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Shipping Cars Across The US

Although there are many ways of shipping cars across the US, you need to choose the one that is right for you.  The factors that you need to consider may depend upon your budget, the type of car and the time of travel. Driving All the Way Across the Country  This could work out to be the cheapest way as all you have to do is pay for the gas.  However, there could be a few disadvantages such as the following – Running short of gas and the nearest gas station would just happen to be a few more miles…

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Auto Transport Quotes Military Discount

People working in the military have to be prepared to move at a moment’s notice. That will mean that the whole house has to be packed up, including pets and vehicles.  Wherever the owners go, their precious possessions have to follow and they have to arrive in the same condition as they left. Now, this is a tricky task, especially where vehicles are concerned and one must take care to approach the right companies so that your goods will be taken care of well.  That is why you must go to a moving company that caters for those in the…

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Getting the Best out of Multiple Auto Transport Quotes

Now that it is time to move, you need a good transport company to help you with your car.  Nowadays you can find many companies or almost all of them with an online presence. Moreover, there are some specialized sites that pull in quotes from various companies and allow you to compare them.  However, you need to know a few things about multiple auto transport quotes before you can safely use them. 5 Advantages of Using Multiple Quotes Before we start, allow me to state that the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages and that we are going to deal with…

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An Interview With Mark Bilek From The Chicago Auto Show

THE KING OF KINGS If you are into checking out the latest and greatest in cars, then you are into auto shows.  And if you are into auto shows, you know the big ones.  Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, and of course, Chicago.  But if you are not into auto shows, you might not know anything about the largest car show in the nation: the annual Chicago Auto Show heald in Illinois. THE MOST OF EVERYTHING One of the big things that make the Chicago Auto Show really unique is that it has the most of everything.  The most exhibits,…

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Can You Trust Auto Transport Reviews?

One of the main reasons that we look at reviews is to get an idea of what we are about to buy, receive or hire.  When it comes to auto transport reviews, customer’s double check the information as they want the right company for their precious car.  They go online, read up on reviews, browse through many sites, check and compare quotes but they might still end up choosing the wrong company.  The reason is that although they have all the information, they do not know how to filter the right ones out. Are the Reviews Genuine? Most of the time…

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Shipping A Car You Bought On Craigslist

YOU JUST BOUGHT A CAR ON CRAIGSLIST, NOW WHAT? You are excited.  You are thrilled. You just can’t wait to sit behind that wheel.  To get your hands on the keys, and open that car door for the first time.  It’s the next step!  Just have patience.  But what do you do now?  The car is paid for.  The car is yours.  BUT, it’s 1,865 miles away. THE GOOD: YOU HAVE OPTIONS You have options to get this vehicle to your garage, that’s the great thing.  Most of the time on Craigslist, shipping the vehicle is not going to be…

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Coastline Car Classic

If you love the beach and classic cars, then this is the event for you! Coming up in September is the Coastline Car Classic at Corona Del Mar State Beach, CA. Cars will be judged in 13 distinct classes, a few of which will honor this year’s featured autos—Ferrari and Maserati. The show will feature live entertainment, a beer & wine garden, food fair, vendor exhibits, vehicle awards, and public access to the beach for the day. Come on out and enjoy the sun and some beautiful classic cars! Date: September 7, 2014 Events: At 10 am, the show will…

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Charlotte Auto Fair

The Charlotte Auto Fair is one of our favorite auto shows because of one thing: location, location, location! The Fair is one of the only car shows that is hosted at an official race track—the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Hosted along the infield and the track is 6,500 vendor spaces full of classic cars on display and for sale. Over 15,000 people attend every year, so come on out and see what brings so many people to the Charlotte Auto Fair! Date: September 18-21, 2014 Location: Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC Events: There will be plenty going on during the…

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How to Oversee and Coordinate Your Move

Over the last decade nearly 40 million Americans have moved each year, according to the US Census Bureau. This is a lot of people and trying to coordinate and oversee everything that a move entails can be a bit of a nightmare for most people. Then again, with proper knowledge and solid preparation, you could just find that you end up making things go even smoother than anticipated. Here’s how. Create Your Plan The first step of any large project must naturally be to develop a plan of attack. The moving company will likely be able to provide you with…

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International RV Shipping Services

As many RV owners know, traveling in comfort and style doesn’t have to cost a fortune. With some careful planning, it can be done quite affordably, even if your travel plans take you out of the U.S. We have more than 25 years of experience shipping RVs to destinations across North America, Asia, Europe and just about any other worldwide destination. We transport recreational vehicles of all types for individual owners, seasonal travelers and vacationers, dealers and more! Here are some of the types of RVs we ship internationally on a regular basis, both to and from the U.S.: Towable,…

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Texas VW Classic

This event is a somewhat niche event for VW lovers. The Texas VW Classic, as you can probably guess, features all kinds of old and new VWs, though it will play host to plenty of other classic cars as well. The event is held every year is the charming town of Fredericksburg, TX, just as the spring is starting to heat up. One of the best parts of the show is the swap meet where there are parts to fill all of your VW restoration needs. Date: April 17-19, 2014 Location: Fredericksburg, TX Attractions: Fredericksburg is an old German settlement,…

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Fallbrook Vintage Car Club

One of the longest running vintage car shows takes place in Fallbrook, CA every year. The Fallbrook Vintage Car Club has been running for the last 50 years and features some of the best classic cars around. This year, the top winners included a ’56 Chrysler New Yorker, a ’55 Chevy 210, a ’61 Nash Metropolitan, and a ’41 Packard 180 LeBaron Sport—some pretty awesome rides! You can see a full list here. Date: May 25, 2014 Location: Fallbrook, CA. Fallbrook is located in the North County of San Diego, mixed in between avocado groves and endless grape vines. A-1…

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Hot August Nights

Just as summer is reaching its peak, Hot August Nights roll into Tahoe, CA and Reno, NV. Much like Sturgis, the event is spread out over an entire week, starting in Tahoe and finishing up across the border. True to its name, most of the events are held in the evenings after the sweltering summer heat has somewhat dissipated, which makes this less of a kid-friendly event than other car shows. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-452-2880 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car. Date: July 25 –…

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What To Look For In A Potential Apartment

If you know you are going to be packing up and moving soon, yet are still unsure of what style of living space you want to move into, you may want to consider living in an apartment. Many apartments can be rented out at affordable rates, and they often come with great amenities such as good security, on site laundry services, and even recreational entertainment rooms, areas, and facilities. If you do decide to start hunting for apartments, follow this guide for tips on what to look for at each apartment you view and may potentially move into. Location No…

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International Overseas Motorcycle Shipping Services From A-1 Auto Transport

We ship motorcycles internationally for collectors, auto shows, dealers, travelers, motorcycle enthusiasts, expatriates and anyone else who needs a bike transported to another country from the United States. Price estimates for transporting a bike overseas include loading and unloading, transport, full insurance coverage and assistance with import and export laws specific to the countries involved. It’s important to understand the cultural and legal differences when traveling outside the U.S., but especially if you’ll be driving outside the country. In addition to standard road safety, international motorcycle riding means you need to be familiar with the traffic laws and street signs,…

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Three Reasons Why You Might Want A Roommate

While many of us have had the unpleasant yet common experience of sharing a living space with a bad roommate, the truth is that many of us need to live with a roommate (or two or three) in order to live sustainably. If you are preparing to move into a new apartment or house, and you know you need a way to cut back on the cost of your new living situation (regardless of what or where it is), keep on reading this guide to figure out if you may benefit from living with a roommate. Reason One: You Can’t…

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Make Sure You Have These Items Ready Before You Rent An Apartment

The daunting process of finding an apartment to move into is overwhelming and challenging, for sure. When you do finally go through all the proper steps to find the perfect new apartment that will suit your needs best, you need to now get started on all of the paperwork and other legal matters involved with closing a deal and signing a rental agreement or contract. As you are preparing for your move, be sure to allow a lot of time for yourself to get everything you need in order to seamlessly transition into your new apartment. You will need to…

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Important Questions To Ask A Potential Roommate During An Interview

If you make the decision to split the expenses of living in an apartment with a roommate, you will soon find that there are many pros as well as potential cons to this decision. Follow the tips in this guide to ensure that you end up choosing a reliable and trustworthy roommate. With all the stress that already comes as a big part of the moving process, the last thing you’ll want is to find out your roommate will only cause you trouble from the moment you move in and throughout your entire time living together. Where do you work?…

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How To Find A Roommate

So, you have decided to not only take the significant plunge of moving to a new area, but you have also further made the decision to split the rental costs by moving into an apartment or house with a roommate. The next step to take from here is to actually go about finding a roommate, presuming that you are not going to be moving in the new living space with a friend. Follow this guide to learn about some helpful resources that can assist you in your search for a good roommate: Online Resources More and more people are choosing…

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Everything You Need To Know About Moving Into An Apartment With A Friend

So, you have made the decisions in a progressive manner to move into an apartment and get a roommate to help you offset the costs of living there, or to provide security and companionship. Fortunately, one of your friends needs to move to the area as well, so you two decide to become roommates and move in together. After all, knowing your roommate ahead of time saves you the time and energy of trying to find and screen a relative stranger’s ads online or in the paper, and a friend’s habits are certainly more predictable than someone you don’t know…

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Common Problems You May Encounter With Your Roommate, And How To Solve Them

Just when you are starting to settle down from the overwhelming stress and fatigue that is a big part of the moving process, you may find yourself in the unfortunate position of having a problem or two with your new roommate. Even if the problem doesn’t surface for a few months after you first move in, you may want to read the tips in this guide in order to know what to do if any sort of conflict situation arises with your new roommate. Ideally, you will keep this advice in mind even before you start the moving process so…

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Cost Distance Estimate

A variety of factors goes into determining the cost of shipping your vehicle. Of course, the distance between point A and point B is a very important factor, as is the current fuel/gas price, and the time involved in the actual shipping process. However, there are a variety of additional components involved in determining the exact rate. The best and most accurate way to get a personalized FREE quote is to submit your information in the contact form in the upper right of this page, or by calling (800)452-2880. Below are some approximate shipping costs to/from popular locations. These totals…

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How To Move With A Baby

Moving day is going to overwhelming and stressful no matter what, and this fact is only more true if you are going to be moving with a young baby in the house as well. Here are some tips to help make the entire moving process from start to finish easier on both you and your young one. Prepare Your Baby The Best You Can Be sure to take the time early in the moving process to get your baby all of the amenities and help it will need to help it remain safe and secure during the move. Effectively plan…

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Choosing A Neighborhood To Live In

Out of all the many, many decisions, you will have to make during the moving process, perhaps none is more important than choosing where to move you and your family too. The neighborhood you relocate to will play a big part in your job performance, social life, and overall life satisfaction. Follow these tips when you are early in the moving process and you are still deciding what neighborhood to settle down in: Check the Crime Rate Thanks to the internet, there are many ways to find out what the crime rate and severity of crimes committed are in your…

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Contributing Authors

Joe Webster

Joe WebsterJoe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. After college, he started his career in the…

Amanda Williams

Amanda WilliamsAmanda Williams is a mother, an author, and entrepreneur. Her pastimes include the San Diego Padres, anything and everything Disney related, reading for pleasure, running for fun, family trips to Sea World, the San Diego…

Neal Kearney

Neal KearneyGraduating from UCSC with a Bachelor's Degree in history, Neal has been an avid writer since childhood and loves writing about anything from automobiles or motorcycles to surfing. Neal has gotten quite a bit of…

Angela Caito

Angela CaitoAngela Caito wants to live in a world where love is prevalent, her children are happy, and her waist stays thin no matter how many Oreos she eats. She loves hiking, sailing, surfing, camping and…

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