Car shipping Canada - Land and Ocean Transports

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Shipping your car? Five things to consider.


Planning on shipping your car? Not a problem! Here are some things for you to keep in mind


1: Type of vehicle

There's many different kinds of cars and vehicles. While many of the same details apply to all types of vehicles, the smaller your vehicle the easier it is to transport. Motorcycles and bikes can be transported across Canada fairly easily. As they do not take up much space or weigh as much, it's much easier and cheaper to get them to their final destination. Cars and trucks are larger and heavier, which makes transportation more expensive. There is no one size fits all solution. Whatever your needs may be, there's always options available to you.


2: Where you're shipping from

Vehicles in landlocked cities might need to be driven to the coast to transport them by boat, while cities on the coast always have that option available to them. Rural areas might not have as many options available to them, which would make it more difficult to transport your car to where it needs to be. Most shipping companies operate our of major cities, but some would be happy to send one of their drivers out to pick up your car for you. While it may be a little more expensive, you can't deny the convenience of having someone do it for you.


3: Your destination

The city you're trying to get your car to is influenced by the same factors as where your starting point. The same circumstances apply - bigger and coastal cities tend to have better or more accessible transportation infrastructure. On top of that, some other factors can come into play. If you're shipping your car from Canada to a different country, you will be crossing an international border and dealing with customs. Different countries have different laws, and you want to be sure that you're not breaking any. You will want someone who knows what they are doing to handle this step. But if your destination is in the same country, that isn't something you have to worry about. 


4: Retrieving your vehicle

You will want to make sure you have somewhere to keep your car after it reaches its destination. You may not always be there to pick it up. Some parking lots or storage facilities would be happy to keep an eye on it for you, and charge you a fee to keep it on their property. Be sure to pick a reputable business or lot, reviews can help you find the best option for you. Your shipping company may also be able to hold your car for you until you're ready to pick it up, so be sure to work things out with them in advance. 


5: Overseas shipping car shipping in Canada

Getting your car across the ocean involves loading it up into a container and transporting it by boat. Your destination matters a lot here as well - cars being sent by boat from Canada to the United States will arrive there far quicker than cars being sent to another continent. The farther the distance your vehicle is being transported, the longer it will take to arrive. Car shipping overseas is not a do it yourself project, you will want to make sure you are using a reputable transport company that is familiar with the relevant statutes and laws of your destination country or state. Always know that you're in the right hands, and be sure to do it right.


With that in mind, getting started should be easier for you. Please view our car shipping information page, or give us a call we're always here to help.


Cargoux Shipping Inc.


Cargoux Shipping Inc.

Tel. 905-829-4224
Fax 905-829-5112

Mailing Address:
2916 South Sheridian Way unit #200
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 7J8, Canada

"We will make your car shipping experience easy, convenient and hassle free. There are NO HIDDEN FEES. Our own dispatch department can arrange pick up from any city in the USA or Canada, either from an auction, a dealership, or even private residence."