You’ve made the decision to ship your car overseas, but the process seems complicated. Is it complicated – really? Nope! We’ve got your steps mailed down to a simple science. All you need to do is follow our guide, and presto! You’ve just made shipping simple.
What Documents Do I Need?
Key information you’ll need to provide include:
- Personal identification. Provide two forms of identification. This can include state issued ID, driver’s license, passport, etc.
- Car title. Plan on bringing two copies: one for putting in the vehicle, and another for presenting at the time of the booking.
- Proof of ownership. To ship a vehicle overseas, you must be able to prove that you own the rights to the vehicle. You’ll need to provide a bill of sale before you can ship your vehicle. If you are leasing or financing, you’ll need to present a copy of the lien authorization, notarized by the lien holder.
Return all the paperwork to the car transport company. They will also need you to sign a consignee form and a container list. The consignee form will be provided by the shipping company and required for you to fill out before your vehicle can be shipped. It will include your name and address, phone number; and the country you’re shipping your vehicle to. You’ll also need to fill out the make, model, year and estimated value of your vehicle.
The Right Company, The Right Value
Although it requires some effort, time and money when choosing the right company to ship your vehicle, the payoff is worth it. Hiring a shipping company means all the work is done for you. You can fly to your destination worry-free, knowing your vehicle will arrive by professionals that know what it takes. Contact Ship A Car Direct for the kind of service you expect, at the price you need.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Your Car Moving Questions
The hardest thing for people researching car moving companies to understand is that the prices they are getting are not hard and fast gaurantees, but rather ESTIMATES of what one company thinks it will take to get a vehicle moved promptly versus another company's opinion of what it will take. Don't be fooled, there are not carriers committed to take your vehicle at these quoted prices, the company you choose will still have to get to work getting a carrier to commit to move it at the price they quote you.
Your total price breaks down into two parts, the broker's fee (or 'deposit' as everyone calls it) and the carriers fee (your COD amount) Make no mistake about this, EVERYONE YOU ARE GETTING SALES CALLS FROM IS GOING TO BROKER YOUR MOVE. In this industry, there are brokers who try to fool you into thinking that they are the actual carriers and there are an equal amount of carriers who sell themselves on the fact that they have a truck or two but are not being honest about the fact that they broker out 90% of the orders they book. Here is a quick easy way to tell, if a company takes an up front fee, whether they call it a deposit or any other name, they are a broker. Carriers do not take any payment until the vehicle is delivered.
In our opinion, you are crazy to do so. Have you ever been paid up front for the work that you perform for your employer? Why would you pay a fee up front when there are reliable and trustworthy companies like ours that won't ask for it until we provide you with your carriers details?
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will be between one and two weeks. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.