle internationally, including falling into compliance with their import policies.
Reasons to Purchase Shipping Services through the Experts
- The best equipment, freight ships and car haulers will be used to carry out the shipping process. International transporters are trained to use this equipment properly.
- The employees involved with your car’s shipping process will be highly trained and experienced individuals.
- Your car will be protected by insurance coverage.
- You’ll have various transport services to select from. Open air transport is the cheapest of the options. Enclosed transport methods are more expensive but they allow you to fit the car and your belongings in the shipping container.
- Auto transport services are reasonably priced and cost effective.
- Their staff members will be there to guide you through the process of gathering the documents for Customs to gain import approval for the car. Call the embassy of the nation you’re having the vehicle sent to. They’ll update you on the import policy currently in place. They’ll also tell you about the tax and duty rates.
There are plenty more reasons to hire a reputable overseas auto transport company. However, when it comes to international shipping, they are one of the only ways to get your car lawfully entered into another nation aside from the U.S. So, don’t hesitate to hire the professionals. They will make sure your car is shipped out of California safely, and lawfully accepted into the nation of your vehicle’s destination.
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.