How to Ship a Car to or From Molokai?
Molokai is a beautiful island in the Hawaiian Islands and has the highest sea cliffs in the world. It is nicknamed ‘The Friendly Isle’ and is where the traditional Hawaiian dance, the Hulu originated. The local population is under 4000 and this is a very friendly, laid back island snorkeling is always in season, waterfalls are plentiful and whale watching is popular every winter and spring. It’s a beautiful place to visit, or if you are inclined to live a quiet, relaxed life along with the Hawaiian people, to consider making a more permanent move.
While helicopter rides to see the amazing sea cliffs and waterfalls or taking a long nature walk are always key ways to see the island, you may find it necessary at time to have a car with you to drive from one place to another. There are several local car rental businesses, but nothing quite beats having your own car and not having to worry about paying rental fees. Those fees can add up quickly if you’re on an extended stay or trying to build a new life in Molokai.
Molokai Shipping Preparation
Shipping cost to or from Molokai will vary based on the make, model and year of the car as well as the weight, mode of transport and distance between ports.
For inter-island shipping to or from Molokai to one of the other Hawaiian Islands, you need to reserve your transport a couple weeks ahead of time. Allow for a couple days leeway because seldom ever will a ship leave right on time. If you have a luxury car or other high-end car, classic or collectible you are most likely going to want to use a container to ship the car safely.
Roll-on Roll-off shipments are ideal for a car that you drive daily.
Inter-island car shipping can run anywhere from $250 to more than $500 depending on the overall weight of the car and how you ship it.
When you are shipping from the mainland to Molokai, you can use container or roll-on roll-off shipping as well.
Mainland to the island shipping can run from $1000 up depending on how you ship, where you ship from and the weight of the car.
Prepare Your Car for Molokai Auto Shipping
Before your car can be shipped, there are some things you need to take care to ensure it is physically ready for the journey.
- Run the fuel down to one-quarter tank or lower
- Empty all your personal content from inside the car
- Have the car washed and be sure to wash the underside and tires
- Remove excess weight
- Take photos of the car to document the condition
- Gather all proof of ownership paperwork
- Get copies of insurance and all paperwork detailing the shipment
- Make an extra key for the driver/shipping company
- Have a list of contact information for the shipping company
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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.
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