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    Hilo is a city in Hawaii, also known as the “Big Island,” in the United States. Many people move to Hilo for a variety of reasons every year. Some may be drawn to the area’s natural beauty, including its proximity to volcanoes, waterfalls, and beaches. Others may be attracted to the community and culture of Hilo, which has a rich history and is known for its diverse population. Additionally, Hilo may be a popular destination for retirees due to its mild climate and relaxed pace of life. Among the popular attractions in Hilo are Liliuokalani Gardens, Mauna Kea Summit, Pacific Tsunami Museum, Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo, and others.

    Having a car in Hilo can be useful as it will give you more flexibility to move around the area. However, to make shipping a car to Hilo hassle-free, you need a reputable car shipping company.

    We are experts in Shipping a Vehicle to or from Hilo

    AutoStar Transport Express is a licensed, insured, and experienced auto transport company that makes car shipping to or from Hilo easy and hassle-free. Every year, we ship thousands of vehicles to or from Hilo. With our advanced transportation network, we simplify automobile relocation.

    Get a quote instantly by using our online quote calculator or call 888-802-8250 to speak with an experienced Hawaii vehicle shipping coordinator. We also offer inter-island car shipping to Hawaii.

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      AutoStar Transport Express is one of the few car shipping companies that provides real-time tracking updates and cost-effective service for Hill car shipping.

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        More than 3,000 satisfied clients have given us 5-star ratings on 6 major review platforms. Also, we’re licensed and bonded by the FMCSA. We are so reliable that our clients recommend us to friends and family.
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      • Real-Time Vehicle Tracking

        We provide you with accurate updates at every stage of the car transport Hilo process.
      • Complete Protection

        In general, vehicles transit the Pacific on RORO vessels. This method is most cost-effective on the ocean. Ship your car in a closed container for more protection
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        What Is The Cost Of  Car Shipping Hilo?

        It costs around $1,900 to ship a vehicle from California to Hilo. However, car shipping costs are based on a number of factors.

        Car Shipping Hilo Estimated Costs and Time

        FromToEstimated Cost in $Estimated Transit Time
        Montgomery, AlabamaHilo$310012-14 days
        Phoenix, Arizona Hilo$200012-13 days
        HiloLittle Rock, Arkansas$255017-19 days
        HiloSacramento, California$145017-19 days
        Miami, FloridaHilo$260012-14 days
        Atlanta, GeorgiaHilo$260012-14 days
        HiloKansas City, Kansas$215017-19 days
        HiloLexington, Kentucky$235012-14 days

        These prices are based on small sedans. The rates vary with the season, market fluctuations, and maritime rates.

        Furthermore, the cost will vary based on other factors such as:

        • Total Shipping Distance
        • Vehicle Drop-Off and Pick-Up Options
        • Model and make of the vehicle
        • Roll On Roll Off vs. Container Shipping
        • The expedited shipment
        • Enclosed vs. Open Ground Transport
        • Additional coverage

        Need an exact Hilo car shipping quote? Use our rate calculator for an instant quote! Feel free to call us at 888-802-8250 or chat with us online!

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        Which Vehicles Do We Ship from or to Hilo?

        We can ship any vehicle to and from Hilo, Hawaii. The most commonly shipped vehicles are sedans, SUVs, pickups, motorcycles, military vehicles, off-road vehicles, heavy machinery, inoperable vehicles, RVs, motorcycles, minivans, all types of vans, and any other oversized shipment.

        Call us at 888-802-8250 for all your auto shipping needs.

        Types of Vehicles we Ship

        Required Documents For Shipping a Vehicle to or from Hilo

        Here are a few documents you will need when shipping your car to or from Hilo

        • Current title and registration 
        • Vehicle information – year, make, model, license number, and VIN number
        • Lien Holder Authorization Letter: For leased or financed vehicles, you will need a Lien Holder Authorization letter. It is a document that gives permission for a vehicle to be shipped to a specific location. This document is not required for active military members with out-of-state liens.
        • Power of attorney: To pick up and deliver a vehicle if the owner is absent, a notarized power of attorney letter is required.
        • Corporate Resolution: A corporate resolution is a document that authorizes the transportation of a vehicle owned by a company.

        NOTE: As per the Hilo Port Authority, vehicles departing from Hilo must be properly registered, insured, and have a valid picture ID.

        For HHGDS shipments, the load port will need the following information and the vehicle should be physically inspected to verify the VIN.

        How to Prepare a Vehicle for Hilo Car Shipping

        Do you know how to prepare your car for shipment? Don’t worry, the following information will help you make sure everything goes smoothly:

        • A vehicle must be in working order to be shipped. Additionally, it must be licensed or qualified to operate on public roads.
        • Don’t Fuel Up: Make sure your car has 1/4 tank or less of fuel. Call 888-802-8250 for special instructions if you are shipping an alternative fuel vehicle (propane, electric, natural gas, etc).
        • Empty Auxiliary Propane Tanks: It is recommended to deliver vehicles with empty propane tanks. Empty propane tanks must be certified with “gas-free” tags.
        • Ensure you leave keys for the ignition, trunk door, gas tank, and other locking compartments at the port. The Department of Agriculture inspects all compartments of your vehicle. Failure to do so may delay your vehicle. 
        • Electric vehicles: Charge the battery between 45% and 50%. Otherwise, it will be rejected.
        • Make sure your vehicle is empty. Vehicles can only carry tools and accessories installed on or attached to them. Make sure the windshield and windows are not cracked. If not attached to the vehicle, remove the following items
          Loose radios and Extra SpeakersCD's and radar scanners
          Power boosters and equalizers
          Tape players and tapesDecorative ornamentsAuto roof racks if not factory installed
          Compact disc players and discsAuto protective covers/auto bras
          Car alarms should be turned off before shipping if you leave them in
          Portable telephones of any typeTruck tailgate nets Any peripherals or accessories not permanently attached to the vehicle
        • Keep your vehicle clean for a quick inspection. Dirty vehicles will not be accepted.
        • Replenish Antifreeze: During the fall and winter months, cars shipped between Seattle and Hawaii should have antifreeze on board.
        • Remove fire extinguishers. Automobiles cannot be shipped with fire extinguishers.

        Port of Hilo Neighborhood Areas We Serve

        Our auto transport services are proud to help with your move in any of the following neighborhoods. If your neighborhood is not listed, don’t worry, we most likely can serve it. You can count on our services to make your move as smooth as possible, and we are always expanding our coverage area to meet your needs.

        • Hilo South
        • Hilo West
        • Kaumana / Pi’ihonua
        • Keaukaha / Makaoku
        • Mineola Park
        • Town Center / Pu’u’eo
        • Waiakea / University of Hawaii at Hilo
        • Wainaku

        FAQ: Shipping a Car from or to Hilo

        Can I track my car shipment?
        Of course! You can track your vehicle shipment while it is being shipped. When you confirm your order with us, we’ll send you an email attach with a tracking link, alternatively you can contact us and we’ll let you know where your vehicle is.
        What can I put inside my vehicle when shipping to Hawaii?
        Federal and maritime laws forbid personal items from being placed inside a car while shipping overseas. Only items permanently attached to an automobile’s dashboard, doors, rear deck, or console can be shipped.
        What forms of payment are accepted?
        We accept all major credit cards for online bookings. Our agents can assist you with more options including Zelle and Paypal. Wire transfers and direct deposits are also accepted.
        How long will it take to ship my car?
        Transit times vary by origin and destination. To see delivery times for your route, visit our transit times page.
        What else do you ship to and from Hilo other than vehicles?
        Besides passenger vehicles, we ship many other types of vehicles to or from Hilo. We can ship motorcycles, boats, RVs, Heavy equipment, & any oversized items to the islands. Call 888-802-8250 to speak with a shipping coordinator regarding your Hawaii Car Transport.

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