“Fuel prices recently went down. Doesn’t that mean that the cost to ship my car should be lower today?”
This question is probably one of the most common price related questions that we hear at Professional Auto Shippers. And based on the conversations that we have, the actual relationship between diesel fuel prices and the cost to ship a car is somewhat confusing to most consumers. So we will do our best to shed some light on this without going too in depth.
How Fuel Prices Affect The Cost To Ship A Car
Believe it or not, there is not much of a direct correlation between the price of diesel fuel at the pump and the cost to ship your car. I know that this is contrary to what most customers believe and possibly even goes against common sense, but it’s true. However, that does not exactly mean that there is no connection between these two factors.
Supply vs. Demand Drives Costs
In a free market economy, the cost of most goods and services are influenced by their supply and demand, and the cost to ship a car is no different. If you are looking for factors that do have a direct and immediate impact on the cost to ship a car, then look no further. One perfect example of this cause and effect is how the cost to ship a car is different when shipping your vehicle in opposite directions but on the same route.