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How Do I Export a Used Car from the USA to the Middle East?

By Mike Richards Updated: 07/27/2017 Posted: 10/14/2015

Many people in the Middle East who are in need of vehicles turn to online auctions overseas to get the cars and trucks that will most suit their needs and that will be within their budget. They often find that they can get a much better deal through these auctions, but they still need to be able to export their used car from the USA to the Middle East after the purchase.

Buying the Vehicle in the USA

Before you can export a used car from the USA to the Middle East, you need to find the right vehicle to buy. One of the best and simplest options available is through online auctions. These auctions can present you with a wealth of different vehicle options. You can find various makes, models, colors and more.

While there are a number of online auctions that everyday buyers can peruse, you may find it more advantageous to work with a third party dealer. They tend to have access to a greater number of auctions, including those that are only open to dealers. This gives the buyer even more variety when choosing a vehicle.

When you are buying a vehicle at an online auction, you will need to remember that a number of the vehicles in question are salvage titles. This means that they are not typically insurable as is. In some cases, they may have already had repairs. In other cases, they may still need to have repairs before you can get insurance for them and get them on the road.

When you are buying through an auction, the key benefit is generally the price. It is possible to find cars for relatively low cost. Even when you factor in the cost of repairs and exporting the used car from the USA to the Middle East, you will often find that the numbers work out in your favor. It’s still cheaper than buying a new vehicle much of the time.

In other cases, buyers will bring in a vehicle bought from an auction in the US simply to use as parts for one or more of the vehicles they already own. This is a good option for those who are looking for parts and who do not want to pay for brand new parts from the manufacturing company.

Exporting the Vehicle to the Middle East

Once you have a vehicle, you then need to make sure you can export the used car from the USA to the Middle East. It’s not an overly difficult process, but you do need to do some work.

First, you must make sure that you find a shipping company that is able to export overseas to your country. Not all international shippers will be able to export to all destinations. Make sure that you find a shipper that will be able to bring the vehicle into a port that is near you. The costs for exporting vary, so shop around to find a company that offers quality service along with reasonable rates.

Keep in mind that when you are exporting a used car from the USA to the Middle East, you will also have to go through customs in your own country. The rules and laws can vary between nations, so you should always check with your country’s customs office to make sure you know exactly what you need to do when the car arrives, and so you can register it and insure it as quickly as possible.

Once you have everything in order through the customs office, you will be able to take the car home. If you live a fair distance from the port where the vehicle arrives, you may need to find an in-country shipper that can bring the vehicle to you. Once again, look at the various options when it comes to shipping within your country to find the company that offers the best possible service for a fair price.

Is getting a vehicle through an online auction in the US feasible for you? Many people throughout the Middle East have chosen this option, and have been very pleased with the results. Before spending money on a brand new vehicle, take the time to look into the auctions to see just what they can offer. The deals you can find might surprise you.

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