Avoiding car shipping scams

The majority of our clients have purchased cars abroad without even seeing them first, this may sound crazy and high-risk, but if simple procedures are followed it really is no different to buying a car here in the UK. Sellers can be checked out and vehicle history can be checked out to avoid being put in a situation where you …

Cycle to Work and Ship My Car

Cycle to Work is a scheme for employers from the government to enable them to provide cycling equipment and bikes to staff as a tax-free benefit. All employers of any size can benefit from the scheme. It is really easy to set up, in fact, all you have to do as an employer is simply to buy a cycle and …

Car Shipping Summary 2013

So as 2013 draws to a close we have started analysing the data from the last year. Ship My Car continued to expand through 2013, investing in double our warehousing capacity, increasing our service list for full service imports to include in-house welding and fabrication, tyre advice & replacement for imports, undersealing and further improvements to our LED programme. Our …

The Longest School Run

Recently ShipMyCar assisted with an excellent fundraising effort from Father and Son team Graham and Edward Durgan. Edward was starting University in McGill University in Montreal and like many fathers, Graham was dropping him off. They decided to take the long route though and travel via Scandanavia, Estonia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China and the USA – raising money for Macmillan …

Car Shipping from South Africa

We are pleased to announce we have now added Cape Town, South Africa to our instant quote system at Ship My Car. This enables you to get an instant price for shipping your vehicle from South Africa to the UK. We have recently seen a large increase in the number of classic vehicles being shipped from South Africa. If the …

DVLA Delays

**** UPDATE **** We now have an excellent account manager at the DVLA who turns around our applications very quickly The DVLA have been extremely slow recently at processing import applications for registration (V55/5 and V55/4) – the reasons for this are two-fold in our experience, firstly they have stopped local offices (ours being Northampton) from processing applications and instead …

Car Shipping from Canada

ShipMyCar are please to announce that our instant quote facility now covers shipping a car from Canada. This means that within a few clicks you can have a full breakdown of Canadian loading and car export fees, latest container shipment prices from Canada to UK, marine insurance, UK unloading and customs clearance fees (including estimates of tax/duty where applicable), IVA …

Car Shipping Live Chat

As many of our clients are living outside of the UK we decided to implement a Live Chat facility on our website to enable you to speak with one of our staff, usually a company director, directly to answer any question you may have in relation to car shipping or any other aspect of importing / exporting a car you …

Car Shipping – Why ship with us?

Car Shipping is a difficult process when moving your car internationally, not only do you have to get the car to the port but you need to work through the mountains of paperwork and bureaucracy on both exporting the car and importing to your destination country that you have shipped to. If you are shipping your car permanently you will …