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7 Best Driving Apps

Anything you could possibly think of – from shopping to music to cooking…yup…there’s an app for that. Even driving!  

Whether you’re looking for the best navigation app or some music for a long ride, we put together a list of our favorite apps that make driving easy. 

Waze

Navigation apps are commonplace these days, and most people with a smartphone rely on them to help them navigate to wherever they need to go. Waze goes above and beyond in the navigation app field. Waze suggests routes that helps you avoid traffic, alerts you of potholes or stopped vehicles on the road, and even alerts you of the speed limit in the area. Always late? Waze can even suggest what time to leave in order to arrive at your destination at your desired time. The only way they could make your ride easier is if they drove the car for you. 

GasBuddy

There are few things in life more stressful than your tank being nearly empty and there’s no gas station in sight. With GasBuddy, you never have to panic about making it home. GasBuddy will find the closest gas stations in the area, and even better, includes prices and will highlight the places that have the cheapest gas. Your vehicle and your wallet will thank you. 

Roadtrippers

This app is perfect for adventurers. Plan a route and Roadtrippers will suggest restaurants, tourist attractions, hotels and more to stop at on the way. Whether you’re headed across the state or across the country, Roadtrippers will make sure your drive is as fun as possible. It even estimates the cost of gas for you. 

Audible

Long drives can be a real snooze – especially if you’re taking the trip alone. Lucky for us, Audible is a collection of thousands of audiobooks you can download and listen to in the car. Whether your kids love Harry Potter or you’re a Nicholas Sparks kind of person, Audible is sure to have you entertained the whole ride through. You’ll be at your destination in no time. 

SpotHero

Say goodbye to the days of driving in circles looking for parking until you end up late for work. SpotHero seeks out open parking garages and spaces near your destination. Find a garage, reserve your spot, and pay right from your phone before you even get there. Your parking problems, solved. 

MileIQ

Write off your commute to work as a business expense? Sweet. With MileIQ, you can easily track your miles to and from work, meetings, or wherever your business takes you. Just have the app open while you drive and it will track your miles, so you’ll have an exact number to report. 

RepairPal

Ever bring your car to your local mechanic, and he gives you a repair price that seems a little shady? With RepairPal, you can search the average cost of repairs for your exact problem, for your specific type of vehicle, so you can make sure you’re getting a fair price. 

Please Note: This is NOT a sponsored post and is presented for entertainment and informational purposes only.  References to products, companies and third party trademarks and trade names are provided as examples only and do not constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation or affiliation of MAPFRE Insurance® or any of its employees.

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