December 2nd, 2019 | Updated on April 13th, 2021
Owning a car is probably part of everyone’s dream while growing up—especially when we turn 18 and have just acquired the long-awaited driver’s license.
But as beautiful and eloquently arranged your imagination of owning a car might be, it doesn’t take long before you discover the unparalleled responsibilities associated with taking care of your car.
That is why this list of simple apps that will help make your life a tad better while being a car owner was compiled. So do read on—-if you are interested in some worthwhile apps you can use on your phone.
1. Fixd App
This should not be confused with the app called Fixed app, as they are not the same. Fixd app is a vehicle monitoring app that comes with a small device that is usually plugged into the OBD II connector to enable the extraction of real-time diagnostic details from the car.
Most times when a check engine light is displayed on the dash gauge of your car (which is an indicator) that is something is wrong, we are often waylaid with utter confusion. But then how can you tell what is wrong if all you see, is a check engine light display.
That is where the fixd app comes in. Take for example if a p0010 code pops up during one of your diagnostic sessions, the app will not only give you error codes but will also provide you with a detailed analysis of what needs to be fixed
This is a navigational app owned by Google that is used not only for navigational purposes but also to get real-time information submitted by other users and drivers.
It can spot speed traps, congested routes, and accidents that have just occurred—all in real-time.
If you are a person who happens to always drive around in search of a good deal on gas prices—then you will definitely love this app. Gasbuddy compiles the real-time data of all the gas stations in your area and shows you their current prices.
There is also another plus to this app. This app allows you to complete tasks that are switched to points that are geared towards free gas. I don’t know about you, but I sure as hell would love to have free gas from time to time.
As the name implies (that is of cause—when spelled in full without a dot), this app helps in keeping you safe.
And it does that by acting as a handsfree application or better still, as a virtual assistant, by reading you all your emails, text, call, etc. In order for you to be able to focus solely on driving your car safely.
You might be one of many people that considers this kind of app irrelevant, but before you render this application useless, let us consider a publication by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that establishes the fact that 9 American dies every single day from accidents caused by distracted drivers and more than 1000 people are injured every day as a result of distracted drivers.
Now, if that is not enough statistics to convince you that you need this app, I don’t know what will.
5. Fuel Buddy
It is a known fact that a lot of people have challenges when it comes to solving simple and complex maths problems.
Which brings us to the issue of calculating mileage, fuel consumption, gas prices, and all that car logistics stuff. So if you happen to be one of so many people that fall under that umbrella of math haters—then you are gonna love this app.
Fuel Buddy is the best for compiling mileage data and presenting reimbursement reports to your work or for tax purposes if you own a business.
You could even snap photos of your receipts, so, that way, you never have to worry about paying out of pocket should you loose one.
6. Find My Car
I don’t know about you, but I’m very certain that the scenario I’m about to paint, has probably happened to you or at least someone you know.
Imagine you went for groceries at a very big shopping mall like Walmart or Cosco, and after you are through with your shopping and you come out of the building complex, you find that you are not able to remember which lot you actually packed your car, which makes you ponder around for a few minutes before you actually find your vehicle.
With the Find-my-car app, you needn’t go through the hurdle of second-guessing where you parked your car anytime you happen to park your car in a very large parking lot.
7. To Wrap It Up
If your car is experiencing problems you can use an app called OPEN BAY to type in the problems of your car or the maintenance that your car needs and it will pull up a map and show you the cost per every shop in that area or the quote required to fix your specific problem or issue.
You needn’t waste time calling one mechanic to another trying to find a suitable and yet affordable mechanic to fix your car troubles.