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Preparing a Motorcycle for Transport

Save yourself any unnecessary hassle and stress from transportation complications by putting in the time to make sure that your motorcycle is properly prepared for transport. Before you check out the following list of things that you should do, you should first ask the transportation company that you chose what their requirements are. A-1 Auto Transport will work with you to make sure that everything is clearly explained right from the very beginning. 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. Document Everything….

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Container Car Shipping FAQ And Answers

In this blog post, we address some of the common questions we hear from customers about the topic of containerized auto transport, or shipping a car inside a container. What Is A Car Shipping Container? A shipping container, sometimes called an intermodal container, is a large, rectangular steel box that is used in the cargo transport industry. The term “intermodal” refers to the fact that the shipping containers can be moved from one type of transport to another: they can be moved by ship, rail, truck, or plane. A car shipping container is specially designed to keep the vehicle secured…

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The Benefits of Hiring An Auto Transport Company

There are a variety of reasons why you may have a need to transport a vehicle, such as having to relocate for your job, buying a vehicle online, or sending a car to someone. While driving the car yourself is certainly an option if it can be transported via land, there are a variety of benefits of hiring an auto transport company, such as A-1 Auto Transport, to do it instead. Check out the following benefits: Safety and Reliability. Reliable auto transport companies are able to guarantee the safety of your vehicle, especially with the insurance options that are available….

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The Fastest Way to Ship A Vehicle Internationally

Even though the destination may seem far, it doesn’t have to take such a long time to ship your vehicle internationally. The important thing to do is to plan it out right and to try and be aware of all of the rules and regulations of the destination country so as to avoid any unnecessary delays that can extend the shipping time considerably. With that being said, to understand how to ship a vehicle internationally fast, it’s important to understand the shipping methods that you have at your disposal. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708…

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The Safest Car Models

As both awareness and advances in car safety and its technology continue to occur, newly released car models will become safer than ever before. In recent years, the safety of new cars has increased exponentially. Spurred on by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, also known as the NHTSA, in the United States, new cars are being put through stringent crash-text examinations. In fact, many organizations like the NHTSA, have also improved their testing methods and requirements, meaning that seemingly every aspect of a car’s safety is currently being examined. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call…

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Should You Buy a New or Used Car?

Buying a car is a process involves asking oneself a series of questions. One of the things that people often waver on is if they should purchase a new car as opposed to a used car. Both have their advantages, so it’ll be helpful to examine each one. The Advantages of Buying a New Car. Personalization, When you purchase a new vehicle, you’ll be able to customize it and choose the options that you want to your liking. This includes choices in both the interior and exterior, such as features and colors. This is only possible when you purchase a…

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How to Save Money on Shipping Your Vehicle

There are a variety of ways in which you will be able to save money on car shipping. It doesn’t have to be as expensive as you would think, especially if you’re aware of these various strategies. As with anything, you need to chose what works best for you and your needs. Pick An Open Trailer Many of those who chose to have their car shipped pay extra money to place their vehicle in an enclosed car trailer. However, unless your car is a collectible, a luxury vehicle, or absolutely brand new, this isn’t always the best option. Instead, an…

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Should You Buy Or Lease A Car?

Those who are looking to purchase a vehicle often debate whether or not they should lease it or buy it. Unfortunately, many people aren’t knowledgeable enough about the advantages and disadvantages that both can offer to make an educated decision. The following are the general issues that will allow you to decide on which one to do: Tax Deductions In general, leasing is the better option for those who want to claim their vehicle as being a business expense. That’s because of the fact that all of the leasing expenses that one has due to business-related use can be deducted…

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How to Ship a Car if You’re in the Military

If you’re an active duty military service member and have received your permanent change of station (PCS) orders, you should know that you’re allowed to ship your privately owned vehicle (POV) overseas and back. Best of all, it can be shipped at no personal cost to you if you meet the eligibility requirements and follow the necessary steps. However, many of those in the military may be a bit confused about the process. The following guide will make it quite easy for you to ship a vehicle if you’re in the military: Who is Eligible? In order to be able…

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Types of Electric Cars

Though it has taken awhile for them to become popular, electric cars are beginning to catch on with mainstream consumers. Concerns about rising fuel prices and the health of the environment have spurred on their recent popularity, not to mention the simple fact that car companies are now producing electric vehicles that are getting amazing reviews. There’s still a bit of confusion amongst many people as to the different types of electric cars that are available on the market, however. There are three main electric vehicle types that are available today, which are battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, and hybrids….

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How Shipping Multiple Vehicles Saves You Money

Shipping multiple vehicles at once through an auto shipping company will result in significant cost savings. On the surface, this may seem surprising to many people, as one would think that paying for more than one vehicle to be shipped would seemingly mean doubling the shipping cost for two cars and so forth. In reality, however, auto transport companies will give you discounts in the vast majority of cases if you chose to ship more than one vehicle at once. The reasons for why these discounts and bulk shipping rates are offered are because of the following reasons: It’s Less…

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The Most Reliable Car Brands

Due to the strong levels of competition that exists worldwide due to globalization, car companies are working harder than ever to become more reliable. While many car brands like to state how reliable their cars are, only independently done tests and consumer reviews can determine true reliability. The following are some of the most reliable car brands that exist today. You should also be aware that these companies have proven their reliability for years and years. Mazda Popular around the world, Mazda has expanded its car lineup to producing SUVs and large sedans, in addition to the smaller cars and…

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The Benefits of Bringing a Car With You To a City

Owning a car if you live in a city is sometimes frowned upon by people, as many states that it’s not only harmful to the environment but that it’s also pointless because of the ability to take public transportation and is a waste of money. However, as cars are becoming greener and fuel efficient, owning a car in a city does offer many benefits. Keep in mind that it will certainly depend on your budget, but here are the main reasons why: Convenience of Travel Sure, you can take public transportation within the city, but what happens once you decide…

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Arranging Insurance for Car Shipping

Making sure that you have obtained the necessary insurance when choosing to have your car shipped is vital to ensure that you aren’t held liable for any damage done to it and for any other delivery issues that you may encounter. Insurance should be purchased regardless if the car is being transported via a trailer or physically driven itself. However, in order to make sure that your car shipment is fully covered, you will need to understand the various aspects of shipping insurance first, followed by what to do if you run into any issues afterward. This is in spite…

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Quad?

There are many things can affect the cost of shipping a four wheeler ATV: distance, any special additions or customizations, where it’s being shipped (terminal or door), how much it weighs, and whether or not it runs. There may also be some price variance based on the time of year and cost of gas. With this many factors and variables, you’re likely to get a slightly different price estimate from every company you speak with, though they should be in the same general price range. (This is why it’s advisable to get a price quote from a few different vehicle…

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The Classic at Pismo Beach

Coming up in Summer 2015, The Classic at Pismo Beach classic car show is celebrating its 30th year! Since the 80s, the show has been run by Just Cruizin’ Productions, and now boasts over 1,000 show vehicles and over 150,000 visitors. The event is heavily focused on raising money for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping the families of soldiers who have been killed or wounded in action. On Saturday June 20th, there will be a special live auction and raffle hosted at the Hot Rod Bar & Grill Tent. Don’t miss it! A-1 Auto Transport…

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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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