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Significant price differences between motorway service stations and truck stops according to ADAC - but this does not apply everywhere

2021-10-15T08:57:51.768Z

When comparing motorway service stations and truck stops, the ADAC found some significant price differences. Here are a few examples reported by the traffic club.



When comparing motorway service stations and truck stops, the ADAC found some significant price differences.

Here are a few examples reported by the traffic club.

During longer car journeys you should take a break more often - and this often includes refueling near the motorway or buying something to eat or drink.

And of course all of this has its price *.

Rest areas are right on the autobahn, but you have to leave the highway to visit a truck stop.

ADAC reports on price comparison at motorway service stations and truck stops

What about the prices?

The ADAC has investigated and has now reported on an ADAC price comparison between

rest stops and truck stops

.

According

to

ADAC.de

, the prices of a total of 70 rest stops and

truck

stops were compared.

In some cases, there were “drastic differences”.

According to the comparison, the

 service stations 

were on average

more expensive for 13 out of 14 products evaluated, as reported by the traffic club of the German Press Agency (dpa).

On the ADAC website, for example, it says: “A 0.5 liter bottle of water, for example, was available for an average of 2.15 euros at rest stops and 1.42 euros at truck stops.

The cheapest sandwich cost an average of 4.05 euros at rest stops and 2.97 euros at truck stops.

For a sweet-filled croissant, an average of 2.65 euros was due at rest stops, and only 1.97 euros at truck stops. "

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Not everywhere price differences

With the evaluated

warm main courses

- a schnitzel with a side dish or a pasta dish with vegetarian sauce - the differences were minimal, as dpa wrote about the comparison described.

When refueling, a price comparison can be worthwhile

When refueling

, however, the price difference was clearer, according to the ADAC comparison.

In the test, the

E10

 and 

diesel 

at the rest stops

cost an

average of

26 and 25 cents more

per liter 

than at the truck

stops 

, according to the dpa report.

For the price comparison, the ADAC reportedly formed 35 pairs of rest stops and truck stops, each no more than 20 kilometers apart. "The on-site surveys took place between July 8 and 23, 2021," says

ADAC.de.

Tank & Rast, operator of most of the German rest stops, accuses the ADAC of "significant methodological weaknesses" in the survey, according to the dpa report.

For example, the sometimes 20 kilometers between the rest stops and truck stops are too far for a comparison.

In addition, the evaluation "fades out the strongly differing range of services offered by motorway service stations and truck stops next to the motorway," the company criticizes, according to the report.

After all, motorway service stations maintained their offer permanently, explained Tank & Rast according to the dpa, “even in times of low turnover, such as at night”, while truck stops could then close.

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Tip for refueling: Also pay attention to the times

In principle, the ADAC advises motorists to pay attention to the price differences during the day when refueling.

According to the ADAC study, fuel is usually cheapest between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. and between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Gasoline prices at gas stations can also be compared with the help of apps.

(ahu) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

Source: merkur

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