Maryland gas prices have risen about 20 cents per gallon since January. At about $3.56 a gallon, according to my colleague Gus Sentementes’ story earlier this week, we still have a ways to go before we hit the panic level of $4 a gallon. Still, it’s not too early to revisit gas-saving tips now.
TrueCar compiled a list of Apps to keep fuel costs down. Here are a few that are free or cheap:
GasBuddy — This compiles a list of gas prices based on consumer input. Free.
iGasUp — Pricing info on 110,000 gas stations based on credit card transactions. You’ll find out the 10 cheapest stations nearest your location once the App is launched. Cost: 99 cents.
Waze — From other user’s input from the road, the App tells you how to avoid traffic snarls. That prevents burning up gas sitting in traffic. Free.