There are many variables to consider when deciding whether or not to ship cars and other vehicles.
What to consider when shipping a vehicle
The age and model of the vehicle
If the vehicle is old, but not a classic, it may be more worthwhile purchasing a new or secondhand car once you reach your new destination. Classic cars, or vehicles with great sentimental or economic value should certainly be shipped, and there are safe ways to do this if you use a professional, reliable company.
The condition of the vehicle for shipping
If the vehicle is going to require extensive work done to it, you will need to weigh up whether or not you would like to commit to working on it once you move. If fixing it has been your life’s work, it is definitely worthwhile shipping it.
Which transportation method would best suit you
There are several transportation methods you can consider when you transport your vehicle. These include Roll On Roll Off service, R-Rak, air freight and container shipping.
Whilst shipping your car or motorbike is an additional cost when emigrating, consider whether or not you will save money in the long run. Consider the benefits of shipping versus buying new or used when you arrive at your destination.
Making your decision
If you decide to take your vehicle to your new destination is an option, bear in mind that a professional company should take care of the shipping.
Ensure that the company you select to transport your car offers marine insurance cover. Quality insurance is vital when shipping your vehicles internationally, so make sure you choose a company that provides the best insurance deal.
For all your queries and concerns about customs, insurance and costs, contact AutoShippers. Their experts will be able to answer any questions you may have and will be able to guide you along the way.