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It seems there’s an endless variety of smart phone apps for drivers, form ones sniffing out cheap gas to those with hang-holding turn-by-turn directions. We’ve found these six-which are free, or a mere dollar or two-quite useful. But, don’t let ANY app distract you from driving and jeopardize your safety

Gas Buddy

Gas Buddy

Every driver can appreciate saving a few bucks at the pump. The free Gas Buddy app promises to help you find the best prices in your area, wherever you are. Using your smart phone’s built-in GPS receiver, GasBuddy pinpoints your location and pulls up fuel prices at stations in the area, displaying both major brands and independents by name. The app lists prices for regular, mid-grade, and premium as well as diesel where available, and indicates how recently the displayed prices have been updated. When you choose a station GasBuddy will give turn-by-turn directions.

Compatibility

Free for Android, Blackberry, and iPhone.

iWrecked

iWrecked

In the harried moments following a fender bender, it can be difficult to think clearly. But it’s critical to properly document the event and the parties involved, because capturing that information can save both money and hassle later on. Like similar apps iWrecked guides you on what to do after a crash, from taking photos of the scene to getting contact information from other drivers. It can also dial 911 and locate the nearest taxi, tow-truck service, or police station.

Compatibility

Free for iPhone

DriveSafe.ly

DriveSafe.ly

The DriveSafe.ly app reads e-mail and text messages aloud while you drive and can send a pre-programmed response message saying you’re unavailable. The free version has a limit of 25 words per message. The premium version can handle messages of 500 words.

Compatibility

Free or $13.95 annually for Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile.

iExit Interstate Guide

iExit Interstate Guide

This handy app can help take the guesswork out of road trip pit stops by identifying the restaurants, gas stations, hotels and other services available at each exit. Make a selection, and the app gives the option of turn-by-turn directions or calling ahead with one touch. You can search up to 100 exits ahead, or even in another state when planning a trip.

Features include filtering by categories such as food or lodging, and by specific brands or company names. The app also lists rest areas, to help when that 64-oz. soda needs to be relieved. But because of the dangers of distraction, it is safest if a passenger uses the app when underway.

Compatibility

Free for Android, $.99 for iPhone.

Waze

Waze

This app combines turn-by-turn navigation with crowd-sourced traffic information, which means that it gathers speed data from user devices when the app is open, and reports back to other users how traffics is flowing on any given road. A red line indicates traffic is stopped; yellow means slow and green is flowing freely.

Users have the option of adding photos, personal observations, adding photos, personal observations, and random thoughts to that information, which can be a distraction. But those features can be disabled. If you stick to the basic navigation and traffic information, you can’t go wrong for the price.

Compatibility:

Free for Android and iPhone

RepairPal

RepairPal

RepairPal can give you estimates on what to expect to pay for repairs, and then find a repair shop and get estimates. After entering your car’s make, model and other details, you’ll get a range of estimates in seconds. It can keep vehicle records and give service reminders, and even help locate emergency assistance if you break down.

Compatibility

Free for Android and iPhone

 

 

 

 

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