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Money-saving expert Martin Lewis has shared a tip for drivers that could instantly lower the price of fuel. As fuel prices across the country continue to soar, household budgets are under even greater strain. For many people, saving money has never been more essential.

In some areas petrol and diesel prices are already over £2 a litre. Finding the cheapest available fuel is therefore a top priority for drivers. Martin Lewis has highlighted a way to immediately reduce the amount you spend on the forecourt, and he says it only takes seconds, Manchester Evening News reports.

Tweeting to his followers, the money expert said: “Find the cheapest gas station nearest you….Petrolprices.com.” The website allows people to enter their postcode and compare gasoline and diesel prices, including specific fuel types such as premium. Over 2.1 million UK drivers already use the site, indicating it can lead to savings of over £220 a year. Martin’s advice proved so popular that the website crashed following his tweet.

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Money saving expert Martin Lewis (Image: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Drivers must register to use the site. But it only takes a few seconds and is therefore worth doing. However, some people were not happy about having to give their contact details. One person took to Twitter to write: “Why do I have to give my information and register?” To which Martin Lewis replied: “Because they want to build a database in exchange for allowing you access to theirs!”

The average cost of a full tank of petrol for a typical 55-litre family car has topped £100 for the first time, according to figures from data firm Experian Catalist released last week – hitting £100.27, KentLive says .

The first petrol stations hit the £2 a liter mark this week, with one in Gateshead hitting 202.9p a liter – a situation one angry motorist described as “totally crazy”. The wholesale oil price rose about 6% last week and shows no signs of slowing down.

And the jump, which saw prices at the pump rise by 2 pence a liter in a single day, was the biggest daily rise in 17 years. RAC spokesman Simon Williams said: ‘More radical government intervention is urgently needed, whether in the form of further fuel tax cuts or a reduction in VAT.

“As things stand, drivers will surely not be able to cope unless something is done to help them. It is quickly becoming a national crisis for the country’s 32 million motorists as well as countless businesses.

Housing Secretary Michael Gove claimed on Sky News on June 9 that Chancellor Rishi Sunak was “on the side of those who struggle”. The Labor Party has called on oil and gas companies to face a “windfall tax” on their profits.

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Source: www.somersetlive.co.uk
This notice was published: 2022-06-15 23:01:00

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