Tips for Moving a Car

Moving Abroad and Taking Your Car with You?

Besides the moving of household goods, pets and more, we can also organise the transport of your car. Wherever you go, Compas Moving Company Brussels can help you. Here are 10 tips if you want to take your car with you.

1. Check the import rate 

Some countries will only allow car import when providing the necessary import  permit and paying of duties and taxes. Check the amount of percentages of import duties.

2. Check your driver's license

Please make sure that your drivers’ license is valid in the country of destination.

3.Wash the outside of the car

Your car and chassis need to be cleaned before shipping. Customs will check on dirt and dust as they may result in rejection to ship your car.

4. Clean the inside of the car

Cleaning the interior of the car means mainly to take out phone chargers, removable gps, car air freshener, irrelevant documents, children car seats.

5. Have a full check up by your garage

We recommend a car maintenance before moving your car. One less thing to worry about.

6. Have the gas tank a quarter full

Make sure that the gas tank is not full, but just suifficient for transport. Consider ¼ of the gas tank as ideal.

7. Empty the car

Make sure to remove all items from the car. Do not put any items in the car for transport, like boxes in the trunk.

8. Make sure the battery is charged

The vehicle will be immobile for several weeks in a container. To avoid starting problems of your vehicle upon arrival, please make sure to charge your battery.

9. Do a verhicle inspection with the moving company

It is standard procedure to do car inspection on pre-existing damages.

10. Off you go

Looking forward to receive your vehicle at the new destination.