Considering the level of instability in the world today, you never know when gas prices will become too expensive for you to even drive to the closest fill up station. When you have technology on your side, though, you can get the cheapest price near you. Even if you drive a highly efficient hybrid vehicle, you still need every tool to help you save money.
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Use Your Smartphone
You spend money every month on your smartphone’s data plan. Get some of that money back by making your high-tech device work for you. Searching the Internet will reveal dozens of useful smartphone apps that can help you find cheap gas. Some of the most popular apps include
- Gas Buddy
- Smart Fuel
- Local Gas Prices (for iPhone only)
Options for Your GPS System
Not everyone has a fancy smartphone that can do anything from unlocking your car door to telling you when the airport has delayed your flight. Many car manufacturers, however, have started installing GPS systems in their latest models. You can even use them GPS on many old school smartphones.
If you don’t already have a GPS system, then consider purchasing one made by TomTom. These systems can give you up-to-the-minute updates on fuel prices near you. Cross country drivers will find this option extremely helpful.
Garmin also makes GPS devices that can help you find cheap gas no matter where you go.
Just because you drive a lot doesn’t mean you have to go broke buying gas. Use these tools to save money whenever you visit the pump.