Gas Apps to Help You Save

Put your tech to work to help you save at the pump

With gas prices soaring through the roof, many of us are searching for ways to save. Enter that technology you use everyday.

Here are a few apps and websites that can help you save the next time you fill up and maybe even change the way you drive.

They're definitely the most popular site for finding the cheapest gas near you. It relies on user submitted data, but offers the chance to win free gas for participating. GasBuddy also has an app for most major smartphones. COST: Free

Cheap Gas!
If you want to know the best places to find cheap gas with a little pizzazz, this is your app. It calls on GasBuddy's database and your phone's camera to show you the direction where the cheapest gas lies. COST: Free


Think you'd drive differently if you knew just how much your paying per mile? This app hopes you will. It tracks your mileage, how much you paid per gallon and more to deliver the sobering statistics. COST: $0.99

This app uses your phone's accelerometer to track your movements in the car. It then culls all of that data together to show you how your driving affects your wallet. It's pretty and very cool, but sorta expensive. COST: $4.99


Bankrate's Gas Shopping Calculator
Think driving an extra mile to save three cents a gallon is saving? Maybe not. This calculator will ler you know if it's worth the trouble -- and extra gas. COST: Free

Additional Resources
If you're looking for more ways to save, check out these resources.

By the way, tune in this Wednesday, March 9 at 5:30 p.m. for a special gas price edition of Survive and Thrive on NBC10. Tracy Davidson will be devoting an entire half hour to help you combat the rising prices.

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