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How Long Does It Take to Transport a Car?

How Long Does It Take to Transport a Car?

How long does it take to transport a car? Your car is the one that transports you from place to place, but there may come a time that you need to transport it.  How much will it cost? What preparations need to be made? How long does it take to transport a car? This last question is explained below:

How will the vehicle transport take?

Auto-shipping companies vary in their efficiency and procedures. There are no guarantees on dates and times.  After you have placed the order it could take up to 7 days for pick up and anywhere close to four weeks for delivery depending on certain variables.  Here are a few general ideas about the factors at play when delivering your car.

Here are some of the factors that will influence how fast your vehicle travels from pickup  to delivery point:   

The distance the car needs to be transported

Distance is the top factor.  Delivering your car from Durban to Cape town would take longer than delivering it within the same province.  Do not expect a speedy delivery of just a few days.

The weather conditions

The weather even affects us when we travel by car.  If there is heavy rainfall or snow on the route, the delivery will experience an unforeseen delay.

Road conditions

Road works and road accidents are always a possibility throughout South Africa.  It is important for auto shipping companies to get your vehicle safely to its destination and requires patience from all involved. 


Traffic is a part of life, as frustrating as it is there isn’t much we can do about it.  Just as you get stuck in traffic, so do our drivers. 

Drivers Hours

The safety of our drivers is just as important as your car.  We ensure that all our drivers stick to the legal amount of hours allowed on the road.  Obviously, long-distance drivers need to stop at the depot and rest before continuing on the route.

For more information concerning delivery time factors, feel free to contact a representative at Intercity Auto Movers.

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