A car is more than just transportation from point A to point B, it is freedom, a impromptu bed, and your friend. So one you have a minute, check out these 10 apps that will make your next cruise safer, stress-free, and enjoyable.
1. Find My Car- Android/iPhone, free for a limited time
You never will have to wander around the parking lot looking for your car again. It may seem like a cliche, but the Find My Car app really does make it easier to find your car, which means less time searching and more time driving.
2. Trapster Android/iPhone, Free
This little nifty app alerts drivers of speed cameras, traffic accidents, traffic jams, and red light cameras. This app will not only save you time, but may get you out of your next speeding ticket as well.
3. aCar – Car Management, Android, Free
This Android app uses a simple data system to allow you to track trip distances, running costs, service intervals, and fuel economy. This interface is super easy to use and van save you tons of money on maintenance and gas.
4. Cheap Parking- Android/iPhone, Free
Brought to you by Drive.com.au, will help you avoid the next parking dilemma by listing the closest and least expensive places to park in your current area.
5. FuelLog – Car Management Android, Free
This car tracks and analyzing your vehicle’s fuel consumption. All you have to do is fill out a few simple fields when you go to fill up, and the app will calculate vital statistics on your driving habits.
6. iOnRoad Android/iPhone, Free
This is perhaps the most beneficial app on the list since it uses your devices camera and GPS to alert you of safety issues before it’s too late. This is a potentially life-saving device that can alert you of oncoming collisions, or if you are too close to the car in front of you.
7. iWrecked Android/iPhone, Free
This is the app you hope you never have to use, but it may happen. If you do find yourself in a car accident, it will gather you all the information your insurance company (and police) will require. It also allows you to take photos for future use, and connects you to tow truck, ambulances, and other roadside services.
8. Driver Knowledge Test Preparation Android/iPhone, Free
This app allows young drivers to prepare to pass the drivers test. Don’t want to bother downloading the app, do it online! Register for a First Time Drivers Ed Course – Take a Free DMV Permit Practice Test!
9. Torque Light (free) & Torque Pro ($4.85), Android
This one is a little advanced, but it is very useful to those who are mechanically inclined. Torque is basically an electronic tool that can connect with your Bluetooth so you can see a readout of is going on inside that engine of yours.
10. Fill My Tank iPhone, Free
Gas prices stink, but you can fight back with this app. This has an easy-to-use interface that located the closest and cheapest gas stations in your area. This app can save you loads of cash.
Get these ten apps so your next road trip will be safer, longer, and less expensive!
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