Have you ever seen a petrol station with HUGE prices and thought ‘I wonder where the cheapest fuel near me is?’ Luckily – there’s a way to find out.
Fuel prices have seen a dramatic drop recently, so it’s a cheap time to fill up your tank. But although prices are low, it can fluctuate from one fuel station to the next.
If you wanted to know where to get the cheapest fuel in your area, instead of driving around, there’s a way to find out prices in advance of your trip.
Whether you’re on the go, or in the comfort of your own home, it’s well worth knowing about this!
Once you’ve signed up for a free account, you’ll have access to updated prices from petrol stations throughout the country, so no matter where you are, you can see where to go.
Once you’ve entered your postcode, you’ll find a map of your options within a five mile radius (which you can expand if you wanted a wider search).
The results displayed are based on prices for unleaded petrol. Fear not if you have a diesel car though – simply click on a petrol station and you’ll see other prices (including premium fuel if they have it).
The website is powered by a mixture of data from the company and users – so if the prices near you need updating, you can help another fellow driver.
In general the prices are kept well up to date, but in the odd time it’s a bit behind, you can update it yourself.
If you download the mobile app, it works in exactly the same way. You can filter results by brand, distance and price.
It is also based from your current location, so if you’re in a place you’re not familiar with, you can do a search for the nearest and cheapest petrol station.
Should I Buy The Cheapest Fuel Near Me?
What most people might not know, is that filling up with the cheapest petrol on the market all the time might not be the best for your car.
My boyfriend (see more about him here) is a massive car fan – so it’s only fair he explains it in his own words:
“Something to bare in mind when regularly buying supermarket fuel; it is known by most vehicle mechanics that constantly using cheap supermarket fuel can cause reliability issues further down the line.
This is most likely attributed to the poorer quality fuel. Using supermarket fuel every so often should cause no issue, but there is a reason supermarket fuel is less expensive than the big brands”
So, should you always fill up with cheap supermarket fuel? Perhaps not. Fuel from Shell, Esso and buying the ‘premium’ fuel every so often should keep your car running for longer.
Hopefully this will help you make sure you’re always getting the best price for your fuel, no matter what you fill up with.
Of course, if you can combine using this tool along with reward schemes from the big brands – it will amplify your savings even more.