With the rising costs of airfare, fuel, parking and other expenses, many Australians are turning to car transport services to save money.
Many services, such as local transport, have started to offer car transport for a reduced fare.
The benefits of using a car transport system vary depending on the city you’re in, but there are three main advantages to car transportation services.
The first is convenience.
“It means you’re not stuck in traffic and you don’t have to park in the street and wait for an hour for a bus to take you to your destination,” says Lisa Flemming from the University of Adelaide.
She says most car transport companies don’t charge a fare for this service.
Flemming says it’s often cheaper to have a driver take you the way you need to go than paying for a car that’s not moving.
“It can be cheaper to get a car in a short amount of time than a longer trip,” she says.
Another benefit is the chance to see what the area has to offer.
There are so many different areas in the country, and many cities are limited to only a few services.
You might not get to see the sights in a day or two if you’re stuck in a traffic jam.
And the longer you’re travelling, the more you’re likely to need to buy more expensive food, which can be a hassle for the driver.
“The cost of fuel is an important factor, especially in rural areas,” says Flembing.
One of the cheapest ways to save a few bucks is to find a service that offers car transport.
“There are lots of things you can buy with your car, and if you have an extra $10 or $15, you can really reduce your petrol costs and fuel costs,” she said.
It’s worth noting that the most common types of car transport you can use are: buses, trains and taxis.
When you’re looking for a reliable service to use, ask around.
Find a service near you that offers the lowest prices, and get in touch with the driver to find out more about what you can expect.
If you’re unsure what type of car you want to buy, it’s a good idea to speak to a local transport company.
“If you can get a quote for a low price, and you’re prepared to pay the car and a driver, you might be able to find something that works for you,” says Sarah.
A car transport company might also be able help you find the right service to get to your job.
With that said, be sure to ask for their prices before making your decision.
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