Before the celebration of the holidays, the nip in the air can seem festive and charming. Once the season passes, however, we’re still stuck with winter and some of the shortest, darkest days of the year. It’s back to the grind and driving home from work in the dark can be worrisome. Don’t get caught without backup. Whether you’re commuting across town or hitting the road to visit friends and family you missed during the holiday madness, I think you will appreciate these apps to ease winter travel.
5 Helpful Driving Apps To Ease Winter Travel:
Among the best of the comprehensive driving apps, On the Road serves as a basic encyclopedia of your car. Punch in your make, model, and mileage, and it reminds you of maintenance needs and stores your service records, so you’re informed when you arrive at the mechanic. Most importantly, it includes an easy-to-follow checklist for responding to an accident. When you’re stressed and frazzled, the reminder to take photos, notes, and mark your location with GPS can come in very useful if the other person’s insurance tries to prove you were liable for the wreck.
Car Care and Roadside Emergencies App
Most car problems that leave a perfectly good vehicle in non-functional conditions are easily repairable: a flat tire, a dead battery, or an overheating engine. Car Care and Roadside Emergencies app offers step-by-step instructions to get you back on the road that anyone can easily follow.
Don’t get pegged with an avoidable traffic ticket. This handy Trapster app syncs you into a community of users who chart speed traps, red light cameras, and roadway hazards, sending alerts as you approach them to remind you to slow down or find a different route.
Not sure if you’ve had one too many? Don’t get behind the wheel. The DrinkTracker app gauges your body weight, gender, drinks, and time of consumption to let you know when you’ve likely pushed yourself over the limit.
Winter Survival Kit App
Although this Winter Survival Kit app isn’t a substitute for a blanket, it can still help you stay warm, offering tips from how long you can idle your engine when stranded to sending alerts for medical help, insurance notification, or roadside attendance.
I hope you enjoy these handy driving apps to ease winter travels! Do you have any favorites that you use?
Guest post by John Egan who is managing editor of the website Insurance Quotes, which assists consumers in increasing their knowledge about auto insurance, as well as health and life insurance.