According to AAA, Americans spend an average of over 290 hours per year in the car; an 8% increase over the last five years. Since we spend so much time behind the wheel, it only makes sense that we would use technology to enhance the experience and make it more comfortable. Keep reading to see discover apps we really like! Just don’t forget, even when you’re using apps while driving, watch the road and don’t get too distracted.
GasBuddy (Android & iOS)
With features such as Never Pay Full Price at The Pump and Find The Best Gas Price or Save at The Pump By Always Knowing What Station Has The Cheapest Price…this is an easy app to love! GasBuddy allows you to save at the pump by always keeping you in-the-know about which station has the lowest price. You can use this app all over the US and gas prices are updated in real-time. As if that isn’t enough to sell you on this powerhouse FREE app, users can also save additional money on gas by using the app’s GasBack feature. The company issues an optional debit card and, if you are willing to make your purchases with that card, you will save $0.10 per gallon on your first fill and $0.05 per gallon for every fill-up after that. You can also earn cashback by shopping a variety of online retailer sites from within the app.
This app gets more than a like from us. We LOVE it. The BackSeat has one mission: “Not One More”. It is unthinkable that someone could forget their children in a hot car or make a bad judgment call and knowingly leave them in the car for too long. Tragically, it happens. In fact, according to CNN.com, more than 38 kids die in hot cars every year. This app requires only a one-time setup and acts as an automatic alerting system. Once set up, the app will automatically alert the user, after each ride, to make sure that all passengers are safe. The notification increases in volume, and if ignored, automatically summons help from three pre-determined people selected during the registration. The app will not only notify the “Alert Team” but will send the GPS location of where the vehicle is parked/stopped along with a description of the vehicle. Available for Android and iOS.
Used Car Search Pro
Users love this app, reporting it is the best tools to find a used car around. You can search for a used car from more than 4 million listings from 40,000 dealerships and private listings to locate the exact car you want. Are you picky? That’s ok because this app has 59 filters to aid your search ensuring that you will only be reviewing relevant results. The app also calculates the market value of every used car in its system. This way, you have a reference point to easily see if the seller is asking too much for a vehicle. Available for both Android and iOS; visit the sites to read about the numerous, additional features available in this award-winning app.
Make your daily commute tolerable with this app. Think of it as Spotify or Pandora for podcasts. Its library hosts over 50 million episodes of podcasts. Content is available in 70 languages from 175 different countries. The app also makes recommendations based on your listening history so you can discover new and interesting topics and podcasters. If you’re bored with your music playlists and radio isn’t your thing, then this is the app for you. Available for Android and iOS.
This powerhouse can do the job of many apps, AGAIN, saving precious space on your home screen for the latest Candy Crush Saga app (seriously, how many ways can they remake the same game). With this app, you can shop all the major rental car companies from one app simultaneously. There is no need to download an individual app for every car rental brand. This app will provide information from hundreds of local rental agencies in more than 53,000 locations around the world. Available for Android and iOS.
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