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The City of Elizabeth is one of the more populated cities in New Jersey. It is a gorgeous town, perfect for any motorcyclist. With long scenic routes and coastlines that stretch as far as the eye can see, anyone who owns a bike will certainly want to cruise along many of the open roads throughout the State of New Jersey. To have a motorcycle transported to Elizabeth all one needs to do is find a reliable transport company to use. This can be done with a little research and a few phone calls. Then, decide what method of transport you’d…

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Auto Trends: Crossover Vehicles (CUVs) Are Here To Stay

In much the same way that automotive tastes of previous decades were defined by muscle cars, minivans, and SUVs, the new era may well belong to a hybrid of sorts: the crossover utility vehicle, or CUV. According to recent information from the Wall Street Journal, sales of crossover vehicles have outpaced that of every other vehicle type–up more than 30% from this time in 2014. The only other segment that was even competitive with crossovers were luxury SUVs, which could often be lumped into the same category. Luxury auto makers have certainly not missed the boat on the recent trend…

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Your Guide To Buying A New Or Used Car Online

Simplifying the Internet Auto Buying Experience Many of our customers seek us out because they’ve bought a car online and are looking for a way to move it without adding too much onto the cost of the vehicle. As a service to our readers and customers, we’ve compiled a list of resources and helpful information to help guide you through the process–and avoid the pitfalls–of shopping for a car on the internet. Most new purchases, no matter how big or small, start with internet research. As with anything else, some websites are better and more trustworthy than others and that…

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How to Ship a Motorcycle Overseas

Shipping a motorcycle overseas is an easy process, as it’s similar to shipping a vehicle overseas. If someone doesn’t have any experience in doing it, the answer to the question of how to ship a motorcycle overseas can seem a bit complicated at first, but it really shouldn’t be. In order to ship a motorcycle overseas without any complications or unnecessary fees, you should be aware of your options and how the process works. Shipping Options The two main options that you’ll have when shipping a motorcycle overseas are either: Port-to-port shipping or Door-to-door shipping. If you choose port-to-port shipping,…

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Why Now is a Good Time to Buy Foreign-Made Cars

The U.S. dollar is currently the strongest that it has been in over a decade. As a result, its exchange rate is extremely favorable in comparison to the Euro, the Yen, the Korean Won, the Canadian dollar, and the Australian dollar. Obviously, that has not benefited the rest of the world, but in the United States, this has created incredible buying opportunities. One benefit to U.S. consumers is that foreign-made vehicle brands are now more affordable than ever, meaning that buying them is currently a great idea. This is not to discredit American-made automobiles, but the fact is, if you’re…

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Why U.S. Car Exports Are Thriving

In 2014, over 2.1 million vehicles from the United States were shipped abroad. This is a notable figure because it marks the very first time in which the amount of cars built in the United States exceeded 2 million. To put this number into perspective, consider that it’s an 8 percent increase from 2013 and is a whopping 73 percent increase compared to 2004. Many of the vehicles that are leading the charge are Fords, BMWs, Jeeps, and even Nissans and Toyotas thanks to domestic-based manufacturing plants. Just over 50 percent of the vehicles head to Canada or Mexico, both…

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Is Your Car Shipping Quote Accurate?

Because there are so many auto transport companies available today, especially with the access that the internet provides, you’re likely to receive multiple shipping quotes that all vary in their price. While obtaining a quote is an easy process for the most part, especially with the instant free quotes that some auto transport companies offer online, determining which one is accurate is a whole other story. In order to determine if the shipping quote that you’ve received is accurate, you should be aware of the following: Input the Right Information The majority of online forms that you have to fill…

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Moving Company Red Flags

Choosing the right moving company isn’t too difficult, especially with sites such as the Better Business Bureau, located at www.bbb.org, being a good source of reviews. However, if it’s your first time using a moving company, you should be on the lookout for a few red flags that could indicate that the company may be trying to scam you. It’s rare, but it does happen. Red Flags Here are some of the main red flags: 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….

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Where to Find Auto Transport Reviews

Before you decide on the auto transport company that you’re going to entrust with transporting your vehicle, you need to make sure that you’re going with a legitimate, credible company that will provide you with outstanding service. That can be easier said than done for many people who don’t even know where to start. But thankfully, the internet has a wealth of resources when it comes to finding auto transport reviews. Not all review sites are considered equal, so here’s where you should go (as well as what type of reviews to look for to make the process easier on…

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European and United States Vehicle Requirements

There are a variety of vehicles that are available in Europe that simply have not been released in the United States, at least as of yet. Many of them will probably never be released. One of the main types are hatchbacks. The BMW 1 series, the Audi A1, the VW Polo, and other similar vehicles have been successes in Europe but have not yet seen the light of day yet in America. The reason is quite simple, which is that it’s simply too expensive and not worth it for the car companies to bring them over here. So why would…

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How to Become an Auto Transport Driver

The auto transport industry is thriving, as every day, thousands upon thousands of people need their vehicles transported domestically. This doesn’t even the count the number of dealerships that are in need of auto transport services. While auto transport brokers are the ones that arrange everything, the auto transport carriers are the ones who do the actual driving. Auto transport drivers have plenty of work opportunities, but if someone is looking to become one and either work for an auto transport carrier or run their own operation as an owner-operator, they have to be aware of a few different things….

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Is Collision Warning Technology Reliable?

Self-driving cars are gaining more attention in the media lately, but they’re a long ways away from being made available to the mainstream public. Instead, what’s available now is various collision warning technology. These systems can help prevent any accidents from occurring and can make the overall driving experience far less stressful. Also referred to as crash prevention systems, many consumers may be wondering just how reliable they actually are. So if you’re on the fence about purchasing a vehicle with collision warning technology, the following guide can help you make an educated decision. Here are the various technologies that…

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The Biggest Auto Shows in the World (Part 2)

We’ve already gone over 5 of the biggest auto shows in the world in Part 1, so without further adieu, here’s Part 2 of the Biggest Auto Shows in the World: The Paris Motor Show The Paris Motor Show is a luxurious event that is notable for being the first motor show in the world when it was started in 1898 by automobile pioneer Albert de Dion. It features the sophisticated elegance of Paris, including wine and art, with some of the most cutting edge vehicles today. Many of the top car manufacturers in the world use the Paris Motor…

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The Biggest Auto Shows in the World (Part 1)

The world loves auto shows. And so do car manufacturers. It’s a chance for companies to show off their latest models and test out new ideas and show off various concept cars. This allows them to make a splash and to gain public feedback. In short, auto shows give auto companies an outlet and a chance to be creative and show off what they have. There are auto shows that take place around the globe, but here are some of the biggest. Tokyo Motor Show Japan is a hotbed of innovation, and the Tokyo Motor Show does not disappoint in…

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When It Makes Sense to Transport a Car by Rail

When people think of auto transport, the first thing that comes to mind is usually transporting your vehicle via a trailer. The second, for international shipping, is via ship. However, one type of auto transportation that often gets overlooked is transportation via rail. Car Transportation via Rail It doesn’t always make sense to choose this option, but there are times in which it does. 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. The Advantages of Rail Transportation Rail transportation isn’t for everyone, but some…

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Pickup and Delivery Time Guarantees

While the auto transport industry has continued to become more efficient and advanced, a question that many customers may have is if the pickup and delivery dates are guaranteed by auto transport companies. After all, knowing when your vehicle will be picked up and eventually delivered is very important, as you will have to plan your own schedule accordingly. However, the reality is that finding pickup and delivery times that are guaranteed by a company is a rare occurrence. So why is that? Find out below: Pickup and Delivery Windows Are More Common The vast majority of auto transport companies…

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How Auto Transport Companies Engage in Competitive Pricing

Like with many industries in the United States, the auto transport industry is one in which competition runs rampant. There’s an abundance of auto transport carriers and brokers throughout the country that are all trying to be the service chosen by those looking to transport their vehicles. In order to remain competitive, auto transport companies heavily engage in competitive pricing. The winner of all of this is you, the customer. So how exactly does competitive pricing actually work? Find out below. The Best Prices Are Found in Major Cities With auto transport, you will be able to receive the best prices if…

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Are Golf Carts the Future of Electric Cars?

The future of electric cars is often linked with companies such as Tesla leading the way. However, EVs, which stands for electric vehicles, are facing a significant amount of difficulties as they try to expand into the mainstream. Hybrid may be more viable and even more realistic, but there are some EV companies that are developing technology that can be considered “disruptive.” Disruptive technologies refer to technology that can change the game so to speak and cause an overhaul of technology. Surprisingly, the future of electric cars may possibly be found in the very same technology that is used in…

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The Least Stressful Cities in America (Part 2)

Being there are so many cities in the United States, there has to be a part 2 of the Least Stressful Cities in America! Part 1 can be found here. We ended off last time with Richmond, Virginia, and now, without further adieu, here are the remaining five cities on the list: 6. Buffalo, New York This is the second city on the list from the Empire State, with the first being Rochester. Buffalo, New York may be known for being extremely close to Canada, having torrid winters, and being the birthplace of the original Buffalo chicken wing, but there…

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The Least Stressful Cities in America

The least stressful cities in America aren’t necessarily the biggest or most famous ones. In fact, they’re actually the opposite in many instances. Big cities such as New York City and Los Angeles may be the most popular cities to live in, but popular does not always mean the best. Here’s a list of the some the least stressful cities in America: 1. Salt Lake City, Utah Situated in a beautiful area surrounded by mountains, Salt Lake City, Utah is one of the least stressful cities in the United States. Not only does it have an extremely low unemployment rate,…

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What Are the Main Chinese-Made Car Brands?

As China continues its rise to prominence with its growing middle class, you can expect more and more Chinese companies to make an impact worldwide. Despite all of its recent economic achievements, China does not have many globally-established brands, as they are known for their manufacturing prowess instead. Up until now, Chinese car companies have focused on selling vehicles solely to those in China, rather than the rest of the world. And with approximately 1.4 billion people in China, who can blame them? But things are changing now and 2015 has been seeing the emergence of global Chinese auto manufacturers…

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How to Have Your Car Appraised

There are many reasons why you may want to have your car appraised. The most common reason is to know its value if you’re planning on selling it. In addition, you can also have a used car appraised if you want to buy it. Other reasons could be to get a better idea of the value of your estate or to establish it as collateral for a bank loan. No matter what your reason is, if you’re not sure about how to go about having your car appraised, the following overview will help. Dealership Appraisal If you go to a…

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How to Expedite the Auto Transport Process

For various reasons, you may have to ship your vehicle faster than normal. This can be due to a last minute move or an emergency. Fortunately for you, you’re not the only one to ever want to expedite the auto transport process so it is possible to do so, especially if you follow tips and suggestions listed below. Contact a Company Ahead of Time If you contact an auto transport company ahead of time, you may be able to request an expedited auto transport service. It’s much harder for a company to do so the same day or even the…

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How to Transport a Non-Running Vehicle

A vehicle that can’t run is certainly not ideal if you have a pressing need to get it somewhere. Thankfully, auto transport companies can help you to solve this problem. However, while many auto transport companies do ship vehicles fairly regularly, they ship higher amounts of vehicles that are fully operational. What this means is that it is not a given that a company will be able to transport your non-running vehicle. Check out the following guide that will help to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. Can You Fix It First? Ideally, you should try to…

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W Motors: The First Middle Eastern Supercar Maker

Though you may not have heard of it, you’ve probably already seen it. The Lykan Hypersport was one of the main featured cars in Fast and Furious 7 and is being billed as the first Arab supercar in existence. It’s the work of Dubai-based W Motors, a company founded by Ralph R. Debbas that is dedicating itself solely to building high-end luxury sports cars that cost seven figures. So what’s the cost of the Lykan Hypersport? A whopping $3.4 million. This is a company that makes no qualms about the fact that they’re only trying to appeal to the elite…

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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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