Moving from one place to another with all your belongings is a very hectic job for an individual. Therefore, many companies are providing service of movers; they can move household or office goods from one location to another as an occupation. Before packing the goods and making a move, you can ask your mover for the estimate. Although, movers are not required to give the estimates, they can provide you with it if requested.


Car is the one of thing, which most of us is owned and passionate about, and would like to take it to the place wherever we are going as our better half. But there are certain things to be considered before making a decision to move.

Certain makes of automobiles are prohibited in some countries. Make sure your vehicle will be allowed in the country you are moving. One should not forget find out that the spare parts of the vehicle you are moving would be available in the country you are moving.

If you are ready to move your vehicle across the seas you might require an entry permit and modifications to meet emission or safety standards of that country. There are many countries where vehicles are driven on the left hand side of the road and also the steering wheel is also on the left hand side.

Make sure if you would be allowed to drive right hand side in the country you are moving and how comfortable it will be.Sometimes, importing a car to the country where one is located may cost more than buying a new car there itself. So, these two aspects have to be considered unless you are very much possessive about your current gleaming beauty.
  • What would be the tariffs if one were importing cars in the country one is located in?
  • Is the company paying for the shipment or you will have to dig deep in to your pockets?

The time taken for the delivery of the vehicles largely depends upon the route to be taken and upon the fact when the vehicle is picked up. Normally it takes eight to ten days to transfer the vehicle. One needs to inform the car movers at least two weeks in advance to avoid unnecessary hassles. And one should check with the mover the status of the shipment as the date approaches.

A good mover does not hide details and they don't make promises, which sound too good to be true. We also have to decide if we are doing the packaging by the movers or ourselves. If the movers do it, they charge extra for that. The hiring decision should only be made after one has checked the mover's credentials, no matter where they receive the referral. Regulatory agencies provide the most reliable information on licensing and complaint history of movers.
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