5 gas saving apps we love
There's no getting around it: everyone is feeling the pinch at the gas pump.
While prices have declined slightly recently, they are still higher than normal. With that in mind, we have 5 gas-saving smartphone apps that could help you lessen the pain at the pump. Read on to start saving.
More than just an app, it's a community of people trying to find the best prices for gas. See gas stations near you and compare prices in an instant. Upload your recommended gas stations to have the possibility of winning free gas cards if you find the cheapest in your area.
Instead of finding the closest or cheapest gas stations, Route4me allows you to plan your route based on the shortest distance. The theory behind it: drive less, save on gas. This app is more than a GPS or iPhone Map App, it is actually a route planner that helps you find the quickest way between 2 locations. (http://www.route4me.com/)
AAA TripTik Mobile
Not a member of AAA? Well, now you can get a taste. The official app of AAA allows users to see local gas stations and compare prices, and also includes hotels, repair facilities and local attractions. Gets you what you need and where you need to go.
Billed as "an experiment in social transportation," Carticipate is the first and only rideshare application on a location aware mobile platform. A free app that helps users find a convenient way to carpool with a network of family, friends and co-workers. You can post your route and the app matches you to local participants that are going your way. Save money on gas while helping the environment by "carticipating." (http://www.carticipate.com/)
Promoted as "the most premium gas price app on the App Store," this app offers some of the same functionality as the other apps covered here, but offers cool extras such as the "On Fumes" mode, which shows the closest gas station(s) when you really need to fill up. Other helpful features include details on what other services a station offers, such as ATMs, car washes and more.
How do you save money on gas?
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