Tell Me Why I Should Ship My Car to France from the US Using the Container Shipping Method

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Tell Me Why I Should Ship My Car to France from the US Using the Container Shipping Method

There are all sorts of benefits to shipping a car to France inside of a container. This method of shipping is recommended for anyone moving out of the U.S. or anyone spending and extended period of time out of the country.The reason for that is because you can store household goods inside of the extra space in the container and your vehicle as well.

The reason for that is because you can store household goods inside of the extra space in the container and your vehicle as well.

With the roll on roll off method, you are prohibited from placing personal possessions inside of the vehicle. Before the ship date, all of your property must be removed and shipped by some other means. If you are only spending a short vacation in another country, this is the best choice you could make.

The roll on roll off method also requires shippers to have their car repaired if it has any leaks. Oil or gas leaks will damage the ship and could potentially damage the other cargo. The roll on roll off method is safe and reliable, but your vehicle will be exposed to weather conditions.


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How Much Does International Auto Transport Cost?

The cost for international shipping is an easy number to calculate, but be sure to collect quotes from at least three different companies. Distance, the make, and model and the method of shipping are all factors that come into play when determining how much it will cost to ship a car. There are also some extra fees that the shipper might have to pay to enter into the country. Call the Embassy of France to learn of the current tax rates.

Preparing Your Car for Transport.

  • Wash dirt and deposits from the vehicle.
  • Make sure the security alarm is disabled.
  • Make sure the gas reading is not higher than ¼ of a tank of gas.
  • Document the condition of your vehicle.
  • Make sure the vehicle is operable.
  • Lock the vehicle before it is loaded onto the ship.
Joe Webster

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 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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