What factors will impact the price of moving a vehicle?

As you can guess, the most important factor in terms of costs is generally the customs duties and taxes which can under certain conditions explode up to 200% or even 300% of the price of the vehicle!

In addition to customs duties, it is important to consider the following factors:

  • Distance: When we talk about transport, we also talk about distance which is one of the most important factors!
  • Deadlines: Ship by boat or plane, favor price or time, such is the dilemma!
  • Time of year: In international transport, there are high seasons when prices are slightly more expensive (eg before Christmas).
  • Type of vehicle: Obviously, a motorcycle will be less expensive than a car which will be less expensive than a large yacht!

How to prepare a vehicle for a move?

When it comes to international vehicle moving, it is important to anticipate the slightest stain so as not to have unpleasant surprises on the big day! Here is a non-exhaustive list of the points to check before the big departure of your vehicle:

  • Your vehicle's fuel tank should be empty at most, usually 1/4 of full maximum.
  • The battery must be charged
  • You must turn off the vehicle's alarms
  • Be up-to-date with technical controls
  • Wash the vehicle
  • Do not leave any property in the vehicle
  • Keep a duplicate of the keys with you


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