A recent CanStar blue survey has revealed many Kiwis are prepared to travel in order to save money at the pump.
According to the nationwide survey, 32% of New Zealanders will opt to drive further to get cheaper petrol than go to the closest station and risk an expensive tank.
Of those surveyed, Gen Ys are the most willing of the generations to chase down a good deal.
Convenience is obviously not a huge factor for Kiwis when it comes to purchasing their fuel, says Canstar New Zealand General Manager, Jose George.
“New Zealanders aren’t too fussed about full-service stations either, with just 7% saying that they only go to the stations where the attendants pump their fuel for them – showing that we would rather get a good deal above any of the extra comforts and convenience.”
Kiwis are conscious of how much money is being pumped out of their pockets on petrol and more than half are actively monitoring fuel prices to ensure they buy at the right time and from the right provider, George continues.
“There are some great services out there, like AA Fuel watch that help you to monitor the prices and keep on top of your spending.”
Baby Boomers are the most likely of the generations to watch petrol prices (60%) compared to Gen Ys (45%). Men (59%) are also significantly more likely than women (46%) to keep an eye on the fuel market.