Auto logistics is the process of shipping a vehicle from one location to another, including all the requirements that go with transporting a vehicle nationally or internationally.

There is a sequence of steps required for shipping a vehicle from one point of the globe to another. Auto logistics in New Zealand is unique in that vehicles imported into the country may come from many different nations, with each having its own requirements around customs clearances, costs, and what’s required to get it legally ready for New Zealand roads.

Here are six great reasons why you need a reliable auto logistics company when transporting vehicles into New Zealand.

They know the rules

A reliable auto logistics company will know what’s required to get your vehicle into the country and certified for New Zealand roads, with minimal fuss. They’ll also be able to advise what paperwork is required, and what taxes you’ll need to pay.

Different countries often have different rules and regulations and an experienced auto logistics company will know what these are. If you’re trying to organise this yourself it’s easy to get lost in the paperwork or miss something important along the way.

They have the right contacts

A reliable, well-established auto logistics company will have trusted and reliable contacts in the right countries around the world to make shipping your vehicle easy. They may even have global offices, or local representation in those countries, to help facilitate the process. They’ll also be able to recommend companies to help with inspections and compliance checks or, if you want, can include these services as part of your package.

Save time and money

While you may think you’ll save money organising the shipping of your vehicle yourself, you may end up paying more and lose a lot of time in the process. Auto logistics companies are often able to negotiate lower rates with suppliers, which they can pass on to you. People also often don’t factor in their own time as a cost, but these hours can stack up when you’re handling each step of the vehicle logistics process on your own.

Your car is transported safely and securely

As part of their shipping service, your car will be looked after from the moment it’s picked up, through to when it’s delivered to your final destination. Their packages will also likely include insurance, so your vehicle is covered if something goes wrong.

Ship one car or one hundred

No matter how many vehicles you need to ship, an auto logistics company will make it easy. They’ll be able to organise your vehicles to be shipped together so they all arrive at their destination at the same time.

They’ll take your vehicle from door-to-door

Reputable auto logistics companies offer door-to-door services, which makes it stress-free to transport your vehicles internationally. All you need to provide is proof of purchase, the contact details of the seller, and where and how you want it shipped, and they’ll take care of the rest. This can be done for a fixed price, so there are no surprises for you along the way.

Whether you’re looking to transport one vehicle or one hundred, an auto logistics company can make it easy. To learn more about how AUTOHUB can help you, get in touch today.