Trying to give a total on shipping costs for the transport of a vehicle is impossible without knowing some specifics. Nonetheless, transport services are known for being cost effective.
Buying shipping services from a reliable overseas transporter is the only way to ship a car to Spain safely and luckily these services are affordable to most budget types.
The cost of the shipping services is reliant on several factors. The services desired, the type of vehicle, the weight being shipped, and the distance of travel will all play a role on what the shipping costs add up to. A customer service rep for the company will help you decide on the best services for your car’s transport. Then, after giving the transporter the right information and deciding on services, you can receive a FREE quote.
The import duties are another bill that must be paid before your car can enter Spanish land. Spain charges several taxes but maintains lower percentage rates compared to its neighboring countries. You can call the Embassy of Spain to learn of the current percentage rates for import duty. You can also learn more about the regulations that must be followed.
Spain’s Auto Import Regulations.
- Any vehicle under 49cc can be transported as a possession rather than a vehicle.
- You must file an application form at any local traffic department in Spain.
- Proof of vehicle testing and certification. This is a lengthy process and will need to be addressed in time for transport.
- Proof of residency, paid tariffs, driver’s license, and other documentation will be necessary.
- Spain prefers left-handed vehicles.
Fulfilling the requests of another country before you import your vehicle can be time consuming and tedious. Stay on top of matters by creating a checklist. This will help you stay organized and assure that you complete all that is needed for a safe transport.
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.