How To Ship Your Car To Hawaii

How To Ship Your Car To Hawaii

If you have an upcoming move to Hawaii in the near future, chances are, you have a lot of questions. Luckily it’s not as difficult as you might think. There are a few basic steps to preparing you for a Hawaii car transport:

How to Schedule Transport For a Vehicle to Hawaii

When you’re ready to ship your car to Hawaii, reach out directly to Metti International. We help you schedule your transport, so you don’t have to worry about anything. If you live across the county, we’ll help you schedule a transport to the designated port as well.

The ocean liner that ships your vehicle to Hawaii sets sail on Saturdays and your car must be at the port the Wednesday prior to shipping. Knowing the time frame comes in handy when you’re planning out the timing of your move and when you’d like to have your car arrive at your new home.

How to Prepare Your Vehicle to Ship

You’ll need to remove a few things from your vehicle and conduct a few maintenance checks before you can schedule a Hawaii car transport:

  • Wash your vehicle inside and out
  • Check to make sure your emergency brake is working
  • Remove all of your personal items from inside the vehicle
  • Leave no more than ¼ tank of gas in the car
  • Check for chips or cracks in the vehicle windows

Documents You Need to Ship Your Car to Hawaii

When you’re preparing to ship your car to Hawaii, there are a few pieces of documentation that you’ll need before you’re able to transport your vehicle. The last thing you want is to show up and not be able to ship your car because of missing documents.

  • Copy of the current vehicle’s registration
  • A copy of the vehicle title
  • A notarized letter of authorization from any non-present party listed on the Title (lienholder, spouse, etc.)

Picking Up Your Vehicle From the Port

It takes approximately 2 ½ weeks to ship a car to Hawaii. You’ll receive an exact date once you’ve scheduled your Hawaii car transport. When you arrive at the port to collect your vehicle, you’ll need to show your photo ID to port authorities.

Metti International: Your Reliable Broker

We use our experience and expertise to provide exceptional service and help make your Hawaii car transport experience a great one.

As a finalist for the “Torch Award Finalist” by the Better Business Bureau for Ethics (BBB), we have proved that we go above and beyond to provide our customers with exceptional service. We are here to help do everything we can to help make your move to Hawaii to go smoothly.

Call Metti International for a free quote today at 866.620.1776!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most major credit cards, postal money orders and cashiers checks are acceptable forms of payment.

As with most transport services, a deposit is generally required when placing an order. Deposits range from 10-25 % of the total shipping cost. The remaining balance will be due upon delivery.

Most auto transport companies accept cash, certified checks, and postal money orders.

Coast to coast trips usually takes between 10-14 days. Shorter trips ranges from 3-7 days, depending on the actual distance. Some factors may delay a trip, including traffic, weather, and truck breakdowns.

Yes, we request you, or a designated person, be present upon pick up of your vehicle. For your safety and your vehicle’s safety, an inspection is performed and a bill of lading must be signed that serves as proof of delivery.

The easiest way to ship an inoperable vehicle is to let us know when requesting a vehicle transport quote. There will be an additional charge, plus loading and unloading charges to your quote, if we are not informed of the vehicle’s condition prior to quoting.

Auto carriers are not licensed to carry house goods or personal items, these goods and items are not covered by the carriers insurance. Any damage to your vehicle due to household goods shifting or breaking is also not covered. Personal belongings left in the vehicle, are shipped strictly at the owners risk. Carriers will not inventory any belongings left in the vehicle and will assume no responsibility.

Your car is insured for the Blue Book value the entire time it is on the truck. Clearly listed on your Shipping Order, Agreement and Bill of Lading are occurrences not covered. At the time of pick up, a condition report is filled out and signed by both the person turning the car over and the truck driver and you are given a copy.

Upon delivery of your vehicle, this same report is presented. You should compare the condition of the vehicle to the report thoroughly at that time. If you feel damage has occurred to your vehicle during delivery, you must note it on the report before you sign it and the driver leaves. Damage done in transit does not relieve the shipper of paying for transport service performed. Claims will be handled by the vehicle carrier and insurance companies.

Metti International offers door-to-door auto transport service where possible. However, there are instances that we cannot collect/deliver directly to the door due to the size of our auto carrier’s trucks. The size of your street may prohibit direct delivery to your door. Also, some towns and cities do not allow trucks on their residential streets. If the carrier cannot get to your door, he will deliver your vehicle to the next most convenient accessible location, such as the nearest major crossing street, a shopping mall or supermarket.

Please have a no more than 1/4 tank of fuel, remove all personal items from your vehicle and have it washed and cleaned so that the ensuing inspection is easily performed. If it is a convertible, T-top, sunroof, etc. make sure all openings are closed and prepared for changing weather. You can find additional tips on how to prepare your car for transport here.