How Long Does It Take to Order a Car?

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Wondering how long it takes to order a car in Eatontown? You’re not alone. The time that it takes to order a car from the factory can vary greatly, from only six weeks to as long as six months. The current microchip shortage is causing delivery times to take longer than usual. It will likely take a couple of months for a domestic car to be built to your specifications and delivered to the dealer. However, an import must cross an ocean and be transported from the port, meaning it could take even longer.

So, how long does it take to order a car around Rumson? Land Rover Monmouth recommends you plan for at least three months to receive your new vehicle.

The Ins and Outs of Ordering a New Vehicle

If you can’t find your ideal vehicle on dealership lots near Rumson, or you looking for something unique, like the best vehicle for off-roading, you have two options:

  • Reserve a model that is built, but hasn’t yet been delivered to the dealership. The dealership will let you know when the model may arrive.
  • Custom-order a model that you’ve designed the way you want it using the brand’s vehicle configurator. You’ll get an anticipated delivery date when you make your deposit, but this date is only an estimate and may be pushed back.

Reserving a model is faster but your options are more limited than special ordering a car from the factory. Try to plan ahead and not wait until the last minute.

Things to Consider When Ordering a Car from the Factory

When ordering a car from the factory, keep these helpful tips in mind:

  • If you’re currently leasing your Land Rover, a month-to-month extension may be available. Check with your finance company before your lease term expires.
  • Selling your vehicle and buying a new one should be part of the same process! Don’t sell your car until you’ve found the right new one or you could be left without wheels! Remember that at Land Rover Monmouth near Colts Neck, you can take care of everything in one place at one time!
  • In order to accelerate delivery times, some features might be unavailable at the time of your ordering, but become available later. Ask the dealership if you can activate certain features later when the microchips become available.

Looking for other options in the Red Bank area? Although new vehicles are currently harder to find, we do have many reliable certified pre-owned vehicles on our lot.

Why order a Car From the Factory

Finding a new Land Rover at the dealership will be much faster than ordering a car from the factory. Still, there are some advantages that come with placing a custom order, such as

  • You’ll get exactly what you want in your next new vehicle, including colors and features.
  • You don’t have to worry that your favorite model might get taken by another driver, and you won’t have to compete with other buyers.

Place Your Custom Order or Get in Touch Today!

Now that we’ve answered the question, “How long does it take to order a car?” feel free to reach out to us with any questions or to start the process. Whether you take the next steps in person or online, we’re here for you. If you need a vehicle faster, try our vehicle finder service or browse our current new car inventory. 


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