Trying to find a reputable business to ship your car to Finland from the U.S. is not a difficult task. There are a few things that you will need to be on the lookout for to distinguish the difference between a reputable company and a scam company.
Reputable companies will have multiple forms of advertisement, flexible prices, and a professional website.
Often times, scam companies will offer unrealistic prices or ask for a payment up front. If this is the case, move on to another company. The best thing you can do for your finances is to do sufficient research on the company you have an interest in hiring.
Write Down All of Your Questions.
Before contacting a company, write down all your questions. This way, you will be able to test the knowledge of the agent you are speaking with. If they do not seem to know much about the shipping process, move on. Remember that some questions might be best left for the Embassy of Finland to answer.
- Do you offer a free no-obligation quote?
- What is included in your quote?
- Can I specify pick-up and drop off times?
- How will my vehicle be protected?
- Why are you the best option?
Take Advantage of Professional Transport Solutions.
Roll on/Roll off - this is the most common way to ship a car overseas. Typically, people choose this method because it is the most cost efficient way available to date. With this type of shipping, you will need to remove all personal possessions from the vehicle because they cannot be covered by insurance. Take note that this type of transport leaves your vehicle exposed to the elements, but is still extremely reliable and widely used.
Container - Container transport is another form of shipping, but it is more expensive. If you have an antique car, a very expensive vehicle or one that does not work, it is recommended that you use this type of shipping. Your car will be protected from the elements and shippers are allowed to transport personal belongings with their vehicle using this type of transport.
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.