Why Gas Prices Affect The Cost to Ship a Car

If you’re concerned about the rising cost to ship a car, you are not alone.

Let’s face it, we are ALL getting hammered at the gas pump these days. I have slowly watched my friendly neighborhood gas station’s prices go up 50 cents per gallon over the last month or so.

It’s killing me, I know it’s killing you.

But imagine if you drove an 18 wheeled Car Carrier that only got 5 or 6 miles to the gallon.

Brother, that will make your operating costs soar and your profit margin *shrink*.

So what we are seeing nowadays is the cost to Ship a Car slowly rising as well. Nothing drastic, maybe 50 dollars here, perhaps 100 there.

It’s not the Car Carriers trying to gouge you in any way, they are merely adjusting their prices to accommodate their increased operating costs.

As gas prices come down, the cost to ship a car will come back down as well.

It’s why we always recommend that you check your price closer to the actual date that you move your car.

I know the prices we quoted last month are no longer getting cars moved, and by next month, if prices come down, you could end up paying more than you need to for car shipping.

Be patient, we are all in the same boat.

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michael

Michael began working in the Car Shipping Industry back in 2002, starting as a Salesperson for AAA Discount Auto & Truck Transporters in Los Angeles, CA. In 2008, he opened his own office under the name "Honesty First Auto Transport" where he pioneered the movement within the Auto Transport industry of not charging the customer a deposit up front. Many car shipping companies followed his lead and no longer require a deposit up front. In 2011, in an effort to further improve the customer experience for anyone shipping a car to another state, he changed the name of his company to Safe-Direct Car Shipping and created the auto shipping industry's ONLY Damage Free Guarantee. His hope is that other Auto Transporters will, once again, follow his lead and create similar safeguards for their customers (and he'll be happy to re-emerge once again in a few years with the next great improvement). He is also proud to announce that Safe-Direct Car Shipping has become the #1 company on Transport Reviews over the past 2 years.