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Transporting Your Vehicle With Personal Items

When transporting your vehicle, no matter the distance, you can save yourself time and energy by effectively killing two birds with one stone if you also place some of your personal items in it as well. If your car is being transported across the country or overseas due to you relocating, placing personal items in it at the same time can help make your move much easier. Keep in mind that many companies also don’t charge extra for transporting these personal items that are in the vehicle. However, this isn’t a green light to simply pack your car to the…

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How to End Your Car Lease Early

Whatever the reason may be, such as changes in your life circumstances, wanting to purchase a new vehicle, or having to move overseas, you may decide that you want to end your lease before the end date. However, many of you may be a bit fearful that you will suffer harsh financial penalties for doing so, yet that is not always the case. It helps to be aware of the options that you have available and to then chose the one that’s best for you. Your Options: Bring It Back to the Dealership This is the most common way to…

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How to Wax Your Vehicle Yourself

The temptation would be to take your car to a car wash to get it waxed by a professional, but you can save yourself money by doing it yourself. There are many reasons to wax your vehicle, as it helps to prevent it from becoming dirty through sealing the paint in a sense, not to mention that it also leaves your vehicle looking shiny and spotless. One way to tell if your vehicle needs to be waxed is to pour water on it. If the water doesn’t form beads on the exterior, then it could use one. It’s recommended that…

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Auto Transport for Car Dealerships

As the owner of a car dealership, you must always be aware of your inventory levels, as managing them effectively can make a huge difference in your level of success. One aspect of maintaining proper inventory levels is being able to adapt quickly to supply and demand. Auto transport services, such as the services offered by A-1 Auto Transport, can help you immensely in being able to make sure that you always have the inventory that you need. In fact, it can be extremely cost-effective and can significantly increase your profit levels.  Two areas in which a car dealership will…

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The Technology Used In Auto Transport

The technology that’s being utilized in auto transport is rapidly advancing. We’re not even referring to the safety features that are constantly being updated or even the refining of transportation types, such as enclosed transport. Instead, we’re talking about the technology that auto transport brokers and carriers use to conduct their operations effectively so that you, the customer, can benefit. To give you a “behind the scenes” look into the technology of auto transport, check out the following list of technology that is being utilized: Smartphones and Tablets You may be thinking that including smartphones on this list is archaic,…

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Understanding Car Warranties

Having a warranty for your car is absolutely essential in protecting it against various faults and issues that aren’t necessarily your fault, such as mechanical or technical issues. It is a legally-binding agreement between the buyer and the manufacturer of the car, both of whom have certain responsibilities. There are multiple types of car warranties, so you should understand the difference between them, which the following guide will help you with. New Car Warranties The warranty that comes with a new vehicle mainly provides coverage in regards to mechanical, electrical, and long-term issues. These long-term issues can include the wearing…

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Transporting Your Car to Another State

Whether you’re moving, purchased the car from an online auto auction or dealer, or are sending it to a friend, there are many reasons why you may choose to transport your car to another state. However, since you won’t be physically driving it yourself, it can be a bit more complicated, especially if you have never hired an auto transport company before. Don’t stress though. It’s actually quite an easy process to have your car transported without any issues. A-1 Auto Transport has a wealth of experience in doing so. Keep these guidelines in mind: Make sure to shop around…

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How to Prepare Your Car for the Winter

One aspect of having a car that many people overlook is in properly preparing it for the winter. Though you may not have to go through too much preparation if you live in a part of the United States that has warm temperatures year-round, chances are that most of you should be preparing it. It can not only help you to avoid car breakdowns, which could cost you a considerable amount of stress and costs, but it really doesn’t take very long to prepare it. Plus, you don’t want to be in a situation where you are stranded out in…

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Bill of Lading Explained

Perhaps the most important document that accompanies the transportation process during shipping your automobile from a legal perspective is the Bill of Lading. The reason why it is so important is because it is: A terms and conditions document A receipt of the transportation A dispatch report An inspection report Due to its very important, it’s vital that you understand the protections that it does and does not provide you with. Since there isn’t a universal format for a Bill of Lading, the following guide might not be exact in terms of the order that the information is presented. However,…

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The Best Way to Ship Cars

In order to transport a vehicle a long distance, whether you’re relocating, bought a car over the internet, or so forth, you need to first be aware of the shipping options available. The following are the best options available, though there isn’t necessarily a “best” one, instead, you’ll need to find one that meets your own particular needs. Before choosing a company, visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s website http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov for some useful tips. In addition, the Better Business Bureau will help you to choose a reliable company (www.bbb.org). Open-Air Truck This is the most common way to transport a vehicle…

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Preparing an ATV for Transport

Choosing the right transportation company and organizing everything is important, but as equally important in transporting your ATV is properly preparing it as well. That’s because if you fail to prepare it properly, you could potentially incur extra damage fees and the related hassles that go along with transportation delays and so forth. One thing to note is that an ATV, unlike other vehicles, is prohibited from being driven across the country, as, even if it were allowed, it would be a logistical nightmare. Many of the same tips that you’d use to transport a motorcycle, RV, or regular automobile…

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How to Avoid Problems as a Buyer When Shipping Internationally

Shipping a vehicle overseas is intimidating if you have never done it before. Not only is the distance intimidating, but you also have to deal with a host of issues related to the particular country’s regulations in terms of customs and import duties. Furthermore, logistical issues can arise, especially if the country that you need to ship to abroad is landlocked, such as some countries in Central Asia like Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. In order to avoid problems when shipping internationally after purchasing a vehicle, you should be aware of the common problems and the steps to take to avoid them…

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General Guide to the World of Auto Transport

If you have a sudden need for or are deciding whether or not to ship your vehicle through an auto transport company, it may seem quite intimidating, as the sheer amount of options and different services can drive you into a frenzy. Don’t worry though. At A-1 Auto Transport, we make it as easy and affordable as possible, as well as guide you through every single step. Nonetheless, it’s important to know how everything works, especially with the litany of auto transport websites on the internet. Know the Different Types Of Auto Transport Companies Many people are surprised to find…

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Open Trailer Auto Transport

As the most common delivery method used in auto transport services, open trailer auto transport is one of the two main types of transports, with enclosed trailer auto transport being the other one. If you look on the highway and see multiple cars being hauled by a truck, that’s done so on an open trailer. Understanding just what open trailer auto transport entails, as well as who it would be most useful for, will help you to decide if this option is right for you. Keep in mind that A-1 Auto Transport offers full open trailer auto transport services! A-1 Auto…

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Using a Driveaway Service

A driveaway service is an auto transport service in which your vehicle will be picked up by a professional driver and driven to its final destination. You should know that it’ll be physically driven, rather than being placed in a trailer and hauled by a truck. With that being said, a driveaway service offers many advantages compared to a more traditional carrier service, but it also comes with a few disadvantages as well. 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. Advantages of…

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Preparing an RV for Transport

In deciding to transport your RV, it’s not simply enough to chose an auto transport company. You also have to make sure that you properly prepare your RV for transport. In fact, before you turn it over to an auto transport company, you need to make sure that you take the necessary time to check that it’s not only safe enough to be shipped, but that you don’t run into any complications or violations of transport codes that can cause significant delays and lead to you incurring additional charges. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-452-2880…

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Your Guide To The Types of Car Transport Available

There are a variety of auto transport options at your disposal as far as trailers and trucks are concerned. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each one can allow you to make a better decision about how to transport your own vehicle. Keep in mind that there isn’t necessarily a “best option” that’s universal. Instead, it will depend on your own needs and particular set of circumstances. No matter which company you chose, visit the Better Business Bureau’s website at www.bbb.org to see if it’s credible or not. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-452-2880 to…

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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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