TMCnet Feature
July 08, 2021

7 Apps to Improve Your Driving Experience

There’s no denying that the automotive industry has changed significantly over the years. New gadgets and safety features are constantly being upgraded, and we are now able to drive more comfortably than ever. One great advancement has been in phone apps that can be used on both long and short journeys (responsibly, of course). 

Below, we are going to take a look at seven different ones that you might consider installing to improve your driving experience.

Let’s get started.

Speedometer Speed Box (News - Alert)

Knowing if your speedometer is working used to be a hassle. However, it can now be done with just the click of a button. Speedometer Speed Box allows you to check it quickly and also comes with other features. Some of which include calculating travel distance and giving speed alerts. It really can be helpful in preventing crashes while out on the road, but it can still be wise to have the number of a specialist in vehicle accidents handy, just in case.


Another amazing app that you should definitely consider installing right away is GasBuddy. We all know how expensive fuel can be, but this app allows you to find the cheapest gas stations near you and regularly updates the prices. It really can save you hundreds of dollars if you remember to use it as much as possible.


There’s nothing worse than finally reaching your destination but not knowing where you can park. Parkopedia has an entire database full of spots so that you can find somewhere quickly and easily. With information for 15,000 cities, it really can be a lifesaver, and best of all, it’s free.


Need to document your driving for work purposes? MileIQ is the app for you. Not only is it simple to navigate, but you can easily document your travel expenses to make tax time more bearable. It creates accurate reports for you to view weekly, and with its automatic tracking, you can leave it running in the background while you focus on other things.


There are many different navigators and road trip planning apps out there, but Roadtrippers takes things to the next level. Alongside being able to plan out your entire journey meticulously, it also offers information and reviews on unique destinations to visit along the way. You can even collaborate with family and friends.


Audible is not an app that is designed exclusively for travel. However, it’s definitely something to take advantage of when you drive. With hundreds of audiobooks for you to check out on long trips (or short ones, too), you will never be bored again.

Find My Car

Lastly, Find My Car might be one of the simplest apps on this list, but it really is excellent. It uses GPS and the internet to lead you back to your parked vehicle. While you do have to remember to tag (News - Alert) your location before you walk away, it really can come in handy, especially in those huge parking lots.

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