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Shipping Cars by Air

What's in this article?
  1. How To Ship Cars By Air
  2. Preparing Your Car For Air Shipping
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How to Ship Cars by Air

It isn’t often that anyone takes advantage of air transport services especially for something as large and heavy as a vehicle. Nonetheless, there are individuals out there that prefer this method of transport. Shipping by air is the most expensive way to have anything transported. It is often too much for most to afford. When a customer chooses to use this method of car shipping, it is usually because they need the vehicle delivered as soon as possible. Air shipping is also a safe way to have your belongings delivered.

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Preparing Your Car for Air Shipping

If you are shipping your car internationally, expect there to be a lot more involved. It may take a month at least to get all the preparation completed. Otherwise, for national air delivery, the car itself will take the most prep work and it shouldn’t take too long to get done.

  • Wash the car. Make sure it is free of any dirt and debris. It should appear to be in its best condition.
  • Clean out the interior of the car. Get rid of any garbage, vacuum it out and remove any items that don’t belong in the car including GPS systems and any other accessories you may have added since you purchased the vehicle. The car must be completely empty.
  • Check the vehicle’s fluids. Top all of them off but the fuel. The gas tank should read less than ⅛ tank full.
  • Have an extra set of keys ready for the transporter.
  • If there is a lien on the vehicle, you must provide a notarized letter giving authorization for its transport.
  • Take your vehicle in for maintenance. The car must be in running condition before its transport by plane.

When your car is ready to go according to the air transporter’s standards, you shouldn’t run into any issues. Air shipping may have a more strict set of standards and procedures to follow than typical ground or overseas transports. Nevertheless, it is the quickest and safest form of auto delivery.

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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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A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
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