RACV's arevo app helps provide savings at the fuel bowser
Victorians searching for ways to save money amid rising transport costs can save an average of 30.3 cents per litre if they shop around and compare prices at fuel retailers, according to RACV.
Comparison can be done easily through RACV’s arevo app which now includes a Fuel Finder feature, as well as discounts which can save users up to 12 cents for each litre of fuel purchased at EG Ampol outlets.
According to the latest Australian Automobile Association Transport Affordability Index, released this month, Melburnians spend an average of $468.67 per week on transport costs.
Of the $468.67 in average spend, fuel is setting motorists back $96.10 every week – the second highest cost behind car loan repayments and $12.96 more than at the same time last year.
The Fuel Finder in the arevo app – developed in partnership with Intelematics – is free to use for all Victorians, and includes an interactive map which compares prices at petrol stations, accurate to the cent and refreshed every 15 minutes.
It allows users to personalise their search options by filtering their preferred types of fuel and retailers of choice, and to sort by lowest prices and shortest travel distances.
RACV General Manager Mobility Julia Hunter said arevo’s Fuel Finder feature covers fuel prices in both the Melbourne metropolitan area and regional Victoria.
“There are often substantial price variances for fuel even in the same suburb or town,” Ms Hunter said
“By using the Fuel Finder in the arevo app and simply shopping around for the cheapest price every time they fill up, arevo app users can save an average of $299.05 a year or up to 30.3 cents per litre on any given purchase.”
Arevo can also help people plan routes with alternative modes of transport such as bikes and public transport to further reduce transport costs. It also offers significant savings for all Victorians with fuel discount vouchers within the app – providing users with as much as 12 cents off per litre when they shop for fuel at EG Ampol outlets.
Arevo users are able to combine a guaranteed 4 cent per litre discount found in the app with their Woolworths Everyday Rewards Card discount plus an additional 4 cents off for those that spend $5 or more in-store when they fill up – totalling 12 cents per litre in savings.
“Not only can arevo help motorists make informed decisions about where they fill up, we can also help them save even more once they get to the counter,” Ms Hunter said.