Finding the Best Gas Prices in Your Local Area

Okay, so gas prices are past ridiculous at this point, and since there is not much we can do about them, other than complain or rush right out and buy a hybrid (like the economy is doing well enough for the people hit hardest by the prices to do that in the first place, right?) the next best thing is doing a bit of research to find out where the best gas prices are in your area.

According to GasBuddy.com, the average national price for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel is $4.086.  A year ago, $3.015!  Well, the good news is that by using GasBuddy.com, not only can you find the best prices in your area, but you can also help others by reporting what you are paying at the pump, and where.  *This feature does require a sign-up, but why not help your neighbors out and report it every time you get back from filling up?*

To find the gas prices at your local stations, click your state.  Then you will come to a list of counties, so choose the one you live in.  From there, you’ll get a city selection, and you will see the listings.

Sometimes you may find that the cheapest gas station is a little out of your way, but when it comes down to it, not much can be done to avoid the impact on your wallet at the pump.

How much are you paying in your area?  How often do you see the prices fluctuate?  Share your thoughts below.