If you’re like most people, you don’t have many car apps installed on your smartphone. This is likely because you don’t know what a large variety there is out there and how useful you can be. In this article, we have selected 10 mobile apps to help you get the most out of traveling. In addition to really giving some useful assistance, most of them are free too.
GasBuddy is a free app that allows you to find the cheapest gas in the area. It shows you the 10 closest gas stations and their prices. GasBuddy says they will be adding other gas station conveniences, like carwashes and air pumps to its listings soon. At the present time, GasBuddy’s database contains some 110,000 stations.
If you’d like to keep closer tabs on the kids and how fast they are driving, this free app is for you. You install this app on a phone that will be in the car, generally your childs. It uses a cell phone’s internal accelerometer and GPS to log the speed and location every five minutes. It can also provide a location history and send you via a message if the phone travels outside a preset location perimeter.
This free app reads your incoming text messages. With DriveSafe.ly, you can actually hear incoming text messages, Twitter updates, Facebook messages, emails and Google text messages. The obvious advantage is that it leaves the user’s hands and eyes completely free for driving.
This free app is very useful and ideal for the parents with driving teens. A number of features can block out phone calls, text messages, and even lock the phone during a set schedule. Undoubtedly you r teen will find this app annoying but it could save their life.
OpenBay is a free app that allows you to get quotes from garages in the local area. The most useful feature of the app is the ability to compare prices because it tells you the repair costs and time frames involved.
This $5.99 app is pretty cool. It is designed to analyze your driving efficiency. The application can display speed of the car, direction and distance, and determines your miles per gallon. TripAlyzer can also vocally announces your current fuel efficiency as you drive.
This free app keeps you posted with information regarding your car repair history, creates estimates for repair expenses, and gives suggestions on the best local repair shops. RepairPal also recommends places to buy your vehicle parts, as well as synchronizes all your repair-related data by means of an online record.
The sales staff at Chuck Patterson in Chico, CA, a full-service Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram dealer, Really like this app. FindMyCar is a simple app that can help you find your car in a large parking lot by using GPS. The latest version of the application also features augmented reality technology.
With over 50 million users, Waze keeps you informed of road conditions. This free app keeps you updated with traffic conditions, live-routing voice-assisted navigation, road hazards, and even notifies when a Facebook friend is nearby.