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Vehicles on a highway- driveaway versus ship your car

Why Is it Better to Ship a Car vs Drive Your Own

Cars are shipped all around the world and within the country as more and more people are relying upon personal vehicles. Here, we’ll dig deep into why it is better to ship your car or have someone drive your car. Some people love driving long distances of course and there are others who don’t. However, you might want to see...

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College or University student looking up in relief with the sun behind her - car shipping

4 practical reasons why parents should ship their college kid’s car

It might be your kid’s first year or third year of college (or university). But you’ve been thinking about spending time with the family because you know that you need family time. Bringing everyone together is now a priority, even if it means going out for dinner, having a BBQ at a park, going to a game, concerts or wine...

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4 Things to Avoid When Shipping Your Car

4 Things to Avoid When Shipping Your Car ( Auto transport tips especially for first-timers)

What do first-timers all have in common? They’re prone to making mistakes before shipping your car. We all make them. We rely on our logic and try to make sense of how things work. But wouldn’t it be great if we get a head start and learn what not to do? Avoiding the wrong choices only leads us to better...

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3 Things to do when moving into a new house

If there’s one thing that we’ve learned about our customers' obstacles is that few people are able to understand the benefits of outsourcing. (more…)

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car shippers guide

Car shippers guide about transporting your vehicle

Crazy and severe weather all around the US happens throughout the year. We would like to share what it’s like for our partners, the drivers, who deal with it directly. Use our car shippers guide to find the best car shipper, research car transport options, and read reviews about each transporter. (more…)

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I don’t need an auto transport broker… what could go wrong?

So you’re trying cut corners and keep it pocket-friendly by doing your research, talking to a couple of carriers and get the best deal to get your car shipped. While that may seem attractive, making smart choices begin with measuring the risks you take, do you agree? And it’s true, if you’ve been thinking about googling a couple of details...

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woman with invoice- but it's supposed to be a bill of lading, no royalty free pic with that, well you can't see it anyway.

What’s the bill of lading? (SUPER auto transport tip!)

Ohhh yay, more paperwork… said no one. But believe us, this is an important document for the auto transport that you’ll want to make sure you have. So if you’re really down to know about one of the essential things you need to know about your car transport, keep reading. (more…)

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Help! Am I eligible for a refund (for my auto transport)?

So you just signed a contract with us but your plans changed:   You changed your flight dates.   You just found out you won’t be moving after all.   Your plans for selling the vehicle fell through   You just don’t think you’ll need your vehicle for that business trip.   Your son/daughter won’t be going to that college...

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Time frames of the auto transport - car waiting in traffic

The REAL reasons that Cause delay in shipping (of your auto transport)

As you know, being on the road has its factors that sometimes are out of our hands to control. That’s just a simple fact that every vehicle owner knows and has to deal with. If you live in a busy major city, you’ll definitely know what we’re talking about. HOWEVER, as a transport company, we do know these factors and...

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Man driving in a car - car transport- Is your broker misleading you? 13 reasons why your price is affected

Is your transport broker misleading you? 13 reasons why your car shipping cost affected

Let’s admit it, transport brokers have this negative reputation of taking people’s money, right? It’s all over Reddit, Facebook, and other forums... but is it really true? Well, we’ll let you decide on that one. But first, we’ll like to present the 13 reasons why your car shipping cost could be affected. (more…)

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Car shipping: Receive your vehicle upon delivery. Upclose image of a wheel of a vintage car

3 things you must do upon your vehicle delivery

The best part of the transport experience? Receiving your vehicle! But you want to make sure you follow the correct steps to make sure the process is as smooth as possible, right? So, what should you do upon your vehicle delivery? (more…)

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Transport broker

What YOU need to know when choosing transport brokers and carriers

If you’re trying to find loopholes when you’re transporting your vehicle(s) for a cheap price, you’re going about it the wrong way. (more…)

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ELD mandate

ELD mandate? What is it? (Part 1)

Federal Transport regulations are changing big time! And when there’s change, there are always a couple of things to consider. To help you understand in simpler terms what’s new with the regulations in the transport industry, we’re going to break this down into parts. (more…)

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Autostar Transport Express Broker

5 Reasons to Use an Auto Transport Broker, Instead of Carrier Direct

One question I get asked time and time again is, “Are you a broker or a carrier?” It’s always inevitably followed by my honest answer that I’m a broker, and then that familiar sharp *Click* from the customer hanging up having decided he’s heard enough. So why should you use a broker… why not use a carrier directly? These are...

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Best Car Shows 2015

The Best Car Shows around the World In 2020

As the automotive industry drives into the future, it’s important for car enthusiasts to remain in the driver’s seat. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the top 6 biggest car shows in the world in 2020. So what are we waiting for? Let’s take a further look at these biggest car shows in the world and see...

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top 10 most expensive cars

The Top 10 Most Expensive Cars around the World

There’s nothing we like more than appreciating the sophistication and caliber of a high-end luxury car. Many of us aspire to drive a sleek and premium vehicle, and why would you not want to? Your choice of vehicle, from its shape and color to its performance and extra features, speaks volumes about the person behind the wheel. (more…)

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How to Choose an Auto Transport Company

Imagine this scenario for a sec, You’ve found your dream job in your favorite city, and you have already started packing up. You’re so excited with all kinds of imaginations emerging in your mind and the butterflies in the stomach…maybe it’s too much! …..and at the same time, you might be a bit concerned about your car transfer. You might...

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cheap auto transport

Need cheap auto transport? Why shouldn’t you use several brokers and pay the lowest price?

“I need the cheapest possible quote as I am on a budget. If I have one company trying to find me a cheap auto transport, why shouldn’t I have a second see what they can do; or maybe all of them? (more…)

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car deposit

Deposits – why are they needed?

There are a ton of myths out there on various websites stating that you shouldn´t pay a deposit until your car has actually been picked up. Unfortunately, the way in which these myths and “facts” are written is very misleading to the public. These are the reasons as to why a deposit is required: (more…)

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The Start of a New Era

The Start of a New Era!

Yes, the start of a new era. Autostar is going through some big changes at the moment. Over the last nearly 5 years we've been finding our feet, learning to walk and now we're truly breaking into a strong stride! (more…)

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