When it comes to shipping a car to Italy, you might be wondering about how the process works. International car shipping should be done by a reputable business. You will want to be sure that the business has a long history in the industry and has good customer reviews online.
Before contacting a company, make sure to have your vehicle serviced by a trained mechanic. If your vehicle is not in good condition or does not meet the requirements set in place by customs, your vehicle will not be transported to Italy. Once you do contact a company that catches your eye, they will be able to give you all the details in regard to documents to bring. Call the Embassy of Italy for more information in regards to import laws.
Documents Needed for International Transport.
- Bill of Lading.
- Proof of Insurance.
Document the Condition of Your Car.
Professionals recommend shippers to take detailed photos and notes on the condition of their vehicle. This way, in the event of an accident, you will have a better chance on filing an insurance claim. The transport company will also do an inspection of your vehicle prior to loading your car onto the vessel.
It does not happen often, but in some cases, accidents do occur during transport. Legitimate international car shipping companies offer full coverage for their shippers. Include minor damages such as scrapes and dents into your inspection report and give the company a copy of your findings.
Is Shipping a Car Overseas Safe.
As stated above, accidents do occur, but it is not common. The methods professionals use to ship vehicles overseas have a high success rating. With a professional, you will be able to take advantage of the most up-to-date tools on the market. Each professional is trained extensively on how to properly transport a vehicle overseas and must understand how to use the technology.
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.