There are smart phone apps to help you save on gas. Some help you find the cheapest gas which you can do already with www.gasbuddy.com. An app will reroute your daily commute to include going past the gas station with the lowest price. You could also do this with your computer at home & print it out. Or use your GPS to find the shortest route to the gas station from your job so you could stop by there on your way home.
There’s an app that will calculate your fuel economy if you don’t want to keep paper records & do the math yourself. An app will remind you when it’s time to check the fluids in your car & other maintenance to boost gas mileage.
One app that’s harder to do on your own figures if it’s better to drive a certain distance to save 2 cents a gallon or to drive to a closer gas station where you’d save less.
From the linked article: “Bankrate has a great tool that actually figures this out for you. You plug in the capacity of your gas tank, mpg and distance between two gas stations and it’ll spit out which gas station is a better deal. You’ll never be fooled again. [TripAlyizer $6, greenMeter $6].”
Are all of these apps worth buying a smart phone for? Probably not, but if you already have a smart phone it could very well be worth it to get some, if not all, of these apps.
Click title for link at Gizmodo for more details and links to the apps.