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Fuel prices and apps to help you save

06.10.2015

THE fuel price has once again decided that it will take on the role of a yo-yo, going up and down, with the latest fuel price increase and decrease. Here are the details to help you better understand.

As predicted throughout the month, 93 EPU/LRP petrol will decrease by two cents per litre, while 95 EPU/LRP petrol will increase by four cents. Diesel will increase by a sizable 53 cents and 51 cents per litre for 0.05 percent and 0.005 percent sulphur, respectively. The wholesale price of illuminating paraffin will increase by 50 cents. The changes will take place at midnight on the 6th October, 2015, for the 7th October 2015, onwards.

If you are tired of the price hikes and the fact that you are visiting the pumps more regularly than you initially planned on doing, then you might want to consider trying out some of these fuel-saving apps that could help you save money at the pumps.

Gas Buddy

Price     Free
Available on iPhone and Android

 With Gas Buddy, users can locate nearby fuel stations and view current prices. The app is updated by the user community and can be sorted by price, distance, or current location.

Google Maps Navigation

Price Free
Available on iPhone and Android

No need to download this app if you're a Google Android user - the update will automatically appear on your phone. Google Maps Navigation identifies traffic pileups and then offers alternative routes. Users can also search for any type of business along the way.

Route4Me

 

Price   Free
Available on  iPhone

For drivers who hit several destinations, such as house hunters, real estate agents and delivery drivers, Route4Me finds the best route for multiple stops. The app claims the entire route is approximately 30 percent shorter after optimization.

Waze

 

Price   Free
Available on iPhone and Android

Waze uses real-time traffic updates to notify users of the best routes to take in order to save on gas and dodge traffic jams. The app is updated by a community of drivers who helped create "speed trap ahead" alerts, warning users of road hazards.

If you know of, or use other helpful apps then let us know; we’d love to try them out.

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06.10.2015
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