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Pay less at the pump

 

Cheaper fuel is just a click away!

Fed up trying to find the best deal on ever-increasing petrol prices? Well the good news is you can now fill up on fuel without emptying your wallet!

A variety of new smartphone apps enable you to track the cheapest fuel in your area. You can also use them to let family and friends know the best deals, and to earn rewards.

Motor Mouth is a website and mobile app that helps drivers to find the best nearby deal on fuel, keeping more of your cash in your pocket.

  • Motor Mouth is a database of up to date, accurate fuel prices from over 2,300 petrol stations.
  • The petrol prices are compiled by Motor Mouth’s own roaming drivers, major fuel retailers, service station operators and private companies, as well as users like you and I.
  • Users who submit prices are rewarded with credits that can be exchanged for premium features within the app.
  • The app uses location-based data to give you petrol prices for the stations near you.
  • Get the app now for iPhone or Android.

PetrolSpy is a free mobile app helping drivers find the best deal on fuel.

Fuel Map Australia – this smartphone app is also a free crowd-sourced database of petrol stations and fuel prices from all across Australia.

  • Users like you can add and edit petrol station information and fuel prices for in your area, to be shared with other drivers.
  • Locations of petrol stations are shown on the map as a branded pin with the last known fuel price displayed above. The slide-in site list makes it easy to find the cheapest petrol station near-by in seconds.
  • WA fuel prices are updated automatically using FuelWatch.
  • Fuel Map also comes with a handy fuel log book so you can keep track of your fuel purchases, as well as your vehicle’s fuel economy.
  • Get the app now for iPhone or Android.

For even more smart and easy ways to save on cash with your car, check out our fab post on DIY car maintenance tips to boost your budget!

And why not try these 10 top tips to save on your fuel use – and therefore save you cash!

 Make fewer trips – whenever you can, try to combine your daily errands into one big trip. You’ll avoid fuel wastage by stopping and starting your car less often.

  1. Avoiding driving in peak hour – obviously heavy traffic is something we’d all like to avoid whenever we can, but avoiding it can save you fuel (and cash!) as well as time. The constant stop and start of negotiating heavy traffic wastes a lot of petrol.
  2. Close the windows (and sunroof, if you’ve got one). When you’re out on the open highway, keeping windows closed improves your car’s aerodynamics, reducing the ‘drag’ and your fuel usage.
  3. Remove the roof rack or storage box – just like leaving the windows open when travelling at speed, these increase drag and make your car use more fuel.
  4. Travel light! Just like your body, your car needs more fuel to carry more weight. Storing heavy items in the boot of your car increases the amount of petrol your car needs – so keep these in the garage until you need them.
  5. Be a smooth operator. Reduce your car’s fuel usage by accelerating and braking smoothly whenever you can. The perfect way to travel is at a constant speed and in a high gear. Remember, there’s little point accelerating past a car to simply be in front of it at the next set of lights!
  6. Don’t push the pedal to the metal! When you push the accelerator down a long way to avoid changing into a lower gear (into third from fourth, for example), then you’re actually using more fuel not less.
  7. Minimise the use of air-conditioning – it uses quite a bit of fuel, so keep it for those really hot days.
  8. Check your tyre pressures regularly – low air levels mean your car’s using more fuel.
  9. Keep your car well maintained – regular checks and servicing will help keep your car running well and minimise fuel use. Check out our DIY car maintenance tips to boost your budget!