The amount of time it takes for pickup varies based on a number of factors, including:

  • the auto transport route (pickup and delivery locations)
  • availability of car carriers in the area
  • amount of demand for a particular car shipping route
  • traffic
  • weather
  • road conditions

All of these factors will not only affect your timing, but can also affect your rates. Early preparation will help your experience go smoother. Try to choose a place to meet your driver that will be easy for a truck to access and navigate. Your drop off location can also help or hurt the delivery time. If the route that your auto transport must take is not well travelled or if they aren’t suitable for a truck there may be delays or detours which will length delivery time.

Make sure you follow all of the outlined preparations before your car shipper arrives. This will keep the process moving smoothly and the departure on time. The driver will need to inspect the vehicle on both pick-up and delivery. Point out anything you think they should be aware of or any additional instructions they may need.

If you are in a time crunch we can offer guaranteed pickup dates for an extra charge. Although, if you are able to plan schedule your auto transport early, it makes all of the steps to delivery happen easier. Learn more about the cost to ship your car here.

The time it takes to complete your car delivery to its final destination is also largely dependent on the length of the move. Nearby moves can be completed in a day or two, while cross-country moves take a bit longer. Delivery details will be coordinated between you and the driver as the delivery date approaches. Make sure you explain to the driver any of the concerns, or special instructions you have for your car shipping early. That way, when they arrive to pick up your vehicle, there aren’t any adjustments that need to made last minute. For example, do you have a leak or flat tires? These are things it would be helpful for your hauler to know ahead of time so they can make any adjustments that are needed.

We will do everything in our power to make sure your vehicle arrives at your destination in a timely fashion. If you would like to see your transport rates, use out Instant Quote tool to find out how much it will be to move your vehicle today!