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5 Car Apps That Make Your Life So Much Easier

5 Car Apps That Make Your Life So Much Easier

With all the technology in vehicles today, it’s time to use helpful car apps that work with that technology while you’re driving. Here are five car apps that will make your life easier. Remember, you should only use these apps when you are at a stop to avoid becoming distracted from the road.

IOnRoad

IOnRoad
    IOnRoad

      Forget the annoying “backseat driver,” and instead, download the IOnRoad app from the iTunes store. This amazing app helps you be a better driver with features like collision warnings, tailgating alerts, parking lot car locator, and even the ability to take snapshots of bad drivers in front of you.

      Using the camera on your iPhone, this driving analytics app keeps track of your route, how much gas the vehicle has consumed, and it even gives you a safety and green-driving score. It also records your speed and acceleration. This is a fun app that actually helps you become a safer driver. With all of the distracted, busy, or teen drivers on the road, becoming a safer driver has become more important than ever before.

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      RepairPal

      RepairPal

         

        RepairPal

          Available for both iOS and Android phones, RepairPal makes unexpected repairs much easier. Never worry about where to find an auto repair facility again, because this app will find the one nearest to your location based on your mobile’s GPS. This is important when traveling because one never knows when they are going to break down.

          The app also offers typical prices on parts and labor for common repairs so you can make sure you’re not overpaying. You can also call for immediate roadside assistance and track all repairs made to your vehicle. With RepairPal, you’ll gain an app that is there to help you 24/7.

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          Cars.com

          Cars.com

             

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              Now you don’t need a PC or laptop to help you browse and research vehicle features — simply download the Cars.com app instead.

              Today’s car shoppers are smarter, especially with so many websites dedicated to educating the public on new cars, their features, and pricing. That’s exactly what the Cars.com app does. The app allows you to compare different makes and models side-by-side and filter search results based on preferences you set.

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              The app comes with thousands of vehicle photos, both interior and exterior, and allows you to see the latest manufacturer incentives and rebates. Share your favorite vehicle picks with friends and calculate what your monthly car payment might be before you head to the dealership. This can also help you figure out insurance rates by make and model of each car. For example, you could compare Safeco car insurance to their competitors to see which would be cheaper.

              Gas Buddy

              Gas Buddy
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                  Stop wondering if the price you’re paying at the pump is too much. With the Gas Buddy app, you can find the cheapest gas station nearest to your location based on your smartphone’s GPS.

                  Or, if you’re traveling, take advantage of the app’s search feature which allows you to search by city or zip code. The app allows you to send low-priced fuel locations to friends and to report gas prices for a chance to win $250 worth of gas. This is a must-have fuel app, especially for those who travel a lot. Even if you do not win the prize, you still get to save money on your ever-rising gas bill.

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                  MapQuest

                  MapQuest
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                      Many auto manufacturers offer GPS systems as an added-price option. With MapQuest, skip the paid add-on and get driving directions when you need them.

                      The app features voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation and reroutes you if construction zones are ahead. MapQuest is also hands-free and comes with voice recognition, allowing you to speak your destination. It will also auto-reroute if you miss a turn, and it can report live traffic and accident updates. It also saves favorite destinations and recommends the best gas prices.

                      Even with all the technology inside vehicle’s today, these five car apps will make driving much easier. Make sure you are driving safely for you and those around you.

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                      Last Updated on January 25, 2021

                      What Should I Do Today? 30 New Things To Do Today

                      What Should I Do Today? 30 New Things To Do Today

                      It’s always fun to do something new, but often we fall into the trap of spending our weekends the same way.

                      If you’re stuck in the same old routine, it might be time to try something new.

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                      What should I do today? No ideas?

                      Everything listed here is something you can easily do no matter where you live, and even on a tight budget! Try out one of these 30 new things today, you’ll be happy you did.

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                      Try Out These 30 New Things To Do Today

                      1. Visit a suburb in your city that you’ve never been to before, or somewhere you haven’t explored much.
                      2. Learn ten phrases in a new language–what about Japanese, Italian or Portuguese?
                      3. Listen to a genre of music you haven’t tried before–perhaps Jazz, Punk or Blues?
                      4. Have a picnic in your local park complete with a packed lunch and your animal friends.
                      5. Start a daily journal to write your thoughts in.
                      6. Try a new cuisine–what about French, Lebanese or Korean?
                      7. Visit your local library and borrow some books for the weekend.
                      8. Plant some flowers in your garden. If you don’t have one, try an indoor potted plant.
                      9. Visit a local museum or art gallery and view their latest exhibition.
                      10. Learn a new skill–what about sewing, gardening or cooking? You’ll be surprised what you can learn in an afternoon.
                      11. Say hello to a neighbor you don’t usually talk to.
                      12. Make a card for a friend and send it to them with a handwritten note.
                      13. Learn how to cook a new dish for dinner. We all get tired of eating the same thing, why not try making something new?
                      14. Re-read an old favorite book. Don’t leave it gathering dust on your book shelf; get it out and read it all over again.
                      15. Research the culture of a different country online–what about India, Guatemala or Sweden?
                      16. Go for a walk or bicycle ride around your neighborhood.
                      17. Watch a classic film like Casablanca, The Godfather or The Wizard of Oz.
                      18. Make a photo album of a recent holiday you took. Don’t let your memories get lost on your computer hard drive; make a special keepsake album of your trip.
                      19. Visit your local farmers markets and pick out some fresh produce. Farmers markets are full of delicious fresh fruit, veggies and more. Find your local market and take a visit.
                      20. Plan a day trip to somewhere outside your city–it might be the seaside, mountains or another city!
                      21. Check out what community events are running in your area and attend one.
                      22. Make a birthday present for a friend. Handmade gifts are personal and much more special than anything you could buy from a store.
                      23. Attend a play at your local theater. Support your local theater and have a fun night out at the same time.
                      24. Volunteer with your local nature conservation society to plant some trees. Conservation societies are always looking for helping hands; do your bit and plant some trees.
                      25. Be a tourist in your own city and visit all the popular tourist sites you’ve likely never been to (don’t forget your camera!)
                      26. Call a friend you haven’t spoken to recently and have a good long chat.
                      27. Put on your favorite song and dance your heart out. You might be surprised at how much fun you have!
                      28. Invite some friends over for a BBQ. There’s nothing better than an afternoon spent with good friends and good food.
                      29. Try out a new form of exercise like Pilates, tennis or swimming.
                      30. Organize a clothing swap with your friends. You’ll have a great time, and save some cash and the environment all at the same time!

                      Now that you’ve read my list of 30 new things to try today, my question for you is, “what new things will you try today?”

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