Just as the holiday season began, gas prices have risen dramatically. A third of Americans will be driving to Thanksgiving.
AAA reports that the average price for regular unleaded gasoline in America is more than $3.40 per gallon. It’s even higher in the west. California’s average is $4.70.
Gasoline apps are one way to reduce fuel costs. They tell motorists where to find the lowest prices.
Gas Buddy is most loved. It has been downloaded more than 100 million times, according to the company.
Crowdsourcing is the key to making it work. People add cost and location per gallon. The company claims it can provide real-time gas prices at more that 150,000 stations.
GasBuddy offers cashback and has a payment option.
Gas Guru is different in that it does not have data from other drivers but is from the Oil Price Information Service. Dow Jones owns it.
Gas Guru can help drivers locate auto repair shops and car washes.
Waze is used by many people to avoid traffic jams and navigate roads. It can also point drivers to the closest gas station.
You can find the apps in many app stores.