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best gasoline price comparison website, etc.

sandy, utah
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best gasoline price comparison website, etc.

Is petrolprices.com the best website for comparing gasoline prices in England and Wales? We'll be making a big loop between places like London, Southern and Northern Wales, Bath, the Cotswolds, Manchester, Liverpool,the Lake District and York. I was hoping to find one that could give an overall picture of how prices differ without typing in individual cities but maybe that's not possible.

Overall, which stations are the cheapest and is it true that you can't pay with a credit card at self-serve stations, like we can in the U.S.? I was hoping to avoid having to carry around a bunch of cash. Thanks for the advice.

Bath, United Kingdom
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1. Re: best gasoline price comparison website, etc.

Big supermarkets tend, but not always, to have the keenest prices. Never had a problem paying with a credit card at any fuel stop in the UK.

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2. Re: best gasoline price comparison website, etc.

you can pay with a credit card at self-serve stations but you might need a chip&pin card to do so.

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3. Re: best gasoline price comparison website, etc.

Major supermarkets like Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda tend to be best value. As Bobelinks points out, credit cards are accepted universally but to pay at the pump you will need a four digit PIN number or you just go to the cashier and pay at the till.

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Paying by credit card should be no problem at the vast majority of petrol stations. Whatever you do, avoid buying petrol/diesel at Motorway Service areas. They are the most expensive by some margin.

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5. Re: best gasoline price comparison website, etc.

I'd agree with others suggesting the supermarket chains as the best source of cheap petrol/diesel but finding one using the GPS you mentioned in another post might be a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack. Perhaps you might want to do a little research for the location of supermaket fuel stations on/near to your route by visiting their websites.

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