Petrol prices just keep on rising
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Not only were all car insurance holders hit by this year’s Budget when it was confirmed that a massive 3.62 pence was to be added to existing fuel duty costs in August 2012, but the price of fuel continues to increase at astonishing levels.
Gone are the days where an average tank could be filled with £40 or £50; drivers are now expected to pay something closer to £100 to £120 because of petrol prices increasing. Incredibly, the average price of a litre of petrol now exceeds 140p. In just one week in March, petrol prices rose by 2.75p – taking them to almost 20 pence more than at the turn of 2012.
We at swiftcover.com estimate that based on filling a tank twice a month, the average car insurance holder will have to pay £2,400 in fuel for their car every year. You can understand why petrol prices are crippling families and businesses resulting in so many people getting rid of their second car and looking for other ways to keep costs down.
It’s been an increasing issue over the years so here at swiftcover.com we’ve given away hundreds of pounds to motorists with car insurance to try and ease some motorists’ fuel bills. Just last month, we re-introduced our successful ‘Fuel Your Weekend’ which will give away £100 every month throughout 2012. Our latest winner, Kathy Wilson, was picked out at random at the end of March, but the draw is open for the rest of the year. Don’t forget, you have to enter every month to be in for a shot of winning. The next draw will be made towards the end of April, so check it out and make sure your friends and family know about it - Free Fuel competition. We’ll make future draws at the end of every month until 2013. You can also enter at any stage of the month by tweeting @swiftcover and hashtagging #SwiftFreeFuel. Get entering and good luck!
There’s loads of other stuff going on at our www.facebook.com/swiftcover page so join the 45,000 people chatting on the wall every day. We’re also on Twitter @swiftcover so take a look.
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