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Van drivers could save £437 a year by planning their petrol visits

by LLB Finance Reporter
21st Feb 24 6:30 am

Using apps and websites to find the cheapest places to fill up in your area is an effective strategy for cutting down on fuel expenses.

Recent data from Hippo Leasing indicates that van drivers in the UK could potentially save a substantial £436.80  annually on petrol through this approach alone.

Tom Preston, the Managing Director of Hippo Leasing and an automotive expert, said, “Driving smoothly, with less stopping and starting will help save the amount of petrol you use,” further emphasising.

“Also, keeping tyres properly inflated, and shedding unnecessary weight can significantly reduce the cost of your journey.

“Don’t wait for your dashboard light to flash to tell you to fill up. We found it will cost you on average 35p to drive your van an extra few miles to a cheaper station in the area. This would be worthwhile if the savings on pence per litre are dramatic enough.”

Hippo Leasing analysed how much drivers could save by looking around for the cheapest offers on petrol within a 5-mile radius in the top 50 most populated UK cities.

The data revealed that if drivers used an app, such as PetrolPrices, to find the cheapest petrol on offer in the area, they could save up to £27.30 on a tank of petrol.

This highest-saving was in Coventry, where if drivers in the city drove 2.11 miles from the centre (for a cost of 29p) they would get the tank for £27.30, cheaper than the most expensive in the city, proving it is always worth checking for the prices in your area.

The average Brit fills their fuel tank fully 16 times per year! This means if Brits planned their petrol visits for the cheapest petrol station in the area, they could generate a whopping saving of up to £436.80 a year!

Drivers in Wigan (£394.24 a year) and Leicester (£425.60 a year) could also make significant savings.

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