Gas prices can be volatile; we all know that. But did you know gas prices in your city could vary by as much as 20 percent?
That's a huge disparity. And it can cost you a significant amount of money if you're filling up at higher priced gas stations unnecessarily.
With so much technology at our fingertips these days, there must be a way to find the lowest priced gasoline in your area. Don't worry, there is.
The folks behind GasBuddy have a great website for hunting down cheap gas and planning trips. With just a few clicks, you'll be able to find the most inexpensive fuel in your area and fill up on a budget.
Simply type in the city or ZIP code for where you're searching for cheaper gas on the GasBuddy home page. Then select which type of fuel you need - regular, midgrade, premium or diesel.
Click the Find Gas button and voila! You will see a list of gas stations in the area with the most up-to-date pricing. You'll see real gas prices submitted by real customers.
Under Tools, you'll find a Gas Price Heat Map. This shows you color-coded gas price ranges across the nation.
The website's Trip Cost Calculator is great for road trips as well. Say you're driving from Los Angeles to Seattle. Tell it your starting point and destination, the year, make and model of your car, whether it's one-way or round trip and the site will tell you exactly where to gas up and how much you'll save by doing so.
Both the GasBuddy website and the app are invaluable for anyone who spends a lot of time behind the wheel. Try out GasBuddy by clicking the link we've provided below inside the blue box.