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The Most Helpful Phone Apps for Cars

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Smartphones are hands down one of the greatest inventions of the past few decades. Smartphones give us immediate access to an infinite store of information, instructions, pictures, and other good stuff. In particular, smartphone apps (especially apps for cars) make it even easier to navigate through whatever it is you’re trying to accomplish.

An odd thing about phone apps is that many people don’t even stop to think about what apps are out there for cars. Here are some of the top apps for cars:

A Preliminary Word: Apps for Cars and Driving Safety

While the apps below might make driving easier and more enjoyable in many respects, always be mindful of road safety while driving. Be sure to obey all traffic laws, especially those involving distracted driving and smartphone use while driving. In fact, it’s better to go above and beyond the law when it comes to safety. Setup your apps before you start driving, and also  minimize the amount of fiddling you do with your phone once you’re on the road. Never text and drive.

That being said, let’s have a look at some of the most helpful and popular phone apps for your car.

Waze: Hassle-Free Navigating

Most people use the built-in map/GPS system that comes with their phones. However, the free app Waze definitely has a leg up on those when it comes to finding the fastest route for your trip. Why? Waze is actually a community of users who all inform each other and the app of accidents, traffic jams, police traps, and other similar impediments. Using this info, Waze calculates the absolute best route for you based on real-time info. It also includes other features like turn-by-turn voice nav and auto re-routing.

GasBuddy: Find the Cheapest Gas Near You

With today’s gas costs, it can be frustrating trying to gas up, especially if you’re in an unfamiliar area. This is where GasBuddy (free) comes in handy. GasBuddy uses your location to find not only the nearest gas to you, but the cheapest ones as well. You can also search by city or zip code, so you can plan your gas stops ahead on your next road trip!

Bonus: You can also get rewards for submitting gas prices to the app.


Spotify: The Best Music Playlists

Spotify is a music listening app that generates tailor-made playlists based on your previous listening history. The benefit here is that you don’t have to take your eyes off the road and sift through your song library to find the right jam. It simply plays what you want to hear, hit after hit! Most people are incredibly impressed at Spotify’s accuracy in creating playlists that you absolutely love.

Car Insurance Apps

If your insurance company has an app, it’s probably in your best interests to install and use it on your phone. It’s a great way to keep in touch, learn updates, and communicate directly with your company. Also, some car insurance apps allow you to upload photos of your car in the event of an accident, so that you have picture evidence of any damage.


These are just a handful of the latest and greatest phone apps for cars. Also, new apps are being generated all the time, so be on the lookout for new apps and app updates. Are you looking to keep your car ahead of the game and in its best working order? Stop by Convoy Auto Repair for check-ups, maintenance and repairs. We’re San Diego’s favorite auto repair shop, and our mechanics are on hand to help, no matter what you need.


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