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Cheap gas: There’s an app for that

12 April 2012 1,874 views No Comment

apps and websites for finding cheap gas

And, websites for finding low-cost gasoline, too. With the price of petrol at or North of $4 a gallon, the hunt for the lowest gas prices can be a daunting task and won’t get easier as we enter driving season — saving a Nickel per gallon with an F150 is significant and finding gas at $0.20 less is a big deal no matter what you’re driving.

Whether you’re just searching the web or digging with the latest iOS app, you can find fuel for less and here are five great apps and websites to get you started:

• AAA TripTik Mobile (free) — Yes, you can find gas stations and price information, but also AAA approved hotels, restaurants, auto repair, campgrounds and more — the Swiss Army Knife of auto travel apps.
— AAA Gas Price Finder Online
— Editor’s note: I’ve been a AAA member for years. It’s a great value with discounts at thousands of hotels and restaurants, as well as train, plane, park and entertainment tickets. And, of course, break down once and AAA roadside service will pay for itself several times over.

• GasBuddy (free) — Locate gas stations with a single click and, for every gas price you submit, you earn another chance at great prizes. The cheapest gas plus compelling social, yeah.
GasBuddy.com – Find Low Gas Prices in the USA and Canada

• Max Your Gas (free) — From Tires Plus Total Car Care (Bridgestone), this is a new app that looks pretty sharp and the price is definitely right.
— Max Your Gas Home: The mobile website version of the app.

• Fuel Finder ($2.99) — This app claims it will pay for itself in one tank of gas and will pay for your iPhone after one year of use.

— Automotive.com: Check gas prices in a specific area by state and county.

• SmartFuel (free first month, $2.99) — This app claims to be backed by the world’s biggest gas station database with over 130,000 stations around the US.

— FuelMeUp.com: Straight up city, state and zip code search with a heavy dollop of Facebook integration.

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