Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, money-saving expert Dave Fishwick gave his advice on how drivers could save money when going on holiday this summer. An increasing number of Britons are looking to go away, but most are also looking to reduce their costs as much as they can.
He suggested heading north instead of hitting the popular tourist destinations in the south like Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.
Mr Fishwick said that drivers could find a large six-person cottage just outside Torquay for a similar price as a much-smaller cottage down south.
Speaking about how to save money when looking to rent a car, he said: “You can get local car rental.
“Don’t go to Hertz where they’re massive and they’ve got a price and the poor girl behind the desk can’t give you a fiver off because they’re told what to do.
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Dave added: “When you’re going down in the car, or up north, you can use a special app and it’s brilliant.
“It’s called PetrolPrices. Get it downloaded onto your phone, put it in when you’re going on your satnav and it’ll tell you where the cheapest fuel is in the area.
“You can set off from home with the cheapest fuel and when you come home you can get the cheapest fuel.
“Whatever your destination, that’s where you’ll absolutely win with.”
One of the presenters, Vernon Kay, added that when looking at the app, the price fluctuations can be seen between the south and the north.
He said sometimes drivers would be able to find “cheeky, little petrol stations” which sell fuel for a lot less than the major suppliers.
He said: “Those are the kind of people that hopefully the app will highlight.”
Dave praised Vernon’s suggestions for drivers, saying: “That’s good advice.
“Write that down everybody at home. That’s the one.”