Tips For Shipping Your Car Overseas

Tips For Shipping Your Car Overseas
January 12, 2015 TransGlobal
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Overseas shipping will be smooth sailing if you follow these tips.

OVERSEAS SHIPPING TIP 1:

Verify that your paperwork is in order. You will need two copies of a notarized title, a letter from the lien holder, a Shipper Export Declaration form and a Declaration of Dangerous Goods form.

OVERSEAS SHIPPING TIP 2

Check with your car insurance company and verify that your auto policy covers overseas transport. If not, you will want to consider purchase shipping insurance. Shipping insurance is not always required. However, if you have a lien on your vehicle your lien holder may require it.  Shipping insurance is relatively inexpensive with the cost ranging anywhere from 1 to 2% percent of your car’s estimated value. Trans Global can assist you in obtaining shipping insurance.

OVERSEAS SHIPPING TIP 3

Get your car thoroughly cleaned inside and out, as well as serviced, so that it arrives at its destination in proper working order. This includes checking fluids, battery charge and the air pressure in your tires. Remove all accessory items such as roof racks, spoilers or anything that excessively protrudes from your car and can be easily damaged. Remove any electronic devices like E-Z pass before shipping. Personal items should not be left in the car during shipping. If you have a car alarm, it should be removed as well. The only items you need to leave behind are the spare tire, the jack and a quarter-tank of gas.

OVERSEAS SHIPPING TIP 4

Thoroughly inspect your car prior to its departure so that you recognize any damage that may occur in transit. If damage is noted upon arrival, a claim should be made as soon as possible. If you have purchased shipping insurance through Trans Global, we will handle filing the claim for you.