Take It Or Leave It? Benefits To Shipping Vehicles For Expatriates
When relocating overseas, determining what to take is on the list just under where you might plan to live. The obvious answer would be to take everything, but this is not always the logical move. Most expatriates weed out what is important to them and make determinations accordingly when they relocate to an international destination. One of the most pressing issues is whether or not to take your vehicle(s). After all, depending on the destination in question, driving may not be advisable. For example, those that have relocated to London may find that the vehicle tax and numerous mass transit options make having a vehicle more of a hassle than not. Conversely, those that move to more remote corners of the world may find that having a vehicle is as essential as it is in the United States.
The benefits of auto shipping to have your vehicle with you when you make your move far outweigh the drawbacks. The ability to explore your new home starts with having a vehicle; unless you are literally living at the city center of a major metropolis. Shipping a vehicle internationally is easier than ever before, particularly when working with a shipping company that has expertise in moving cars across the ocean.
Once you’ve settled in, using your car to go exploring is the best way to get to know your new community. Expatriates often carve out their own corners of the world, so finding others is key to establishing a sense of “home.” This may be harder to do without the mobility provided by a vehicle. Rather, by remaining mobile, it is possible to make new friends and establish yourself in your new home without feelings of isolation from being stuck in a home with no car to venture out.
Moreover, shipping a vehicle internationally makes sense for expatriates that are already shipping other things to their new home. After all, if your dining set is going, why shouldn’t your car? While these items are not shipped together, the process of auto shipping is one that can accompany some of the other logistics of moving. A reputable auto shipping company can walk you through every step of the process, so that you can focus on the rest of the move and the adventure on which you will embark when you arrive at your new home. A vehicle not only helps with exploration, but with some of the tasks that it may take in setting up your new digs. This could be something as simple as meandering to a nearby grocery store to stock your new home or seeking out some of the essentials to start life anew. Having a vehicle means having the freedom to learn more about the community in which you now live. The benefits far outweigh the cost of getting the vehicle to its destination, and auto shipping companies offer more options than ever before to ensure that there is an opportunity for shipping to fit just about every budget.
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.