Saturday, April 27, 2013
App of the Week - GasBuddy
Enter GasBuddy. GasBuddy uses customer input to compile a US wide database of gas and diesel prices. You simply press the home button and it will display all the nearby prices in a list or on a map. What is also very useful is the ability to enter a city (e.g. your destination) and see if the gas is cheaper or more expensive there. I used this quite effectively just recently to make sure that I arrived in South Carolina empty and made sure I filled up, since IN was a lot more expensive. It works better if you have a larger tank than my piddly 70 gallons, but hey, every penny counts!
There are other gas pricing apps, and like everything, you can read good and bad reviews, but it works great for me (and is rated 5 stars from more than 90,000 reviewers), and I find that generally, most pricing data is less than a day old. Check it out, it's free!