Hawaii Car Shipping FAQ

Hawaii car shipping is far and away our most popular port to port service. As such, we’ve heard a whole boat load of questions regarding this service. We’ve compiled some of the most common questions here, along with their answers, for your benefit.

Q: What carrier is used to ship my car to Hawaii?

A: American Auto Move uses Matson Shipping exclusively to perform all of our hawaii car shipping

Q: What’s the point of working with American Auto Move when Matson Shipping is the company that’s actually doing the heavy lifting?

A: American Auto Move will save you atleast $100 off of your shipping guaranteed. We move a high volume of vehicles into and out of Hawaii, and Matson has rewarded us with a pro-rating. We pass these savings on to you.

Q: How long does it take for my vehicle to arrive at the port?

A: Shipping takes between 17 and 21 days from Hawaii to the Mainland. From the Mainland to Hawaii, shipping takes between 10 and 12 days. This is one of the quickest turnaround times in the freighting business.

Q: Do I need to prepare my vehicle before shipping?

A: Yes, you do. Here is a list of what you’ll need to do before your hawaii car shipping.

Q: What kind of vehicles can I ship to Hawaii?

A: There are limits to what types of vehicles that you can send to Hawaii. Inoperable vehicles may not be shipped, and there are limits on the size of vehicles that may be shipped as well. Be sure to contact a representative before shipping to affirm that your vehicle is fit for transport.

Q: Which of the Hawaiian Isles may I ship to and from?

A: Matson currently ships to the islands of Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii. Shipping may be provided to other islands, but additional fees may be applied. Call (888) 201-2370 for more information about which islands we are able to ship to and from.

Q: May I ship an inoperable vehicle to or from Hawaii?

A: No, you may not. All vehicles must be in running condition in order to be transported to or from Hawaii.

Q: I don’t live near any of the ports that are serviced by Matson. Can I still ship my vehicle with you?

A: Of course you may. We are able to pick up from any location in the country and deliver to Matson for you.

Q: I need my vehicle in Hawaii by said date. How do I arrange this?

A: Please notify your sales representative if you’re in need to arrival on a certain date.

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