Smartphone Apps Can Help Ease Pain At The Pump

Savings are just a click away

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: April 18, 2012

Smartphone Apps Can Help Ease Pain At The Pump

Ouch! Anyone driving a motor vehicle in the United States has experienced pain at the pump lately. Luckily, help is just a click away on your smartphone thanks to some great applications designed to steer you to some serious savings.

According to the American Automobile Association, gas prices are rising at an average of two cents a day. With Americans driving three trillion annual miles in their cars, those with smartphones like the DROID 4 by Motorola or tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 - both from Verizon Wireless - are poised to save the most on the price of fuel.

There are a number of highly-rated apps for your iOS or Android device (data rates may apply for download/use). You can download these in just seconds with the largest high-speed network in America, Verizon Wireless. Here are a few that can help get you back on the road and give your wallet a break.

Gas Buddy: Locates gas stations near you and shows current gas prices- and best of all it's free.

Gas Mileage Calculator: This free app helps drivers figure out their cars' gas mileage and cost per mile. Users simply enter their mileage, number of gallons and cost per gallon from their last fill-up and press the calculate button to see the results.

[url=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.livingwatersw.android.fillerup&hl=enFill 'er Up[/url]: Time for a road trip? This app calculates your gas expenses. Just enter the trip distance, fuel price, car mileage (mpg) and the number of travelers in the car and it calculates the gas needed, total cost and cost per head. At only $0.99, it's a helpful tool to have handy for your summer trips.

So, get your motor running and head out for the highway. Thanks to these and other great apps like them, you can save some money and enjoy driving again.

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