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The Best Way to Find The Cheapest Gas In Your Area

Tired of overpaying at the gas pump? Well, that's about to change. Learn how to find cheap gas near you.

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With millions of users on mobile and desktop, GasBuddy is one of the most popular applications and websites to search real time gas prices in your area. Founded in 2000, GasBuddy’s website claims it has helped North Americans save $3 billion in fuel costs.

GasBuddy has roughly 150,000 searchable gas stations across North America, including 11 Canadian provinces and territories. It also provides user reviews and a list of amenities at certain gas stations. You can download the app on Google Play and on Apple devices.

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You don’t have to be a GEICO member to use its gas price search function. GEICO’s search tool allows users to enter their postal code and sort by the cheapest or nearest gas stations within a five-, 10, or 25-mile radius. It also has a responsive map to visualize where the gas stations are located on your route. You can search their Canadian gas prices here.

Here’s how gas pumps “know” when your car is full.

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Waze has been helping drivers avoid traffic delays and plan drive times since 2006. The popular navigation app also has a useful fuel price search function.

Waze is largely updated by its vast network of users, but it also partners with cities, transportation authorities, broadcasters, businesses and first responders. Its website claims more than 115 million users. Here’s how to download the app on Google Play and Apple devices.

Find out why you should never use your phone when pumping gas.

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Gas Guru

Gas Guru uses information gathered from the Oil Price Information Service so its gas prices will always be accurate. The popular mobile app allows users to filter searches by gas/fuel grade/amenities and view results by map or list. Click the links to download the app on Google Play and Apple devices.

To pay even less at the pumps, check out these expert tips on how to get better gas mileage.

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