The Longest DMV Wait Times in California

The Longest DMV Wait Times in California

The Longest DMV Wait Times In California There can be quite a bit of confusion and misinformation with walk-in wait times at California DMV's: just when is the best time to visit? And how long can the waits actually be? We decided to crunch the numbers to understand exactly how long people have to wait at when walking into DMV's across California. We put together charts that help explain this based on thousands of wait times collected from 11/28 to 12/2 in 2016. Here's what we learned. Be sure to read to the end to learn how to cut down on your DMV wait times completely. Also, above all else, book an appointment to cut down on your wait time! Yes, California DMV wait times can be over 3 hours Of the thousands of average California DMV wait times we collected throughout the week at around 40 California DMV locations, we can confidently say this: There are some very unfortunate wait times. In the chart below,...
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Wait Times at the DMV Explained: Why it Feels Like Torture

Wait Times at the DMV Explained: Why it Feels Like Torture

In 2012, the NYTimes published a story titled "Why Waiting is Torture". We have taken a look at the science behind waiting and expectations based on this NYTimes article, why the DMV feels like one of the worst culprits, and how you can avoid this torture completely. "Why Waiting is Torture" According to Alex Stone, who wrote this NYTimes Opinion piece in 2012, "the experience of waiting, whether for luggage or groceries, is defined only partly by the objective length of the wait". His example was this: Some years ago, Houston airport executives were receiving a large amount of complaints about waiting at baggage claim. When the Executives analyzed the data, they found that on average, passengers spent 1 minute getting from their arrival gate to baggage claim. At baggage claim, the spent an average of 7 minutes waiting for their bags. The solution: The airport moved the arrival gates further away from baggage claim. Instead of waiting at baggage claim, passengers spent that idle time...
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Real-Time DMV Wait Times

Real-Time DMV Wait Times

Want real-time wait times for the California DMV offices? Select the California DMV office you're interested in to find out the average wait times with and without an appointment. A typical wait time is 2-3 hours minimum at most California DMVs. We strongly recommend making an appointment to save hours of waiting. You can also use our express appointment service to get an appointment within 2-3 weeks, instead of 6-8 weeks for a small fee. Lastly, if you need to go to the DMV asap but don't wan't to wait, check out our line waiting concierge service.   How quickly do you need to go to the DMV?  ✅ Today? Check out wait time averages. You might be waiting for several hours. ✅ Within a few days? Check out our line concierge service to save you 3-4 hours of waiting ✅ Within a few weeks? Book an express appointment (most popular) so you skip the line entirely.   Need to go to the DMV but don't want to wait? Check express DMV appointment availability in your area More Helpful California DMV...
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