As gas prices rise to record levels across the country, consumers are increasingly searching for cheaper gas prices. On the YP app, iPhone and Android searches show an increase – nearly double – in gas-price searches during the last couple weeks. Find more gas prices-related search trends on AT&T Interactive’s blog.
With all this in mind, the YP team has pulled together a few tips to help your readers find the cheapest gas and get the most out of their miles, including the YP app’s free gas-price feature. Focus has traditionally been on low-fi solutions – but it’s time to bring this to the digital age – even AAA recommends using smartphones to find the cheapest gas prices!
Here are ways to boost fuel economy and save at the pump.
Use the YP – Local Search & Gas Prices app: It helps locate the cheapest gas nearby instantaneously on your smartphone – and is free to download.
1. Properly inflate your tires: According to AAA, only 17 percent of cars have properly inflated tires – but it can improve fuel economy by up to three percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Go easy on the brakes: The U.S. Department of Energy reports aggressive driving can lower a car’s fuel economy by up to 33 percent.
3. Obey the speed limit: It’s not just for your safety – the U.S. Department of Energy reports that each 5 mph driven over 60 mph is like paying an additional $0.24 per gallon for gas.
4. Tune her up: It may seem like common sense, but listen to your warning lights. Regular vehicle maintenance is important to winning the fuel economy battle.
YP’s Local Search & Gas Prices App saves consumers money. With the latest app, consumers now have quick access to nearby gas prices with an at-a-glance view of the “best” options for easy decision-making while on the go. The popular app’s growing number of money-saving features also includes the ability to not only browse coupons and discounts nearby, but also share them via Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS.
Specifically, YP’s gas price feature can save the average family nearly $150 per year*. That’s two rounds of grocery shopping or tickets for a family-of-four to watch a MLB game. Also, don’t forget that YPmobile can help find the perfect mechanic to tune up your engine or check your air filter!
The latest YP app with gas prices is available for free download and is currently available for iPhones, Android devices and iPads.