Avoid traffic jams and refuel economically
Google Maps is already installed on all Android devices and available for iPhones, but road trippers should consider loading Waze. Also owned by Google, Waze is the world’s largest community-based browsing app.
By sourcing traffic and road information from millions of users known as Wazers, the app gives you real-time information about the roads around you, including accidents, construction zones and the radars. The goal is to give you the fastest and safest route to your destination.
The Nexit smart navigation app not only helps you quickly get from point A to point B, but also recommends stops along the way, like a gas station or restaurant you requested. Nexit won’t recommend a stop behind you like other mapping apps might, even if it’s a bit closer.
Nexit can save you money as well as time. It will show you the cheapest gas and a hotel room within your specified limit. You can book your room from the app and load your loyalty cards to get rewards. Nexit is now only available for Apple devices.
Gas prices could be a determining factor in whether you travel near or far this year. GasBuddy says it saves users an average of $340 a year on gas.
The app shows you which nearby stations have the lowest prices and provides maps if you don’t know an area. View gas stations by distance or price, and you can see regular, midsize, premium, and diesel fuel prices.
GasBuddy has an optional card and rewards program that will help you save even more. It can also help you budget with a trip cost calculator, tips and tricks for using less gas, car recall information, and optional in-app challenges you can accept to earn cash. free gasoline.