Do fuel costs impact heavily on your family budget? Would you like to have a constantly updated list of the cheapest petrol stations in your area, to try and save some money? If you answered yes to these questions, you might find some apps useful for finding cheap fuel stations. Yes, but which one? In the stores there are many and, therefore, it is not easy to choose the one that best suits your needs.
To help you overcome the embarrassment of choice, in this tutorial we will tell you about some of the best apps for petrol, LPG, methane and diesel stations, explaining how to use them to save on fuel and thus “lighten” your family budget. So if you can’t afford the cost to make an on-demand fuel delivery app, then you should these free solutions, available for both Android and iOS and Windows 10 Mobile, you will be able to get an idea of which on-demand fuel delivery application is right for you.
- Waze (Android/iOS/Windows 10 Mobile)
Waze is one of the first applications that we recommend you try to find the best petrol, LPG, methane and diesel-stations nearby. It is a real free satellite navigator, available for Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile, which in addition to providing information about the cheap fuel stations in the area, offers many other useful information: any accidents on your route, traffic jams, traffic data and much more. If you want to learn more about all the features of Waze, read the tutorial I dedicated specifically to the app.
After registering, if you want to change the vending machine display settings, press the magnifying glass symbol, tap on the gear symbol located at the top left, scroll the Settings screen and tap on the item Service Stations and Prices (located in the section Advanced settings).
Then indicate which are your favorite petrol stations, the preferred type of fuel-and how to sort the results (on iOS you can also select the order from the screen containing the search results, by pressing the gear symbol). Easier than that ?!
Petrol – LPG and Methane prices (Android/iOS/Windows 10 Mobile)
Another solution that could be right for you is Petrol Prices – LPG and Methane: a free app that helps the user to identify service stations thanks to which, at a given moment, it is possible to save on refueling. Before explaining how it works, I would like to tell you that the prices indicated by Petrol Prices may sometimes not reflect the real ones, due to the time it takes the app to update. Agree? Well, then let’s take action.
After installing Petrol Prices on your Android, iOS or Windows 10 Mobile device, start the app and, on its home screen, select the type of fuel you need to refuel: Diesel, Special Diesel, Petrol, Special Petrol, LPG-or Methane. You will then see the nearby petrol stations on the map, marked with a pin on which the current fuel price is also indicated.
To get some more detailed information, for example to know the cheapest petrol stations, press the symbol (≡) and, in the menu that opens, tap on the Cheap option: you will be shown the list of petrol stations that, at that given time, they offer the lowest prices.
Fuel Flash (Android)
Even Fuel Flash, a free application available only for Android devices, allows you to find the cheapest machines located nearby. It boasts a rather vast database, thanks to which it is possible to view prices in real time (updated in collaboration with the competent authorities) from more than 50,000 distributors scattered not only in Italy, but also in other European countries, such as Austria, France, Germany and Spain. The app is free, but it is possible to remove the advertising banners (not too invasive) present in it by making an in-app purchase of 2.49 euros.
If you have already downloaded Fuel Flash to your device, launch the app and grant it permissions to access your location. Then set the search data: select the type of fuel and the search range using the appropriate drop-down menus, press the IT button to select the country in which to search and then tap the Start search button to view the list of nearby petrol stations.
On the next screen, you will be shown the list of available petrol stations with information about their distance and current fuel price alongside. To view more details about a specific service station, tap on its name and you will be shown additional details about the price trend (complete with a graph), the types of fuel available, the opening hours and how much. other.
If you wish, you can also view petrol stations using the map mode. To activate it, press the symbol (≡) located at the top left and, in the menu that opens, tap on the Map item. Convenient, right?!
Near gasoline (iOS)
If you are looking for an on-demand delivery solution that has a “clean” and easy-to-use interface, Petrol Neighbor could be the solution for you, since it allows you to easily find nearby distributors and view them on a map. You can download it for free, but to remove the advertising banners inside it you need to make an in-app purchase of € 1.09.
After downloading Near Petrol on your iPhone or iPad, select the type of fuel you prefer by tapping on one of the available options (eg.-Petrol, Diesel, Methane or LPG ) and then press the Save item located at the top of right. Nearest Petrol will show you which is the cheapest petrol station nearby.