It’s about time you stop using your phone to repeatedly get into accidents and start using it for what it’s meant to do. Phone calls? No you fool, for downloading the sweetest apps available. There are a whole slew of car apps designed to make your on-road experience easier, and I’ve compiled below a list of the best ones I’ve had, by way of 1 Android and 3 iPhones (3 of which I’ve broken). What makes me such an app expert? I know some things. So take a look.
In no particular order then, here are the best smartphone car apps-
Car Butler for iPhone; FREE
Car Butler is the best car app I’ve used, because it’s got everything and it’s free. Gauge traffic and find gas, parking, repair shops, or even car washes in your area. You can also file an accident report if you’re unfortunate. You still have to drive, but Car Butler is a great assistant.
MotionX GPS Drive for iPhone, iPad; $0.99
MotionX gives you directions like the default iPhone Maps app, but is much better and you don’t have to look down because a lovely voice talks to you.
GasBuddy for Android, iPhone, Blackberry; FREE
GasBuddy is simple: find the cheapest gas near you. And it’s free, so you can’t lose.
ParkMe for iPhone, FREE and Best Parking for Android; FREE
Find the cheapest parking around you, because you’re no small town sucker.
Craftsman Garage Door for Android, iPhone (Requires AssureLink garage door opener)
Admittedly I’ve never used this app, but it seems pretty cool. You can use the app to close your garage door from anywhere you get phone connectivity, or open it for thieves and nosy neighbors.
Dynolicious for iPhone, Blackberry (as DynoStorm); $12.99
I hesitated to include Dynolicious because of its price, but everyone I know that has it, loves it. Dynolicous is basically an auto test app used to measure everything performance orientated about your car. Plus it looks cool. You’ll spend a lot of time messing with this app.
Car Locator for Android; $3.99
Don’t look stupid or panic when you can’t see your car. Car Locator uses radar along with directional arrows and a distance count that tells you how far away you are from your car. There’s also a timer that lets you know how long you’ve been parked.
Honk for iPhone; $0.99
Similar to Car Locator, Honk keeps track of your meter time and reminds you when you need to get back. Plus you can keep track of where you’re parked, so when time is running out you won’t get lost.
Ride Minder from Firestone for iPhone, Android; FREE
Ride Minder helps you keep track of your car’s maintenance, and allows you to store service records for multiple vehicles.
Pack & Go for iPhone; $0.99, and Pack & Go Deluxe; $2.99
Pack & Go lets you organize trips, from business to personal, so that you never forget anything important. Like your kids or your dog.
Roadside America for iPhone, iPad; $2.99 for the app, then $1.99 for a specific region or $5.99 for the entire country (US/Canada).
A travelling guide for the curious among us, the Roadside America app lets you find the weird museums and monuments that you’ve never heard about. It’s a great way to see the country.
RoadAhead for iPhone; FREE and Road Ninja for Android; FREE
Don’t know which exit to take on an unknown highway far from home? These apps have you covered. Either of them let you see what you’re headed into at any given exit, from gas to food to grocery stores.
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