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How to find the cheapest gas station with Waze

As the price at the pumps continues to climb, motorists are always looking for new solutions to reduce their gas costs. If many applications allow you to find the cheapest station around you, there is no need to download a new tool every day. Indeed, Waze has recently offered its own option to perform precisely this task. We will explain everything to you.

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For several months, the situation has been more and more complicated for many motorists who cannot do without their car for their trips. The general inflation that affects several regions of the globe necessarily has an impact on the price of gasoline, which is very bad news for many French people, especially since there are few alternatives when you know that filling up with battery for an electric car is just as expensive.

We were talking to you some time ago about these applications that allow you to compare the prices at the pump of all the stations around you. Although very effective, they do not suffer less from a defect of size: they are only used for that. If it may seem obvious, this observation can also be a brake on downloading for many. Good news: for several weeks, Waze has also been able to find the cheapest gas stations in the area.

How to check gas station prices with Waze

Although this tool is certainly less complete than that offered by dedicated applications, it has the merit of being integrated into an application that is very popular with motorists, which initially allows you to get an idea of ​​the system. In addition, its use is particularly simple. To get started, you first need to enter your vehicle information on your smartphone. Here’s how to go about it:

  • Open the app Waze
  • Click on the banner My Waze at the bottom of the screen
  • In the menu that opens, click on the gear wheel at the top left to access the Settings
  • Then go to the section Vehicle Infothen in Vehicle type
  • Select your vehicle type then go back
  • See you now in Preferred fuel and select the fuel of your vehicle
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Once this is done, all you have to do is find gas stations near you. For that, nothing more, here are the steps to follow:

  • Always in the Settingsgo to the section Gas stations
  • In Researchclick on Sort stations by
  • If you want to automatically get the cheapest stations, choose the option Price
  • From the main screen, click on the search bar Where are we going ?
  • Then click on thegas pump icon
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The application then shows you all the gas stations in the area, classified according to their current prices. You can also get more information about a particular station by clicking on it. Note that you can also opt for an organization by brand or by distance, depending on the option that interests you the most at the moment T.

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This method therefore makes it possible to discover the cheapest gas stations near you, but what about in the middle of a trip? Again, it is possible. Follow the leader :

  • Make sure a route is running on the app
  • Click thearriving time at the bottom of the screen
  • Again, click thegas pump icon
  • Then select the station of your choice

The app will then automatically add the station to your route without you needing to launch another route. We hope this tutorial will help you reduce your fuel costs, do not hesitate to let us know your impressions in the comments!

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