Buying a new car can be an exciting experience, but it can also be stressful. There are so many decisions to make and it can be hard to get a handle on the logistics of buying a car. In this blog post, we will explore how long it takes to get a car shipped. We will also include information on the latest shipping times so that you can plan your purchase accordingly.

What is Shipping and what does it include?

Shipping a car can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks, depending on the size and weight of the vehicle. The time it takes to ship a car depends on the carrier and the destination. Here are some recent shipping times:

UPS: 2-4 days
FedEx: 3-5 days
USPS: 1-2 days

The most important thing to keep in mind when shipping a car is to make sure the vehicle is properly packed and protected. Try to pack as much as possible into the car itself, including the spare tire, tools, fluids, and other items that may be necessary for safe transport. Also, make sure all of the accessories attached to the car – such as antennas and mirrors – are packed in too.

How long does it usually take for a car to ship?

The average time it takes for a car to ship depends on the size, weight and shipping destination. The majority of vehicles travel within just two to three business days, but there are times when it can take up to five days. For example, cars that are being shipped from California to other parts of the country usually take about three business days, while those shipped from Texas might take up to five days. If you’re ordering a vehicle from overseas, delivery times can range from a few weeks to several months.

What are some common shipping delays?

Shipping delays happen for a variety of reasons, but the most common are:
-The car is in transit
-The shipping company is experiencing an overload
-There is a problem with the car

How can I track my car’s shipping status?

If you’re wondering how long it will take for your new car to ship from the dealership, our team has put together a handy guide with the latest shipping times for various makes and models. Keep in mind that these estimates are just that–estimates!–so be sure to check the vehicle’s specific details when finalizing your purchase.

Vehicle Make & Model Shipped Time

Ford Mustang 6/1/2016

Jeep Wrangler 7/1/2016

Nissan Maxima 8/1/2016

Chevrolet Camaro SS 9/1/2016

Ford F-150 10/15/2016

What if I need to pick up my car from the shipping center?

If you need to pick up your car from the shipping center, here are the latest times:

At the moment, it takes about two weeks for a car to arrive at the shipping center. However, this time can change based on the volume of cars that are being shipped at any given time.

Is there anything I can do if my car is not shipped within the expected timeframe?

If you’ve received an email notification that your car has been shipped and it’s not arriving within the expected timeframe, don’t worry. There are a few things that you can do in order to try and speed up the process.

The first thing that you can do is check the tracking number that was provided to you. If the tracking number doesn’t show any updates, then it likely means that the car has already been delivered. In this case, there isn’t much that you can do other than wait for another notification from GM.

If the tracking number does show updates, then there’s a good chance that your car is on its way and just needs to pass through customs before it arrives. Unfortunately, there’s not much that you can do in order to expedite this process other than contacting your local customs office and asking if they can help speed up the process.

In either case, patience is key – especially if you’re waiting months or even years for your car to arrive. But at least knowing what to expect will make the whole process a little more manageable.


If you’re looking to buy a car, now might be a good time to do so given the recent drop in prices. But beware, as car shipping can take up to several weeks depending on the model and size of the vehicle being purchased. If you’re interested in purchasing a car but don’t want to wait that long, check out our latest inventory here at our dealership. We’ll have whatever car you’re looking for available for sale within just a few days.