Fuel pump trick to save a whopping £6 every time you fill up a car tank

Fuel pump costs now stand at 123.45 pence per litre for petrol while diesel stands at 127.67 pence after costs tumbled for the fourth consecutive week. However, motorists can now save an extra £6 when they fill up their car at a service station with one simple tip.


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Comparing petrol and diesel costs to find the cheapest prices can see road users make massive savings at the forecourts.

Comparison sites can be accessed online or through phone apps and can easily identify the cheapest fuel prices across an area.

Prices can someties be as high as 10p per litre when shopping around meaning to fill an average 55-60 litre tank could see road users save up to £6 every time they fill a tank. 

Josh Elliott, spokesperson for PetrolPrices, says: “The trick is to prepare before embarking on a long journey – so you need not stop at an expensive service station when low on petrol.”

Prices usually differ between counties and regions meaning road users could make savings by filling up before they leave work or then office depending on where they are based.

According to the AA the South East currently has the highest price for unleaded petrol with costs standing at an average of 129.1 pence per litre.

Northern Ireland was found to have the lowest petrol costs with unleaded recorded at 125.2 pence per litre.

Both regions recorded the highest and lowest results for diesel while the AA said the UK petrol average was around 128p per litre.

Other cheap regions for fuel included the North East, Wales and Scotland who all saw average unleaded prices stand at around 127p per litre.

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Some modern connected cars can track down petrol and diesel prices in your area meaning road users never need to pay through the roof for a simple top-up again.

Apps such as Waze can also be used to find the average forecourt prices across a wide area.

A special colour-coded approach means road users will be able to understand how prices relate to each other in seconds.

Motorists could still make extra savings by shopping around for special supermarket deals.


  • Fuel pump costs can be reduced with simple tips

Customers are often given loyalty savings at supermarket forecourts after spending a certain amount in store.

Asda offered a series of road users 5p off per litre after spending £60 or more in-store while Morrison’s have previously handed out a similar offer for those who spend over £40.

All road users need to do is switch their main supermarket shop to the participating store to make extra savings on fuel every week.

However, the AA said coupon promotions discriminate against poorer motorists by restricting their access to savings.

A survey by the group found only 27 percent of those on the lowest socio-economic group regularly spend over £60 on a shopping trip.

It means the price savings generated by a reduction in wholesale price are not passed onto the motorists who most require some extra discounts.

The group is instead pushing for more widespread savings to be available to all customers and not just those willing to spend more money in-store.

Luke Bosdet, AA fuel spokesman said: “Once again, we see wholesale petrol costs falling, down more than a penny a litre since late November, and the only consumers to enjoy savings at the pump are those who can spend £60 in-store first.

“I won’t deny that the vouchers are a good deal for families, but they leave the lower-income customers out in the cold.

“When fuel vouchers were first introduced, those lower-spending customers were offered vouchers giving 2p off a litre from a £20 spend or 3p from a £30 spend.”

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