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How Rising Fuel Costs Affect Auto Transport Companies

Posted by admin on March 13th, 2012

Rising fuel prices can really hit you in the wallet and when prices rise, easy economics tell us we should stay home and drive less.  But what if your job was driving back and forth across the US, 700 miles a day, pulling a car carrier?  It’s pretty hard to cut your fuel expenses driving a semi-tractor trailer coast-to-coast while averaging 5-7 mpg.   That is why rising fuel prices quickly affect the price auto transport carriers must charge to haul your car.

An average trip coast-to-coast one-way is around 3000 miles.  With diesel fuel prices averaging $4.12 across the US, a car carrier can easily spend over $1000.00 at the pump twice a week filling up.  Already this year, fuel prices are 22 cents/gal. higher than last year and that translates to a lot of extra cash.

So with lower fuel mileage and higher fuel prices, is it still economical to transport your car with an auto transport company?  The answer is still yes.  Gas and diesel prices rise together, so driving your car will also cost you more.  Instead of paying all the extra expense yourself driving your car, a car carrier will spread that expense among all the other cars they are hauling.   Car carriers may only get 7 mpg, but when they are carrying 10 cars, that’s like getting 70 mpg.

The professional staff at Able Auto Transport has been helping people move cars for over 25 years.  They will provide you with a competitive price that will make great economic sense for you, no matter how high fuel prices go this summer.  Call today.  We are waiting to move your car and save you money.



The cost of transporting your car vs. Driving your car

Posted by admin on March 5th, 2012

Do you really know what it cost per mile to drive your car? According to the IRS standard mileage rates for 2012, they report it costs 55.5 cents per mile to drive your car. That’s just about right if you are driving a Toyota Camry that costs under $25,000, but that figure falls way short if you prefer driving an SUV or luxury sedan. According to Edmunds.com True Cost to Own Calculator, a Lexus Rx350 SUV costs the owner .76/mile to own and a BMW 7 Series, a whopping $1.35/mile to own.

Transporting your car long distances on a car carrier will actually cost you much less than driving. Though transport costs vary depending on your location, time of year you are transporting your car, to what fuel prices are doing, we believe we can save you money.

Able Auto Transport is happy to provide you with a quote to move your car today. It’s quick and easy with no obligation. We think you will be pleased with your savings.





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