The lack of motorways does not prevent you from easily reaching any destination.
The island can be crossed by the SS 131, a fast dual carriageway that connects Cagliari to Sassari and Porto Torres. From the Abbasanta junction the road forks to Olbia through Nuoro: other fast roads intersect with the 131 connecting other locations. Cagliari is connected with the SS 130 in the south west of the island and with the new SS 125 at the eastern part and up to the north.
Petrol stations are located along the main arterial roads but also in towns crossed by the dense network of secondary roads.