What are the best car apps for smartphones?

May 19, 2015 09:43 AM

Few combinations are worse than texting and driving, but that doesn't mean your smartphone isn't a fantastic companion when you're in park. Whether you want to set reminders for maintenance appointments, brush up on your automotive education or figure out what that squeaking sound is - you can download one of these apps to your smartphone and receive answers in a jiffy!

Click here for cheap gas
​No matter where you're heading, nothing beats cheap gas prices. Get your money's worth at the pump by downloading GasBuddy, recommended by Edmunds.com. It tells you all the nearest gas stations and price points. If you're not on the verge of running out, driving the extra mile may be best for your wallet. 

Jams are for toast
Download Waze and wait in traffic no more. This top-selling app is a gigantic database that includes traffic updates and gas prices. Users can interact with the interface to report gridlock and other delays so that the information can be made available to other drivers. If several delays pepper your usual route home, the app can provide you with an alternative one. 

"Carrr Matey guides you back to your vessel using pirate jargon and a treasure map."

Arr you always losing your car?
​Have you ever misplaced your car like a lost ship at sea?  Join the club. That's why you should get Carrr Matey - an app that can make you laugh during the most innoportune moment, like forgetting where you parked in the city. In a hilarous fashion, Carrr Matey guides you back to your vessel using pirate jargon and a treasure map. Next time you're putting the car in park, open the app, log your location and be on your merry way. You can even avoid inadvertant parking tickets with an alert feature that tracks meter times.

No more parking war
Heading into the city for the weekend? Download Parker by Streetline. It can save you from driving in perpetual circles and parking in illegal street spots. Moreover, it can prevent road rage typical in metropolitan areas where aggressive drivers are quick to steal spots and berate you. 

Parking in the city doesn't have to be a hassle. Parking in the city doesn't have to be a hassle.

To keep her on the road
Your car may be a trooper, but she still needs tender, love and care to function optimally. Can't remember the last time you got an oil change? You don't have to. Simply purchase ZoneWalker for your Blackberry or Android and keep tabs on upcoming repairs, explained Computer World. 

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