How to find the cheapest fuel in your area

Do you know where to buy the cheapest fuel in your area? Credit: PA

The cost of unleaded petrol and diesel crept up again in September, as a result of rising world oil prices putting upward pressure on the wholesale cost of both fuels.

It now costs on average £5 more to fill up the car than it did this time last year.

Drivers can help themselves by making sure they get the cheapest fuel possible - and we don't mean by driving around checking petrol stations in your area. Try logging on to a free comparison website.

In the Bristol area, we found today's prices for unleaded petrol ranged from 108.9p a litre to 124.9p a litre