We’ve all seen it. Summer rolls around, and gas prices go through the roof due to seasonal demand.
In 2020, there wasn’t much traveling due to COVID-19 restrictions, but maybe this year you want to go on that road trip you’ve always dreamed of.
As of April 1, 2021, with gas prices pushing $3.80 per gallon, these prices are likely to inflate even more before and throughout the summer.
“Historically, retail gasoline prices tend to gradually rise in the spring and peak in late summer when people drive more frequently. Environmental regulations require that gasoline sold in the summer be less prone to evaporate during warm weather. This requirement means that refiners must replace cheaper but more evaporative gasoline components with less evaporative but more expensive components. In 2000 through 2019, the average monthly price of U.S. retail regular gas in August was about 35 cents per gallon higher than the average price in January.”U.S. Energy Information Administration
With the transparency of gasoline’s price per gallon inflation in the summer, we’ve compiled a short list of digital apps that you can utilize to save money on gas this summer and beyond because we have your back and want you to save your coins.
For over 17 years, this app has saved over 300,000 of its users cents on gas at every pump. Basically, you download the app and allow it to access your location while the app is open. After doing so, Gas Buddy will generate you a list of gas prices near you, from lowest to highest, based on your selection of fuel-type, payment method, brands, and more.
Similar to Gas Buddy, Gas Guru is another gasoline-saving app at your fingertips. What also makes this app valuable is its ability to compare gas prices near you and have the option to use Siri to search for gas prices through the app. Although this app has only been around for four years, it has still helped thousands save money on gas.