I’m Moving To Hawaii And I Want To Bring My Car. But How?
Moving to live in a new state is an exciting adventure. When that state is Hawaii, the adventure is magnified by the prospects of moving overseas. Any move brings with it a to-do list of chores, like changing your address at the post office, turning and off utilities, and updating your driver’s license. However, when you are moving to Hawaii, there is one more chore to add to the list… getting your car to the island.
Shipping your car overseas can be a complicated task, but not if you have the right help.
eShip Transport has over ten years of experience in transporting cars quickly and safely to Hawaii. Our friendly and courteous transport agents are always ready to provide an accurate quote, answer questions, and make suggestions.
Shipping A Car To Or From Hawaii In A Nutshell.
If you are shipping a car TO Hawaii, we have two auto transport options.
Door To Port.
With our door to port service, we will come to your house, place of work, or prearranged convenient location, pick up your car, and the next time you see it will be when you pick it up at the port in Hawaii.
Port To Port
With port to port service from Hawaii, you drive your car to the departure port in Hawaii, turn it over to an eShip Auto Transport agent, and then pick it up again at the arrival port on the mainland.
Port To Door.
You drive your car to the departure port in Hawaii and let eShip Auto Transport take it from there. Your car will be delivered to your home on the mainland.
Shipping A Car To Or From Hawaii Step By Step.
What does the actual process of shipping a car to or from Hawaii look like?
Here is our easy to follow, step by step guide.
- Get A Quote.
As with all eShip Auto Transport services, we highly recommend that you get multiple quotes. When you have decided that eShip Auto Transport offers the best value for your money, simply pick your departure date and make your booking.
- Prepare Your Car.
When you are shipping a car over water, there are some universal safety rules that need to be followed.
- Your car must have less than ¼ tank of gas
- Your car must be thoroughly cleaned inside and out to allow for proper inspection at the port
- All personal items must be removed, with the exception of attached baby car seats
- Your car must be in good working order, including fully inflated tires, functioning brakes, no leaking fluids, and intact windows
- The car alarm must be disabled or the remote must be handed over at the port
- eShip Auto Transport Picks up Your Car.
If you choose door to port shipping, we will come to your residence, place of work, or, previously arranged location, pick up your car, and transport it to the departure port. You will meet your car at the arrival port. If you choose port to port shipping, you will drive your car to the departure port and turn in over to an eShip Auto Transport agent. You will meet your car at the arrival port in Hawaii.
- Your Car Arrives In Hawaii.
Once your car arrives at the port in Hawaii, it will need to pass through inspection and customs. You will then be required to pick your vehicle up. If you are not available to pick your vehicle up yourself, you can designate somebody else to do so. We require that you call us and update that information on your booking.
Shipping From Hawaii.
- Get A Quote.
Once you have contacted multiple auto shipping companies and compared quotes, we invite you to contact us to pick your departure date and make your booking.
- Prepare Your Car.
The same safety car preparation rules apply when you are shipping your car from Hawaii as apply when you are shipping your car to Hawaii.
- No more than ¼ tank of gas in your car.
- Ensure that your car is clean inside and out so that it can be inspected before departure.
- Remove all personal items from your car. Attached infant seats may be left in.
- Your car must be in good working order, including inflated tires, working brakes, no leaking fluids, and windows and doors that can be fully closed
- Car alarms must be disabled or the remote must be handed over at the port
- Drop Off Your Car at The Port In Hawaii.
There are certain things that you will need to supply at the port when you are shipping your car from Hawaii:
- Your eShip Auto Transport confirmation and vessel booking number
- A set of keys to your car and the remote for the alarm if your car has one
- The vehicle title or, if the car is leased or financed, a lienholder authorization
- Proof of current registration
- A government-issued picture ID
- Proof of power of attorney stating that the car may be shipped, if the person dropping the car off at the port is not the owner
- If the car is financed, proof of power of attorney saying that the lienholder had given permission for the car to be shipped
- eShip Auto Transport Delivers Your Car.
If you choose our port to door option, we will pick your car up at the arrival port on the mainland and deliver it directly to your home or designated drop off location. We just ask that you arrange for somebody available to take delivery of the car.
If you choose port to port, you will meet your car at the arrival port on the mainland and drive it home.
eShip Auto Transport’s Commitment To Our Customers.
Whether you are shipping your car to or from Hawaii and whether you choose door to port or port to port service, you can rest assured that your car will be in good hands. At eShip Auto Transport, we are committed to ensuring that every transport job is executed with the utmost of care and attention to detail. We understand that your car is a valuable asset and that shipping it overseas is stressful. That is why we will be by your side every step of the way until the transport is completed to your full satisfaction.
How It Works
Call, email, or submit the form on our site. Our agents are happy to answer any of your questions. Once we’ve established the details of the deal, we’ll work on getting you a quote.
This, again, is where we work differently than most companies. Many companies require you to put down a deposit before they even look for quotes. To us, that’s insane. It also often means that they’re low-balling the figures.
The only way to know what rate the carrier will charge is to find out from them. Those companies working the other way around are taking the chance that they’ve gotten the price wrong. You could end up paying more as a result.
If they charge too little, they might not be able to find a carrier to take on the project. You might be left high and dry. We get the quotes first. That way, we know that we can assist you. Once we’ve confirmed the deal with both parties, we’ll ask for the money.
Another way that we make things easier is by assigning one agent to you throughout the deal. If you have any queries, you’ll know who to call at any time.
We don’t just hand you off to the carrier and hope for the best. If you’re experiencing issues with them, call us, and we’ll see how we can assist.
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