Take It Or Leave It? Benefits To Shipping Vehicles For Expatriates

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Take It Or Leave It? Benefits To Shipping Vehicles For Expatriates
Take It Or Leave It? Benefits To Shipping Vehicles For Expatriates

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.

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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.


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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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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.

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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!

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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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