10 Mobile Apps for Your Car
Not that you should be fiddling with your phone will driving, but some mobile apps are so handy for having in the car, it’s hard to resist. Apps can help you check traffic, repairs, carpooling and even your auto insurance comparison. If you have a copilot, have him download and use these awesome apps for you so you can keep your eyes on the road.
1. Traffic Alert
This dandy download gives you up to date traffic info as well as speed trap locations. Very cool.
2. Find My Car
Some of us can’t find our way out of a brown paper bag, much best a mall parking lot. This app uses a GPS to locate your wheels.
Where was this when you were a wild teen? This beauty would have saved many a rear end by telling you where the speed traps were set.
4. Repair Pal
Have you ever found yourself in the middle of an unfamiliar town with a flat tire or worse? Who should you call for service? Your Repair Pal app will tell you.
This app is designed for trusting souls who are into car sharing with tree hugging commuters. It is intended to reduce carbon emissions from excess autos on the streets. The app is free from iTunes.
This is a $2.95 app from iTunes that locates the ten closest gas stations to you. They have over 110,000 in their network. The app can show you location and gas prices at each station.
7. Pocket Parking Meter
This app keeps track of the time you have left on your meter and even has the capability of telling you what your fine will be should you mess up. It should laugh at you when you do.
8. Progressive Car Insurance
The Progressive insurance app is free and highly practical. You can pay your insurance and even report a claim with it. It allows you to get emergency service and find a local claim office. Get this, you can submit pictures of the damage directly to the agency.
9. Road Trip
I think this app was created for accountants. With it, you can calculate mpg, cost per mile. Trip planning and service schedules. Perfect for anal individuals.
No, it’s not some sort of alcohol detection device to determine how much you tilt while walking. This app is actually an inclinometer. Apparently, some drivers need to play all the angles while driving.
For the record: The apps listed are not arranged by their popularity or goofiness!