Today’s smartphones allow drivers to quickly check traffic reports, find the cheapest gas, navigate through construction zones with ease, and locate a favorite restaurant in just moments.
Most of the popular iPhone apps come under specific categories such as car care, finance, music, navigation, productivity and travel. Below are some of the most useful apps for drivers, all of which are easy to use and can save motorists a great deal of time and money.
The iWrecked App
No one wants to become the cause or the victim of an automobile accident. If the unthinkable should occur, the iWrecked app becomes an invaluable tool. It contains easy instructions for recording all the details of the accident for the purpose of insurance claims and reporting.
This app allows drivers to contact preferred towing services, body shops and even the insurance provider. It takes unlimited photos of the damage to vehicles and prepares a report in PDF format. Contacting rental car agencies is also a snap with the iWrecked app.
Beat The Traffic
This ingenious app is an all-in-one driver navigation tool that helps find the quickest routes, connects with real-time traffic maps, shows weather reports and even accident locations. The app allows users to store their routes directly on their phone including destination addresses. Traffic problems and delays on specific routes can be sent directly to the phone via text message.
Beat the Traffic is optimized for retina display on both the iPad and iPhone. It also contains a satellite view mode and earns mPoints for the user.
Car Park App
One of the more innovative apps on the market, Car Park makes it easy to locate a parked vehicle. No longer do you have to remember to the exact location of your car in a large garage. The app records the exact location of the vehicle and will guide the user back to it.
Users can mark the exact spot where the car is parked on the convenient map. The GPS capability of most smartphones is utilized in a way that makes navigating back to the car a breeze. Satellite, hybrid or Google maps can be used with this extraordinary app for iPhone.
The Yelp Travel App
Travelers need a simple app for finding gas stations, restaurants and lodging. The Yelp app for iPhone saves gas money when trying to locate a nearby fast food restaurant, business address or service station.
This app also allows users to get pricing information, customer reviews and operating hours for countless venues across the country. Yelp is a must for travelers who have no time to waste looking for a specific service or business.
Fuel Finder For iPhone
The Fuel Finder app can save drivers hundreds of dollars annually in fuel costs. It helps locate the cheapest fuel in the vicinity, has special settings for finding a certain grade of gasoline or to locate service stations with diesel, and shows the results on a Google neighborhood map. The information is updated in real-time, and the app can be programmed to show only gasoline prices within a certain cost range.
The iWrecked, Beat the Traffic and Yelp apps are free, and the Car Park and Fuel Finder apps are available for just a few dollars. All of these apps have been recently upgraded with newer versions.
John Reynolds is the author of this post, which was contributed on behalf of Kanetix in Canada where you can learn more about driving in Canada and how to save on insurance.