Welcome! Are you ready to ship your car overseas?! An important part of the car shipping process is ensuring that you have all the information you require to execute a successful overseas car shipping process. For the most part, individuals looking to ship a car for their personal use will only need to ship one vehicle or possibly two at most. Companies, luxury car collectors or classic car collectors will often need to ship multiple cars and are looking for the most cost-efficient way of doing this…which is not always the simplest plan to outline. The following tips and tricks will be extremely helpful for you to save the most money possible, while also maintaining safe transport throughout the process of shipping multiple cars.

 

Compile Your Car Shipping Requirements

After you have found a reputable company that appears capable of handling your business, make sure you have a detailed list of your exact car shipping needs. This will allow for quicker and easier negotiations. For example, are you shipping multiple cars from point A to point B, or will there be different pick-up locations and separate drop-off destinations? Are all the vehicles the same make and model? Or are you working with a variety of different body types, such as SUVs, trucks, and sedans? Is an open carrier transport truck adequate or will you need a closed container for your car shipping needs? All these different factors are compiled in determining a quote for the transport process. The more upfront you are with your needs, the easier it will be for your car shipping company to create a customized shipping package.

 

Determine If Additional Insurance is Required

All licensed and bonded transport companies are required to maintain a minimum level of insurance in order to remain in compliance. This may be perfectly adequate for shipping your cars, but in certain circumstances, you may require a higher level of insurance, depending on the value of the vehicles that requiring overseas transport. If this is the case, make sure you are factoring in the additional insurance expenses when budgeting for your overseas car shipping transport. This step will help you to avoid any unexpected surprises when it comes to overall car shipping costs. Although, it may appear that when shipping multiple cars, you are only increasing the cargo size, there are a variety of factors you must also plan for. By doing proper research and working with an overseas car shipping company that you can trust your vehicle shipping process with be easy and manageable.

The information shared above will certainly support you in a successful car shipping process. If you’re interested in reviewing additional frequently asked car shipping questions, feel free to click here for a detailed list: https://www.shipoverseas.com/us/how-to-ship-a-car-overseas-faq.html 

Shipoverseas.com is your go-to resource for international car shipping. We are equipped to import and export cars to Europe, Latin America and The Middle East. With our 34 years of industry expertise you can trust that we deliver! Ready for an International car shipping quote, click on the get a quote button shown below and let our team serve you.

 

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Important info to Ship a Car Overseas:
  • No car can leave USA if it has a lien on it. What does this mean? Your car must be paid in full. The only people who can ship a car overseas and still carry a lien on the car are US Military and Government employees/contractors. For those people a letter of authorization from the lender will need to be issued to pass US Customs. Otherwise the car may be considered stolen.
  • A clear Title of Ownership with no Liens on the Title.
  • If you bought a car new, then your name must be listed on the front of the Title as the registered owner.
  • If the vehicle has been sold, then both the Seller and Buyer have to sign the back of the Title in the spaces as detailed on the back of the Title.
  • For safety reasons, the vehicle cannot have more than a ¼ tank of gas.
Import Duty for Destination Country:
  • Import duty is NOT collected by Ship Overseas. It must be paid at the arrival port by whoever is picking up the car. We wrote a blog post about vehicle import duty here. It talks about how to find out import duty for your country.
Travel & Living Abroad:
  • Most countries will allow a traveler to temporarily import their car for up to 6 months. After the 6 months is up, import duty will be charged. For many travelers going to Europe and taking their car, a deposit is paid up front. When the car goes back to it's destination country, the deposit is refunded. If a person has lived in USA for 1 or more years, most countries will allow that person to bring their car back duty free! The car must not have any liens on it. Please check with your Customs Department first.