ARE you getting the best value for money when filling up your car with petrol or diesel?

Your nearest petrol station is not always the cheapest, and a short drive elsewhere could save you a lot of money each year.

The difference between the town’s cheapest and dearest petrol stations is a massive 6p a litre, which could cost the average driver an extra £11.50 per fill-up.

Knutsford’s cheapest place to fill up with either petrol or diesel is the BP garage on Mobberley Road, according to weekly figures released on Wednesday by comparison website Petrol Prices.

Petrol is priced as 126.9p per litre, while a litre of diesel will cost motorists 129.9p.

This is closely followed by Esso on Chester Road and Shell on Toft Road, who charge 127.9p and 129.9p respectively for petrol, while diesel costs 131.9p and 132.9p.

Unsurprisingly, Knutsford’s dearest place to fill up is the BP garage at Knutsford services.

The garage was listed by Petrol Prices as charging 149.9p per litre of petrol and 155.9p for diesel.

Generally, petrol stations in Knutsford are similar to the national average, which is currently 127.9p for petrol and 131.6p for diesel.

The cheapest petrol station in the UK is offering petrol and diesel for 118.3p and 124.6p respectively, while the dearest sells for 158.9p and 159.9p per litre.