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Preparing Your Car For International Shipment

There are many reasons why you may be transporting your vehicle overseas. Perhaps you are moving, you have just sold it to an overseas buyer, you are attending an international car show, or you just want your new car for your vacation. All of these reasons are valid, and we are here to help.

Preparing Your Vehicle Exterior for Shipment

As simple as it may seem, washing the outside of your car before shipping is one of the most important steps that is often overlooked. This is important because it’s mandatory in countries like New Zealand and Australia, to ensure that no foreign dirt is being brought into their country. Secondly, it is necessary to allow both you and the shipping company to accurately assess the car’s condition and damages prior to shipment.

Removing Loose or Removable Custom Components

This is to make sure there is nothing inside of the vehicle that can do damage to the interior during the transportation process, and to help mitigate the opportunity for the theft of your goods. Some items should be removed prior to shipping your vehicle, such as:

  • Removable stereos
  • Removable GPS
  • Bike rack
  • Removable Spoilers
  • Roof Rack

Also, if your vehicle is a convertible, make sure the top is secured as tightly as possible to avoid some of the unknown environmental factors during the transporting process.

Thoroughly inspect your vehicle and document every dent, ding, and scratch with close-up photos so you aren’t liable for damages caused during the shipping process.

Ensure that the alarms are deactivated, the tires are properly inflated, and the battery is at full charge.

How To Pack Your Car For Shipment

When internationally shipping your vehicle, you are generally allowed to pack it. That is, as long as everything in the vehicle is secure, and the drivers seat, shifter, steering wheel, windshield, and petals are all unobstructed. Be sure that all goods packed in your vehicle are allowed in your destination country, and you have the proper paperwork for all dangerous or restricted goods.

Ensure You are Insured

Despite not being mandatory, insurance on vehicles that are being shipped is highly recommended. There are many circumstances that cannot be planned for, and it’s in these situations that insurance is important.

When you get insurance, you are covered for all possibilities and you can travel in peace knowing your goods will arrive safe. Or, should something happen, you will receive compensation for loss or damages.

Safe and Secure Auto Shipping in Canada

By properly preparing your vehicle and asking the right questions at the right times, you are ensuring yourself the best possible door-to-door shipping experience. Huli Shipping is here to help you through the entire process and documentation, showing you that it is a lot more simple than it may seem.

For any further questions on shipping your vehicles and all things relating, please feel free to contact us. We will help you navigate through the journey you have embarked on, making it more efficient and far less stressful.

*Disclaimer: The information that we provide is to be used as a general guide and is subject to change without notice.
We recommend that you contact the appropriate authorities to verify that your information is up to date.