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Submitted by Kay Villarreal on 10/03/2020

Moving overseas requires a lot of physical and mental preparation. There are many factors to expect like anxiety, stress and of course some excitement. I am here to give you a road path about everything there is to the new journey you're about to take. Here, you'll learn about the essentials in both the physical and mental state you would have to endure. The expenses of packing may influence your own selected path you'd want to take. Such as, what you may want to bring, what you need or don't, what you can't live without or would rather donate to Goodwill. Nothing in life comes cheap so all of these external factors may influence your perception of how you want to take this big step. Time is also something you may want to consider, anything you're packing with you will all need is time to travel.

 It is as if youre your own international Amazon package. Nothing will be immediate so you will have to consider if you would like to take your car or not, and if you choose to do so, when exactly will you need your car? Will it get there at time of necessity or will you have to wait four to six weeks. And with this, you will also have to consider what method is most available to you? There are three ways you could choose to transport your vehicle overseas, such as AirFreight, through inside a plane but it comes more costly. In an article written by A-1 Auto Transport, it is mentioned that this method is mostly chosen when certain people prefer to transport their luxury vehicles. If you're wanting a cheaper alternative, there is the Ro/Ro.

 It is a ship where hundreds of cars can be transported at an efficient rate. If you're wanting something around the middle between these two methods there is a method named Container, which means your car would be stored inside a large container, where it would be the same from any damaging circumstances. Another external factor may be where exactly you'd be moving to. Whether it is because of a job or a personal decision. If it is a personal decision, have you considered the country's laws? The “new rules”? The cost it takes to live there? Take Seattle to Argentina as an example, to simply send your belongings, it will average out (no matter it being 2 BR or 4BR) to costing roughly about three thousand to twelve thousand dollars not including any external taxes and fees and plus an average about a four to six waiting period to get them shipped.

 Before even beginning to apply numbers and calculations towards your necessities, are you able to live in another country? Do you feel capable and willing to learn a new language or keep improving a language if you already know it? Do you have everything ready to travel? Important documents, Visa and Passport information for International Relocation? Have you recently checked with the embassy of the country you're traveling to? According to A-1 Auto Transport, you must know the most recent and accurate information about the essentials of living and transportation of the country you're going to live in. How about residency? Being able to fully participate in a job? Start off by doing your own research and learning about what it takes to live in the country you are about to live in.

 Crime rate? Natural disaster rate? How much do they pay? Is it expensive to live there? Processing this all must be very new, perhaps you have never lived in another country before or perhaps you've never dealt with the struggles of moving anywhere. Moving also takes a big toll on you when moving, you may find yourself asking “will I be able to communicate?” “Will I be able to make friends?” “will I feel at home?” or if you're moving with your family, some other questions may be rising through your brain like “will my kids like it?” “will my husband/wife like it?” The act of moving requires more than the physicalities. It requires strength. It requires the strength to encompass and embark on a different and new journey, no matter if it is near or far. It can take so much out of relationships and emotions to be able to move. But if your head is clear and set on this decision, there is nothing to worry about other than the massive excitement. You will find yourself at a brick wall at many points, but it will ultimately lead you to where you belong, whether that be in your new home or your home.

Submitted by Kay Villarreal on 10/03/2020

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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.

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.

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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