Top 7 iPhone Apps for Motorists

by Corinne Webb | Aug 25, 2011

If the two things closest to your heart are your iPhone and your car, you’re guaranteed to get the most out of these driver-oriented apps.

1. AA Road Atlas Price: £1.99 The clearest maps of the UK on your mobile device, no questions. The classic colour scheme will even bring back memories of your childhood road trips. Perfect for longer journeys, and you can throw out the dog-eared atlas you’ve hidden away in the glove box.

2. RAC Traffic Price: Free An essential app for long-distance road trips, RAC Traffic will advise you on problems in and around your area based on your GPS position. It can also make changes to your route in advance if there are delays or accidents on motorways. Regular national updates mean you get the information when you need it most.

3. iWrecked Price: Free An app fully recommended but hope you’ll never have to use – this provides a handy checklist of what to do in the event of a crash. They’ve thought of everything from taking pictures of the scene and logging the other party’s car insurance details, to locating the nearest tow-truck company or police station if necessary.

4. GasBag UK Petrol Prices Price: Free Not only does this app find your nearest petrol station when you’re out and about, you can also search according to brand and even price, meaning you won’t end up overpaying. Integration with the Google Maps is a handy bonus, so you’ll never have to pull over and ask for directions again.

5. AA Parking Price: £1.99 Another GPS app that will point you to the nearest car park and provide plenty of information about it, including how many spaces it has, how much it costs, whether it’s covered or open-air, what time it’s open and heaps more.

6. TomTom UK & Ireland Price: £49.99 It’s not a typo, it really does cost fifty quid. However, you sure get your money’s worth – and this GPS navigation app combines the quickest routes through traffic with dozens of helpful customisations that give you exactly what you need.

7. Find My Car Price: £0.59 Unbelievably, there’s a market for this type of thing – this isn’t the only app that provides this service. It’s the highest-rated though, and it will plot a course back to your car on Google Maps.

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