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Can You a Ship a Car to American Samoa?

In many of the Pacific Islands, the only way for the population to have access to new vehicles is for them to be imported. Oftentimes, people who live in some of these islands have a need to have a car shipped to them. Relatives also tend to ship cars there as well, such as from Australia, New Zealand, or the United States. One such island is American Samoa. As a U.S. unincorporated territory, you may think it’d be really easy to ship a vehicle there, but not quite. It’s a small island and is inhabited but just over 55,000 people,…

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The Recent Milestone Reached by Chevy Volt

Chevy, as well as many other auto manufacturers, have been making a big push into the EV market in the United States. While Tesla is considered the innovator and the best when it comes to EV performance, many other companies are also making great strides and offer their vehicles at more affordable prices. The Chevy Volt is a PEV, known as a plug-in electric hybrid, and has proven to be the most popular and best-selling one in the United States. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-452-2880 to get a free, no obligation to buy price…

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Tesla’s New Gigafactory and the Future of Auto Manufacturing

Tesla is here to stay, despite its many naysayers when it first emerged in the mainstream. Spearheaded by its ambitious CEO, Elon Musk, to say that Tesla is an innovative company is a vast understatement. The company as a whole has simply changed the game and pushed the boundaries when it comes to electric vehicles and what was thought possible. But while their vehicles themselves are game changers, they are looking to further change the game when it comes to manufacturing processes thanks to its still-being-built Gigafactory. So what exactly is it, and why is it so important to the…

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Cheapest Way to Ship Multiple Vehicles

For the most part, individuals looking to ship a vehicle for personal use will only need to ship one, possibly two at most.  Companies, car traders, or other businesses will often need to ship multiples, and the most cost-efficient way of doing this is not necessarily the most obvious route. Heed the following tips and tricks in order to save the most money possible, while also maintaining safe transport throughout the process of shipping multiple vehicles. 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…

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Cheapest Way to Ship Vehicles Internationally

There are many potential companies when selecting an auto transport service to ship your vehicle internationally, but only a few that will truly go the extra mile (or 10,000) to ensure you are a happy customer. By taking the following advice, you can find a reputable auto transport company that meets your needs while still offering you an affordable rate. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car. Shop Around. Before even picking up the phone, do a little research to ensure your…

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Ship Motorcycle Via Airline

If you need to ship your motorcycle internationally, there are a couple different options to do so.  One popular method is via airfreight. It is important to note that there are several significant differences when shipping a motorcycle in this manner. Higher Costs. For one, the cost of transport will most likely be significantly higher.  This is due to less space available on a transport aircraft, coupled with the weight limits imposed.  If you choose to ship via airline, you are required to have your motorcycle created in a container, so that also tends to be pricier. Oftentimes, you are…

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Ship Car to Florida Keys

If you need to ship your vehicle to the Florida Keys, you will need to research a reputable auto transport company first and foremost.  There are several factors that contribute to what makes a company qualified to be in charge of the transport of your car.  The following are good rules to follow when doing your research that will help put you on the fast track to a successful transport process. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car. Seek Experience. Experience, in…

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Ship Car to Key West

If you intend to ship your vehicle to Key West, Florida, there is some information that could greatly benefit you to ensure a smooth transport process from start to finish. 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. First and foremost, the auto transport company you select will set the tone for the entire process, so make sure you are picking a reputable one.  The following are just a few of the criteria you should look for when seeking out a transport company:…

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How to Ship Cars to Other Countries

There are so many factors involved in shipping vehicles to other countries that it is always in your best interest to start the process early and well in advance of when you will actually need the vehicle shipped. Take heed of the following steps and you will be on track to shipping your vehicle to another country. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car. Learn Destination Country’s Rules and Regulations Regarding Imports. Every country has very diverse rules and regulations when it…

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Small Vehicle Transport

When it comes time to ship your small vehicle, you must make adequate preparations well in advance.  In order to make the process go smoothly, it is in your best interest to plan ahead and follow these tips. 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. Find a Good Match. Not all auto transport companies are well-equipped to handle small vehicles, so it is important to do your due diligence prior to making a commitment.  Research companies who have a specialty dealing with…

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High Dollar Car Transportation

If you drive a luxury vehicle or a priceless classic car, then you know the inherent fear that goes along with entrusting the care and transport of your vehicle into another’s hands.  However, high dollar cars must be preserved in pristine condition, which often requires them to be shipped as opposed to driven from point A to point B. In all situations, this transportation is best left to the professionals.  So if you are moving across country (or even state) or you need to get your vehicle to a far off location or a different country, you will want to…

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Large Vehicle Transport

Shipping a large vehicle requires different equipment than a standard size or small vehicle, so it is important to do proper research before selecting a company for this undertaking.  You will want to find a company that not only specializes in large vehicle transport but also has a stellar record and adequate experience as well.  Heed the following do’s and don’ts  in order to select a reputable auto transport company for your large vehicle. DO take your time researching options. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of companies competing for your business, so it is important to thoroughly vet…

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Motorcycle Shippers Online Quote Calculator

When deciding on a company with whom to ship your motorcycle, it is often easiest to begin the process online.  Many companies offer free quote calculators, but your best bet is to have a company quote you based on your specific make/model in order to receive the most accurate pricing. Any company can provide you with an arbitrary number, but a reputable company will take the time to find out which type of motorcycle you ride, where you are transporting from, and what is the final destination.  Unfortunately, motorcycle shippers, like so many in the auto transport industry, tend to…

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Dually Truck Transport

Dually truck transport often requires specific equipment and knowledge from the transport driver, so it is no surprise that it tends to cost more than standard size vehicle transport.  A dually is a heavy duty truck with four rear tires, whereas standard trucks usually just have two tires in the back. These trucks are built for heavy lifting and towing, so they have tougher shocks, brakes, and suspension than standard trucks.  If your truck fits in a regular car carrier, you probably won’t need to worry about an increase in price, but if it is much larger than standard, you…

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How much does it cost to ship a motorcycle across the country?

Many factors go into determining the cost to ship a motorcycle cross-country, so your absolute best bet is to contact a reputable motorcycle transport company directly to obtain a personalized quote. 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. However, if you want to get an idea of what to expect, free online quote calculators can give you a generic ballpark figure without having to make a phone call.  Some of the things that affect cost are: Distance: If you are planning on…

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Car Transport with $100 Fee

Auto transport is a significant expenditure, but in most situations, the benefits make the cost well worth it.  There are, however, some auto transport companies that want to nickel and dime you for everything possible. You will want to do research well in advance of needing the service so that you can compile a list of a quote and get a feel for what to expect.  One thing you may encounter in your search is a transport company advertising a $100 fee. This fee is usually paid directly to the broker who facilitates the transport, so it is essentially their…

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Average Cost to Transport Vehicle State to State

There are so many contributing factors that determine the cost when transporting your vehicle from state to state that it is hard to give a quote without touching upon these different aspects. The following are the main qualities that weigh in heavily that most, if not all, transport companies will use when creating a quote for your personal situation. 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 distance of Transport. This is probably the most obvious factor, so it definitely deserves recognition…

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Why Rail Shipping Has Disappeared

Currently, the auto transport industry is as popular as ever, as auto transport carriers and even freight carriers for overseas transportation continue to thrive. But rail shipping, which was once a viable option, has all but disappeared. While car shipping via rail has become a rarity, other rail transports and freight services are not going anywhere anytime soon….just not when it involves auto transport. 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. Truth be told, it’s perfectly logical that car shipping through rail…

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Things to be Aware of With Terminal Car Shipping

Terminal car shipping is not as commonly used today as it used to be in the past, but it can still remain a tempting option. After all, terminal car shipping services tend to be cheaper than more standard car shipping offerings, such as door-to-door delivery. But using terminal car shipping is not without its risks. Understanding what to be aware of before you proceed with it can help you to avoid any unexpected surprises. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car. Here…

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Amtrak Car Transport

Shipping your vehicle via Amtrak is quite a unique method of transport, but far from unheard of.  It is usually utilized by those on the east coast (most often by snowbirds) because the Amtrak Auto Train has a good network over there. In terms of convenience, as long as your starting point and destination are both along the route, it can’t be beaten.  However, if your stops are not located along the path of the Auto Train, it may not be a feasible option for you. If you do find that Amtrak car transport, or Auto Train, would be a…

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5 Free Auto Shipping Quotes

When vetting prospective auto transport companies, you will find many different types of quotes competitive companies will provide. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car. The following are the most common five you will encounter. The Faceless Entity Quote – During the research step of the shipping process, you will come across so many toll-free numbers directing you to different companies and brokers all over the country. It is important when obtaining a quote to request the company’s name, a direct call-back…

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How to Avoid a Bad Auto Transport Carrier

With the availability of the internet, you have an almost endless amount of auto transport carrier companies to choose from. While it’s recommended that you go through an experienced auto transport broker for your auto shipping needs, if you find yourself contacting an auto transport carrier directly, you need to know how to avoid choosing a bad auto transport carrier. A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car. The good news is that thanks to the internet, you also will be able to…

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What Should I Do to Receive Estimates from Motorcycle Shipping Companies?

A motorcycle transport company will haul your motorcycle for a low cost and get it there safely. You can expect a little anxiety when it comes to shipping something as large and as valuable as a motorcycle, but this worry will be minimal when an expert is on the job. For safety reasons, motorcycle transport companies have set an unwavering procedure in place that has proved to be successful with all kinds of shipping. To get an honest estimate for motorcycle shipping services, provide the transporter with specific information. Answer all of their questions as detailed as possible. You may…

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The Process of Shipping Your Motorcycle from the East to West Coast

To safely have a motorcycle delivered across the country, you must hire transport services from a reliable transport company. Search for a motorcycle shipping company that guarantees their services by providing quality insurance coverage. This added protection along with the durability of the shipping equipment and experience of the employees only helps to reassure customers that their vehicles are in good hands. Shipping Coast to Coast Explained. The first thing to be initiated after the shipping date has been scheduled is the bike’s preparation for transport. Readying the bike according to the transport company’s policy will protect the motorcycle and…

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See If You Qualify for Motorcycle Shipping Discounts

Motorcycle transport is a wonderful way to get any type of vehicle from one location to the next without physically driving it there. Some motorcycles aren’t meant to be on the road too much, especially for long trips. Of course, some bikes just need to reach their destination in the pristine condition in which they are promised. Regardless, there are plenty of transporters with low service rates to choose from. Having a bike shipped elsewhere is quick, affordable and easy with a professional shipping service. Any transport company with a great reputation and the approval through the DOT will have…

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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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