AUTO TRANSPORT FOR BEGINNERS
Is this your first time shipping a car or the first time shipping with HAWAII Auto Shipping? This section will give you a better understanding of the process and will most likely answer any questions you may have. If you are ready to get your auto transport quote then please feel free to call (800) 268-0370 or fill out the quote form to the right.
Don't fill out multiple shipping quote forms on different sites.
Most auto transport websites will sell your information to a 10 to 20 different auto shipping companies and if you fill out a couple different quote forms on a couple different sites you will have 20 different companies contacting you all at once. Save yourself the frustration and headache and just fill out one form on our site and know that you’re getting the best quoted price in the industry. We offer you the best quality and the most reliable service.
Open carrier auto transport or enclosed?
Open Carrier Auto Transport – This is shipping that does not protect your car or motorcycle from the elements. Your vehicle is exposed to the weather, rocks and theft, but we can fit more vehicles on our truck and this lowers the cost of transport. Damages from the elements are rare, but can occur. Most people are willing to take the small risk to save a considerable amount of money.
Enclosed Carrier Auto Transport – This is shipping that protects your car or motorcycle from the elements. Going enclosed can protect your vehicle from weather, rocks and theft. In most cases an enclosed carrier can cost double of what it would cost to ship on an open carrier truck. Enclosed carrier drivers have more experience with high-end cars and motorcycles.
The company you hire 99% of the time will not be the same company that shows up at your door to pickup your vehicle.
In this industry most companies only own a few trucks that run specific routes or they are a broker and don’t own trucks. You would have to sift through hundreds of companies to try and find a company that actually runs the routes you need your car shipped. We have an answer for this, the auto transport industry has a load board that all companies share that we can post your car on and companies that run that specific route can request to ship your car. If they meet the proper standards they are then allowed to haul your car. It sounds weird to you, but its a lot like Uber or Lift. they don’t own the car thats picking you up, in the same way we don’t necessarily own the truck thats picking your car up. its and amazing system that has allowed us to ship cars faster then ever. Instead of having to wait for our truck to be available we can find a truck that has an open spot and the company that has the most money gets the spot. This is one reason why its important not to go with the cheapest quote price. I get calls everyday from people who chose the cheapest quote price and nobody showed up to pickup their car and now they have to pay more money to have me scramble to pickup their car last minute. If you have lots of time you can go with the cheap price and wait till they pick it up, but DO NOT GIVE THEM A DEPOSIT UNITL THEY PICK UP YOUR CAR! This way they are motivated to make it happen and you are not locked in if they never show up.
HAWAII Auto Shipping Reviews
We found a great company
I work for a high-end car dealer and we have been using Hawaii Auto Shipping for some time now. Every time we shipping a car we get quotes from a few different companies, but we always seem to come back to these guys. They always have a good price and we know that they are going to do a fantastic job. Over the years we have had some minor issues, but the great thing about these guys is that they communicate well and solve the problems. I defiantly recommend these guys for shipping your vehicles.
First time shipping
My husband asked me to look into shipping our cars. We were getting ready to move to Florida and we wanted to ship one car first, so that we had a car when we arrived and the second car after we left, so that we would have a car to use until we left. I called a lot of companies and just didn’t feel comfortable with what I was hearing. The last number I called was Hawaii Auto Shipping. Doug was very professional and went through the entire process. I had a lot of questions and not only did he answer all of them, he made me feel really comfortable about everything. The price was comparable to the other companies and the customer service was head over heels to the other companies I called. They picked up the first car when they said they would and the second car the day we left. When we got to Florida our car was sitting in the driveway of our new house. The second car showed up a week later. I have never shipped a car before and everything went as planned. GREAT COMPANY AND GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!
This review is long over due
This review is long over due and this company is a lifesaver! I booked with a different company because they had the lowest price. They called me back a week later and told me they would need more money to ship my car. They wanted four hundred more dollars. When I asked them why, they told me that their instant quote generator was broken and quoted me the wrong price. I found out by reading their reviews that this was a common occurrence for this company. They sucked me in due to the great price and then after I had already given them a deposit they wanted more money. I called around to a few other companies and then called Hawaii Auto Shipping. I talked to Joe and he gave me the rundown on the other company and set me up to have someone to pickup my car the next day. I only ended up paying one hundred more and I found a company that has ethics. I don’t know how these companies get away with this stuff, but I guess most people just give in and pay the increase. Everything went smooth after switching companies. Next time I ship my car I will go right to Hawaii Auto Shipping and I recommend you do the same.