in time for spring and summer road trips, hereís an
app that can save you time and money.
iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with iOS 7.0 or later.
Android on Google Play.
it does: Locates gas stations by price near your current
location. Can also search by city.
hot: Iíve known that apps like this existed, but out
of habit I always filled up at the gas station down the
street. Once I tried the completely redesigned Gas Guru
app, I found a number of stations that were cheaper than
my usual spot. Thanks to the app, I could save 30 cents
to 54 cents a gallon at stations less than four miles
from my house and close to shops I drive by regularly.
You can use the app in map mode and get directions or
view by list and sort by price or distance. Itís
easier to use than its competitor, GasBuddy.
not: I wanted two more features: a "favorites"
list, where I could save gas stations, and a road trip
calculator. If I find stations I like or want to plan
ahead for a trip, Iíd like to note my preferences
without needing to use another app or pencil and paper.