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Quick Tip #5 - How to Get Cheaper Petrol

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If you own a car or a motorbike, then you'll have noticed that petrol doesn't come cheap and worse than that the prices of fuel are rising.

Photo: Bidgee, Wikimedia Commons

If you want to find the cheapest place to fill up your tank in your vicinity, it's worth doing a quick price comparison of local petrol stations to see who is charging the least, and where they are located.

Living in Perth, I have long been a fan of Fuel Watch, where I'll quickly hop online to find the cheapest petrol in my local area. A quick scan of the prices, regularly saves me around 3c a litre, which adds up to a nice saving for a full tank of fuel, and saves a lot of money over the year. Additionally, I've learnt that locally, filling up on a Tuesday (randomly) seems to be a cheaper petrol day rather than closer to the weekend.

If you're not in Perth, then don't fear, as the internet (as always), has you covered. A great site (and app) is Motormouth, where you just type in your postcode, and in return you get a list of petrol stations in your area and the prices. Motormouth currently reports accurate fuel prices in the following areas: Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin and Perth.

If your area is not covered here, then jump online and see if you can find a local fuel watch site, and share it on here (in the comments) so other readers can benefit too.

Do you have any more tips on how to get free petrol?

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