Moving a Car Overseas

August 09 2020

When sending a car overseas there are a number of things to consider. For example, how will you move your car overseas? How much does it cost to send a car overseas and what are the requirements for shipping a car overseas? Shipping vehicles overseas can be extremely complicated with many countries having different car important rules to follow. However, our complete guide to moving a car overseas is here to answer all of your questions and help you get ready to send your vehicle abroad.

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Sending your Car Overseas

Before you organise shipping a vehicle overseas you need to note several things. This is so that your chosen shipping company can give you a proper quote and provide your car with the protection it needs during its journey overseas. Firstly, what type of vehicle are you shipping? Is it a small car, family people carrier or van? How big is your vehicle? Are you shipping household goods too? If the answer to the last question is yes, talk to your car shipping service provider, they will be able to talk through the best options for shipping your car abroad.


How do I Ship my Vehicle Overseas?

Whether you are moving a car, motorbike or caravan overseas, vehicle shipping can be complicated if you don’t use a proper service. Here at Anglo Pacific World Movers, we are proud to say that we have been shipping cars overseas for over 40 years and have perfected the best way to send your car abroad.

We’ll provide you with a car shipping cost based on the information you provide and complete a pre-shipment survey to check things such as the car’s battery and place silica gel sachets in places such as the luggage compartments and passenger compartments to absorb any excess moisture that may occur in the atmosphere. Our experienced staff will then collect, ship and deliver your car to your chosen location safely. Our fully comprehensive car shipping quotes also ensure that you don’t receive any hidden costs whilst shipping your vehicle.


Where Can I Ship my Car to?

Our car shipping centres are based in London, Manchester and Glasgow so you know there is always a centre nearby to help you send your car overseas. Some of our most popular destinations to send a car overseas include Australia, India, South Africa, Canada and Malta. However, we can send your car anywhere in the world, simply tell us where it needs to go and we will get it there quickly and safely and for a fantastic price. Get in touch with our team to find out more about our car shipping destinations. We have shipped cars of all shapes and sizes to a variety of countries over the years so we are perfectly placed to answer any of your car shipping questions.


Car Import Regulations

When shipping a car abroad, it is important that you pay close attention to any rules or regulations that may apply to the country you are ship[ping your car to. Some countries may require you to have owned the vehicle fr a certain amount of time before it is imported into the country whilst others have strict guidelines based on the car’s condition and manufacturing specifications to allow you to drive your vehicle in that country. For example, in most cases, those shipping their car to Canada may need to meet strict criteria based on where the car was manufactured.

One thing to bear in mind when shipping your vehicle abroad is that you may be liable to import taxes depending on the country you are moving your car to. You may also be required to submit detailed documents prior to your vehicle’s arrival. Our experienced team members are available to guide you through any paperwork you may need in order to ship your car overseas and can help guide you each step of the way to ensure everything runs smoothly. You should also anticipate any potential delays, depending on your destination country due to the current global pandemic.


Why Should I Ship my Car Overseas with Anglo?

As members of both the British Association of Removers (BAR) and FIDI Accredited movers, we are accredited by a number of worldwide organisations for our fantastic car shipping services and with over 40 years of experience shipping cars, we know that we are best placed to ensure your car gets to where it needs to be. Our fully trained staff are experts in car removals and can answer any questions you may have whilst going above and beyond to ensure you receive a smooth and efficient service.


Ready to ship your car overseas? Take a look at our car shipping services here. Alternatively, get in touch for a fully-comprehensive car shipping quote and to find out more about sending your vehicle abroad.

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