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AAA for Long Distance Towing?

AAA for Long Distance Towing?

Many want to trust a longstanding company like *AAA to move their car. But can you use their service for long distance? This service is intended for roadside assistance, so by design it's not meant just to relocate your vehicle.  Within their plans, they have...

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Cheapest Way to Tow a Car Long Distance

Cheapest Way to Tow a Car Long Distance

The cheapest way to tow a car long distance will be with a car carrier, not a tow truck.  The reason for this is based on the principle of towing more than one vehicle at a time. That way you are dividing costs between all the cars heading to a similar...

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How much does it cost to ship a car to Hawaii?

How much does it cost to ship a car to Hawaii?

The shipping of vehicles to Hawaii is a big business. Hundreds of vehicles get shipped to the Hawaiian islands year round. Since everything involves ocean travel, costs pile up very quickly. You want to know how to get the most for your buck and we have the answer....

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The 302 Cu.In Engine from Ford & Chevrolet

The 302 Cu.In Engine from Ford & Chevrolet

From Ford   This engine came around in 1968 and reigned for at least 27 years. In the 80s, this engine was regarded as a 5-liter displacement engine despite being 4.9 liters. In 1995 came the introduction of 4.8 liter V8 which got into Mustangs the next year and...

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The 400 Ci Engines  by the Big Three

The 400 Ci Engines by the Big Three

Chrysler, Chevrolet, and ford all had variations of the 400 cu in motor. V-8 power was popular for over three generations until the gas crunch of the late 70s. At national express, we see a lot of history come through especially when shipping classic cars. Here’s a...

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Shipping a Car to Hawaii from the East Coast

Shipping a Car to Hawaii from the East Coast

You can move your vehicle to Hawaii from anywhere in the east coast. We do this by combining the use of partnerships we have with overseas shipping lines. We also have our network of car carriers can thereby travel across the country very easily. Popular states we...

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How Long Does it Take to Ship a Car to Hawaii?

How Long Does it Take to Ship a Car to Hawaii?

Shipping times are pretty straightforward.  As a simple rule, it will vary depending on where the vehicle is coming from in the mainland.  Vehicles being dropped off directly by the shipper are going to arrive the fastest. The drop off is at the port of departure....

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The 5 Longest Interstates and How They Were Built

The 5 Longest Interstates and How They Were Built

The US Interstates are the highway roads which were built to cater for driving and of course transport of goods in the US and the bordering countries. Being part of President Eisenhower's plan to create a transport system, he believed was necessary for the realization...

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Private Car Haulers

Private Car Haulers

Private car haulers are usually owner operators that run a specific route. Although some at times travel to various destinations it is only when there are available vehicles for the trip back for them to take. Owner-operators dominate the industry. A private car...

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U-Haul Auto Transport – Should I Do it Myself?

U-Haul Auto Transport – Should I Do it Myself?

Using U-Haul for auto transport is simply done by renting trailer (or truck and trailer) to self-transport of your vehicle. This can be locally or to another state. U-Haul is great for the do-it-yourself-er, because they make it very easy. Since you can turn the...

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Fastest Way to Ship a Car

Fastest Way to Ship a Car

The fastest way to ship a car is on an open carrier with expedited transport. A truck will be there normally same or next day. Regular open transport is also very fast. It can take 1-3 days on average, or up to 5 days to pick up a vehicle. Open carrier may be all you...

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Tesla Ludicrous Speed – Homage to Spaceballs

Tesla Ludicrous Speed – Homage to Spaceballs

On Friday July 17, 2015, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the Ludicrous Speed Mode, paying homage to the 1987 comedy Spaceballs . One of his favorite childhood movies.  It features an animation that is activated that takes over the screen reminiscent of the moment it was...

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Brokers Vs. Carriers in Auto Transport

Brokers Vs. Carriers in Auto Transport

It's important to do your research when looking to contract an auto transporter to relocate your vehicle. The business of shipping cars is divided up into different segments. Here you will find answers on how these different options available to you handle the...

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Car Shipping – No Middle Man

Car Shipping – No Middle Man

Most are looking for a direct resource for car shipping that will not involve a middle man. In this case it is the auto transport broker that stands between you and the carrier. They arrange cars to be shipped by posting it on a national board, and the carrier...

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Cheap Car Towing State to State

Cheap Car Towing State to State

There are a couple of things that will always come to mind for just about everyone searching out a cheap state to state car towing service. Speed and convenience of course are easy ones, as that is the whole purpose of having your car towed. But being able to save...

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Terminal to Terminal Car Shipping

Terminal to Terminal Car Shipping

With terminal shipping, your car is loaded at a terminal on one end, and unloaded at another at the destination. These terminals are storage facilities that shipping companies use to store their cargo before and after transportation. Getting Started One shipping is...

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Shipping a Car from Hawaii to the Mainland

Shipping a Car from Hawaii to the Mainland

It's time to leave Hawaii, and you need to figure out how to ship you car from Hawaii to the mainland. Fortunately there are good options that are fair in price and do not require a lot of effort. We can move your vehicle for you and do all the heavy lifting. Shipping...

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Buying a Car Out of State and Having it Shipped

Buying a Car Out of State and Having it Shipped

You may be considering buying a car outside of where you live. Long distance car buying is very popular and there are plenty of benefits that come with buying a car out of state. It can be a new car you want shipped, or a used one. In many cases it's a vehicle that...

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