Good morning, savvy savers! For this weeks Savings To Go With A Cup Of Joe post, I want to discuss ways to save money on gas. If you or your family is anything like mine, you are always on the go, driving here and there, and filling up your gas tank seems to dip more and more into your saving envelope system! Did you know that as of September 16, 2013, automotive authority AAA predicted “no more sub 3 dollars a gallon gas.” Meaning? Gas prices will never again drop below the $3.00 mark. Even with current gas prices logging in for more than 1,000 days at $3 per gallon or higher nationwide, gas prices seem to be steady reaching new and unexpected highs. With that said, there are ways to minimize gas consumption cost.
Here are a few ways to help you save money at the pump:
1. Gas Cubby/Fuelly
- For iTunes (free)
- An Android app is in development
Gas Cubby has recently joined forces with Fuelly to provide a greatly expanded online and mobile experience for consumers searching for ways to save on fuel costs. Gas Cubby can track fuel-use by mileage and maintenance, store vehicle data, send reminder prompts and keep detailed trend records across synced devices.
2. Yellow Pages Local Search & Gas Prices
The Yellow Pages is back and more comprehensive than ever with its new mobile app. This free app helps you search more than 18 million entries and keep tabs on your favorites in a variety of categories. The fuel-price finder delivers phone numbers, maps, directions, ratings from other customers, and mobile coupons!
3. Gas Guru
This app is also from Yellow Pages, but focuses on finding low gas prices. One of the best aspects of this app is guaranteed accurate because it comes through the app directly from OPIS (Oil Pricing Information Service).
4. Gas Buddy
This well-respected app is the app of choice for more than 32 million drivers—and a robustly loyal user community that helps keep pricing updated in exchange for the chance to win great prizes like cash and free gas.
5. Dex Mobile
Dex Mobile is similar in many ways to the Yellow Pages apps, in that it does much more than simply finding the cheapest, closest gas station and directing you to it. The app will also show you the top three cheapest stations in order.
The app will find the closest station, price-compare nearby stations, then “poynt” you in the direction of the station you choose.
7. Wayze Social
The app will also automatically generate re-routing instructions if traffic conditions worsen further along the route you’re taking.
8. Gas Mileage Calculator
This app is a price-comparison guide, with its own mileage calculator; this app helps calculates expenses, and even per-unit fuel costs.