The national average price per gallon of gasoline is $ 3.84, and gasoline prices are expected to rise further.
If you’re running out or your savings account is slowly going down because of the price at the pump, it’s time to get your phone out.
No, not to call your local representative (although you can also try), but to download these six apps that can help you save money on gasoline.
The best mobile apps to save on gasoline
GasBuddy maps the nearest gas station and lets you sort by price or location, so you can find the cheapest one near you. Using GPS and cell triangulation technology, this app allows users to search by zip code or city. Just enter your location and you’ll be saving money in no time.
Available for: iPhone, Android and Windows phones (they work on one for Blackberry)
2. AAA TripTik
Not only will AAA TripTik help you find the cheapest gas prices near you, this app offers trip planning, which means it will show you the route that uses the least gas. This app can be used for short trips across town or long vacation across the country.
Available for: iPhone, iPod, iPad
Route4Me is the perfect app to use if you have a lot of stops to make and want to save gas in the process. By organizing the sequence of your route, this app will show you the shortest general route which, of course, will reduce the expense at the pump. It boasts that it can give you 25-35% better optimized addresses.
Available for: iPhone, iPad
iGasUp finds gas stations based on price or location. With 110,000 gas stations listed in its database, this app claims to be the most accurate collection of gas stations and their data in the world. They offer real-time prices as they accumulate your data from the latest credit card runs. Just type in your location to see the results. Plus, if you’re planning ahead, just enter the zip code where you plan to be.
Price: $ 0.99
Available for: iPhone and iPod
Carticipate helps you find people to share the trip with. The first carpooling program available in a mobile application, it allows you to broadcast your trips to your friends, colleagues and family, then to configure carpooling. You can do it on the go using your iPhone, or plan ahead using your Facebook page. Either way, you’ll spend less on gas, as you can split the cost and exclude a business from the deal.
Available for: iPhone (or on Facebook)
Waze helps you avoid gas-guzzling traffic jams. Using GPS navigation and real-time reports from other users, this app identifies and tracks car crashes, traffic jams, and police speed checks. You will be able to save gas because you won’t be stuck in traffic and you won’t have to slow down.
Available for: iPhone
Don’t let the high gas prices get you down. By downloading one or a combination of these apps, you can defeat the bombs and use more money for the things you really want.
Do you know of another great gas saving app? Share them in the comments and help others save more!