Gas is important—after all, unless you have an electric car, your car can’t run without it. But sometimes, it can be hard to keep track of when you got gas and where the best prices are and how many miles you have left to empty. Luckily, there are apps that store all of this information for you so you don’t have to think about it. Here are four of the best.
Fuelly This free app, along with its sister website Fuelly.com (the world’s most used gas mileage tracking website), does an excellent job of tracking everything that has to do with your car’s gas. Each time you get gas, enter the miles, gallons, and price per gallon into the app, and Fuelly does the rest. Besides tracking gas mileage, the app reminds you when your car needs servicing, offers you a handy chart of your gas expenses over time, and seamlessly converts between units.
GasBuddy GasBuddy does the research so you don’t have to. No matter where you are, GasBuddy helps you find the perfect gas station—the one with cheap gas, good snacks, and clean bathrooms. It’s the ideal choice for driving around town or taking a road trip. Prices are based on user reviews and are occasionally outdated, but on average, the app helps you save $340 a year. Users can even enter a daily contest to win $100 in free gas—which would go a long way in cars like the 2018 Nissan Micra!
Gas Guru: Cheap Gas Prices Gas Guru is another app that lists gas prices near you, but it’s a little more reliable than GasBuddy: Guru’s prices come directly from the Oil Price Information Service, meaning you can always be certain the prices are correct. Guru doesn’t offer as many extra incentives and reviews as GasBuddy, but it provides accurate prices in a simple and clean interface—which is really all you need.
Waze Although Waze is primarily known for being a map app, providing navigation and live traffic updates, many people don’t realize that it’s also a gold mine of information on surrounding gas stations. Like GasBuddy, Waze’s information is based largely on user reviews, but Waze is accurate and friendly. Besides notifying you of gas prices, it can even give you directions to the station of your choice and provide special deals once you get there. What a win-win!