Drivers spot petrol for less than 160p a litre – but there's a catch | The Sun

DRIVERS have spotted bargain petrol prices at fuel forecourts and you could save as much as 23p per litre.

Savvy savers shared the pic of petrol prices advertised at 159.7p per litre for unleaded and 175.7p per litre for diesel.

That compares to the average price of fuel is 182.77 per litre for unleaded and 193.04 for diesel according to the latest government figures.

Sharing the find on the hotdealsUK website, the driver said: "Costco have reduced fuel again."

But anyone wanting to fill up on the cheap fuel from Costco faces a catch – you need to be a member.

Costco is a wholesaler where you can bulk buy for cheap, but you can't just walk in from the street if you're not signed up.

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Becoming a member will set you back £26.40 a year if you're a trader or £33.60 for everyone else.

The saver spotted the prices at Costco in Manchester, but other deal hunters have said they have seen the same price at other locations.

We checked petrol prices at Costco's 17 petrol station locations and found that many were also selling unleaded for under 160p per litre.

And one Costco location in Birmingham had an even cheaper price of 155.7p per litre.

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  • Birmingham: 155.7
  • Bristol: 159.9
  • Chester: 159.9
  • Coventry: 159.7
  • Derby: 159.7
  • Edinburgh: 159.7
  • Gateshead: 159.7
  • Glasgow: 162.9
  • Haydock: 159.7
  • Leicester: 159.7
  • Liverpool: 158.9
  • Oldham: 158.7
  • Sheffield: 159.9
  • Southampton: 159.7
  • Stevenage: 162.9
  • Thurrock: 158.7
  • Watford: 159.7

According to petrolprices.com, the 19.7p per litre price at Costco Manchester is the cheapest in the area within 5miles.

It's worth checking petrol prices near you so you can get the best price and keep billsdown, as they can change regularly.

Petrol prices are falling across the board in recent weeks after hitting record highs giving a little bit of relief to hard-up households facing soaring costs.

Supermarkets including Asda and Morrisons are among the places slashing petrol prices.

The AA revealed that wholesale prices were falling and that could see the cost of a tank of petrol fall by as much as £10.

But the RAC warned this week that retailers were not cutting prices for drivers quickly enough.

A Texaco petrol station in Walkden, Greater Manchester, recently attracted motorists from miles around after it started selling unleaded petrol at 159.9p a litre – 20p cheaper than most nearby petrol stations.

How to find the cheapest petrol prices where you are

Petrol prices change regularly so it's worth checking what prices are like near you.

Confused.com has a useful price checker where you can find your nearest cheapest petrol station.

Another option is the PetrolPrices app and website, which lets you check prices from more than 8,000 forecourts near you and using data provided by the public.

Of course you'll want to factor in the distance if driving further to get a cheaper price and whether it's worth it.

RAC has a mileage calculator which you can use to cost up a journey – don't forget to do the return leg too.

Prices at places like Costco and supermarkets are not standard across the country and can vary by location.

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