To find cheap gas in a particular area, visit the GasBuddy home page at GasBuddy.com and enter a zip code in the "Search Gas Prices" text box. GasBuddy then displays gas price information for stations in the specified zip code, according to its official website.
The information GasBuddy displays includes the price per gallon; station name and location; general area of the station and name of the GasBuddy member reporting the price. The website typically lists prices entered in the last 60 hours for regular, midgrade, premium grade and diesel fuel. GasBuddy also displays statistics indicating whether gas prices in the specified zip code are rising, falling or remaining stable. In addition, visitors can access charts and maps showing gas price information throughout the nation and the state of the specified zip code, states the GasBuddy website.
The central idea of the website is "consumers working together to save on gas." With this principle in mind, the GasBuddy website encourages visitors to become members by completing an online registration process. Members can perform tasks such as submitting and updating gas prices, participating in opinion polls and posting messages in the GasBuddy forum. For each task a member completes, he receives points he can use to enter raffles for prepaid gas cards.