Top 4 Apps for the Driver
It’s getting to that time where the weather is getting nice enough to begin planning and going on road trips. To help you out here are five driving apps that you’ll want to have downloaded on your smartphone for your commute to work, when running errands or going on a road trip.
Gas prices aren’t cheap and it can be difficult to find the right place to fill up, especially since they can change their prices in a moment’s notice. A $0.10 difference can make all the difference between which gas station you may choose to go to. That is where GasBuddy can help you out, as the mobile app will map out nearby gas stations or gas stations near a certain point so you’ll always know where the best place to fill up is. So there is no more need to drive around comparing gas prices. And as an added bonus the GasBuddy app can even give you driving directions to easily find the perfectly priced gas station.
BMW Ultimate Drive
Have you ever wondered where you could find the best driving roads to drive your car through? Now BMW has given you the exact tool you’ll need to find those roads with their Ultimate Drive app. The Ultimate Drive app shows you the best and most challenging roads in over 160 countries, all on your smartphone. Not only can you find and drive on these great roads but you can also upload your favorite routes that will be added to the apps library for other users to see and use. The app also gives you the chance to share your routes on Facebook or have it sent to a GPS device to get you there quickly.
You should never go into the first shop, get an estimate and leave your car there to get fixed. We now live in a time where our smartphones can help us either negotiate or find another shop with a better price. That is where RepairPal steps in to be your best friend in these situations. RepairPal will give you a fair estimate and tell you which nearby shops are recommended. If a mechanic tries to fool you, show him the prices you found on the app.
Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic
The reason Google purchased Waze for more than a billion dollars last year wasn’t just because Waze is a great navigation app, it is also because it is hugely popular community driven mobile app. Thanks to its community features, Waze is able to alert and find you a new route around an upcoming traffic jam. The beauty of this is that these alerts aren’t just limited to highways and major cross streets; it also shows you traffic jams on side streets. This is all on top of its other fantastic features that pinpoint accidents, real time gas prices, road closures and earning points by contributing to the community.