Motorists continue to have to pay a lot of money for petrol and diesel. The tank discount will only start in a few days. FOCUS Online tells you how to refuel cheaper now.

The tank discount applies from June 1st. Anyone who then drives to fill up should be able to save almost 30 cents per liter on petrol and almost 14 cents on diesel. A full tank of 45 liters should be 6.30 euros cheaper for diesel drivers and 13.50 euros for petrol tankers.

If you really want to take advantage of the tank discount, you should be patient. Experts believe that it is rather unlikely that drivers will be able to refuel more cheaply from June 1st.

The challenge lies in the fact that petrol station operators will only be able to order much cheaper fuel from June 1st. Because motorists are waiting for the discount and have been filling up with less petrol and diesel since mid-May, petrol station operators are now ordering less diesel and petrol.

Because the demand will increase by June 1st, but there is not enough injection molding, there could be an isolated and short-term bottleneck. This automatically leads to rising prices – and could thus reduce the tank discount.

The tank discount is part of the federal government’s multi-billion dollar relief package. You can benefit from these measures.

Compare fuel prices in your area. Apps that you install on your smartphone can help. Well-known providers are ADAC, Mehr Tanken, Clever Tanken or Bertha. Google Maps also lists the current fuel prices for many German cities.

As a rule, drive in the evening between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to fill up. Especially on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday you can save a lot of money at the pump. It is most expensive at the German petrol pumps on the weekends. Gas station operators also call for high fuel prices in the morning and at night.

If you have to travel long distances, avoid motorway service stations and use exits into surrounding small towns. Ideally, this results in savings of up to 8 cents per liter.

If you want to save even more money, you can use coupons and discount codes. By the end of the month, Lidl customers will save five cents per liter at participating Shell gas stations via the Lidl Plus app.

HEM filling stations cooperate with the Clever-Tanken-App and offer a “low price guarantee”. If motorists find a cheaper petrol station from another provider nearby, they always pay the lowest price per liter for diesel and petrol.

At every Agip petrol station, ADAC drivers thank you for one cent per liter cheaper. After refueling, simply show your membership card at the checkout and save.

Customers can collect points at Aral and Esso. Aral has Payback points and Esso Germany Card points. After a certain number of points, credit coupons can be issued that drivers can use when filling up.

Supermarket prices are skyrocketing, but we consumers also have to dig deeper into our pockets for electricity, petrol, furniture and clothing. What did you observe? What do you do to save money each month for yourself and your family? Send an e-mail to with your name and telephone number

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