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- There are several car aps that have enhanced the driving experience.
- Some of the best car apps help you find parking spots, schedule vehicle repairs, and warn you when you’re going above the speed limit.
- Here are 11 of the best car apps you can download today.
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Americans love their cars.
The average American spends 300 hours a year in their car, and nearly nine in 10 American households have one car per driver in their home, according to AAA. That’s a lot of cars and a lot of driving.
Since people spend so much money and time on their automobiles, it only makes sense to use technology to enhance the driving experience.
Whether you need help navigating traffic, finding parking, or scheduling maintenance and repairs, there are a number of useful car apps right at your fingertips.
Below are some car apps that you may have not heard of, but can come in handy on your next big road trip or simply for everyday use.
Here are 11 of the best apps for your car.
Find My Car
If you’ve ever parked your car at shopping mall or concert venue only to come outside hours later and not remember where you parked, you are not alone. Find My Car makes finding your parked car as easy. The free app uses Google Maps Navigation, takes pictures of your parking spot, and stores as many positions as you want.
But Find My Car is more than a simple GPS car-parking app. It also allows users to remember the GPS coordinates of any other location (i.e. your car, your hotel, or a meeting point), and users can share stored locations with friends.
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No one understands difficult parking better than big-city dwellers. Named the largest and most accurate parking service on the planet, Parkopedia offers users a database of thousands of car parks, parking structures, and street and metered parking options.
With information on more than 60 million parking spaces around the world, Parkopedia has the parking insight anxious drivers are looking for. The app also provides users with info on parking hours and pricing. You can find Parkopedia on Google Play and iTunes.
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In 2018, according to Inside EVs, there was an 81% increase in the sale of electric vehicles in the US alone.
ChargePoint is making electric vehicle charging simple by allowing users to view more than 50,000 charging stations within all major charging networks. You will get real-time updates on charging stations and have the ability to filter for stations that are compatible with your car.
Users are also able to save their favorite charging station and their most recently used stations. You can leave reviews and view tips from other electric vehicle drivers about stations and their locations. And you can even request to be added to a waitlist in case you need to come back and charge later.
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