Top 6 Free Car Apps for iPhone

on Monday, 14 September 2015
If you’ve just bought a new ride or even a new iPhone, we’ve narrowed down some of the most helpful and fun car apps that will make your life a little easier on the road and best yet, they’re free!

1. GasBuddy

Ever thought about how driving around to find cheaper gas means you’re probably losing more money than you stand to make? That’s where GasBuddy comes in. The app posts gas prices in your area within the different grades, including diesel. Also includes driving directions.

2. Repair Pal

Don’t want to get stuck calling all the different mechanics in your area for quotes? Repair pal does all the hard work for you. All you need to do is select your car and the type of repair that’s needed (so long as you know!) and it will let you know what you’ll probably end up paying in your locale.

3. GoPoint App

Ok so while the app itself is free, you can’t exactly use GoPoint without a little $100 investment in the GoPoint Cable which plugs in to your cars On-Board Diagnostics port (OBD). GoPoint provides you with real time information for the built-in computer diagnostic system. This should help if you encounter that pesky problem of not knowing what’s wrong with your car mentioned above.

4. Waze

More than just a simple navigational app, Waze was bought out by Google for more than a billion dollars, so you know it’s good! Community driven, with user data to locate accidents, traffic jams and petrol prices, Waze will show you the best route to take to avoid waiting around.

5. Real Racing 3

Ok, so this one is just for fun but really good racing games on iOS are hard to find. Real Racing 3 has awesome graphics, great tracks and entertaining gameplay that’s so good you won’t mind if you forgot to switch on Waze and got caught out in traffic.

6. PlugShare

The best app for any electric vehicle owner. Plugshare finds you a nearby charging station and shows whether it’s home, public, quick-charge or in use. You can even customise it by deleting certain station, Tesla superchargers and access-restricted chargers, etc. Includes contact information and direct messaging with charger owners. If you’re thinking about changing to an EV having a handy app like this should make the decision a breeze.  

Author details: Kristen Trent is a blogger and tech geek from Western Australia. She likes keeping up with the latest trends in the online space and loves trying out the latest gadgets and devices.