The historical period regarding the price of fuel is among the worst ever; Regardless of what type of fuel your car uses, in recent months we have all felt the increase when we went to the petrol station to fill up. It is precisely in times like these that it becomes important to pay close attention to your refueling and the amount of fuel consumed, and to do it more comfortably once again technology comes to the rescue: on this page you will find a selection of applications, almost all of which are available. both on Android and on iOS, dedicated to car management with particular attention to saving on fuel consumption, both to the purchase – thus helping us to choose the distributor that practices the lowest price – and while driving, helping us to maintain a more conservative driving style so as to burn less fuel.
Petrol price comparator
This application works in a similar way to Petrol Prices, and allows us to evaluate “from a distance” the price charged by distributors in the area to evaluate the cheapest, choosing between petrol, diesel, LPG and methane. Among the special functions of Petrol price comparator there is certainly the possibility of save trips that you take more frequentlysuch as the home-work section, so you can quickly evaluate which distributor is the cheapest on a given day.
Methane and LPG distributors and columns by Ecomotori
This app was developed especially for those who drive powered cars methane or LPGand provides a complete database of distributors, complete with address, timetables, price charged and telephone number. In total the application has more than 10,000 distributors’ records, 2,600 methane distributors and more than 8,000 LPG distributors scattered in various European countries. The application it integrates automatically with our navigator so that you can set the path for the vending machine without inconvenient copy-paste or other expedients, and if you find a price charged other than that indicated in the application, you can make a convenient report to the staff, who will then modify the data reported .
The application is available on Android and iOS, in this case with the simpler name of Ecomotori.net.
BlueDriver OBD2 Scan Tool
It is easily the richest and most complete application among those you will find in this list, but it is also the only one that requires the use ofBluetooth adapter to be connected to OBD2 socket that we find on almost all modern cars: BlueDriver OBD2 Scan Tool is available for Android and iOS, and allows you to perform a complete vehicle diagnostics, keeping an eye on all consumption in the various areas of use. Using the app will also allow you to locate any technical problems with the fuel system, reported by consumption outside what would be the average calculated on the basis of driving style; using BlueDriver OBD2 Scan Tool can help you change your driving style in order to consume less fuel, even if some data provided by the app are difficult to interpret.
Drivvo is a very application intuitive and easy to use, and is available for free on Android and iOS systems. The main task of Drivvo is to keep on hand, in an orderly and easy to consult way, all expenses related to the car – such as road tax, insurance, ordinary and extraordinary maintenance – and not just that relating to fuel.
The system of registration of supplies it is a precious tool to keep expenses at bay: the application will send a notification to notify us when we are running out of fuel, and it can be even more precise if we go to set the expected route within the application. Drivvo also offers the possibility to create relationships complete on supplies, expenses and services, with a visual support made with graphs very detailed.
Fuelio is an excellent free application available on Android systems dedicated to cost management fuel: the application allows us to enter make and model of our carand will ask us to manually enter the data on the price of the fuel and the quantity of liters refueled to carry out the consumption calculations.
The application will take care of creating a register of fuel purchases, it will calculate ours driving efficiency and will create graphs and statistics to understand if you can improve your driving style in order to consume less and spend less on fuel. Using Fuelio, supported by the partial odometer of our car, it will be easy to realize the consumption of the car and adjust accordingly; to ensure that everything works as it should, however, you must be careful to insert all the necessary data into the application, otherwise the algorithm will not have the opportunity to do its calculations.
Petrol Prices is probably the most popular application among them, and is available for free on Android and iOS. In this case, the main function is not a calculation of fuel consumption or an analysis of driving style, but a simple mirror that shows us all the service areas in the vicinity with the relative price of the various fuels offered, thus allowing us to choose the cheapest without having to visit them all to evaluate their prices.
The application is equipped with a map that allows you to navigate to the chosen petrol station and offers a series of filters by type of fuel – petrol, diesel, LPG or methane, mainly – so as to clean up the price map of fuels that don’t interest us. It is a valuable weapon for all those who burn fossil fuels in their cars, but even more so for those traveling on LPG or methane, fuels that can become difficult to find, especially in large cities. Petrol prices then declined in various applications dedicated to the price of methane, the price of LPG and also developed an application dedicated to the so-called white pumpspetrol pumps that do not belong to a big brand.
Simply Auto is among the most downloaded applications in this area, and is available on both iPhone and Android devices. This application, similar to Drivvo, acts as a digital notebook and allows us, in a very quick and intuitive way, to write down all expenses related to our carfrom the fuel purchased until maintenance ordinary and extraordinary. Once you have entered the required data, the application will be able to accomplish graphs and calculate statistics to optimize consumption and costs; it takes a moment to become familiar with the graphical interface, but once you have overcome the first obstacle, Simply Auto turns into a precious tool for all drivers.
Via Michelin has also become an application, after having guided us for years thanks to his maps; today the application is even richer in functions dedicated toorganization of a trip in all its aspects, including that of refueling. Via Michelin will guide us along the shortest and fastest route, avoiding heavy traffic if possible and allowing us very useful calculations on consumption and expenses: by entering the model of our car it will be easy to calculate when and where to refuel, and at that point the application will be able to guide us to the most convenient and economical distributor. Furthermore, thanks to its experience in the field, the application can also provide us with useful information regarding restaurants and places of refreshment, so as to make the journey even more enjoyable.
The Via Michelin application is available for free on Android and iOS.
Waze, the popular navigation application available on Android and iOS, also comes with a handy search for petrol stations with relative prices. To search, simply touch the search bar at the top of the screen which gives access to the section dedicated to service areas. It is possible to view the distributors directly on the map or consult a list that provides various useful information such as the price charged, the distance from where you are and the time of the last price update.