How Long Does it Take to Order A Car?

2022 Chevrolet Equinox Parked Outside Building

Here at Tom Gill Chevrolet we work hard to offer a dynamic inventory of new Chevy models to our Cincinnati, OH and Covington customers. Our team is here to help you find what’s right for your needs, whether that’s a family-size SUV, an efficient Chevy EV, or a rugged truck. However, if you explore our current inventory and you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, you may be interested in the option to build a custom Chevy. Can you buy a car directly from the manufacturer? Yes! We explain more about what you should know regarding factory order cars, below.

Can You Buy a Car Directly from the Manufacturer?

Yes, you can buy a car directly from the manufacturer. Generally, you have two options. You can start your build on the OEM website and select your nearest dealership to connect with and complete the purchase. Or, you can skip straight to the dealership and have them create the order for you.

At Tom Gill Chevrolet, our team is happy to walk you through how to order a car from the factory from start to finish! You can work with us to choose the model, trim, color, packages, and everything else to ensure your factory-order car meets your expectations. We’ll see to it that your order is submitted promptly, then follow up when the VIN and tracking details are available. Eventually, you’ll return to us to pick up your custom factory-order car!

How Long Does it Take to Order a Car from the Manufacturer?

Due to a variety of impacting factors like the global pandemic and inventory shortages, it can take a little longer these days than in years past to receive a custom-ordered car. Right now, you should expect a wait time of 10 to 12 weeks for your custom Chevy order to be received, processed, built, and delivered to the dealership for pickup. However, depending on the model and availability, some Independence drivers are still pleasantly surprised to receive their vehicles earlier than that projected timeline.

How to Order a Car from the Factory

You’re always welcome to head right over to Tom Gill Chevrolet if you’d like to work directly with a specialist on building and ordering your Chevy from scratch. However, you can also get started on your own online:

  • On the official Chevrolet USA website, you can select any new model to start a “build and price” for. Go through each step of the build process to add everything you desire to your vehicle! When you view the summary, you can click to “Locate a Dealer” through which you can complete the order
  • Head to the dealership to work with a sales associate on completing your factory order and ensuring the design includes everything you want. You may also want to test drive an available option at the dealership to ensure it’s got the comfort and performance you’re after — it’s also a good opportunity to see some paint colors up close or special features in action!
  • When you’re done creating your ideal car, we’ll finalize the paperwork and submit the official factory order! After that, all that’s left to do is wait for the VIN and tracking information and prepare for the delivery date.

Factory Order a Car from Chevy at Tom Gill Chevrolet

Our team is here to help you bring home a new Chevy that checks every box on your list! Contact us or visit us in Florence to get started or discuss any questions with our team. You can also dive into some Chevy research on our website to learn more about the different Chevy models and features that are available.


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