Kelly Lodewyks says “You would think that smartphones and driving don’t go hand-in-hand, but really you should just NOT have your smartphone in your hand while driving. Smartphones when used while not driving are actually super handy for drivers. Here are five apps every driver should have on their phone.”
A car finder app
Dude, where’s my car? You will never have to ask this again when you use the Find My Car (currently only available on iPhone). Using GPS, the app is able to drop a location pin when you park so that you can easily find your car in the parking lot once you are done. We’ve all lost our vehicle in a crowded parking lot…
A navigation app
We know that many people like to believe that they know the way to wherever they are going, but we all get lost sometimes. Navigation apps, of course, come in handy for that. However, many people are using it for more than just getting somewhere these days. Navigation apps such as Google Maps gives you live traffic readings and will alert you if there is a quicker route to your destination.
Not that anyone is driving a lot at the moment, but a mileage tracker app is great to have if you are interested in seeing how much fuel you use every month and if you need to submit your mileage for business trips. There are a number of good ones available for free on the various stores, but a paid ones are probably better. Do your research and find one that works best for you.
Insurance app (if available)
If your insurance company has an app that makes it easy to access information and lodge a claim, then please do download it. This will make your life so much easier when you are in fix and need quick access to emergency numbers and services.
Almost all new cars have Bluetooth connectivity these days and if we’re honest, the radio doesn’t always play the songs that we like. To ensure that you have access to the music that you enjoy, download a music player app such as YouTube Music, iTunes or Spotify and set up some playlists that you enjoy listening to while driving. Be sure to download the playlists so that it’s not eating away at your data when you stream and to have access to it even when you don’t have a network signal.
And there you go – five apps every driver or car owner should have on their phone. There are probably a few that I missed, but these are some of the essentials for sure.