The advent of the smartphone has brought a lot to the table. An iPhone is capable of producing an application for just about everything; essentially the iPhone has revolutionized our lives. The phone and its applications have also managed to revolutionize the way we deal with, find, maintain and even buy our cars. We’ve collected a few seriously cool applications that will help you deal with your whip a bit better.
Gridlock is terrible and so is wasting money on gas. Well, if you are living and existing in a large metropolis there is a solution; Carticipate. Carticipate is a social media app focused on people looking to share rides. For years people have participated in an impromptu rideshare program in the D.C. area. Basically, the practice is like hitchhiking on steroids. Today, Carticipate connects drivers in the same area together. This makes the act of ridesharing easier, safer and a whole lot more fun!
There is nothing more frustrating than parking your car then not being able to find it again. Many a person has walked their way through parking lot isles desperate to locate their car. The mall parking lot is the worst offender; everything looks exactly the same! Honk is an app that helps you find your car by allowing the you to input notes, photos and to track the GPS coordinates upon exitting the vehicle. It makes finding your car in any lot easier than ever before.
When you are a driver your number one priority is to keep your car fueled up; after all, without fuel the car isn’t going anywhere. In recent years, we as a society have seen the rise of gas prices to astronomical numbers. Well, GasBuddy was created as an answer to that problem. The application tracks the recent gas prices in and around your current location and will happily point you in the direction to the closest and cheapest open gas station. This is a must-have app for people who travel a great deal and don’t necessarily know their way around the streets of every city. Remember gas is always most expensive on or just off the highway and main roads. This device will help you find those cheaper, further off gas outfitters.
Car Minder Plus
Car Minder Plus is an application that focuses on you keeping track of your car and all of its maintenance needs. From a quick, efficient and easy to understand widget you can input information about repairs that have been made, mileage changes and even your gas economy. Car Minder Plus stores all of this information and makes suggestions based on the data you have input. It is the answer to an absent-minded car owner’s prayers.
If you are looking to buy a new or used car, you’ll want to download the CarChecker application. This utilitarian application aims at educating consumers about what to look for in a used car. The application offers patrons a checklist of wear that is commonly seen on a car, and it even indicates what that type of damage (or lack thereof) should do to the price of the car. This is a must have for any car buyer who is in the used market.
Kevin Ross is technology and car enthusiast for years. His writings on auto on auto industry can be found on many blogs and forums around the web. He currently works with MyTee Products – a company having more than 30 years of experience in dealing ratchet tie down straps and truck straps.