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Car removal: Information and prices

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When it comes to moving to another country o even to another cityOne of the biggest challenges is moving our goods, including our car. While it may seem like a complex and costly process, there are several options for shipping a car to another location and it is important to be aware of them in order to choose the best alternative. In this article, we will discuss the different ways to ship a car to another country, their benefits and costs, so you can make an informed decision and make a safe and successful move.

What do I have to do if I am moving to a European destination?

From GIL STAUFFER We want to focus here on some steps to follow if you are moving to another EU country and want to take your car with you as part of the move.

If you want to take your car to another EU country, you will need to European Union because you are going to move your residence to that destination, take into account these recommendations:

  • Deregistering the vehicle in Spain for Community transit.
  • Go to any provincial traffic police station: Remember to make an appointment. You can do this online or by calling 060.
  • By deregistering you will avoid claims against you the iommodation tax or any other payment obligations on the car.
    • All registered vehicles which have not been deregistered are obliged to pay for circulation tax which is levied on the ownership of such vehicles.
    • This fee is payable by the person or entity that appears as the owner of the vehicle on 1 January of each year.
  • If you have financing your caryou must talk to the financier to give you express consent.


Finally, you will need to register your car and pay the fees corresponding in the country where you are going to live. You will also have to take out insurance there.

Now you just need to enjoy your car and your new destination with your family and friends. You're sure to have a wonderful experience.

Moving to a country outside the European Union

But, if the move is out of Madrid or to a country outside the European UnionIf the vehicle is to be imported, the regulatory peculiarities may differ depending on the place of destination. You will need to check what the requirements are.

Another option is to contract the complete removal service with us. Then, we will tell you every step you need to take with the least amount of hassle possible, helping you with all the paperwork and formalities. We have been carrying out removals to all destinations for over 115 years.

Experience, trust and efficiency are our hallmarks. Find your Gil Stauffer Office and ask for more information about our services. We will accompany you throughout the whole process of your move.

If you need to move your vehicle from one place to another, whether for a move or for any other reason, it is important that you are aware of the prices and options available. In this article we provide you with useful information so that you can prepare yourself in the best way and save on the transport of your vehicle.

How much does it cost to move a car?

The cost of vehicle transport varies depending on several factors, such as the distance, the weight and dimensions of the vehicle, and the type of truck used. Below is a table with average prices per destination:

Destination Price
Within the national territory €250 – €500
France €500 – €680
Italy €550 – €700
Germany €650 – €750
Poland €670 – €800
Belgium €640 – €750
United Kingdom €800 – €1,000
United States $800 – $1,200
Canada $900 – $1,300
Mexico $400 – $800
China ¥5,000 - ¥8,000
Australia AUD $1,000 - AUD $1,500

Please note that these prices are approximate and may vary depending on the transport company, the vehicle characteristics and other factors. It is important to request personalised quotations in order to obtain an accurate price.

Preparations for vehicle transport

If you are thinking of shipping your car to another country or even another city, it is important that you take the necessary preparations into account to ensure that the transport process runs smoothly and smoothly. From preparing the car to choosing the carrier, there are a number of considerations to take into account to ensure that your car arrives at its destination in optimal condition.

  • Clean the vehicle inside and out
  • Remove all personal belongings from the vehicle
  • Check tyre pressure and adjust if necessary.
  • Check the condition of the battery and disconnect it.
  • Remove any additional accessories from the vehicle
  • Check that the fuel is at a low level.
  • Check oil and coolant condition
  • Document any existing damage or scratches to the vehicle.
  • Check that vehicle insurance is up to date
  • Research transport options and hire a reliable service.
  • Know the local regulations and laws on vehicle transport.
  • Prepare necessary documents, such as vehicle title and driver's licence
  • Communicate to the transporter any important information about the vehicle, such as if it is not working properly.
  • Ensure you have an agreed method of payment with the carrier
  • Scheduling vehicle pick-up and delivery
  • Confirm transport details with the carrier before the day of collection.

Different ways to transport your vehicle

1. Land transport

One of the most popular options for shipping a car to another country is by road transport. This option is especially useful if the destination country is in the same geographical region as the country of origin. In this case, the car can be transported by truck or trailer to the border and then transferred to another carrier to continue its journey. It is important to ensure that the carrier has the necessary permits to cross the border.

2. Maritime transport

If the destination country is on another continent, the most popular option is sea transport. The car is loaded into a container and then shipped across the ocean. It is important to note that some countries have strict regulations on the import of vehicles and it is necessary to ensure that the car meets the requirements before shipping.

3. Air transport

If you want to ship the car quickly and efficiently, air transport is the best option. Although it is more expensive than land or sea transport, the car will arrive at its destination in a much shorter time. It is important to note that not all airports allow loading and unloading of vehicles and it is necessary to find a suitable airport.


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