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Shipping A Car From The Mainland To Hawaii

Since Hawaii is an incorporated territory of the United States, it’s relatively easy (and affordable) to ship a vehicle there from the mainland. There are, however, a few minor requirements that you’ll have to meet that do not apply when shipping between other U.S. states, which we’ll go over in the sections below. The most popular U.S. ports from which to ship a car to Hawaii are on the West Coast: Tacoma, Washington; Oakland, California; and Long Beach, California. (There are also shipping ports available in Anchorage and Kodiak, Alaska.) In Hawaii, these are the most frequently used ports for…

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How the Weather Affects Auto Transport

There are many things that affect auto transport in terms of the cost and the transport times that you will be subjected to. One of the biggest factors is the weather. Depending on the region in which your car is being transported from, its expected route, the time of the year, and any unexpected weather occurrences, you may be affected. Here are some of the ways in which weather can have an impact: Rise in Cost Bad weather can affect the cost of auto transport, as it can result in price hikes of up to 30%. One of the main…

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Chinese Auto Manufacturers and the U.S. Market

Despite the surge in popularity that Chinese auto manufacturers have experienced in mainland China, especially with the rise of the middle class, they have found it extremely difficult to penetrate many key markets abroad. The U.S. domestic market has proven to be particularly elusive for them, as their efforts so far have been failures. In spite of this, many Chinese auto manufacturers still hope that they’ll be able to penetrate the market in the next year or so. Here are the following reasons why it has been difficult for Chinese auto manufacturers to be able to do so: Lack of…

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Should You Buy or Ship a Vehicle When Moving Abroad?

When moving abroad, especially long-term, one of the main decisions that people have to often make, especially if they have a family, is whether to ship their vehicle abroad with them or to purchase one when they’re already there. There are certain instances in which it would be better to do one as opposed to the other. Here’s what you should consider: Take Into Account the Cost We’re not necessarily referring to the cost of actually shipping your vehicle abroad. Instead, we’re referring to the costs associated with the customs fees and the import tax. In many countries, these costs…

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Auto Transport Payment Options

So you’ve decided to find an auto transport service to transport your vehicle. Good choice! But you may be wondering how their payment options work. Since the vast majority of auto transport transactions are done online these days, you will most likely have to arrange payment over the internet. If you’re new to this, you may feel a bit nervous about providing your financial information over the internet, but not to worry. Here’s some information about the auto transport payment options that are available to you: Most Common Payment Options Auto transport companies try to be as accommodating as possible…

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What You Need To Know About Shipping Your Household Items Internationally

Shipping your household items internationally can seem like a daunting task. It’s not as simple as just packing your goods in a moving truck and having them driven across the United States to your final destination. Instead, your household items have to be packed, driven, and then either transported by ship or air in most cases. It’s an expensive and complicated process, but it can be done with minimal hassle if you’re aware of the following: You’ll Be Charged By Weight You’ll be charged by weight when shipping your household items internationally in the majority of cases. This means that…

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5 Tips For Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car is not a very easy process in most cases. What makes buying a used car difficult is that you can have the same make and model, but each used car is different. They may have the same mileage, but their car history, how the owner treated it, and wear and tear can all affect it. In order to make sure that you buy a used car that is right for you, follow these 5 tips: Tip #1 – Do Your Research Before You Physically Shop With the internet, there’s no excuse to NOT do any research…

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Shipping an Oversized Vehicle

Shipping an oversized vehicle can be difficult, but it’s certainly not impossible to do. An oversized vehicle is defined as being a vehicle that can’t fit onto an open auto transport trailer. This means that it requires the use of a flatbed to be attached to an auto transport truck. The reason why standard auto transport vehicles can’t transport an oversized vehicle is because the trucks that they use will often contain hydraulic lifts on both sides, especially if it’s a double-decker carrier. The oversized vehicle will literally not have enough space to fit inside of it, especially with the…

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Woodies in the Park

Attention Woodie fans—have we got the perfect event for you! On July 11th, the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, CA will be hosting Woodies in the Park from 10am to 4pm. This event is held each year to commemorate the American classic woodie station wagons. During the event, attendees will be able to peruse the awesome cars and listen to live surf bands. The event is limited to only 80 vehicles, so make sure to register your vehicle ASAP. Because the event is hosted by the Automobile Driving Museum, you’ll also get to hear plenty about the history of…

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Kars Unlimited: Streetscene 2015

Kars Unlimited, a nonprofit group of car enthusiasts in Alleghany Highlands, will be hosting their 37th annual Streetscene Car Show! This year’s event will feature over 200 vehicles of all shapes and sizes, a live concert on Saturday night featuring Stone Canyon and capped off with a fireworks show, a 50/50 raffle, drawing for a flat screen t.v., and lots of food and drink stands.   Date: August 8, 2015   Location: Covington, VA   Social Media:   Facebook: //www.facebook.com/pages/Kars-Unlimited-StreetScene/142236925789048   History: Kars Unlimited was founded in Convington in 1976 and helped bring together car enthusiasts for informal cruise ins,…

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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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