Shipping a car through people trained and experienced in the transport industry is by far the best way to relocate a vehicle without putting its condition at risk.
The idea of using professional services and the costs associated with them frighten many people away from the idea. Fortunately, auto transport is cheap and in high demand.
To ship a car from Hawaii to Los Angeles, call up several shipping companies existing on the islands to see what they predict your transport will cost through them. Of course, the cost of transport shouldn’t hold the only bearing on your decision. Consider the services available, the qualifications of each prospective transporter, the insurance coverage provided, and the reputation held by the business.
Keep Your Car Transport Inexpensive
- Ask the transporter what the cheapest shipping method is for the type of vehicle you need to be delivered to L.A. It is probable they’ll suggest open-air transport, which is offered for overland or oversea deliveries. A hauler is used to deliver by land while a flatbed ship is used to deliver by water.
- Remove any and all loose items and junk from the car. Any extra weight will increase the price of the transport.
- Make sure the car is prepared properly before it is picked up on the day scheduled. This decreases the risks involved in both the car and the employees delivering it, preventing any unforeseen costs associated with injuries or damages.
- Don’t pay for elective services. For example, door to door delivery is a convenient service that sends the transporter to your door for its pickup and to the door of its destination for the delivery. Terminal to terminal services is the cheaper alternative if you don’t mind a little more responsibility during the transport.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe 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 auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.