If you own a car, you’d be surprised at the number of iPhone apps that are developed just for car owners. These apps cater to a wide range of needs. For instance, apps can help you find the next gas-station for a re-fill or give you traffic information on your route. Apps can also help you with repair and maintenance tips.
Here’s a list of some cool iPhone apps that are essential if you have a car:
Think of GasBuddy as a gas-station locater and a gas-price calculator. You can even report some new gas station coming up or shutting down. You can also report gas prices to help people know about cheaper prices. The app is a community-driven project where you can actually earn bonuses and points for contributing information to the app/community.
INRIX keeps a check on the traffic status and informs you about it. The context-aware traffic reporting gives you a chance to skip heavy-traffic routes and pick ones with light traffic. INRIX is used on most popular car systems like those of Ford and BMW. The app lets you access tons of traffic cams and it pools data from a variety of sources. It makes a huge difference in your commute.
Parker app comes with a unique feature that’s hard to find on other apps: it helps you find parking lots/garages easily, quickly and with full information about the parking spot. Parker works in the US and UK for most major cities. You can search for a parking spot or a garage based on your preferences (a few search filters go a long way in helping you pick the right spot). The app gives accurate and useful information (location, availability, price, payment options, hours etc.) about the parking spot. And it also features a built-in turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation to guide you to the spot/garage. The timer reminds you before the meter runs out of time.
Select you current location and get a handpicked list of all hotels, restaurants, gas stations, theaters, taxi stands, hospitals, stations and other localities instantly. AroundMe is a widely popular app used by a lot of people. If you’re a car owner, AroundMe can be useful in more specific ways: you can find gas-stations on your tours, you can find motels/hotels to camp in overnight and much more.
God forbid, but accidents do happen. If you want to have insurance cover most of the expenses, you’ll need to document every little detail about the accident. iWrecked does that for you. Take photos and document every little information and create an accident record (as PDF). You can even send the PDF directly to your insurance company. The app also features a quick way to call 911, and most importantly, find towing companies (or taxies) around your current location.