Why drivers should head to the fuel bowser now

RACQ has urged drivers in south east Queensland to fill the tank now, before other retailers followed Coles service stations and hiked their prices.

The latest average unleaded price was 109.6 cents per litre (cpl) in Brisbane, 106.8cpl on the Gold Coast, 110.4cpl on the Sunshine Coast and 108cpl in Ipswich.

RACQ spokesperson Renee Smith said motorists should take advantage of some good deals now, with all markets in the south east currently in the cheap phase of the cycle ahead of the long weekend.

“We’ve already seen some Coles Express jack up their prices, and we don’t know how long the others will stay low for before following Coles’ lead,” Ms Smith said.

“That’s why you should fill the tank now rather than waiting until you’re on empty or about to head off on a road trip.

“Drivers on the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Ipswich should aim to fill up for 106cpl, and if you’re in Brisbane aim for 108cpl.

“With school holidays continuing, the long weekend ahead and border restrictions easing from 1 October we’re likely to see many Queenslanders hitting the road over the next week – so don’t get caught out paying top dollar for fuel because you left it too late.

“There’s plenty of cheap fuel available, so before you jump in the car take a minute to look on apps, like RACQ’s Fair Fuel Finder, to find the best deal near you.”