Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims says fuel price comparison tools that help motorists pinpoint the cheapest deals were helping some save as much as $15 each time they filled up their tank.
“The ACCC estimates that by timing their purchases of petrol, and choosing to buy from the lowest priced retailer, motorists filling up a vehicle with a 60 litre tank could save themselves around $10 to $15 per tank of petrol,” he says.
There’s a mix of government and privately run apps and websites, including FuelCheck, MotorMouth, GasBuddy and NRMA apps.
It says the usage of these price comparison tools has increased sharply, from 4 million hits in the December quarter in 2015 to about 21 million hits in the same quarter last year.
Full Content: Sydney Morning Herald
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