How to make the most of your car shipment

Posted by on 30 September 2015 | Comments

Shipping your car overseas can be quite a complex process. Here at ShipFromUK, we try not only to keep shipping your car hassle-free, but also provide a wide range of additional car shipping services to ensure your car reaches its destination on time and in perfect condition. Read on to find out more.


Multipoint vehicle inspection

If you want your car to arrive at its destination ready for sale or use, without having to wait for parts to bring it up to specification, this may be the option for you. Working with our partners, Universal Mercantile Services Ltd (UMS), we are able to appoint an approved mechanic to check your car against 28 factors. These include your cars:

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  • Electrical features
  • Bonnet
  • Tyres
  • Accessories
  • Body
  • Interior parts
  • And much more


Vehicle repairs

If your car requires any repairs that fall under its warranty, ShipFromUK is able to arrange these on your behalf. Alternatively, all basic repairs (e.g. brand matching tyres, changing light bulbs, oil top ups) can be undertaken by our in-house garage facility in Ipswich. Charges are payable at destination and you will also be provided with an itemised summary of the repairs you agree to for your own records.


Marine Transit Insurance

As your car is only insured from the point of collection up to the port, we offer additional marine insurance that can be requested when obtaining a quote. This is for extra protection for your car whilst it is in transit.


HPI Checks

HPI Checks are there to protect you and identify a number of factors relating to a UK car from its number plate. As well as protecting your money when shipping a car, HPI checks can also save you from purchasing a car with mechanical faults. You car will be checked against:

- Outstanding Finance

- Recorded as stolen

- Written-off (deemed non-repairable) as a result of damage or theft

- Previously declared a total loss, but has passed an independent structural examination via an Inspection report.

- Clocked so the vehicles mileage has been changed

There are a number of additional benefits associated with an HPI check that are explained in our dedicated car shipping extras page.


So if you want to make the most out of your car shipment, try ShipFromUK today!