Moving overseas entails shipping your valuables to your
country of destination. These items may include pertinent personal documents,
jewelry, electronic devices, and other things that have sentimental value for
you. However whether to bring the car or not overseas is quite a conundrum.
There are certain factors to consider if one should take his or her car with
him when moving abroad.
First, if your car is a left-hand drive automobile then
do not bring it with you if your country of destination has right-hand traffic.
The same applies vice-versa. Not only is this illegal, but it is also
potentially dangerous. In addition to that, you will just be spending money
shipping your car and then you will not be able to use it anyway. Hence, make
sure the compatibility of your car's steering wheel placement and which side of
the road driving is done in the country of destination.
Second, make sure that the price of your car is bigger
compared to the shipping fee, insurance, taxes, and custom fees that you will
have to spend. Of course the total cost of shipping a car depends on factors
such as distance of destination and taxes imposed by the country. If the cost
of shipping a car is bigger than the value of your car, it is better to sell it
in your home country and buy a new one instead once you've arrived.
Do not immediately take your car with you when moving
overseas without taking into account these two aforesaid factors. By following
this advice, your money might be saved.