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How Long Does It Take To Transport A Car?

June 29, 2018

Written By: Mike

If you’re planning to have your car or another vehicle transported to a different location, you probably have a lot of questions. After all, arranging for a vehicle to be transported isn’t something most of us do on a regular basis. A common question people ask when they have their cars transported is when their cars will arrive at their final destination. Sure, Google Maps says it’s a 10-hour drive between your current location and where you’re going, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your car will be there the next day. Although you may be able to get next-day service in some circumstances, odds are, you’ll need to be patient. Here are some important factors that determine how long it will take to transport your car.


The most obvious factor influencing how long it will take to transport your car is how far you’ll be going. If it’s less than 100 miles, you may be able to get your car delivered within a day, but a cross-country transport could take as many as nine days. That’s because, the driver won’t be able to simply drive through the night, and will need time to stop and rest every so often.


If you’re driving somewhere and the weather conditions are rough, it will take you longer to get there. The same applies to having your car transported across the country — especially if it will be transported through an area where extreme weather is likely. Any weather conditions including snow, rain or storms can extend the amount of time it will take to have your car transported.


There’s nothing you can do about traffic jams except wait. If the truck carrying your car happens to run afoul of a traffic jam, patience is required.

Road Conditions or Construction

Although professional auto transport companies will do their best to ensure that they plan the most efficient route for transporting your car, they can’t predict everything. That includes any unforeseen issues with the road or road construction that may pop up along the route. Any of these problems that arise during your car’s shipment can put carefully laid plans on hold and cause delays in the delivery.

The Starting Point and Destination

If your car is going to or starting from a location that’s a bit off the beaten path, expect to need a little more time for your car to be delivered.

Patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to transporting your car. If you’re planning to have your car sent to another destination, be sure you have a realistic expectation of how long it will take. Otherwise, you’ll be stressing over a lot of factors that you can’t control.

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