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We covered everything you need to know about Google Maps on Android Google Maps on Android: Everything You Need to Know Google Maps on Android: Everything You Need to Know Does Google Maps on your Android device feel a bit daunting? We've got you covered. Here's everything you need to know about using Google Maps on Android. Read More a few months ago, but this app just keeps getting better and better. Last month, Maps introduced a new feature that lets you search along your current route for gas, food, and other pit stops.

And when you search for gas stations, you can see how much each station charges so you can pick the most cost-efficient one.

Note: You should not use this feature while operating your vehicle. Set this up before driving, or have a passenger manage your phone for you. Using your phone while driving is not safe.

When you have a route set, click the round search button at the top-right of your screen. Choose Gas Stations and your current view will load nearby stations along with their prices and how far out of the way they are. Tap one to add it as a stop on your route (without affecting your final destination).

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If you aren’t navigating and just want to see the prices of gas nearby you How to Re-Discover Your Neighborhood with Local Google Maps How to Re-Discover Your Neighborhood with Local Google Maps Google Maps has helped us rediscover the world. But there still are things to be found closer to home. How do you use Google Maps to discover the hidden pearls of your neighborhood? Read More , tap the search bar at the top of the screen. You can either type “gas stations” in the search bar manually, or use the three dots at the bottom of the screen (next to the food and drink icons) to pull up all of Maps’ predefined categories, and choose Gas Stations.

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With either method, not every gas station will have its prices listed, but many of them do so just look around to get a baseline price. If this isn’t enough for you, check out these apps that can help you save even more on gas 8 Unique Apps to Help You Save Gas Money 8 Unique Apps to Help You Save Gas Money Saving money on gas is not only good for yourself, but also for the planet. These apps help you efficiently manage your vehicle’s mileage and fuel costs while building good driving habits. Read More .

Will you check out gas prices on your next trip? What’s your go-to method for saving on gas while traveling? Have your say in the comments below.

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  1. tomsinclairjr
    November 19, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    I would never use GOOGLE for anything on this earth because of their stats being sent to the NSA and our government data collectors. GASBUDDY is the way to go, provided you have something like Ghostery or some other ad eliminator installed.

    GOOGLE is not your friend. For everything they give you free, THEY WANT SOMETHING FROM YOU IN RETURN and it's your data, your tracks, and everything else. NO THANKS.

    • Ben Stegner
      November 19, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      You don't use any Google services for anything? Really?

      That's your choice, but think about what you just said: everything they give you for free, and they want something in return. Isn't that pretty much every business on earth? You expect Google to give you unlimited access to some of the most useful services on the Web for nothing

      You even said yourself - "as long as you have Ghostery." That means GasBuddy isn't as privacy-friendly as you make it to be - and neither are 99% of sites on the Web.

      I'm all for privacy, but this is sort of a double standard.

  2. William Peckham
    November 19, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I also use GasBuddy. GasBuddy uses crowd based collection, you can report on your current gas purchase to update the database. What I wonder is: where does google GET the current gas price for these stations?

    • Ben Stegner
      November 19, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      Glad to see support for GasBuddy; maybe I'll have to write about that soon.

      I'd imagine people report them using the location feature, or maybe some gas stations make that data publicly available.

  3. Davin Peterson
    November 19, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    The website gasbuddy.com has a free app called Gas Biuddy where you put in the zip code and will show prices of gas stations in the area

    • Ben Stegner
      November 19, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      Another good solution! I haven't used GasBuddy much myself, but have heard good things about it. If you don't use Maps this is probably your best bet.

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