How do I remove road tar from paintwork?

After washing my car I noticed a few black dots on the offside rear wheel arch. I think that it’s road tar as the main road near where I live was resurfaced last week. What’s the best product to remove it without damaging the paintwork? A friend suggested Zippo lighter fuel but I don’t know whether that’s a good idea.
We've actually heard of using lighter fluid to remove sticky residue, so there's probably some truth to what your friend is advising. However, personally, we'd recommend a tar remover like Autoglym Intensive Tar Remover - which you can buy for about £6 or you can buy the kit (remover plus microfibre cloth and applicator pad) for less than a tenner:
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