Esurance, a direct-to-consumer insurance company, today launched Fuelcaster — a free online tool that predicts whether gas prices will rise or fall.
Fuelcaster empowers cost-conscious consumers in the U.S. to choose the best time to fill up. It is claimed to be the first tool in the United States that actually predicts whether prices will rise or fall in the next 24 hours.
Users simply enter a ZIP Code and Fuelcaster will display a “buy” or “wait” recommendation based on whether the price of gas will rise or fall. It’ll also display up to 10 gas stations with the lowest price in your area and their current prices.
“With Fuelcaster, we are broadening our reach to connect with people who may not be Esurance customers to help save them money,” said Esurance president and CEO Gary Tolman.
Since Fuelcaster is a web application, it’s available on any device with internet access, including desktops, smartphones, and tablets, and users can access driving directions to gas stations through their preferred mapping options.
Additionally, by bookmarking Fuelcaster, users can save a list of their three favorite locations, allowing for quick and easy retrieval of the latest gas prices in their area.
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