Prepare Your Vehicle for Overseas Shipping

October 15th, 2014

Important tips to prepare your vehicle for shipment

  • Vehicles must be in operating condition. Call us if your vehicle is not in working order.
  • Each vehicle must be equipped with a working emergency brake and must either be licensed or qualified to be licensed for operation on public streets or highways.
  • An extra charge is required for non-functioning vehicles.
  • Wash Vehicle
  • All vehicles must have a clean exterior so that a vehicle survey may be conducted at the load port. Dirty vehicles will not be accepted.

Remove All Personal Belongings

The only items acceptable for shipment in your automobile are those tools and accessories normally attached to the vehicle, or permanently installed in the dash, doors, rear deck, or console. For example, if not bolted in, the following items should be removed:

  • auto protective covers/auto bras
  • auto roof racks if not factory installed
  • CD’s
  • compact disc players and discs
  • decorative ornaments
  • equalizers
  • extra speakers
  • loose radios
  • portable telephones of any type
  • power boosters
  • radar scanners
  • tape players and tapes
  • theft alarm systems (if you choose to leave the car alarm in your vehicle, make sure that the system is disengaged prior to shipment)
  • truck tailgate nets


Please make sure your vehicle has 1/4 tank or less fuel. Please let us know if you are shipping a vehicle powered by an alternative fuel -propane, electric, natural gas.


Automobiles shipped between cold weather states, especially during the fall and winter months, should contain antifreeze. We are not responsible for providing this protection nor liable for damage resulting from low temperatures.

Propane tanks

Vehicles with propane tanks for auxiliary uses must be delivered for shipment with the propane tanks empty of any liquid or fumes. The empty tank must be tagged and certified as “gas free” by an authorized propane dealer or service company. We recommend that you verify the cost of emptying and certifying propane tanks. It may be less costly to purchase a new tank at your destination.


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