Are you thinking about moving abroad and bringing your car with you? There are various services out there that can get your vehicle where you need it to be, but doubts and concerns can emerge in the process… Is shipping your car going to be more hassle than it’s worth? Are the extra costs really necessary? It can be overwhelming and difficult to find the right answers.
At Autoshippers, we know firsthand that most of these myths simply aren’t true, and we’re here to put your mind at ease, making sure you have the correct information to decide. Shipping your car with Autoshippers is easy and cost-efficient, and we’ll show you how.
Myth 1: No Door to Door Service
Are you worried about getting your car to our transport terminal? Maybe it’s too far to travel, or you’re already abroad. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be an issue.
At Autoshippers, we offer full door to door car shipping services from anywhere in the UK. This will save you time and energy during your move. We pick up, handle and ship your car with great care and dedication, aiming to be punctual and on time.
Onward delivery from the destination port to your car’s final destination is also offered as part of all services, however, you always have the option to pick up or deliver the car yourself. It’s completely up to you!
Myth 2: Too Many Hidden Fees
It can be frustrating to encounter extra costs that you hadn’t planned for while you ship your car, but it’s important not to make assumptions about steep prices. There are different variants to the pricing of car shipping overseas, and it may not be as expensive as you think. It all depends on your vehicle itself and the tax rates of the country you’re going to. For example, the port changes for the US range from £106 to £406, whereas if you were moving to South Africa, you may import one car free of duty and VAT.
With Autoshippers, we have complete cost transparency, meaning you’ll pay exactly what we quote you. You’ll get a breakdown of all port taxes and know what you’re spending money on before making your decision — no hidden fees involved.
Myth 3: Long Trips Are Too Pricey
Shipping your car to Australia from the UK is a pretty long distance to travel, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to rack up exorbitant prices. Mileage isn’t actually the only cost involved in shipping a car. The trip can be made cheaper based on what container you decide to transport it in, and there are different costs associated with the type of car you have.
Shipping your car a longer distance can be more cost-effective in the long run. For example, a standard used saloon car in Australia may cost you $10,000 – $20,000. However, if you already own this car in the UK and decide to ship it, it could cost you as little as £1,500.
Myth 4: You Can Accompany Your Car During Your Trip
As much as it sounds great to accompany your car during your journey to ensure it’s being kept safe, this isn’t an option due to safety, security, and border regulations.
The plus side is that you don’t need to be physically with your car to make sure it is being handled right. Autoshippers guarantee your vehicle is in safe hands with a service you can trust. Your vehicle will be cared for every step of the way. If you’re still concerned and require extra protections for your car, you may want to select a private container option. With this option, your car is loaded into a 20 or 40-foot container, expertly secured to the floor, and fitted with wooden blocks and straps to prevent any movement during transportation.
Myth 5: You Can Use Your Car For Storage Space
If you’ve selected a roll-on roll-off (roro) transport method, you unfortunately won’t be able to use your car as a suitcase. It may seem cheaper to place some of your belongings in your vehicle rather than paying for separate shipping, but cars need to arrive clean and empty for maximum security during the trip.
However, if you select the private container option, it is possible to put some additional luggage and belongings into the car — but this must be within a reasonable and safe limit.
Myth 6: Patchy Communication
It can be a hassle sending anything overseas; we get it! Perhaps you’ve personally sent smaller items abroad that were never received or have experienced the headache of lost luggage at an airport. It’s understandable to have your doubts about communication, and it can be hard to track items during transit.
Luckily, Autoshippers strives to give you excellent communication and service at all times, making sure we can answer your questions and queries every step of the way…
Myth 7: Long Delays
A nightmare scenario — you’re stuck in a foreign place, waiting for your car to arrive, and you’re not sure how to get around without it. It should have arrived by now, and you have no clue when it will come.
Thankfully, this scenario is extremely rare and often only exists in nightmares.
Autoshippers provide an accurate estimate of how long it will take for us to ship your car, and we try to be as accurate as possible with our estimations. In the rare case of any delays, you’ll be the first to know. There are even times where cars have arrived earlier than anticipated. We make it our priority to get your vehicle to you when you need it.
Myth 8: Too Much Hassle
Moving to a different country is enough, so why should you go through the hassle of transporting your car too? It may seem overwhelming with the cost and the effort of organising it all, but it’s really not as bad as you think.
Autoshippers are happy to explain the whole process and break down the costs for you. You don’t even have to lift a finger to get your car across to another country because the door to door service gives you everything you need. Sometimes it’s worth the comfort of something familiar with you as you navigate a foreign place, and we’ll make sure we can bring you the car you love with minimum stress involved.
Opt for Door to Door Autoshipping
Car shipping is weighted down by nightmare scenarios and hearsay testimonies, but it’s all about picking a service that you can feel confident about. If you’re thinking of moving abroad or maybe for just temporary travel, Autoshippers are happy to help. You can get your free car shipping quote here.