Save on gas with these apps

March 5, 2012 8:47:57 PM PST
With the cost of gas continuing to climb, lots of us are looking for ways to save. And now, there's an app (actually several of them) that can help.

TrueCar.com, a site that helps consumers determine what cars should cost, recently put together a post to help you save a major car-related expense: gasoline.

These apps can help you cut gas usage and save at the pump.

First up, there's GasBuddy -- a free app where users update prices at various gas stations. You can use the app to find the lowest price near a specific place.

If you're a member of AAA, you can use their TripTik app to find gas stations and prices, along with nearby auto-repair shops.

And there's also iGasUp. It shows you current prices at more than 100,000 gas stations. The data is constantly updated from customers' credit card purchases. It costs $.99.

GasHog also costs 99 cents, but can be useful because it tracks your car's fuel economy and gives you tips on how you can improve your M.P.G. rating.

GasCubby is similar, in that it helps you track gas mileage, but also sends you reminders about when your car is due for service.

Then there's Cartipicate. It's an app that enable ride-sharing within a network you can create of family, friends or neighbors.

And finally, one of the best ways to save gas is to get directly to your destination -- without getting lost or caught in traffic jam.

That's where apps like Google Maps or Route4me com in.

You can also avoid accident scenes and traffic jams by checking in with Waze. It's an drivers can use to make real-time reports of the location of traffic trouble. Click here for that one.

To read the complete blog from TrueCar.com, click here.


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