This is the first blog post in the new series that we call Week Savings Tips. It’s simply a nice little savings tip that can save you a lot or a little less money and you get a new tip every week ahead. Today I thought to raise gasoline prices because the price of gasoline is now very high. You can save a fortune just by refueling.
There are two main aspects of saving money when you buy gasoline
The first is that you choose to refuel with a gas station that has a little cheaper gasoline in general and the second is that you can try to time your refueling so that you fill the tank when the gasoline is a little cheaper and then endure when it is more expensive.
Refuel the correct petrol station
Finding cheap gasoline is not easy. But you can actually save some money by refueling in the right place. Prices differ slightly between petrol stations. The stations that have a manned shop usually have slightly higher prices because they also need to be able to afford to pay for staff and shop etc. You can check the page Gasoline prices.nu and see how much gasoline costs at different stations in your vicinity. You can save around 50 cents per liter if you choose one of the slightly cheaper ones.
As an example, I have looked at Gothenburg. There you can today find gasoline that is the cheapest for SEK 13.59 – 13.62 / liter, while the most expensive petrol makers (and also the majority) take SEK 14.13 / liter. If you refuel many liters it will be a difference immediately and if you choose a cheaper petrol gas station every time there will be a lot of money saved for a year. You can also see in the comparison that just Jet has good prices over the law.
Time your refueling for cheaper gasoline
Trying to time your refueling so that you refuel just when the prices are a little lower is not easy. But you can do that if you think about it all the time. This is even better if you have many cars and refuel them all at once when you have the chance at better prices.
It’s kind of like grocery shopping. Buy lots at a time when you can buy cheap. If you take the opportunity to refuel fully when prices go down, then you have the opportunity to wait for the next price cut. If you find that the prices are even lower, you can take the opportunity to refuel even if you have half a tank left or more. Sometimes it can be difficult to know if the price is good because you do not know if it is going up or down, but you have to judge from time to time. In the long run it usually gets right.