How Your Smartphone Saves on Gas - Toyota Parts Blog

Gas prices are expected to spike this summer. According to a survey by the U.S. Travel Association, gas prices could significantly affect summer travel.

The survey showed if gas prices rise by at least 26 cents, 57 percent of travelers would change their plans.

Thankfully, your smartphone can help you save on gas. Here are some the latest ways to use your smartphone to save on gas.

Problem #1 – It’s hard to find the cheapest gas in town!

  • Solution – GasBuddy AppWe’ve talked about this app before. However, it’s worth mentioning again. The GasBuddy app helps you find the cheapest gas on the go for free! You can locate the nearest gas stations and see current gas prices. This app is available on the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android phones.

Problem #2 – Male drivers waste up to $3,000 in gas over the course of a life because they won’t ask for directions.

  • Solution – MotionX GPS Drive Download a GPS app like MotionX GPS Drive. This iPhone app gives you turn-by-turn directions and more. You’ll never have to ask for directions again! This app is priced at $0.99.

Problem #3 – If you don’t regularly change your oil every 3,000 miles, you’re hurting your vehicle’s fuel economy.

  • Solution – Oil Change by Tap Savvy – This app allows you to set service reminders for your next oil change. It also helps you find the cheapest oil change in town. This app is for iPhone and Android phones. It’s free to download.

Problem #4 – Traffic jams annually waste up to 1.9 million gallons of gas

  • Solution – INRIX TrafficThis free traffic app for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android phones allows you to view real-time traffic maps, so you can find the best route. You’ll spend less time in traffic and save more on gas!

These are some of our favorite apps! What are some of yours? Leave your comments below! To save even more money, keep your Toyota in great shape with genuine Toyota Parts!

Written by Tom Blackman