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5 Waze tips to find cheap gas, send an ETA and more

Thanks to your smartphone, you don’t have to clutter your glove compartment with gas station maps or retrofit GPS devices.

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Navigation apps are great for getting to your destination as efficiently as possible, but they can do a lot more. Waze has some neat hidden features that you might not know about. Read on for five Waze tips that will make you an expert in no time.

1. Find cheaper fuel

Gasoline prices are slowly coming down, but refueling your car is still expensive. It may be worth driving a few extra miles for cheaper fuel, but you better know where you’re going or you’ll end up wasting more gas.

With the Waze app you can search for the cheapest gas stations nearby. Here’s how:

  • open that Waze app.
  • Tap the Where? Search bar, then tap gas stations Symbol.
  • Your device starts looking for the nearest stations, with prices for each station.

Would you like to see the gas stations sorted by price? Here’s how:

  • open that Waze apartment
  • Beat my waze, Then tap the the settings icon in the upper left corner.
  • Beat gas stations.
  • Choose Price in which Sort stations by Section.

A NOTICE: Like the rest of Waze data, gas prices are crowdsourced, so they may not always be up to date.

2. Find the best time to go

You know you can open Waze and see current traffic, but what if you want to see expected traffic conditions tomorrow or over the weekend? You can avoid traffic and obstacles on the way to your destination, which is especially important with the crazy fuel prices.

Here’s how Waze can help you plan a trip for later:

  • open that Waze apartment
  • Beat my waze, then Plan a ride.
  • Beat Plan a ride on the next screen to add a destination.
  • Locate your destination in the search bar.
  • Select the time and date you want to arrive at your destination, then tap Save on computer.
  • Based on real-time traffic, Waze reminds you when it’s time to leave.

TIED TOGETHER: Tap or click to find the most efficient route using Google Maps and Apple Maps.

3. Send notification if you are late

If you’re meeting someone for dinner or another event and they’re late, they might be worried about your well-being.

Let your family and friends know when you’ll be with them by sharing your itinerary:

  • open that Waze app and start navigating to your destination.
  • Beat share drive.
  • Choose how you want to share your drive. You can use a messaging app, email, or type More options to copy or save the link.
  • The recipient will receive a link to view your ride and ETA.

4. Customize speed alerts

You should always drive safely and obey traffic laws, but you don’t need a warning every time you’re one MPH over the speed limit. You can customize the buffer so that Waze doesn’t notify you when you exceed a certain threshold.

To customize speed alerts:

  • open that Waze apartment
  • Beat my waze, Then tap the the settings icon in the upper left corner.
  • Beat speedometer, then speed threshold.
  • Tap the speed threshold to set when you’ll be alerted, by number or percentage.

5. Declutter your screen

It’s nice to have so much information about the road, such as: B. Police traps, speed cameras, traffic jams, road hazards, construction sites and other reports. But that can clutter your screen and distract you from what’s important to you.

Luckily, you can customize your map to show what you want and get rid of everything else:

  • open that Waze apartment
  • Beat my waze, Then tap the the settings icon in the upper left corner.
  • Beat map displaythen reports.
  • Scroll through the list of reports and tap each to show or hide it on the map or enable/disable alerts.

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