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Self-Driving Cars: No Longer Science Fiction

Not a fan of taking the wheel?  Prefer to be the passenger?  Never fear, autonomous cars are here.  It is predicted that nearly 10 million self-driving vehicles will be on the road in the very near future, as soon as 2020 in fact.  Industry leaders, BMW, Mercedes, and Tesla already have fully operational autonomous vehicles currently being tested on city streets, and nearly 30 more car manufacturers will be throwing their hat into the ring in the next year.  In fact, there are vehicles in production now that could very well be available for public use in 2017.  Keep in […]

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Run On Less: A Cross-Country Roadshow Event Unlike Any Other

Every day improvements and breakthroughs are constantly being made in fuel efficiency, technology, and carbon emissions for all different types and sizes of vehicles, from the commuter sedan to the long-haul truck.  This is a huge benefit not only to the environment, but also to any who have vested interest or business of any kind dealing with Class 8 trucks.  A Class 8 truck is defined as a vehicle having a gross vehicle weight rating of 33,000 lbs or more, often this term is used to classify single unit dump trucks and tractor trailers.  An obvious “layman” example would be […]

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Overnight Car Shipping | Next Day Vehicle Delivery

There are some limits as to how far a vehicle can be transported (at least overland) in one day, so that puts a cap on how quickly they can be shipped to certain areas. To give you an idea, most auto carriers carriers can only travel 300-400 miles per day with a load. Keep in mind that outside factors like weather, traffic, road delays, and construction can limit the distance even more. There is another option, air freight, which we’ll address in the second section below.     Next day shipment for cars is a service that’s available to anyone […]

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How To: Shipment Of A Non Running Car From Hawaii

There are a few challenges that are specific to shipping a non-running car, and there are a few other challenges that come with shipping from Hawaii. In this article, we’ll take a look at both sides of the equation to explain to details of what’s involved with transporting a nonoperational vehicle from Hawaii to the mainland U.S. The first thing you should know about shipping a vehicle to or from Hawaii, and it may be fairly obvious, is that transport must be done by boat. It’s important to keep in mind that this is a service that not every auto […]

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Do Auto Dealers Ship Cars For Customers?

This is a question we hear fairly often from our readers and the simple answer is “not really.” That’s not to say that dealers can’t or won’t offer auto transport services, it’s just that they rarely have their own internal transport carriers to do the work. What actually happens is that some car dealers partner with a particular company to coordinate their shipping. For example an auto dealer in Southern California might partner with A-1 Auto Transport to deliver vehicles sold to customers in the Southwest. This is a fairly common practice within the industry and, in many cases, can […]

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Six Amazing Car Accessories to Improve Your Ride

Welcome to the future.  New vehicles now come standard with so many awesome gadgets and gizmos, but what about your older vehicle?  Are there any upgrades you can try out without breaking the bank?  If you have no intention of buying a new car with all the bells and whistles soon, there are still some budget-friendly accessories you can install in your current vehicle that will greatly enhance or upgrade your driving experience.   Key Finder – Before you even set out to drive your car, you first need to grab your keys.  Unfortunately, hundreds of Americans misplace these vital […]

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Shipping a Car to My House By A-1 Auto Transport, Inc.

Having a car shipped to your house must be exciting and nerve-racking all at once. Of course, you want to make sure the vehicle arrives in great condition. The absolute best way to assure the condition of the car as it travels to your home is by hiring a reliable auto transport company for its delivery.     Transporting a car through a company such as A1 Auto Transport is the wisest decision you can make. Here, we even cover the value of our customers’ vehicles under our very own insurance policy. This is how we guarantee that the car […]

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Shipping a Car to Another Country

When you need to ship a car outside of the United States, you’ll want to hire professionals experienced in international auto transport. Shipping a car to another country isn’t easy for anyone without the proper education or equipment. Leave your international car transport to those with the right qualities. Contact A1 Auto Transport at (800) 452-2880. We have been shipping cars all over the world for nearly three decades.     Trying to comply with the regulations of another country’s import laws is usually complicated, especially for any inexperienced individuals. Professionals with training and experience in international transports are able […]

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Transport Non Working Car State to State

State-to-State Transport For Non-Working Cars Not every auto shipper will be able to move a nonworking car so that narrows your choices, at least to some extent, right out of the gate. The good news is that most state-to-state car movers will be able to handle the job, providing they have a winch to load the vehicle. Most shippers will charge a small additional fee, usually between $50 and $100, to ship a car that is non-operational.     What Is A Non-Operable Car? A car is considered inoperable when it cannot be functionally operated for any reason. This could […]

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Private Car Movers

Private Car Movers | A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. When you’re looking for a private car mover to ship your vehicle, you’ll no doubt have many options available, but some are better than others. On this page, we’ll explore what you should look for in a company that ships vehicles, as well as how to best approach the process, and strategies for finding the best deal. Information The first step in hiring a private car mover is to gather the information you’ll need in order to get a cost estimate. This includes basic things like the make, model and year of […]

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Oversize & Large Vehicles Quotes

Oversize & Large Vehicles | Shipping Quotes Getting a shipping quote for a large vehicle is just like any other type of shipping quote. You simply call up companies you’re interested in, tell them the details of what you need shipped (and where) and they give you an estimate. Large vehicles are challenge to move because they’re big. They take up more space on trailers, they’re harder to load, and more difficult to secure. To put it bluntly, you don’t want to deal with some jack-of-all-trades operation that doesn’t know what they’re doing when it comes to transporting large vehicles. […]

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Heavy Vehicle Transport

Heavy Vehicle & Equipment Transport | A-1 Auto Transport Aside from the type and size of trailer used, hauling a heavy or oversize vehicle is not any different than shipping a sedan. There is a catch, however. Not every company that ships cars will have the necessary equipment or expertise to transport heavy vehicles. Moving a large truck or construction equipment is not something you want to leave in the hands of someone without the training and experience to do the job right.     Because of the size and weight of oversize and heavy vehicles, certain types of transport […]

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State to State Truck Towing

State to state truck towing is easy to find, but if you want the best quality and least expensive rate, you’ll want to take the time to weigh out your options. However, you could call up A1 Auto Transport. We’ve been conducting state to state truck towing services and auto transports nationally and internationally for over 25 years! We understand that you want the best out of your towing services and for your truck to safely arrive at its destination in the least amount of time possible.     Truck towing services are a cost effective and smart way to […]

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Cheap State to State Car Towing

Whenever you’re on the prowl for cheap state to state car towing services, you’re in luck. A1 Auto Transport provides reasonably priced, cost effective towing services to anyone in need. Our interstate shipping services are some of the most sought after services around. For over 25 years, we’ve been highly respected as professionals in the car shipping industry and we want to continue sharing our services with anyone who may need us.     There are so many great reasons to hire a transport company when you need cheap state to state car towing. In fact, there really isn’t a […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Tow A Vehicle From State To State?

The absolute best way to get a car from state to state is by going through a well-known professional towing company with years of experience in the industry. A1 Auto Transport has been around for over 25 years and can provide the least expensive and most reliable car towing services. When you buy shipping services through a reliable transporter, your car is safely delivered anywhere it needs to go using the latest towing technology and equipment. The most exciting part about shipping services is that they are inexpensive and worth the purchase. Actually, state to state car towing is a […]

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Does Diesel Stand a Chance? 5 Noteworthy Options Coming SOON

Ever since the 2015 Volkswagen scandal during which the company admitted to cheating on emissions tests for their diesel-powered passenger vehicles, cars running on diesel fuel have become all but obsolete in the United States.  Even now, with the final penalties dealt out to the offending parties, and the affected consumers at last receiving their proper pay-outs and compensation, car companies previously known for their diesel-fueled vehicles have been years out of the game.  During the initial debacle, Volkswagen understandingly bowed out of the market, but quick to follow were Audi, Porsche, and soon after, Mercedes.  There was a rapid […]

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What Does It Cost to Ship a Non-Operable Vehicle?

Searching for a Shipping Company to Transport Your Non-Op Vehicle? Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost? The miles that must be traveled, the non-op vehicle’s specifications, the services desired, and the difficulty of the transport type are considered before a quote is given. The prices for shipping services on a non-op vehicle are usually between $150 and $5000 when transporting within the nation. The rates set for non-operable vehicle transports are actually much more affordable than one might assume.  Auto transport services are affordable to most people regardless of how much they make. People all over the […]

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The Best Way to Get a Salvaged Auto Transport Quote

Are You Looking for a Reliable and Cheap Salvage Boat Transport? Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost? The cost for a salvaged auto transport anywhere in the U.S. ranges anywhere from just above one hundred dollars to a couple thousand dollars. Honest quotes are determined by the nature of the transport due to the car’s condition. The distance, services needed, and other details are also considered before any rates are given. There’s nothing quite as simple as collecting quotes for the transport of a salvaged vehicle. Perhaps the most irritating thing about gathering quotes is the time […]

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Elon Musk Unveils New “Boring” Plan to Fight Traffic

Tesla founder and CEO, Elon Musk, is fed up with traffic, especially that which occurs daily in the greater Los Angeles area.  To combat this regular annoyance and inconvenience, he has hatched a plan, that although far fetched, is far from “Boring” as the project’s title would have you believe.  His idea is to actually dig tunnels under LA that would allow drivers to bypass and avoid the traffic that has held daily commuters hostage for far too long.  Although the idea is just in the beginning stages, he has composed a team, mostly part-timers and interns, to start working […]

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Woodies on the Wharf

How surfers reclaimed a forgotten automobile and made it their own There’s nothing like a sweet classic car. It’s generally agreed upon in the classic car collecting community that cars over 100 year and older should fall into the antique class, while the coolest classic cars are old enough to have enough historical interest to be collectable and worth the upkeep and preservation, while still looking tricked out and pristine. There’s a range of classic cars: Jaguars, Aston Martins, Ferrari Enzos…the list goes on and on, but there’s nothing cooler than a shiny “woodie”. Woodies are a kind of car […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Recreational Vehicle (RV)?

Cost of Shipping an RV Recreational Vehicles run the gamut when it comes to shipping costs. Smaller RVs like a class B won’t cost much more than it would to ship a van or truck; however, a class A RV could cost several times more. As you can see, one of the biggest determinants of cost is the size and weight of the RV. Here are some of the most common types of RVs that we ship: Class A, B & C motorhomes Campervans Fifth wheels Popup campers Travel trailers Toy haulers Truck campers Toterhomes Bus conversions As you can […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Motorcycle?

Motorcycle Shipping Cost For the most part, shipping a motorcycle is not much different from shipping a car, except when it comes to the cost. Due to the lower weight and smaller size of motorcycles, they are cheaper to transport than most other types of vehicles. As you probably guessed, the bigger and heavier the bike, the more it will likely cost to ship. To give you an idea of the expected costs of shipping a motorcycle, we’ve put together some prices from recent shipments. It should be noted that these numbers reflect the specifics of a particular request, but […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Motorcycle Overseas?

Cost of Shipping a Motorcycle Overseas Compared to the cost of shipping a car, the price of shipping a motorcycle overseas is relatively affordable, though some of the same issues come up. While the transport costs on their own may not be exorbitant, the import taxes in certain countries are. Because this is the case, it’s important to have a good understanding of what you’re likely to pay, or work with a motorcycle shipper that does. Motorcycles are easier to accommodate in shipping terms because they are smaller and weigh less than cars. Just like shipping within the United States, […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship An Exotic Automobile?

Shipping An Exotic Automobile – Cost Though the process is not drastically different from shipping any other car, there are some extra measures that should be taken when transporting an exotic car. By definition, an exotic car tends to be high-performance and/or high-valued, both of which require an extra measure of care when shipping over long distances. Generally speaking, you can expect the costs for shipping an exotic car to be anywhere from 10% to 30% higher than a standard vehicle, depending on the method and vehicle.   The main thing that makes the cost of shipping an exotic automobile […]

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How Much Does It Cost To Ship A Classic Car?

Classic Car Shipping: Cost Classic cars are in a category of their own when it comes to shipping. While many of the processes are the same as shipping any other type of car, there are certain things specific to transporting a classic. For one, owners of classic cars take the condition of their vehicle very seriously and it’s important that the shipper understand this. While it may be fine to haul a Honda Accord accord on the back of an open-air multi-car carrier, it wouldn’t be as suitable for a 69’ Chevy Camaro.     Since this is the case, it’s important […]

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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…
 

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Neal KearneyGraduating from UCSC with a Bachelor's Degree in history, I've been an avid writer since childhood and love writing about anything from automobiles or motorcycles to surfing. I was born and raised in beautiful Santa…
 

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