Does your summer fun include road trips...one tank trips? With lower gas prices these days, that is exactly what many people are going to be doing. AAA expects more than 50 million will hit the road for some destination this coming weekend.
If you are among these reveling travelers you might want to know about what it might cost you. Not to worry, there's an app for that...right?
Well, sort of, it's more like there's too many apps and web apps out there to choose from. Of all the apps out there, I highly recommend using these three. All three allow you to compare and see what differences there are among them. This may give you a better idea of things. In fact, I would use them all, not just one, to compare all of the information. Being better informed, means you'll make better decisions.
Cost To Drive is a web tool that does just one thing: estimates the cost to drive from one place to another. Cost To Drive is simple to use. Enter your starting point, and your destination (address, city, state, zip code). Select your vehicle information, click a button, and that's it.
Do the same thing with the other apps. Enter starting point, and then your destination along with vehicle information and you'll find similar information. There may be some small differences, but you'll find that the information is all very close. Travel math offers you more types of calculations and I recommend that you thoroughly check out your route before heading out to some unknown place.
That’s it folks, these three apps will calculate your travel distance, approximate driving time, and give you an estimate of your fuel costs.
Plug your destination point into google maps as you head out and along the way click on the “explore” part of this app to find interesting things along the way.
Have fun. Stay cool. Be safe.