“ Find the lowest UK petrol price in your area. „
Whether you are insuring, taxing or refuelling your vehicle these days it is obvious that motoring is not cheap. Depending on where you live it can difficult to think of being able to get by without a car, maybe if you reside in a large city where the public transport system is sufficient it would be possible, but for many it is a case of trying to be more economical for the sake of the environment and their bank account. A great help in trying to accomplish this is petrolprices.com which has many good features.
Firstly to get the greatest benefit from the website you just need to complete a simple registration process. On the home page you are invited to "find the lowest petrol prices in your area", just type your post code into the search box and press enter. Next the results page will appear displaying a certain number of garages, the price they charge for a litre of fuel and how far away they are from your current location (based on the post code you entered). At the top of this page are three boxes, one where your postcode is displayed which you can change if you wish and then two drop down boxes. The first drop down box gives the option to say within how many miles you would like to find your petrol station, 5, 10, 15 or 20 and the second box asks what fuel you want to look for, either Diesel, LPG, LRP, Premium Diesel, Super Unleaded or Unleaded. The search may find 11 locations that sell your fuel within your specified distance but it will just show you maybe the five cheapest. You are also given a map that you can use to find these filling stations if you need it. The site makes the claim that is has 8,000 daily updates and they can even email you regularly to inform you of the lowest prices in your area.
Petrolprices.com is also educational offering details and history about some of the biggest fuel companies in the United Kingdom including Shell, BP, Esso, Texaco, Total and even the supermarket chains. You can learn about fuel tax and also check out an interesting breakdown of where the money goes and who to every time you buy a litre of fuel. Different types of fuel are also explained in a way that the public can understand.
The site is littered with fantastic tips for getting the best out of your car, concerning areas like tyres, brakes, lights, oil, water, clutch and the kinds of things would be looked at during an MOT test.
Finally the environment section is great and it discusses ideas like cycling and car sharing which will obviously mean fewer vehicles on the road but also are great ways to benefit financially. If you need to keep driving though as I do you can try and put in to action some of the great advice given, for example don't drive when you can walk, do your best to drive in the highest possible gear, keep your windows closed, check your tyre pressure, don't carry around unnecessary loads, try not to use the air conditioning and avoid erratic driving.
What more could you want, a website that gives you ideas to save money and do your bit for the environment, nice one!
Petrolprices.com is a free to use site which is designed to save you money on your fuel expenses... so far so good, eh? What this site does is - once you've registered of course - is e-mail you with the cheapest petrol stations around, according to your fuel of choice (unleaded, diesel etc.).
Registering to the site is free and easy and only takes a few minutes, and only asks for your name, postcode and e-mail address. This is such a relief compared to other sites which want your address, credit card details and date of birth. It's also secure and has a valid five year security certificate.
The e-mail lists the five cheapest petrol stations in your area (according to the postcode you entered). The prices they provide are always 100% accurate (so far, anyway) and according to the website the prices update 8,000 times a day and there are 11,114 petrol stations on their registry. They have even released a handy app for the iPod touch/iPhone named 'PetrolPrices Pro'.
I definitely recommend this site as it's accurate and easy to sign up - and the e-mails come to you so you don't even need to keep checking the site for updates. Most of all - it's free! There's no harm in signing up so hop over there today!
I'm sure you'll agree that we spend far to much on fuel (especially when you take into account fuel duty AND vat - don't even get me started!)
I found this site about a year ago and I can't tell enough people about it.
Basically, you tell it what postcodes you are in (such as home and work) and whether you use petrol and diesel and it will email you with the nearest, cheapest petrol/diesel stations to those postcodes.
Each email give you the name of the garage, how much the fuel is and how far away from your specific postcode it is. Sometimes it can be worth driving those extra few miles to save money.
Now comes the maths bit.
Here's a couple of equations that I use to determine if it's worth going that extra mile for 'cheaper' fuel (it works best if you've got a fuel computer to give you the mpg figure though).
There are approx 4 litres to a gallon. Cost per Litre X 4 = Cost per Gallon
Divide this by MPG will give you cost per mile.
So you drive at 60mpg using fuel costing £1.049 = (1.049X4)/60 = 7p per mile.
On an average tank of £35 -
£1.049 give you (£35/£1.049) 33.37 litres = (/4) = 8.34 Gallons @ 60mpg you get 500.48 miles from £35
But with the price 1p cheaper
£1.039 gives you (£35/1.039) 33.69 litres = (/4) = 8.42 Gallons @ 60mpg you get 505.29 miles from £35.
A difference of 4.8 miles.
Hope this helps (and doesn't confuse)
This site is wonderful, the basic idea is that you put your postcode in and they will find you the cheapest petrol stations within a radius that you choose
To use the site you need to register and they ask for all the normal information, name, address and email. Once you have registered you can access the workings of the site.
All you need to do is enter your postcode and pick a radius either 2, 5, 10 , 15, 20 and then pick they type of fuel that you use diesel, LPG,LRP, Premium Diesel, Super Unleaded and Unleaded (so don't be put off by the name it is not just petrol)
The side then gives you the 5 cheapest petrol stations that are within the radius you have chosen. It tells you their name, city, distance, price, and when this was last updated. This is the only problem I have found some times in just one day some stations have put there price up by 2 pence a litre.
You can also set up emails so petrol prices.com email you at interval you have chosen giving you the lowest prices of fuel in the area you have chosen.
The site also contains information and links on break down cover, car insurance, car warranties.
Also there is information about fuel, the types companies and how the money you pay for your fuel get broken down. For me this is quite shocking.
The site has information regarding the environment , and how we can save money which is always good.
I really like this site and the difference between the highest and lowest price is normally at least 4p. For me putting in 40 litres a week that saves me £1.60 a week this is £83.20 so this site really does save me money
I have always used Tesco for my fuel as it is the most convinient and I can also get clubcard points but then my Dad referred me to petrolprices.com.
He informed me that if I register they will send me regular updates by email of the petrol prices in the surrounding area to me.
When you go on the site it will ask you for your postcode, this can be home or work, wherever you want to find the cheapest fuel. It will then ask you to login/register. Registering is easy to do and will only take you a few minutes.
You will need to confirm your email address and what fuel you use (petrol/Diesel) and then you will be given the 5 nearest petrol station prices.
It will tell you how many miles away it is from the postcode you entered and what the prices are.
Just above the search results there is options for you to change what you are looking for. You can change the postcode, the miles radius and the fuel type you require.
Below the search results there is a map of the area which clearly shows you the locations of the filling station.
It is well worth looking at as a few pence saved here and there all adds up.
A friend referred me to petrolprices.com recently after hearing me complain about the price of diesel in my local independent garage, there are several petrol stations in my area but each one requires a different route so it's not like I have the time or energy to drive round them all checking out who is 2p a litre cheaper. I know my local one is among the more expensive, but to do a circuit comparing the petrol stations would waste me more petrol than I'd save.
The main purpose of petrolprices.com is to find and compare the prices of petrol and diesel at your nearest garage forecourts without you having to drive around checking the price boards. Using the site will not cost you a penny so any money saved is pure profit!
To get the full benefit of the site you need to register, this will take you two minutes at the most and all they want to know is your name, address and email address. You need to choose a password and then a verification email will be sent to you, click the link and you're now ready to take advantage of the cheapest fuel possible.
After verifying your account you will be asked to set some default details so that petrolprices.com can give you the most accurate information each time you visit without you having to re-enter your details. You let the site know which fuel you use, diesel in my case, and your postcode so they can find the closest petrol stations for you. Again, this is a very quick process and once done can easily be edited in case you want to look for petrol prices from a different address.
Once on the site it's very easy to navigate. A large Google Map of my area dominates the search results page with all the relevant petrol stations clearly marked with very good accuracy. The default search radius is 2 miles but you have the option to alter this to 5, 10, 15 or 20 miles away from your specified postcode. Personally I wouldn't drive out of my way for further than 5 miles to fill up my car, but these are useful options if you want to find a fill up point halfway through a journey.
Changing the search radius from 2 miles to 5 miles makes all the difference, but petrolprices.com will only show the cheapest five stations so even though there are closer ones I'd like details of there is no way to get the information. My results showed 20 petrol stations were located within 5 miles of me, but the five cheapest happened to be 4.79 miles away so I automatically lost any detail of similarly priced stations only 1 mile away. I'd like to see this rectified as I find it very frustrating that they haven't incorporated a 'next five' or 'compare all' button to give me a full choice.
When I have the search options set correctly I find this a brilliant resource and have several times found cheaper petrol without going out of my way. For example if I am going to my daughters house I can check the petrol station prices which are on route and plan my journey depending on where they are situated. Likewise when we visited the Midlands recently I found a petrol station which was vastly cheaper than any of the others so my daughter timed our arrival with when she needed a full tank of unleaded petrol and saved herself a small fortune.
There are other things you can do on petrolprices.com such as finding information about motor insurance and also a link directing you to a resource for finding cheap airport parking. The bulk of petrolprices.com is page filling advice which is interesting to read the first time you visit but it's not anything you will need to refer to time and again, much of this advice is common sense which as a driver you will probably be aware of. I found the article on how petrol prices have increased over the last 15 years interesting and written in nice layman's terms, which only served to reinforce the fact that we are being royally ripped off and have been for years!
There's a blog on petrolprices.com which is quite interesting but is really just a rehashing of what the BBC think is happening in the world of car fuel prices, what are good are the comments left in response to the blog entries. Some of the people who post on petrolprices.com are very high brow and get on their soapbox about the rising fuel prices, sometimes it gets a little repetitive though when you notice there are 93 comments and most of them read 'how can Tesco get away with charging £xx.xx when Morrisons.......' There are a good few posts which are very useful though, such as a thread about petrol money which can be claimed back from the government. I gave my self employed son in law the link and when he looked into it he found he could claim back over £1000 in refunded road fuel. We would have known nothing about this if were not for petrolprices.com
I think this is a very useful site indeed, I shall continue to use it for the prices of my local petrol stations although I fear I will not have very much use for the rest of the site other than a quick glance over the blog section now and again. If you drive a lot, whether for leisure or business, then you could make some big savings on your fuel consumption.
I ahve only recently signed up for this site after having to really cut down how much petrol I used.
Basically the idea of the site is that it can tell you where to find the cheapest petrol in your area so as to save you money.
To get proper access to the site you have to sign up, however this is completely free and will teake about 2 minutes to do. Once signe dup it wil ask you to input the postcode of the place you want to find the petrol prices for. I inputted home but you could use your work place or somewhere you are travelling to. After you ahve entered the postcode you ahve to decide how far you are willing to travel, basically a radius from the postcode, this is in incriments of 5miles. The website will then show you where the cheapest petrol can be found and it generally shows you quite a few to choose from. It also shows how far it is from your chosen postcode.
You can get the information sent straight to your inbox for no charge and you can choose how frequently you want this to happen. The most frequent being daily. If you select this option the website will send the information to you around midday but it will be data from the previous day so it can be a little bit out of date.
The site does not just give petrol prices but also diesel and other options too. Its well worth a look if you do quite a bit of driving as you might find a good way to save yourself a few pounds.
This website is fantastic. Nowadays, especially in the past year. It has been very important for people to watch what they spend. Many money saving sites have popped up, but this one concentrates on what is one of the biggest expenses people have... petrol.
You have to register with the website first. Once registered you search by simply entering a postcode. Results are displayed within a 5 mile radius. You can then refine your search by widening the area and chosing the type of fuel. The fuel choices are diesel, LPG, LRP, premium diesel, unleaded and super unleaded. Once the search is complete (which is very fast) you are presented with the ten cheapest prices.
You can also sign up for email alerts. You can get the prices right in your inbox on a daily, weekly, twice weekly or monthly basis. Well worth doing as it is amazing what you can save. To my surprise on one occasion, a 0.3 mile trip found a petrol station with unleaded for 2p per litre cheaper. Now that can save me around 80p every time I fill up. Twice weekly this is £1.60 per week or over £80 per year (sorry to lazy to work it out exactly).
If you can save some money through a free service, then there is no reason why you shouldn't.
I can't believe I've never used this website before today! www.petrolprices.com is a brilliant website that can show you where the cheapest petrol station in your area is.
You have to register with the site before you can use the search facilities but I would think that is to stop automated search engines from stealing from their data and it doesn't cost you anything to do this. You just fill in your name, address, email address and a password then they'll set up your account automatically and send you an activation code so you can get started in just a few minutes.
Once you're all logged on, put in your postcode and the site will search for the petrol prices in your area. I filled up just today so I know for a fact that the price it showed me for the cheapest station is correct (the local Tesco) and thought that the price order it showed the other nearest petrol stations in was as expected as well.
On registering with the site I was asked if I'd like to receive email updates of prices in my area and could select the frequency at which I would receive them too. I signed up for once a week and am amazed that I can get this as a free service. Just think how much it will save me over the course of a year? It's much cheaper than driving around wasting petrol in a bid to find 1p a litre cheaper than the station you drove past ten minutes earlier!
If you're not already a member of this site, and you drive a car obviously, then I highly recommended getting registered.
www.petrolprices.com is a great useful site that allows you to find out which garages are selling the cheapest petrol and diesel in your area. If you input your details you will be able to find out where the garages are that sell the cheapest petrol within a certain radius are...you can determine that radius..
You can opt to have emails sent to you to keep you updated - you will be able to choose how often you want to receive the emails. I always have a daily email.
The disdvantage of it is that occasionally you get an email stating the cheapest petrol price but when you got here it has gone up since the email...they are therefore not quite 'real time' figures. However, more often than not they are accurate.
The site also contains other useful information like fuel saving tips, advice about 'green' motoring and there is also a blog.
I recently visited this website after seeing a review on it and thought what a good idea it was.
Upon visiting the website, you will probably see for yourself, it is easy and simple to use.
When you first go on the website you will see a search box, if you type your postcode in if will tell you the cheapest. In order to see details of where this is you will need to sign up. However signing up is free...so not to fret!
I signed up and got instant information on the cheapest petrol filling stations near me. The website is really easy to use and if you check before you go to fill up you can save lots of £'s!!
The good thing about the website is that it will tell you the closest petrol station to you..this prevents you from travelling miles out of your way for the cheapest petrol and then it being worthless, as you have spent the extra money on petrol travelling to it!! lol
Overall a great website, especially with the credit crunch, well worth a look for those that drive a vehice and need to get petrol!
Petrolprices.com was initially set up to have a database of nearly 8000 petrol and diesel retail locations, compare the prices of different garages in your area and give you the best estimate of cheapest price in your area.
The site has information about environment, here you can read about car share schemes, cycling to work, buying a green car if there is such thing and getting information about bio diesel fuels. Fuel info is very important part of the site. Here you learn about cheapest fuel, types of fuels and taxes etc.
Motoring info is where you find out information about parking places, rescue and other motoring issues.
So over time the site has expanded.
In order to get details of the cheapest vehicle fuel retailer you have to join so the company can privy you with all the latest offers. Forget the junk mail, in my search I found 10p price difference from what I was paying. So without any shadow of doubt I will be using this site more and more as increase in petrol prices leave a big dent in my money wallet.
The website allows you to search by town or post code, and will list the cheapest petrol/diesel in that area. You can choose which fuel to display, and the size of the search area.
To get the full info you need to register your email address, but there is no cost. You then get the details on an individual basis for each petrol station. You can get details for unleaded, super unleaded, LRP, LPG, diesel and premium diesel.
You can even get email alerts for up to three post code and fuel combinations, and get the info daily if you want. The information is sent in the middle of the day, and relates to data from the previous day, so is sometimes a day out of date.
I find it useful when travelling areas away from home when I'm not familiar with the area. The info may be a slightly out of date by the time you get there, but it still gives you an idea of the cheapest stations, and a target price. I live in a generally high fuel price area, and so what seems cheap to me may not necessarily be that good deal for the area.
Also on ciao.
I find this a very useful website to use in order to check out the cheapest fuel prices in a local area at any one time. The site functions by gathering fuel data from Fuel Card users every work day at thousands of petrol stations all around the country. When they purchase fuel with their card the site gathers the information so that they know what type of fuel is purchased and how much it cost. Since there are tens of thousands of fuel card users in the UK, they claim to be able to update their prices at around 8,000 stations every working day.
It is easy to sign up and register free on the site. They will then send you an email so you can activate your account. Once a member you are allowed up to twenty free searches a week which is probably more than sufficient for most people. You can actually visit the site and do a limited quick search without registering but you will get a wider range of options if you sign up.
The site is well designed and easy to navigate. At the top of the home page you will see five tabs : home, motoring info, fuel info, environment and blog. But it is in the centre where you will find the main search box. It is here where you enter either a post code or the name of the town from where you want the search to be made. The results of any search will show a list of the five nearest petrol stations that have the cheapest prices for your chosen fuel type. The locations will also be plotted on a Google map further down the page. You can modify your search in terms of distance (from 2 to 20 miles) and type of fuel (leaded, unleaded, diesel etc). At the bottom of the home page is a list of the latest data regarding the average. minimum and maximum petrol prices across the country.
There are also sections of the website that present information on green technology, insurance companies, lift-sharing, cheaper breakdown cover, a bike scheme and car-parking. There is also a blog which is more of a notice board of links to latest petrol related news items. This is an excellent and handy little website to have in your favourites list. It is also one of the best designed websites I have reviewed and therefore highly recommended.
I stumbled upon this site about a year ago or maybe slightly less than that. It was actually recommended by a friend who had saved money by finding the cheapest petrol station in his area by using this site.
I log in once a week when I need to fill the tank of my car. Search engine needs to know where you are living and it will come up with the best price of petrol in your area. Every single petrol station is covered.
You have to register with this site in order to use it. When logged in you can find out lowest petrol price in the area. Last week I managed to save £2.50 on£40 fill.
I have saved more in the past. I think most was £5 one week from the most expensive.
Also you will find information about all the motoring issues here. Links to motoring issues are located at the bottom of home page.
I don't go out of my way to find the best priced garage. If there is one in the way I will use it.
Recommended site because it saves money