Each country has it’s own rules for shipping cars overseas. Because of this, you may encounter complicated procedures for doing so. Shipping rules are sometimes complex and hard to understand. This is why it might be to your advantage to hire a customs clearance broker. These are people who have experience in getting vehicles through the customs process quickly without problems. You will have to pay for this service, but it will save you time in the long run. To find such a service, you can ask your shipping service for recommendations. Here are some more suggestions to make the process easier:

  • Use a shipping container. This is where your car is stored in an airtight container. It’s stored below deck on a ship. You can use the roll-on, roll-off method but in doing so, you risk the chance of your car being damaged since it is not covered.
  • Allow for extra shipping time. There are always unforeseen circumstances that prolong the estimated time of arrival. These are usually out of your control. By allowing for more time, you will not be stressed in case something happens that makes the shipping process take longer than you originally planned.
  • Place cloths over the car seats. This is a good idea when you are not using an airtight container. This will protect your interior from any wetness that may occur.

Published in by CARCHEX on November 13, 2014