IF you’re driving home after the bank holiday weekend, you’ll want to know where to get the most fuel for your bucks.
The good news are that the cheapest 20 towns and cities to buy petrol and diesel have just been revealed, with the prices starting at £118.9 a litre.
Isle of Wight is currently offering the cheapest fuel according to research
It could also come in handy after research last week revealed that petrol prices rocketed by 5p a litre last month – the worst rise in 19 years.
A new analysis by price comparison site Petrolprices.com has found that residents on the Isle of Wight pay the least for their petrol, with the lowest prices currently sitting at 118.9p per litre while the average in the area is 119.3p, according to The Mirror.
The island was closely followed by Leyland in Lancashire, where some lucky motorists only have to fork out 119.7p per litre, at an average of 120.6p.
If you’re a diesel car owner, you’ll have to pay slightly more per litre, with Shildon in Durham currently being the cheapest at 127.9p per litre.
Meanwhile, motorists in Hawes in North Yorkshire pay 128p per litre of diesel. Check out a full list of the 20 cheapest places for both petrol and diesel below.
Ways to cut down on your fuel costsHERE are some tips on how you can slash the cost of fuel
Make your car more fuel-efficient. You can do this by keeping your tyres inflated, taking the roof rack off, emptying your car of clutter and turning off your air con when driving at lower speeds.
Find the cheapest fuel prices. PetrolPrices.com and Confused.com allows you to search prices of UK petrol stations. All you need to do is enter in your postcode and tell it how far you want to travel (up to 20 miles).
Drive more efficiently. Some ways to do this, include:
Accelerate gradually without over-revving
Always drive on the highest possible gear
If you can, allow your car to slow down naturally as your brake is a money burner
Re-starting your car is expensive, if you can keep moving slowly, do so
“Fuel prices can vary massively across the country; it can vary up to 30p a litre between the cheapest station and the most expensive motorway station,” Kitty Bates of PetrolPrices.com said.
“Checking for the cheapest or best value station near you, en route or at your destination can save you money.”
Meanwhile, research from AA has found hidden “oases” where you can save money on your fuel.
“Motorway petrol cost as much as 145.9p a litre yesterday, more than 20p a litre or £10 a tank more expensive than the UK average,” the AA told The Mirror.
“However, there are hidden ‘oases’ of considerably cheaper fuel on or just off the highway.”
To find out where the cheapest petrol stations are located near you, compare prices on Petrolprices.com or Confused.com.
The cheapest places to buy fuel in the UKBELOW are the 20 cheapest towns and cities to buy petrol and diesel in the UK, according to Petrolprices.com.20 cheapest places for petrol:
Ryde, Isle of Wight – 118.9p (lowest) 119.3p (average)
Leyland, Lancashire – 119.7p (lowest) 120.6p (average)
Halesworth, Suffolk – 119.9p (lowest) 120.6p (average)
Leigh, Greater Manchester – 118.9p (lowest) 120.7p (average)
Loanhead, Midlothian – 120.7p (lowest) 121.1p (average)
Haslingden, Lancashire – 120.8p (lowest) 121.1p (average)
Penicuik, Midlothian – 120.9p (lowest) 121.2p (average)
Cwmbran, Torfaen – 1.9.9p (lowest) 121.2p (average)
Renfrew, Renfrewshire – 119.9p (lowest) 121.6p (average)
Broadford, Highland – 120.9p (lowest) 121.6p (average)
Harworth, Nottinghamshire – 120.7p (lowest) 121.7p (average)
Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire – 120.9p (lowest) 121.9p (average)
Ramsgate, Kent – 117.9p (lowest) 121.9p (average)
Hunstanton, Norfolk – 121.9p (lowest) 121.9p (average)
Wednesbury, West Midlands – 120.7p (lowest) 121.9p (average)
Banbridge, County Down – 118.9p (lowest) 122p (average)
Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire – 119.9p (lowest) 122p (average)
Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire – 120.7p (lowest) 122.1p (average)
Tetbury, Gloucestershire – 121.9p (lowest) 122.1p (average)
Willenhall, West Midlands – 120.7p (lowest) 122.1p (average)
20 cheapest places for diesel:
Shildon, County Durham- 127.9p (lowest) 127.9p (average)
Hawes, North Yorkshire – 128p (lowest) 128p (average)
Annan, Dumfries & Galloway- 127.9p (lowest) 128.1p (average)
Broadstairs, Kent – 126.9p (lowest) 128.4p (average)
Epping, Essex- 126.8p (lowest) 128.5p (average)
Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire – 127.9p (lowest) 128.5p (average)
Cardigan, Ceredigion – 127.9p (lowest) 128.6p (average)
Ramsgate, Kent – 126.9p (lowest) 128.6p (average)
Atherstone, Warwickshire – 127.9p (lowest) 128.7p (average)
Crymych, Pembrokeshire – 127.9p (lowest) 128.9p (average)
Maghera, County Londonderry – 127.9p (lowest) 129.2p (average)
Antrim, County Antrim – 128.9p (lowest) 129.4p (average)
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire- 127.7p (lowest) 129.5p (average)
Chard, Somerset – 128.9p (lowest) 129.5p (average)
Dromore, County Down – 127.9p (lowest) 129.6p (average)
Dukinfield, Greater Manchester – 128.9p (lowest) 129.6p (average)
Carrickfergus, County Antrim – 128.9p (lowest) 129.7p (average)
Leigh, Greater Manchester- 128.7p (lowest) 129.7p (average)
Calne, Wiltshire – 126.9p (lowest) 129.7p (average)
Leyland, Lancashire- 128.7p (lowest) 129.7p (average)
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The tips may come in handy as petrol prices are set to soar by £160 a year.
Even better, Sainsbury’s is currently offering 10p a litre off fuel.
Morrisons is also doing an offer – but slightly smaller by giving motorists 5p a litre off.
How far can you drive on a empty tank of fuel?
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