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My Three Favorite Gas Pricing Apps

If you’re the kind of person who drives and is interested in saving money – and who isn’t – look no further than your smartphone for help.

Specifically, one of several apps that will help you find the cheapest gas prices around.

Here’s my three favortites:

GasBuddy is an old favorite and gives you the most up-to-date gas prices wherever you may be in the U.S. or Canada. GasBuddy relies on users to update prices, who in turn have a chance to win $100 every day for adding prices. It also gives you a map so finding the lowest gas prices is easy. The app is free for all platforms.

Gas Guru gives you the lowest and closest gas prices. With Gas Guru, you can even search for the lowest fuel prices based on grades – even diesel. You can search using a list or you can view the app’s map to see your options. The app is free for Android and iOS and works with Apple Watch.

Using a smartphone’s location, the app called Fuel Finder will show you the closest gas stations and how much you can expect to pay at each. It, too, includes a map to make finding stations a breeze. You can even find stations that have ATMs or car washes. The app is $1.99 for Android.

About the Author:

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.