Find Fuel and Low Prices with Your Phone

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Find Fuel and Low Prices with Your Phone

Today’s drivers know all too well how expensive a gallon of gasoline has become. But just because gas costs more than it used to doesn’t mean there are not opportunities for savings. Savvy shoppers who know where to looks can save a few cents on every gallon, and over the course of a year that adds up fast.

There are now a number of easy-to-use mobile apps that make it simple for drivers to find the lowest gas prices in their area. If you are traveling, commuting, or simply driving around, these apps will show you where to find the lowest gas prices. You may be able to save a significant amount of money on each tank by simply going to a gas station around the corner. These are some of the most popular and most helpful of these new apps.

GasBuddy

This is a free app that is available for both Android and IOS. The simple interface allows you to find low prices where you currently are, or where you plan on going. GasBuddy relies on reports from users to stay up to date with prices. If you report prices into the system, you are automatically entered into a weekly drawing for $250.

SmartFuel

Rather than relying on information provided by users, the SmartFuel app gets its gas price information from databases maintained by the gas stations. For this reason, it has extremely accurate and trustworthy pricing information. The app also has an appealing interface that makes it easy to make sense of the most important information.

Fuel Finder

The point of gas apps is not simply to save you money, they are also useful for finding gas stations in unfamiliar places. Fuel Finder has price information, but it really shines as a navigational tool. It has a unique “On Fumes” feature which can help you find gas or emergency services if you are extremely low on fuel.

car-pal+

Saving money on gas is the first step, using gas less quickly is the second. In addition to price information and station location features, car-pal+ helps you to track your gas mileage so you can take steps to improve it. There are also features built in that help you keep track of maintenance issues like tire rotations and oil changes.

Gas Cubby

Gas Cubby has most of the same features as the other apps mentioned here, but they set themselves apart by offering price information for more than just gas. If you want to find the cheapest mechanic or lube shop near you, the app makes it easy to compare prices and service offerings.

Gas station owners owe it to themselves to report prices to these apps and encourage customers to download them. Smartphones and GPS systems are simply a part of the way people drive these days. The easier your station is to find using these tools, the more likely it is that unexpected customers will pull in.

An LED sign is a simple and effective way to spread the message about these apps. And as the technology and app offerings grow, you can easily change your messaging to stay ahead of the curve. Try one of these apps for yourself, and you will see that their potential is enormous.

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