Must Have Apps for Modern Motorists

April 30th, 2016 by

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Looking for a way to make every drive safer, less stressful and more enjoyable? If you own a smartphone the answer may be closer than you think, because advancements in mobile app technology have meant that your phone can now play an active role in enhancing your driving experience. Let’s take a brief look at a few of the latest vehicle related apps that every driver should have.


Staying out of trouble on the roads is easy with this great app as it uses your smartphone’s camera to watch out for all manner of hazards for you. Whether you are getting too close to other vehicles, drifting outside of your lane or exceeding local speed limits, iOnRoad uses both audio and visual warnings to alert you. The car locator feature makes finding your vehicle easy, regardless of where you have parked it, and if you are involved in an accident or incident on the roads you will have video evidence of anything that takes place.


Tracking your vehicle’s fuel efficiency can save you a small fortune over the course of the year, and Accufuel makes this extremely easy. Every time you fuel up, simply record the amount of fuel you add as well as your odometer reading and this clever app will track your fuel economy rating for you. Apart from making it simple to monitor the efficiency of your vehicle this app can also save you money on repairs by spotting potential problems early, because a drop in your fuel economy can be a warning sign that something is wrong.


Tired of wasting time stuck in traffic? This award-winning app is guaranteed to help as it collects and coordinates traffic information submitted by millions of users making it easy to find the fastest route through even the heaviest congestion. Steering clear of construction, avoiding traffic jams and re-routing around accidents is a breeze; best of all, you won’t just save time, you will save money on fuel, spend less time sitting and reduce your impact on the environment as well.


If you drive a hybrid, knowing the location of your nearest plug-in can save you time, money and hassle and PlugShare makes this easy by mapping the location and details of public and private charging stations for you. You can search based on the type of plug-in you require or whether they are free or not, and there are even user reviews detailing their experience of charging at particular stations.

My Max Speed

If you are hesitant to lend your vehicle to a friend or family member because you are worried that they will speed this brilliant app will put your mind at ease. Not only does it allow you to monitor how fast your vehicle is being driven (with updates every 5 seconds) it will track your vehicle’s location and alert you if it goes outside of a pre-set perimeter. My Max Speed is also extremely useful for those looking to track their work-related driving as it will collect and organise relevant data and export it into Word, Excel or Powerpoint for reporting purposes.

The best way to make the most of the latest apps is by putting them to work in a quality vehicle and if you are in the market for a new or used vehicle this year you won’t find any better than those here at Sargent Toyota. Drop by today and let our team of experts get you into a vehicle that is designed to help you thrive.

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