Track down the best prices in your area
Paying for fuel is part and parcel of owning a car. As prices continue to trend upwards, more people are looking to save at the bowser any way they can.
Saving even a few cents per litre can add up quickly if you did the math, and every bit counts!
Comparethemarket.com.au recognises the need to stay on top of prices, so we’ve given you a fuel comparison tool that lets you locate where some of the best fuel prices are close to you.
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Comparing fuel in your area
There’s no escaping the fact that higher fuel prices are here to stay. Sure, they fluctuate depending on world events and changes to the exchange rate, however it’s fair to say that gone are the days of cheap petrol.
In order to help you find the best prices nearest you, comparethemarket.com.au has provided an easy-to-use tool that lets you enter your postcode and type of fuel you use, returning information on some of the cheapest fuel close to you. It takes only seconds, and by checking in and using this often you could really start to save on your fuel bill over time.
We update this information three times a day. This currently applies to the following areas of Australia:
- Gold Coast
- Sunshine Coast
For certain regional towns in each state we provide you with the average price of fuel for the previous day.
Compare fuel and save today, tomorrow and next week at comparethemarket.com.au!
Things to look out for
The price of petrol impacts all drivers, and while the factors that determine pricing is out of our hands, you can still have your shot at finding the cheapest price at the bowser if you have your finger on the pulse.
At comparethemarket.com.au, we’ve provided a simple online price comparison tool for all motorists that displays some of the cheapest prices closest to you. Just by telling us your postcode and type of fuel you use, we’ll be able to point you in the right direction in a flash!
Keeping regular tabs of prices via our online tool can pay dividends.
The early bird catches the worm!
So we’ve established there’s not much you can do about petrol prices, but there’s a way you can buck the price trend. Picking the days where prices are lower in the cycle is the easiest strategy to cut down your fuel costs long term.
Another advantage of being able to compare fuel prices is that for the same amount you would normally pay on your particular fuel, you could put this into a higher performing fuel and come out equal. So essentially you’re getting better performance for the same price. Who could argue with that?
Play it smart and compare your fuel at comparethemarket.com.au and start saving today.
Types of fuel in Australia
The types of engines out there and the fuel they take each have their own benefits. If you’re in the market for a new car, it’s especially important to know the difference between fuels when making your purchase, as it could ultimately influence the price you pay at the bowser.
Here’s a handy guide that explains the different types of fuels you’ll find in Australia.
Unleaded petrol (ULP)
If your car takes unleaded petrol, you have plenty of options when it comes to providers, as all stations carry unleaded petrol. The newer technology of petrol engines also means they are more efficient than previous generation petrol engines, in theory driving your dollars further.
Although you typically pay more for this type of fuel over ULP, diesel is regarded as being much more efficient. Not only that, but diesel engines inherently have more torque and therefore are ideal for carrying heavy loads or towing things such as caravans.
LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas)
LPG is much cheaper than Unleaded or Diesel, however the trade-off is that you achieve less performance, and it can often take up valuable luggage space in standard vehicles. The upshot, however, is that the government offers rebates to convert to LPG, therefore making it a viable option for the price conscious.
Premium unleaded 95 and 98 fuels
Often referred to as ‘higher octane’ unleaded, these two versions of ULP contain a research octane number (RON) level of either 95 or 98; which is essentially the fuel’s resistance to ignite under high pressure. Just about all new cars can take these variations of unleaded fuel.
Fundamentally this fuel is unleaded petrol except it contains up to 10% of ethanol – a biofuel derived from renewable products. This represents one of the cheaper petrol options on the market, and is compatible with all new, and some older cars.
This type of fuel is made from natural, renewable sources that burns cleaner and contains no petroleum and is biodegradable.
Premium diesel has no real power advantages over standard diesel, however it is purported to clean your engine more effectively, in turn extending its life and providing better economy and bang for buck.
At the end of the day, the price you pay for your fuel is governed more or less by the type of engine your car has, and which compatible fuel you choose to run. By quickly checking our price tool at comparethemarket.com.au, you will at least have the best chance at locating some of the cheapest fuel in your area for your particular car. Try it now – it only takes seconds!
The quickest way to save on your fuel
At comparethemarket.com.au, you’re able to quickly see some of the cheapest fuel prices in your area. Simply enter your postcode and the type of fuel you’re after into our easy-to-use tool.
Pricing information is updated regularly, so it pays to check-in often!
Timing is everything
With petrol prices following a price cycle of up to 3 weeks, the key to getting in at the right time is to try and identify the trend in your area.
By regularly keeping watch of the fuel price tool at comparethemarket.com.au, you can easily see online when the prices are at their lowest.
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to keeping on top of ever-increasing fuel prices. By following the above tips however, you will be in good stead to save as much as possible.
Why not bookmark this page so you can check in regularly for some of the best prices nearest you? You could end up saving yourself a good deal of money over time!