The time it takes to ship a vehicle can vary based on a many factors. Over all it takes 3-5 days to ship a vehicle without a hiccup depending on the distance you car has to travel. Coast to Coast shipping takes longer then a state to state transport. In most cases cars get delivered on time with no hiccups whatsoever. That is the short answer, but there are plenty of things that might slow down a shipment. First of all, lets talk about the weather and how it effects auto transport. If its raining, then the roads will be wet causing all of the traffic on the highways to slowdown in turn slowing down your shipment. If there is snow on the roads, there could be ice and the roads might not be drivable. Icy roads can slow down a shipment to a halt. Then there are natural disasters like hurricanes and floods. Though rare, these do effect the auto shipping industry, and truckers tend to avoid driving during heavy storms or natural disasters. All of those things can slow down a shipment, not to mention the truck can breakdown, get a flat, or run into issues on the road with detoured routes. When something happens, its like a domino effect and all the cars after that get delayed on that shipment. It is much like an airplane, with a cascading effect. This is the nature of the road if you have ever traveled then you understand the unexpected complications the road can bring. If you go with a reputable company your car will be in good hands and delivered in a timely manner. Picking a company takes a bit of research, and you should do as much as possible before you go with a company. Check their reviews, check testimonials, check their website, double-check insurance on these companies. We hope you found this article informative and it helps you along your car shipping journey. Check back often for more tips and insight into the auto transport industry.