Monday, January 17, 2011

Sports Celebrities Define New Niche In Corporate Vehicle Shipping

Until recently, businesses and corporations were one of the biggest markets for vehicle transport companies. But that's been changing.

More and more sports stars are looking for vehicle transport companies that can provide them with high quality services for auto relocation. Other celebrities like movie stars and musicians will employ a reputable carrier company when they need to relocate, but they don’t move around as much as sports stars.

Vehicle transport companies are beginning to recognize the seasonal patterns in which their services are in high demand by sport stars.

Due to the regular seasons of soccer, football, basketball, hockey and baseball, sports stars move employ vehicle transport companies as they relocate from place to place for training and competitions, until they have some downtime to relax and return home again.

According to a representative of one vehicle transport company, the differences between shipping cars for corporate clients and sports stars lie primarily in the practical details.

Whereas most corporate executives send a delegate to pick up their car after vehicle transport, sports stars most often send somebody they trust, and that can be anyone, from their manager or agent to their chef or maid.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

The Auto Industry in America: New York

The Auto Industry in America is a Carmoza series highlighting the history of the auto industry in each state and their contributions to the industry as a whole over the years.



  • New York is home to 19.5 million people and is the third most populous state in the U.S.
  • If New York were a sovereign nation, its economy would rank 16th in the world, just behind Turkey.
  • New York was the 11th state to join the U.S. on July 26th, 1788.
  • New York City is the largest city in the U.S.
  • The capital of New York is Albany, which was settled in 1614 and became the state capital in 1797.
  • New York is a very industrial and major manufacturing state, exporting items like foodstuffs, minerals, commodities, cut diamonds, computers, electronics, and, of course, automobile parts.


In Syracuse, New York, Brennan Motor Manufacturing Company was a thriving manufacturer of engines from 1902 until 1972 when they closed their doors. BMMC made both automobile engines and marine engines. They also produced the Brennan Automobile in 1902.

New York holds an annual auto show that brings in people from all over the world who want to see the newest vehicles from top automobile manufacturers.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year from Carmoza!

Have fun tonight and be safe!

Eco-sports car, schmeco sports car

AutoGuide's Derek Kreindler noted this week that, according to a BMW source, BMW's "newly trademarked “i” Series will be used to denote the new range of “green” cars, with the i8 acting as the range-topping halo vehicle."

But the BMW Blog casts some doubt on that, arguing that the EfficientDynamics launch is still 3 years off, and that they haven't even decided on a name for the car yet.

Is it wrong that the thing I noticed the most is the crazy pattern on the car? An exotic car like that would definitely demand enclosed transport if it was being shipped, don't you think?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Auto Industry in America: California

The Auto Industry in America is a Carmoza series highlighting the history of the auto industry in each state and their contributions to the industry as a whole over the years.



  • California is the 3rd largest state in the United States and home to more people than any other state.
  • Its geography ranges from coastal forests to dry arid deserts to the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
  • The state has the highest and lowest points in the U.S.
  • California was relatively unpopulated for many years, but an influx of settlers and explorers arrived in the mid-19th century after gold was discovered. The California Gold Rush caused small villages of tents and shacks to grow exponentially into the cities we know today.


There are several automobile manufacturers in the state of California that have built production facilities for various car models.

Toyota owns a factory in the Bay Area that produces Corollas, Tundras and, until the recent abandonment of the brand by General Motors, the Pontiac Vibe.

This factory is one of the larger facilities in the state of California and is responsible for the production and distribution of hundreds of thousands of vehicles in the United States and worldwide.

The plant recently came dangerously close to being closed, but state legislators are currently fighting to keep one of the state’s last remaining automobile production facilities open.


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

How to look for a used car

If you're on the hunt for a new used car like me, finding the right one with relatively low mileage that's good on gas and that's not too costly are just some of the things you're looking out for.

Used Cars Online's Blog, the official blog for used car enthusiasts, offers some solid tips on how to go about your used car search.

Here are just a few. For more details, check out the article HERE.

  • Figure out what cars are on your list on car websites, like Edmunds, for specs and valuable user reviews. (Those'll give you a good idea about problems the model typically has.)
  • Figure out a price range given the mileage. (A well-maintained 100,000-mile car is better then a 40,000-mile car that's been poorly maintained and roughly driven.)
  • Become familiar with trim levels. Some makes offer all inclusive options while other makes option every component or offer "packages" with sets of options.
  • Don't judge a book by it's cover. A dirty car can often be a good deal; it's easy to make a lemon pretty clean.
  • Test, test, test. Test drive a car at all speeds, stop and go, highway speed et al. Take the transmission through all gears, test the brakes etc. Examine the frame of the car; bends are bad. Look closely at the paint, are some spots a little different in gloss or color?
  • When making an offer, always start low. There might be reasons to justify your price (bald tires, power windows slow going up, near term repairs you'll have to do).
  • Factor in car transport. If the car's in another state, it might be a good idea to ask the seller if transport is included in the sale. If you're arranging it yourself, having the car shipped to you might be a better bet than picking it up and driving it home yourself. For a free quote from Carmoza, call 1-888-708-0880 or visit our website today!

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Is There Really Such A Thing As Last-Minute Car Shipping?

If you need to relocate your family and possessions unexpectedly due to a military relocation, you’ll have to act quickly to find a car shipper to transport your vehicle to your new station on time.

Car transportation usually requires a couple of weeks of scheduling and preparation, but there are instances where companies can accommodate car transportation at the very last minute.

Of course, if you’re looking to go to, say, Miami in early December, there might be a waiting list, but in the off-season, car shipping can be quickly and conveniently arranged for military personnel.

The best way to find a company that can accommodate car transportation at the last-minute is to call around to a number of car shippers that regularly cover your area.

For example, if you call Carmoza to enquire about car transportation at short notice, our excellent customer service representatives will do their best to meet your needs and answer all your questions about last-minute car transportation.

Even if you’re pressed for time, it’s important to remember all the important details about car transportation, such as liability policies and insurance coverage.

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