An exciting opportunity arises when you get the chance to move overseas for work. There are a lot of unknowns and uncertainties associated with becoming an expatriate, but there are a lot of things to look forward to in a foreign place. One of the things you’ll need to consider when you move is what to do with your existing vehicles?
Most major corporations that have a structured expat program in place will take care of all the moving for you. They generally pack up all of your belongings and ship them by boat. They’ll do something similar with your vehicles, using a car transport vessel, or a plane in special cases, to get them to the new country and home. This can take months.
What if the company is moving overseas for the first time? As the guinea pig, you may not have the luxury of having all of the details taken care of for you. You may have to find your own way of getting your car or truck or van across the ocean, supposing that you’d rather drive what you currently have instead of buy something new.
In cases like this, you may need to hire a car transportation company that specializes in getting vehicles across countries and over oceans. People with car transport skill generally have contracted with ships and planes to provide several transportation options for people, whether they want to get the car there fast or whether they don’t mind waiting a little while and getting a cheaper price. Regardless, a car transport company will be able to get your car wherever you need to go.
Car transport can often cost thousands of dollars, so the decision to keep your vehicles while overseas is not necessarily an easy one. You’ll want to decide whether the car has a value high enough to warrant keeping. You may even want to keep your vehicles stored in your home country and buy a smaller car in the new country. This is because local cars will have cheaper parts and maintenance costs over the life of the car, unlike an import. Whatever you choose, just know that you have a lot of options for keeping yourself on the road overseas.