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Transporting Cars to/from Hawaii

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Shipping cars to or from Hawaii is a lot harder than transporting cars to and from other states. Hawaii car transport gets a little complicated because there’s no straight roads going there and more permits are needed. Hawaii car transport can only be executed by a professional like Total Car Shipping. A company with resources, experience, and manpower to get the job done. We offer both open and enclosed Hawaii car transport.


When vehicles are being shipped from the mainland to Hawaii, they have to be transported to the port of Tacoma, WA, Oakland, CA, Long Beach, CA or San Diego, CA. This depends on where the car is being transported to. From the mainland, we transport cars to the Hawaii ports of Honolulu, Oahu, Hilo, and Kawaihae, Big Island, Kahului, Maui and Lihue.




How to Prepare a Car for Transportation to Hawaii

When the vehicles get to the port, they’re offloaded and loaded into a vessel that transports them to Hawaii. Enclosed car transport to Hawaii means that the vehicles go inside of the vessel’s air conditioned garage while open transport means they’re shipped on the auto rack above the water. Total Car Shipping also ships cars to the uncommon ports of Kaunakakai, Moloka’i, and Kaumalapau, Lanai.

To prepare a car for Hawaii transport, you should make sure it’s gas is no more than ¼ tank, completely empty and clean, no cracks or chips on windows, working emergency break. The agent in charge of your car shipment should highlight all the things to do before your car is picked up. When shipping a car to Hawaii from the mainland or vice versa, some of the details required include VIN, plate, color, state of registration, name, number, and address of where the car is to be picked as well as the name of the person to pick the vehicle.


Fully Insured Hawaii Car Transport

When transporting a car to Hawaii, booking in advance is advised because preparation takes time and the vessels are available at a certain time. When the vehicles get to a Hawaii port near the drop off location, they’re unloaded and loaded in a trailer that takes them to the drop-off location. We offer door to door and port to port car transport to Hawaii.

Transporting a car to Hawaii with Total Car Shipping means that you get a specialist fully dedicated to your shipment. You can contact them at any time for updates which makes communication easier. Each car is fully insured for transport and the owner made a holder of the insurance cover so that if they need compensation, they can claim it directly without having to go through us.


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