Post Office Car Insurance Reveals Cheapest Petrol Prices for European Driving Holidays

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The Post Office advises UK holidaymakers to check their car insurance policy for adequate cover before taking their car abroad.

Driving whilst abroad may be cheaper for UK holidaymakers this year after Post Office Car Insurance's 'Motoring on the Continent' report showed petrol prices in Europe have fallen in comparison to previous years .

The Post Office Car Insurance report found that 2009 petrol prices had fallen in nine of the top 10 European countries listed for cheap fuel prices. Countries such as Sweden saw a price fall of 13p per litre of petrol compared to 2008 figures .

Prospective alpine travellers may be pleased to hear that Switzerland and Austria are amongst the cheapest European countries for buying petrol. One litre of petrol costs 91p in Switzerland and 92p in Austria.

Lower petrol prices may encourage UK drivers to opt for a driving holiday during 2010. Post Office Car Insurance is therefore advising holidaymakers who are planning to take their cars abroad to check they are adequately covered to do so by their car insurance policy, as some standard car insurance policies do not offer car insurance cover for driving in European countries.

By ensuring they have the correct car insurance cover in preparation for their holiday abroad, UK drivers will be able to capitalise on the cheaper fuel costs in Europe, safe in the knowledge every mile they drive abroad is covered by their car insurance policy.

The Post Office's standard car insurance offers full car insurance cover for trips up to 60 days in Europe.

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