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Top 3 apps to find the best gas prices

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The moment you get your license, you realize gas is expensive. If you have to drive, you’re probably willing to go out of your way to find gas stations that don’t charge as much per gallon. Instead of driving in circles trying to compare which station has the best rates, let these apps put them all in one place for you.

Top 3 apps to find the cheapest gas

1. Gas Guru

Gas Guru logo

Gas Guru has everything that you want in a gas app. You can start by altering the settings and customizing them to what kind of gas that your car takes. On the main page, just tap on the “Gas Grade” drop-down menu and select your gas type.

Gas Guru gas types

List stations by distance so you know how far you’ll have to drive to get to the BP or Shell that you’re looking for.

Gas Guru distances

Something that’s pretty cool about Gas Guru is that you can also filter results by the amenities that are offered. If you’re taking a road trip, tap on “Open 24 hours.” If you’ve popped a tire, select “Auto Repair.”

Gas Guru amenities

There are a ton of things you can do with this app outside of just searching for the best gas prices, so it’s definitely worth the download. Available on iOS and Android.

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2. GasBuddy

GasBuddy is the original gas app. Chances are if you’ve ever searched for one, GasBuddy is the first that will show up.

Like Gas Guru, you can sort your options by just price, just distance, or both, the type of gas, and you can also search by amenities. For each result, you can see the ranking by stars of others that have used this station.

GasBuddy screenshot

If you get there and the price is completely wrong, you can alert the app and they will make changes so as not to convenience you or other people in the future. GasBuddy gives you the option to pay for your gas through the app with their Wallet function, which will save you five cents per transaction. Five cents doesn’t seem like much, but it adds up over time. Earn points for entries in contests to win free gas.

GasBuddy contests

GasBuddy has a bit of everything and the incentives earned it a download from us. Available for iOS and Android.

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3. MapQuest

MapQuest logo

Remember MapQuest? Back before there were apps for everything, we’d use MapQuest for directions, printing them out and trying to read them while steering. It was insane.

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Although this app doesn’t have as many functions as the other two on our list, it still gets the job done. Search gas stations and see an eagle’s eye view of all the stations in your area.

mapquest screenshot

Tap on the one you want and it will give you the address, distance from you, the current price of regular gas, and the ability to save it to your favorites for later.

MapQuest screenshot

As great as our early MapQuest memories are, we’ll take the convenience of app technology over wasting so much paper and ink any day. Available on iOS and Android.

Shelling out hundreds of dollars for gas is already stressful enough, so hopefully, this list will help cut down on some of your day-to-day workload.

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