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Shipping Your SUV or Minivan to Your New Home

Moving by itself can be tiring. But what if you need to move your car to a location that is not an easy drive away? You might not be moving just one town away and it can be daunting to consider moving your SUV or minivan to your new home if you are going to …
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Out-of-State Accidents: How to Get Your Vehicle Back Home

There are physical, legal, and financial concerns involved when finding a smart resolution. Key Takeaways: All accidents have best practices to follow regardless of location Local vehicle repair shops can be helpful when out-of-state, but only when they’re vetted State at-fault laws could have big repercussions Car towing and car shipping companies differ, so make …
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5 Signs It’s Time for New Brake Pads for Your Car

  Brake pads are a crucial component of any vehicle, and there are some clear indicators of when it’s time to replace them. Vehicles require a ton of maintenance over their lifetimes, including oil changes, fluid top-ups, tune-ups, tire changeovers, and filter replacements. Some components will wear down over time and need replacing, too, such …
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The Predominant Ways to Pay for Car Shipping

  Learn why credit isn’t king when it comes to compensating car carriers Key Takeaways: Car shipment has two distinct stages: the broker, and the carrier Brokers usually accept credit cards while auto carriers typically don’t Cash on delivery or certified funds are preferred by carriers Avoiding credit payments and cash-on-pickup works in both the …
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5 Private Car Sales Tips to Ensure You Don’t Get Ripped Off

Buying a used car comes with inherent risk, but there are some steps you can take to reduce these uncertainties while making a purchase. For the most part, buying a used vehicle is a relatively straightforward process. You’ll often start by researching cars you’re interested in purchasing before finding sellers and inquiring with them. From …
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Don’t Underestimate the Dangers of a Flat Tire

  A flat tire should be a red flag to immediately get off the road to protect yourself, your vehicle, and other people. Key Takeaways: Hundreds of deaths and tens of thousands of accidents occur because of tires Distance to your destination makes no difference to flat tire dangers Risks include punctures, cracks, tread loss, …
shipping a car from japan to the us

Shipping a Car From Japan to the US

Shipping a car can be stressful no matter how far away you need to send the car. Even if you are moving your car to the state next door, you might find that the process of locating the right shipping company is very complicated. Thankfully, there are some key ways to make sure that your …
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Is Additional Car Shipping Insurance Necessary?

  Your current level of auto coverage will determine if extra car insurance is needed when shipping your vehicle Auto transport is generally pretty safe, as most carriers will take outstanding care of your vehicle while on the road. The majority of drivers are entirely professional and won’t take unnecessary risks as they deliver your …
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Questions to Ask Your Insurance Agent When Shipping Your Car

When it is time to move across the country, you need to find some of the best ways to handle your car. You may want to fly across the country or you are worried about driving a moving truck, but you still need to get your car to the new location. One of the options …
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Complete Guide to Buying a Car for a New Driver

Buying a car can be both exciting and stressful. There are so many choices that need to be made and so many considerations to be mindful of. If you are buying a car for your new driver, you might be feeling overwhelmed by your choices. Thankfully, there are some great ways to help you and …
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Everything You Should Know About Buying a Car From Out of State

  Driving across state lines is only simple on a map. Here’s what you need to know about bringing a car in from across the border. Key Takeaways: Out-of-state car purchases have multiple built-in cost factors Driving long distances by yourself can create physical and financial dangers It’s important to know interstate laws regarding emissions …
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Documents You’ll Need and Rules to Follow During Car Transport

  Many people do not consider the documents that are required when you transport your car and they think more about the pick-up and drop-off dates as well as the total cost of the job. There are a lot of considerations that need to be kept in mind when working with a shipping company to …