The best days for going to the Riverside DMV are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. These days generally have the shortest wait time because they are in the middle of the week, which is when fewer people tend to be at the DMV.
The middle of the month is the best time to visit the DMV because it is less busy than the beginning of the month. Vehicle registrations expire at the end of the month, and people usually go to the DMV around the end of the month to renew them. Making an appointment before going to the DMV also shortens wait times, and appointments set during times with fewer people tend to move faster than appointments scheduled during peak hours. As of 2014, the Riverside DMV website also has estimated appointment and non-appointment wait times that allow patrons to plan their visits accordingly.