Shipping and Delivery

At California Auto Performance orders placed by 2 p.m. Pacific Time are usually processed the same day. Many of the products we sell are drop shipped directly from warehouses around the country.

Although certain items are kept in stock, some products are custom made to order and require manufacturing time.

Expected ship dates are our best estimate based on past shipping times and are more than 90% accurate. Should an unexpected delay in shipping occur, we will notify you by telephone and e-mail (or letter) of the new projected shipping date and provide you with an opportunity to keep your order or cancel it for a prompt and complete refund.

In-stock items usually ship in 1-2 business days (weekends and holidays are not considered business days).

Please allow an additional 1 to 5 business days after the shipment date for delivery.

You can find more answers to your Shipping & Delivery questions below:

Shipping costs and times
Free shipping
APO / FPO
LTL Freight Items
International Orders
Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. Territories
Shipping FAQ

Shipping Costs and Times

At California Auto Performance, 99% of all items have Free Shipping, which means no worries about extra costs on the vast majority of auto accessories for your vehicle.

For the other 1%, the shipping price appears underneath the item price on the product's page. Your shipping cost can also be viewed in your Shopping Cart before finalizing your purchase.    The exact shipping price and time varies, depending on product size, delivery method, and other factors. Pay close attention to shipping notes next to a product's price, and you'll be up-to-date on all of the shipping factors for your item(s).

Shipping & Delivery Times

  • Estimated Shipping Time
    The estimated shipping time of your item(s) is available on the Order Status Page. Next to each item in your order is an estimated time to leave the warehouse.
  • Delivery Time
    Once the item ships, please allow an additional 1-5 business days for delivery to your door. Because our products ship from warehouses across the U.S., exact shipping methods and times will vary by item. Also, your items may not ship together or arrive at the same time.
  • Expedited Shipping
    When available, expedited delivery options will be offered in your cart.
  • Important Expedited Shipping Notes
    This option does not change the amount of time required to process your order. Fedex’s Standard Overnight delivery days are Monday-Friday.

**Please note: orders shipped with expedited delivery options are not eligible for California Auto Performance's Free Shipping. Shipping prices are clearly stated next to each product. Your shipping cost can be viewed on product pages under the heading "Shipping" or in your Shopping Cart before making a purchase final.

Free Shipping

Get Free Shipping on qualified items without hidden fees. 

California Auto Performance has Free Shipping everyday on more than 99% of our products, saving you some valuable cash on accessories. Some restrictions do apply. Here's the details:

  • Free shipping offer is valid only on qualified items. Eligible items are identified on their product information page. They can also be identified in your shopping cart.
  • Shipping method will be selected by California Auto Performance. Free shipping orders will be delivered via a standard ground shipping method selected by California Auto Performance or our direct-ship manufacturers/fulfillment centers. Express shipping orders are not eligible for Free Shipping.
  • Offer does not apply to truck or freight shipments typical of oversized items. Some of the items we sell exceed the size limits for standard ground shipping and must be sent by truck or freight delivery. These items are labeled as oversized on their product information page, and will not feature the Free Shipping icon.
  • Not available on international, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or APO/FPO orders. Only standard ground shipping orders to residential and commercial addresses in the continental US are eligible for Free Shipping.
  • California Auto Performance reserves the right to end or change this Free Shipping offer at any time

APO / FPO

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer APO/FPO shipping at this time. We hope to offer this service in the future.

LTL Freight Items

Free Freight does not apply to truck or freight shipments typical of oversized items. Some of the items we sell exceed the size limits for standard ground shipping and must be sent by truck or freight delivery. These items are labeled as oversized on their product information page, and will not feature the Free Shipping icon. Please allow 7 to 10 business days for delivery once the item has been shipped. A carrier representative will call you to schedule a convenient time to deliver your item. Someone over the age of 18 may be required to be present to sign for the delivery and ID will be required for verification purposes.

Please be aware that your order will be delivered on a Tractor Trailer type vehicle and reasonable access needs to be available for the driver to safely maneuver his vehicle. The driver is only required to deliver your order to the Curb. Inside Delivery is not available for your order. It may also be necessary for someone to assist the Delivery Driver to safely unload your order if a Lift Gate is not available or requested. If Access or Assistance is going to be an issue, you may request to pick up your order at the Freight Companies Loading Dock at no additional charge to you.

Packaging Damage

Prior to signing for your order please make sure to inspect the Packaging for any signs of damage. If any substantial damage is present that you feel may have affected your item please refuse the shipment and Do Not Sign the Delivery Receipt. Once the order is refused, please contact us promptly at customerservice@California Auto Performance.com or call (800) 874-8888 and speak to one of our Customer Service Specialists so we can complete the claim and process a replacement order.

If the damage to the package is minor and you feel your order has not been affected you can still accept the shipment but make sure to note the delivery receipt with the exact nature of the damage and write on the delivery receipt “Subject to Concealed Damage”.

Concealed Damage

Immediately after receiving you order open and inspect your item for any signs of “Concealed Damage”. In the event that you encounter any damage contact the carrier immediately to report the damage. The Carrier should be contacted no later than 48 hrs after receipt of the shipment. You will need to retain your copy of the delivery receipt as well as all of the original packaging materials for proper claim documentation. If possible digital photos should also be taken to further support any claims. Once you have contacted the carrier, please contact us promptly at customerservice@California Auto Performance.com or call (800) 874-8888 and speak to one of our Customer Service Specialists so we can complete the claim and process a replacement order.

Freight Confirmation

Some items require special handling and must be checked by California Auto Performance prior to shipping. An California Auto Performance shipping specialist will contact you by phone to confirm the details of your order.

International Orders

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer shipping outside of the U.S. at this time. We hope to offer this service in the future.

Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. Territories

 

Sorry we cannot ship our items to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and all other U.S territories.