How to send a vehicle internationally?3 min read


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Before reading this article, it seems important to define what a vehicle is. “A vehicle is a thing used for transporting people or goods”. This is, therefore, a broad topic and Eurosender has already given various tips on how to send a vehicle internationally:

However, Eurosender has not yet discussed how to send a car abroad. If you want to send this type of vehicle, you have come to the right place.

How to send a vehicle internationally with Eurosender?

Sending a car abroad is a simple process, which can be divided into 3 steps:

  • Ask for an individual offer: This is a quote for your shipment. Our logistics experts will find the cheapest solution for your transport and will contact you to help you finalize your order. When you interact with our specialists, we recommend that you request additional insurance if your current car insurance is not enough. You can obtain insurance of more than 5000€ on request.
  • Prepare your car for shipping: clean your car and note any visible damages and scratches on the car. To do this, take a lot of pictures. This process will be useful in the case of a claim’s procedure. Finally, empty 3/4 of your tank before shipping.
  • Wait for your car to be collected: the courier will take care of your car and will fix it for transportation.
Be aware!
Shipping a car domestically or within the European Union is different from shipping it internationally, particularly in terms of customs clearance. Indeed, if you ship a car within the Schengen area, there will probably be no customs charges. On the contrary, if you send packages outside the European Union, you must provide some additional documents like an invoice, a certificate of authenticity and shipping insurance.

Can I ship personal belongings in my car?

This is a legitimate question. “Since I am already sending my car, why not take advantage of it by also having personal items delivered.” You can leave some personal belongings in your car. However, you must be aware of the risks involved:

Risk of theftDamageInsuranceProhibited items
To minimize this risk, Eurosender recommends that you do not send any valuable items and it would be smart to put all your stuff in the trunk.
During shipment, some items may shift around and cause damage to your car. Or the items can get damaged. Remember to pack your items well and avoid transporting any fragile items.
Only your car is insured. Insurance is not valid for personal items in your car.
To know more about what you cannot send; you can read our dedicated article here.

If you nevertheless want to leave items in your car, we invite you to notify Eurosender and the courier company before collecting your car. They will tell you more about what you are allowed to bring. Finally, remember that the Golden rule for shipping personal belongings in a car is to “Keeps things light and tight”.

If you need any further information about how to send a vehicle internationally, feel free to ask us questions. We remain available to help you at any time.

Last modified: August 5, 2019

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