Winter, spring, summer, or fall, there’s nothing like a good road trip. Loading up the car and hitting the open road is a great way to reconnect with family and friends, get away from the work mindset for a while, and really focus on the things that matter.
Although, if you’re anything like us Geeks, there’s one pesky little problem that keeps drawing your attention when you should be enjoying the ride: Gas.
Paying for gas can put the damper on a road trip in a hurry. After all, fueling up is expensive, no matter where you go. And it can be hard to locate gas stations - especially when you’re making your way through an unfamiliar state.
Fortunately, there’s one essential app that can help you make the most out of your pit stops the next time you’re on the road. Meet your road trip’s new best friend: GasBuddy.
The GasBuddy app is a driver’s one-stop-shop for finding cheaper, more convenient fuel prices, no matter where the road takes you. And for serious users, this app could help you save hundreds of dollars at the pump every single year.
GasBuddy comes with a slew of easy-to-follow features, all primed to help you find the lowest prices for gas. Users can easily search the app for the closest fuel stop near their current location, filtering through tons of helpful criteria, including price, location, brand, and more.
Even better, before you hit your pit stop, you can use GasBuddy to monitor your driving habits, and figure out ways that you can maximize fuel consumption. The service will also clue you in when there’s about to be a price surge on gasoline, and can even point you in the direction of certain convenience stores and gas stations offering special deals and discounts.
You can also link your checking account with GasBuddy and pay for gas with your phone; when you do, you might even be eligible for savings at the pump - including a certain number of cents off per gallon, or even cash back.
And you don’t have to go it alone! GasBuddy is also a community of passionate, money savvy drivers. You can rate and review service stations, swap tips with fellow drivers, participate in periodic challenges and drawings, and help other members find the best gas options in their area.
Ready to see why CNN has called GasBuddy one of the “best apps to find cheap gas?” Curious about just how much time, money, and effort you can save with the power of crowdsourcing? You can get started with GasBuddy for free on your favorite iOS and Android devices right now!
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