App helps drivers save on petrol as fuel excise discount ends
NSW drivers are being urged to use the FuelCheck app to find a cheaper servo and save up to $10 a tank as the fuel excise discount ends on Wednesday.
Treasurer Matt Kean said the app can save drivers up to $800 a year and is just one of the measures contributing to the almost $7 billion delivered in cost of living savings to NSW residents since July 2017.
“Prices can vary greatly between petrol stations so if you’re filling up a 50L tank and there’s a 20 cent difference between service stations, you’d save $10 by filling up at the cheaper one,” Mr Kean said.
“Driving a couple of hundred metres down the road to a cheaper servo can really pay off and boost your budget.
“New data from the past six months shows independents consistently offer drivers the cheapest fuel.”
Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said Sydney’s cheapest petrol is often found in the western and southwestern suburbs.
“FuelCheck has been an overwhelming success, with more than 2.2 million drivers downloading the free app, and 93 per cent giving it the thumbs up,” Mr Dominello said.
“With high petrol prices right now, drivers can find the cheapest fuel anywhere in NSW in real-time in the palm of their hand.
“Do yourself a favour these school holidays and get the app. You could save up to $800 a year by using it regularly.”