Things You Should Know about Shipping Cars to Mali
As a part of West Africa, the country of Mali makes it difficult to have a car imported. Nevertheless, it isn’t impossible and professional transporters are here to help. Shipping your car to Mali should be planned months ahead of time.
Make sure you have purchased shipping services from a reliable transporter familiar with overseas transports.
How to Prepare Your Car for Its Journey to Mali.
The car’s preparation shouldn’t take much time away from your days. The requests are very simple to fulfill. The transport company will hold you responsible for this part of the shipping process.
- Clean the inside and outside of the car and make sure that it is free of all dirt and debris.
- Remove any items that weren’t manufactured with the vehicle. For example, DVD players, GPS systems and other similar items mustn’t be left behind unless you are using container shipping methods.
- Check all of the fluids. The only fluid that shouldn’t be full is the fuel tank. It should read ¼ full or less.
- Check the tire pressure.
- Write down anything about the car that you think the transport company should know. Also, take notes and pictures of any damages and scratches that exist on the vehicle.
As you go through the process of preparing for the transport, use the help of the transporter along the way. It is highly suggested that you contact the Embassy of Mali before preparing for the shipping process. They will give you information in regards to the import policies in place at that time. Import policies change often so it is wise to become informed.
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.
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