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Hawaii Auto Transport

Are you looking for vehicle shipping to or from Hawaii? With so many auto shipping websites on the internet it can be a complicated process. We offer the solution. Our shipping associates have many trucks in the Aloha State, Hawaii. We specialize in providing you with the best options and best rates for shipping your vehicle. By completing the form on this page or calling 1-866-446-9143 you will receive free quotes from 10 different transport companies to help you find the lowest rate and a delivery/pickup schedule that meets your needs. All the transport companies we work with are in all locations of Hawaii including Kailua, Royal Kunia, Waianae, Wailuku, Wahiawa, and Holualoa, several times a week. We check each car shipping company to verify they are licensed, insured and bonded through the US Department of Transportation. We also check their driving history to ensure they have a safe driving record and the experience to ensure your vehicle arrives in good condition and on schedule. Below are some of the Hawaii car transports recently completed by our partners.

  • 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Waipahu, HI to Indianapolis, IN
  • 2016 Dodge Journey, Kailua CDP, HI to Fort Worth, TX
  • 2011 Mazda RX-8, Honolulu, HI to San Antonio, TX
  • 2006 Nissan Frontier, East Honolulu, HI to Detroit, MI
  • 2011 Lexus CT, Kaneohe, HI to Jacksonville, FL
  • 2019 Mazda Mazda3, Pearl City, HI to San Francisco, CA

Hawaii Auto Transport Rates

Your shipping requirements can greatly increase or decrease the cost of having your vehicle shipped. You can save a lot by choosing open transport rather than enclosed. Auto dealerships safely receive vehicles every day from open car carrier trailers. To save money we highly recommend this option unless of course you are shipping an irreplaceable luxury, high end sports car, or antique vehicle. Other important cost factors include the size, weight and type of car or truck. The body type such as mid-size car, full-size crossover, minivan, sedan, and pickup truck you are shipping can also impact your rate. Usually the larger the vehicle the higher the shipping cost. If your vehicle has any non-standard accessories that have altered the size of your vehicle they can also increase the cost of shipping. Below are some of the accessories that can increase cost.

  • Extended side mirrors
  • Trailer hitch
  • Running lights
  • 4 wheel drive
  • Lift kits
  • Nerf bars
  • Side steps
  • Grill guards
  • Rear bumper guards

Hawaii auto transport rates are calculated by the mile and rates change depending on the cost of fuel. Often you can save money by driving your vehicle to a shipping terminal and picking the vehicle up at another shipping terminal near your delivery address. Terminal to terminal can save you a lot of money but if you need or prefer door to door auto transport make sure that your pick-up and delivery locations are accessible by a full-size tractor trailer. The method of payment you choose to use for your vehicle delivery can sometimes affect your rate. Although some companies prefer COD, most carriers accept both COD and credit cards. Please check with your carrier first if you intend to pay with a check. The time of year also affects the rates of shipping a vehicle, summer is high season and the rates are higher. If the vehicle you are transporting is not operational this will significantly add to your rate. You must inform the shipping company if your vehicle is inoperable.

Quick Auto Transport Rates Guide

  • Terminal to Terminal - Major Impact
  • Door to Door - Major Impact
  • Fuel Cost - Moderate Imapct
  • Dropoff Location - Minor Impact
  • Shipping Schedule - Moderate Imapct
  • Vehicle Accessories - Moderate Imapct
  • Open or Eclosed - Major Impact
  • Vehicle Size - Moderate Imapct
  • Inoperable - Major Impact

Regardless of the above factors our associate partners will work to get you the lowest rate for your Hawaii car shipping. You will receive 10 free auto shipping quotes from our partner carriers that will best coordinate to both your price range and delivery schedule. Our trusted partner’s quotes are always among the best rates you will find in the auto transport business. Let us exceed your expectations and get your quotes right now. Simply fill in the form or call us at 1-866-446-9143 to get started toda

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Hawaii Auto Shipping Process

Careful preparation is the most effective way to prevent any issues with your Hawaii auto transport. If your vehicle is inoperable or partially inoperable it can still be shipped although the extra logistics, time, and labor will be reflected in your rate. You MUST inform the carrier of any such defects BEFORE you arrange your shipping schedule. Typically a pick-up driver that arrives without prior knowledge that a vehicle is inoperative will refuse to take possession of that vehicle. Always verify that both your pickup and delivery addresses are accurate. Do not utilize your vehicle as a secondary shipping container. Weight is an important calculation in determining your rate and personal belongings are usually not insured. Also leave no more than a quarter tank of fuel in your vehicle.

When your car or truck is picked up you will be required to complete a bill of lading. It is very important to accurately complete this document. The driver and you will inspect your vehicle and document any damage to the vehicle, such as dents, broken windows, paint scratches, etc. Many drivers will take photos of any damage to protect themselves from false claims. When you or your authorized representative receives your auto at the drop-off location be sure that you, or they, carefully check the entire vehicle prior to signing the bill of lading. Failing to do this can make it very difficult if not impossible to receive compensation for any unfortunate damage. We carefully choose the best auto shipping carriers in the business but should any unexpected issue or problems come up you should definitely report them to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Communication is critical to an easy auto transport. Our Hawaii auto transport partners will attempt to keep you informed every step of the way. Our partners typically deliver on-time, however occasionally situations created by weather, road conditions, or other traffic problems are possible. Keeping an open line of communication to your carrier or driver can help eliminate a lot of stress.

Shipping Impacts

When selecting door to door transport services, local road conditions can impact pickup and delivery times and locations. Most auto transports are accomplished by semi-trucks. These big rigs are difficult to maneuver on narrow roads and streets. Hawaii has 9,662 miles of highways and byways with many rural roads and other road conditions that will prevent or limit access for semi-trailers. If the pickup and/or delivery locations have any obstructions that could prevent the truck from accessing the location we recommend you select a different location. This can easily be accomplished by coordinating with the driver. Selecting a freight terminal, shopping plaza or other open area is often the solution. Traffic can also impact pickup and/or drop-off schedules. We recommend you check road and traffic conditions for delays. Check here to find current traffic conditions in Hawaii. Below are some of the road conditions to consider when selecting a pickup or drop-off location.

Pickup and Delivery Impacts Guide

  • Narrow bridges
  • Road construction
  • Low overpasses
  • Accsess hours
  • Extreme grades

The state of Hawaii which covers the Hawaiian Islands, is tropical but it experiences many different climates depending on altitude and surrounding. The weather rarely impacts auto transport schedules. The average number of sunny days on the main island are 168 per year, Honolulu and Oahu average 271 days of sun per year, Kahului average 276 days per year, and Lihue and Kauai average 240 sunny days annually. Auto transport shipping is rarely affected by weather in or en route to Hawaii. The main island of Hawaii hosts 4 (out of 5 in total) climate groups on a surface of only 4,028 square miles; tropical, arid, temperate and polar. The islands receive most rainfall from the trade winds on their north and east sides. Coastal areas are drier, especially the south and west sides. The Hawaiian Islands receive most of their precipitation during the winter months, October to April. Drier conditions generally prevail from May to September, and while warmer temperatures increase the risk of tropical cyclones, Pacific hurricanes seldom impact Hawaii. Check the current Hawaii weather for any possible auto shipping delays.

It's your vehicle, we want to provide you the best shipping options at the lowest rates to ship your car or truck.  At autotransporterrates.com we continuously work to give you the service and respect you and your vehicle deserve. Complete the form on this page to receive free Hawaii Auto Transport quotes or call us at 1-866-446-9143. And see when great our service is.