Just because gas prices are dropping, it doesn’t mean that we should settle for the closest one to us (unless you’re on EMPTY, then you just need to hurry down to the old gas station and fill up!) We should take advantage of the lower gas pricing and try to save even more while we’re traveling.
In truth, standing in traffic – even on the highway – can eat up a lot of gas, knowing that you can save an additional $5-$7 the next time you fill up is satisfying.
While I’m on the road traveling I like to look for the cheapest gas prices, so that I can drive farther without having to stop. These phone apps have definitely been a money saver for our family.
The popular crowdsourced navigation app lets you know how much you’ll pay for gas as you travel, and it can direct you to the cheapest gas station. By going to its partner gas stations, the app offers “Waze-only” deals.
If you’re into saving money on gas but not interested in doing any work, consider Gas Guru. The app draws its gas price information from the Oil Price Information Service, so the prices are always up to date. The Gas Guru app provides directions to the cheapest gas station near you.
The vehicle information service tells you everything about your car — and throws in where to get the cheapest gas for good measure.
Dash’s tiny sensor connects to any car model made in 1996 or after, plugging in just underneath the steering wheel. The app provides useful driving information: What your “check engine” light means, how you’re driving, and how much gas you’re using.
The app uses an unnamed third-party party source for its gas price information — it doesn’t crowdsource the data.
The app incentivizes people to post gas prices by offering a weekly drawing for a $100 gas card. GasBuddy gives users points every time they post prices. They need to report about six or seven gas prices to be eligible for the drawing.
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