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Fuelcheck app goes wowsers at the bowsers

19 June 2020

Motorists have one million reasons to download the NSW Government’s free FuelCheck app, with the huge milestone reached less than three years since its launch in 2017.

 

Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the app empowered motorists to make more informed decisions about where to fill up, by providing them with real-time petrol information for all fuel types and service stations across NSW.

“One million downloads is a significant milestone and clearly demonstrates the power of transparency and how much of a game changer this app is for motorists,” Mr Dominello said.

“One million people can’t be wrong. Whether you’re a parent, student, business owner, taxi driver or pensioner, the app could save you hundreds of dollars a year at the bowser.

“We’ve seen a spike in downloads since the COVID-19 restrictions and schools reopening. Now is the time to get on board and bag a bargain.

“Almost 94 per cent of motorists have given it the thumbs up, and the NRMA has said using the app regularly in a standard vehicle could save you $500 a year.”

Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson said Fair Trading officers regularly conducted compliance checks to protect motorists.
“If the price at the pump doesn’t match the price on the app, don’t hesitate to contact Fair Trading,” Mr Anderson said.

“The vast majority of service stations do the right thing, but our officers are regularly in the community making sure the rules are followed.”

The app is one of a raft of measures helping to ease cost of living pressures for households. Others include Energy Switch, cheaper Green Slips and $100 Creative Kids and Active Kids vouchers.

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