Maybe the kids are out for Spring Break. Maybe you just need a break from the daily grind of your 9 to 5. No matter what stage of life you’re in, road trips are the ultimate escape to let your worries fade like mile markers in the rearview mirror. Here are 5 apps to help make your trip go as smoothly as possible so you can sit back and enjoy the drive.
Waze is the world’s largest community based traffic and navigation app. Receive alerts about police (you shouldn’t be speeding anyways), accidents, road hazards, and traffic jams. It’s like a personal heads-up from millions of other drivers on your route. We know the road trip is not all about the destination, but Waze will help you save time by providing alternate routes when there is traffic.
Not sure where to go, or are you wondering what interesting “mini-adventures” are along your route? Roadtrippers is an intuitive tool that helps streamline the discovery, planning, booking, and navigation process. Route from “A” to “B” and discover what you love in between!
Plan your pit stops perfectly! GasBuddy allows you to input your trip and it will provide you with the most cost-efficient stops based on your specific vehicle.
Make sure your vehicle is road ready with the FIXD car scanner and health monitor. The free FIXD app connects to the FIXD Sensor, which is compatible with most gas-powered vehicles made in 1996 or after. It provides you with maintenance reminders specific to your year, make, and model of vehicle, helps you monitor wear items like tires, battery, and wipers, and helps you diagnose your check engine light! If you happen to run into car problems on the way to your destination, FIXD also helps you find trustworthy repair shops in your area so you can get back on the road fast.
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Music sets the mood for any road trip, and you don’t want to get stuck listening to the same five songs on repeat through all of the different radio stations. Make your playlist unique to you and your road trip. You can’t go wrong with this classic playlist.
At FIXD, our mission is to make car ownership as simple, easy, and affordable as possible. Our research team utilizes the latest automotive data and insights to create tools and resources that help drivers get peace of mind and save money over the life of their car.