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Can I Ship My Household Goods in My Car to Hawaii?

Published by Joe Webster.

Hawaii (HI), USA

What's in this article?
  1. Strict Shipping Rules
  2. Double Check the Vehicle
  3. Empty the Fuel as Well
Empty The Fuel As Well Ship My Car To Hawaii

One way that many people believe they can save on shipping costs when moving from the mainland to Hawaii is by packing up their vehicle with belongings before sending it across the sea on a ship. That’s simply not the case. Nearly every shipping company available today will not allow a vehicle owner to pack the car with personal belongings before shipping.

Strict Shipping Rules

When shipping a car across the sea most companies have strict shipping rules in place to protect themselves and make sure the job goes smoothly. One of the rules is that no belongings can be within the vehicle at the time of shipping. This protects the company from being liable for any items that go missing from the vehicle during shipping. It also ensures that nothing loose bounces around and causes problems during shipping. Other than the required paperwork, and maybe a child safety seat, your vehicle should be free of all belongings when making the trip across the sea.

Double Check the Vehicle

The last thing you want is for your trip to be stalled because you left your car full of junk before bringing it to port. Take the time to look through the car to make sure it is free from all belongings before you drive to port to send the car to Hawaii. Go through the glove compartment, look under the seats and empty out the trunk of the vehicle as well. If you are thorough you should have no trouble when the time comes to ship your vehicle.

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Empty the Fuel as Well

While getting your vehicle ready for shipping, you should also take the time to empty out the fuel tank as well. Most shipping companies require that the vehicle has less than ¼ tank of fuel at the time of shipping. This is something that many companies will check, and it’s important that you take care of the task before you send the car to go on the boat. Just do a quick check and either drain the excess fuel or go for a long drive to make sure you don’t have too much.

Taking the time to properly prepare your vehicle for shipping to Hawaii will ensure that it has a smooth trip and that there are no slowdowns from start to finish. Failing to empty it out properly will likely cost you in fees, or will leave you with delays that stall your trip or keep your vehicle from being shipped at all.

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Hawaii to New York
Honolulu to New York
Hilo to New York
Kaneohe to New York
Waipahu to New York
Kahului to New York
Kailua to New York
Pearl City to New York
Mililani to New York
Kapolei to New York
Schofield Barracks to New York
Kihei to New York
Makakilo to New York
Honolulu to New York
Ewa Gentry to New York
Hawaii to Los Angeles
Honolulu to Los Angeles
Hilo to Los Angeles
Kaneohe to Los Angeles
Waipahu to Los Angeles
Kahului to Los Angeles
Kailua to Los Angeles
Pearl City to Los Angeles
Mililani to Los Angeles
Kapolei to Los Angeles
Schofield Barracks to Los Angeles
Kihei to Los Angeles
Makakilo to Los Angeles
Honolulu to Los Angeles
Ewa Gentry to Los Angeles
Hawaii to Chicago
Honolulu to Chicago
Hilo to Chicago
Kaneohe to Chicago
Waipahu to Chicago
Kahului to Chicago
Kailua to Chicago
Pearl City to Chicago
Mililani to Chicago
Kapolei to Chicago
Schofield Barracks to Chicago
Kihei to Chicago
Makakilo to Chicago
Honolulu to Chicago
Ewa Gentry to Chicago
Hawaii to Houston
Honolulu to Houston
Hilo to Houston
Kaneohe to Houston
Waipahu to Houston
Kahului to Houston
Kailua to Houston
Pearl City to Houston
Mililani to Houston
Kapolei to Houston
Schofield Barracks to Houston
Kihei to Houston
Makakilo to Houston
Honolulu to Houston
Ewa Gentry to Houston
Hawaii to Phoenix
Honolulu to Phoenix
Hilo to Phoenix
Kaneohe to Phoenix
Waipahu to Phoenix
Kahului to Phoenix
Kailua to Phoenix
Pearl City to Phoenix
Mililani to Phoenix
Kapolei to Phoenix
Schofield Barracks to Phoenix
Kihei to Phoenix
Makakilo to Phoenix
Honolulu to Phoenix
Ewa Gentry to Phoenix
Hawaii to Philadelphia
Honolulu to Philadelphia
Hilo to Philadelphia
Kaneohe to Philadelphia
Waipahu to Philadelphia
Kahului to Philadelphia
Kailua to Philadelphia
Pearl City to Philadelphia
Mililani to Philadelphia
Kapolei to Philadelphia
Schofield Barracks to Philadelphia
Kihei to Philadelphia
Makakilo to Philadelphia
Honolulu to Philadelphia
Ewa Gentry to Philadelphia
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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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