GasBuddy - Find Cheap Gas

Gasbuddy is one of many gas station price trackers on the Market, but consistently has the best prices of all the apps I check.

GasBuddy works like most of the other price-finding apps out there. Either enter a zip code of where you want to find gas or choose "Find Gas Near Me." From there, GasBuddy will give you a list of gas stations and their associated gas prices. By default, the stations are listed closest to furthest, but you can also sort them by price.

From the tabs at the top of the page, you can cycle through the prices for regular, mid-grade, premium, and diesel. You can also move off of the list view and switch to map view, which puts the logos of the stations on a Google Map with the price of gas below the logo.

GasBuddy manages to always have the most up-to-date gas prices by giving away points to registered members for updating gas prices when they're at the station. For every 1000 points you earn, you can enter yourself in a drawing for a $250 gas card. As a result, most of your results won't be more than a few hours hold when you check the stations around you.

The settings menu is rather bare, because there's not much in ways of customizing GasBuddy. On the settings menu you've got options to choose your default fuel grade, distance (miles or kilometers), showing all stations or just those with updated prices, and setting the default screen the app opens up to (home or stations near me).

If you're into saving money (and who isn't?), GasBuddy is an essential app for your phone. Even if you rarely use it, you'll be glad to have it when the tank is nearing the dreaded E. GasBuddy is a free app that seems to occasionally pop up an ad, but honestly, I haven't seen an ad until I decided to review the app right now. Even then, I'll take a rarely seen (and easily avoidable) ad if it means saving at the pump.

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There are 11 comments

eahinrichsen says:

On the flip side, I also really like Fuel Log for tracking gas expenses and fuel efficiency.

https://market.android.com/details?id=org.fuellog.android

wpavlik2 says:

I use Gas Buddy. Not all the time, but if I'm in an area away from my normal gas station I frequent, I'll use it to find the lowest price gas in an area. It is VERY interesting to see the differences in prices in just a few mile radius.

fatboy97 says:

I use this app a lot... mostly to report gas prices, but it's great to check for gas prices when out and about... the newer map feature for looking for stations in my are is excellent.

Oldoobie says:

I wish we could differentiate between cash and credit card pricing. I use my credit card to get a 4% gas rebate.

zhecht says:

People are SUPPOSED to report the credit card prices only, although many of the "drive-by point whores" don't bother to check whether or not the large sign is displaying a cash-only price or not.

http://gasbuddy.com/faq.aspx#16

smotrs says:

Long time user here, even when it was just a website. Typically very accurate and up to date due to all the user input. I try to do my part to keep it updated as much as possible.

My cousins loves this app. Although for me, its not very good. I have a TDI (diesel) jetta and 6 other diesel vehicles. The diesel prices are not reported very accurately which I can totally understand. Ive tried updating to maybe get the ball rolling with some people but no luck. Just not enough users that report diesel prices. The UI is great though and generally seems like a nice little app

RkyMtnHigh says:

I'm too lazy to download it right now...does it do Diesel?

droidify says:

Too lazy to read the post too. Wow, that is pretty lazy. I thought I was bad.

weasle543 says:

Yes. Just less people report diesel prices.

OMG! An app that can find a gas station that finds gas .03 cents cheaper!! WOW if i fill up with 25 gallons ill save .75 cents!! Lame...Wont matter unless its more than .50 cents cheaper wont even waste my time!