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08 April, 2013 - Peta Daniels Peta Daniels

Saving Tips for Car Hire Fuel Costs

When hiring a car, one aspect you may overlook is the fuel costs associated with your travel adventures. If you are embarking on a road trip journey, you will want to ensure you get the best fuel prices when out and about. So here are some helpful tips to reduce the hassle of finding the best fuel prices while enjoying your holiday adventures.

Fuel Prices

How Can You Save?


Use an online search tool such as, MotorMouth and access fuel price data for the area you are travelling in. Sourcing information for locations throughout Australia, Motormouth allows you to search by postcode, suburb, or street name. Providing comprehensive details for each surveyed petrol station, this website is a convenience resource that can help to navigate you in the direction of the best fuel deals.

Other online fuel watch resources that you may like to view include:

Western Australia: Fuel Watch
Queensland: RACQ Fuel Watch
New South Wales: NRMA Fuel Prices
Tasmania: RACT Fuel Prices
Victoria: RACV Petrol Prices
South Australia: RAA Cheap Fuel Search

Top Tip: Fuel stations are similar to car hire agents - there are both major and independent suppliers. Don't be too quick to dismiss the local independent fuel stations as they can sometimes be great competitors within the local market!

Don't forget to read your car hire terms and conditions to ensure you are aware of the fuel policy associated with your chosen vehicle. Many suppliers stipulate the policy of 'pick up full, return full'. Ask the rental agent at the time of pick up which is the closest fuel station to their depot.

Enjoy your travels!