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Spain Car Shipping
Shipping your car, automobile, and vehicle to Spain.
One of the biggest challenges when relocating to or from Spain is transporting your car, household goods, and personal belongings.
Whether door-to-door or port-to-port, we will tailor our transport and relocation services to meet your deadlines. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Major cites in Spain:
* Services are also available to other cites in Spain.
Time frame - Shipping a car or container of household items generally takes three to four weeks. Cars and Autos are shipped in individual containers, but many sea carriers will allow partial containers of household goods.
Please contact one of our shipping agents to discuss your auto transport and shipping needs. If necessary, we will be able to help deliver the container to your house for packing, then retrieve it for delivery to the docks. All of our agents are skillfully trained and certified.
Important Vehicle Facts:
- You have six months (183 days) to arrange importation of the vehicle and obtain a new Spanish number plate. Work with our shipping agents to complete the various improtation documents that are required to complete the process.
- The car may need modifications to meet European requirements. You will want to look into registering and insuring your car with a Spanish company.
- Speeding fines are on the spot for non-residents. Fines are calculated on how far over the speed limit you were and can be hefty.
- You must have the Permiso de Circulación showing your name and address as owner of the vehicle, plus a Ficha Tecnica card showing the technical details. The Ficha Tecnica must be stamped to show the vehicle has had a current ITV and an ITV disc must be displayed on your windscreen. An ITV is not necessary for cars under four years old.
- You must be 18 or over to drive in Spain.
- Vehicles drive on the right side of the road .
- Distances and car speeds are in Kilometers and Kilometers Per Hour.
All vehicles must have car tax, irrespective of their number plates or country of origin. Mopeds under 50cc should also be taxed, and your local SUMA/Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) will issue the relevant Tax Certificate.
In addition, you must have current and valid motor insurance, and current Road Tax. A Road Tax Certificate is obtained from your local SUMA Office (or Ayuntamiento in some areas), and the cost will depend on the make and size of your vehicle (usually 3984 Euros). The tax is payable once a year in the months of March/April, and late payment will incur a penalty of 20% plus interest.
Required items upon delivery of your vehicle:
Your Auto Keys - It will be necessary to leave your keys with our shipping company when you are ready to transport your car. We recommend making a spare set keys to the ignition, trunk, gas cap and any locked compartment for our shipping company to use.
Vehicle Registration and Title - Have your documents ready. These will be needed to get your vehicle in and out of the ports. If necessary, we will make copies and return the original documents to you.
Creditor/Lessor notarized statement - If your automobile or vehicle is currently being financed/leased, you will need to bring a notarized statement from the creditor/lessor that states they are aware the vehicle is being shipped.
Authorization From the Owner - We require a notarized letter of authorization from the owner if the person shipping/receiving the vehicle is other than the owner. Please contact your agent for more information.
Photo ID - You (or anyone you designate) will need ID to pick up the car.
Delayed Shipments - It's possible your shipment may get delayed in the event of a full ship environment . If this is the case, all vehicles shipped from Spain could be assigned to a ship leaving later than the requested sailing date
Prepare your vehicle for shipment & transport:
Winter Protection - It is our goal to make sure the vehicle(s) being shipped arrives in its current condition. If you are shipping your auto vehicle to/from Alaska, we recommend taking the necessary steps to protect the radiators and battery from freezing.
Don't Fill Your Tank - We recommend leaving less than half a tank of gas in the car. You will want just enough to drive to a service station at destination. Vehicles with propane tanks require special handling. Contact your shipping agent for details.
Don't Leave Anything in Your Vehicle - Please DO NOT leave personal items, luggage or boxes inside the passenger area or trunk for the car. For security and saftey, you will be asked to remove anything that is not permanently mounted or bolted to the vehicle.
Disconnect Alarm Systems - Please discconnect the auto's alarm systems before it is shipped.
Vehicles Must be in Working Condition - All vehicles will be inspected upon delivery to Schumacher Cargo Logistics. The vehicle will need to be in working condition before it is accepted for shipment. This includes inflated tires and operational brakes.
Required Ground Clearance - Please note that all vehicles must have six inches of ground clearance in order to be shipped. Those looking to move "Low riders" should contact us to discuss alternative shipping options.
Auto Shipping Insurance “Seguros” in Spain:
It is recommended that ‘Marine Shipping Insurance’ is taken out on any car that you ship or transport to or from Spain. In most cases the company shipping your car will not be liable for any damage that occurs to your car over the amount of $500. ‘Shipping Insurance’ is typically purchased our shipping agents before the exportation of your vehicle.
WE ARE A TRUSTED LEADER IN INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC CARGO SHIPPING.
Since 1977 our safety records for cargo shipment delivery have exceeded all industry standards and have made us one of the most dependable shipping companies in the industry. Thus, whether you are shipping cars, vehicles, full households, individual furniture, antiques, or other goods, you will comfortable knowing that Schumacher Cargo Logistics will take care of all aspects of your relocation needs.