International auto transport is beneficial for individuals relocating out of the U.S. or for those spending an extended period of time in another country.
Having your own vehicle accessible to you in another country will heighten your sense of comfort and give you total control over your schedule. Without your car, you will need to rely on unreliable public transport methods which could also lead to currency issues.
Customs Rules and Regulations.
When it comes to clearing customs, you will need to bring all the proper documentation. Without your paperwork, getting your vehicle released to you will be impossible. Make sure the company you hire to ship your car to Benin works closely with customs agents.
The shipping company you hire will be able to give you the right information. You can also call customs yourself and they will be able to provide you with the right information as well. If the company you hired to ship the vehicle works closely with customs officials, they will be able to resolve any discrepancies easier.
Preparing Your Vehicle for International Transport.
Before you send your vehicle overseas, you will need to make sure that your vehicle is ready. Any leaks should be repaired by a mechanic and all damages should be documented. Everything you take note of should be copied and given to the company.
The best way to document damages is to take clear photographs. While taking pictures of your vehicle, do not forget to include even the most minor damages including scratches and small dents. Only about a quarter of a tank of gas should be left in the vehicle. Anything more should be burned off before the scheduled ship date.
Documents to Bring.
- Driver’s license.
- Proof of Insurance.
- Original Bill of Sale.
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.