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Shipping Cars Overseas from the USA

Shipping Cars Overseas from the USA
Shipping Cars Overseas from the USA

How to Ship Cars Overseas from the USA

There is absolutely no doubt about it, overseas car shipping services out of the U.S. is beneficial and cost effective.  In actuality, shipping a car through auto transport professionals is the only way to get a car from the coast of the U.S., into another nation. The experts will care for your car as if it were their own using the right equipment and safety precautions learned, as long as you hire the most dependable car shipping services around. Luckily, it is easy to find a reliable transporter when you use the Internet to find international car shipping services near you.

What You Can Expect with International Car Shipping Companies

  • The mileage and condition of your vehicle is protected by the highest quality shipping equipment and the care of trained employees.
  • All cars are protected by insurance coverage offered through the transporter. State law requires that transporters provide at least the minimal amount of protection as set by the state itself. If you want more coverage, ask to purchase additional insurance through the auto carrier.
  • You will have a variety of shipping options and the carrier’s customer service reps should have the ability to customize your transport services.
  • International transport companies are familiar with foreign import policies, tax rates and how to comply with all the requirements for a lawful overseas transport out of the U.S.
  • Shipping services are cost effective and reasonably priced.
  • You can ship your car and other belongings through a transporter with their enclosed transport services.
  • There is less risk involved with the delivery if you hire qualified transport specialists.
  • Better prepare for the relocation and use your time more freely when you let a transport company deal with the car’s overseas shipping process.

Perhaps the greatest advantage of hiring an overseas auto carrier is their knowledge of foreign import laws and their ability to comply. Dealing with other foreign laws is extremely confusing and often too time consuming for most customers. The auto carrier will see you through the entire process of the vehicle’s relocation. Call the embassy for the country before the shipping process begins. This will help you learn more of the foreign import policy in place at that time. They can also provide you with the right tax and duty percentage rates.

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Preparing for Your Car’s Transport out of the USA

  • Contact the embassy right after you schedule the transport to take place.
  • Gather all documents that are required as proof by Customs. Your license, passport, proof of paid tariffs, vehicle title and registration, and proof of residency are all common forms demanded by a foreign country. It doesn’t usually end there.
  • Before the scheduled transport, start preparing the car. To ensure the safety of the vehicle and those caring for its transport, the car must be cleaned, inspected, emptied and maintained properly. This includes checking the vehicle’s fluids. The fuel tank should read less than ¼ full.
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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.


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Testimonial
Mylene Rutllant
It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.
★★★★★

Due to the nature of my work, I must relocate every couple of years to where my company needs me. Because of this, I’ve tested several moving and auto transport companies over the years.

And my choice in terms of auto transport has to be A1 Auto Transport. It’s in the name, but also in the quality with which they do their jobs. I’ve never had a problem with this company.

The only time my shipment was delayed was during winter when a snowstorm closed down all the major roads. And they still found an alternative and got my car delivered before roads got unstuck.

When I moved to West Virginia, they picked up my car the very day I called them. I like to think they take special care of me considering all the business I’ve sent them. I’ll continue to support A1 Auto Transport. It’s my number one pick in auto shipping to this day.

Testimonial
Luis Rodriguez
You have my full support and recommendation!
★★★★★

I considered selling my car when I moved to Washington. It was old and rusty, but I grew attached to it. So, I called a couple companies to transport it to my new home, but they both fell through.

The first one couldn’t decide on a schedule. He would constantly change the pickup date till I got frustrated and canceled. The second was insufferable, very rude on the phone, even worse in person.

They started picking a part my car asking me why I still have it. If that’s their opinion of my vehicle, how can I trust they’ll take care of it? If something happened midway, why wouldn’t they just blame it on the car instead of paying up?

So, I cancelled this company as well and turned to A1 Auto Transport. From the get go, they were very different from my past options. Their website was very professional and up to date, full of useful information. I requested a quote using their online form, and I got an email response within an hour. Surprisingly fast!

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought they were lacking customers, but the email spoke for itself. In just one email, everything I needed to know was there, including a contact number I could use to get more information or confirm the transport.

I called and got things rolling. I was very pleased with the driver. He followed standard procedure and represented his company well. Can’t remember his name, but props to him!

The car arrived in Washington 6 days later in excellent condition. From what I understand, the transport was delayed a bit by a storm, but since the time window was 4-6 days from the beginning, I don’t really care. You have my full support and recommendation!

Testimonial by Cristine Benoit
Cristine Benoit
I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.
★★★★★

There are a lot of options for auto transport these days, which surprisingly makes it harder to find a good company. I received more than 10 offers to ship my car, but I couldn’t decide on any of them.

After doing some research, I got even more worried reading about all the scams and accidents that can happen. But, I have work to do and couldn’t afford to drive my newly purchased Mini Cooper all the way to Virginia.

Fortunately, I made the right choice with A1 Auto Transport. They are very good at their jobs. I spent more than an hour drilling Joe with various questions, and he never once lost his patience. He saw I was interested, so he bore with me until I was satisfied. The driver was also very courteous and my car was intact on arrival. I couldn’t have asked for more.

By the way, the price we first agreed on stayed the same. There were no delays or unexpected “surprises.” I can safely say this is a legit company that will get the job done.

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David Osallo
We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10!
★★★★★

We give A1 Auto Transport a big 10 out of 10! We chose them to move our car from California to Vermont, since we needed professionals.

We were abroad during the transport, so the transport was a bit tricky. The driver had to pick it up from storage on short notice and get it to its destination within at most 10 days. I was happy to note it arrived sooner. We got it 3 days early, right when we got home to pick it up. It made getting around way easier. Awesome service!

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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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