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Apps to Make Your Road Trip Smoother

Have you been yearning to hit the open road? Well, go ahead and put the keys in the ignition, but this time, try loading up some cool apps in your smartphone or tablet before you head off, it could save you time, and make the trip more fun.

Get There, Hassle-Free

First things first, you’re going to need a decent GPS app to help you get to where you’re going, Some good free ones are GPS Essentials for Android, and Waze for iOS. Remember, the built-in apps like Google Maps and Apple Maps are only good if you don’t diverge from your course at all. These specialised GPS apps help you to get where you’re going, no matter what happens.

Avoid Hazards, No Problem


Worried about a pile-up or roadblock that might slow you down? Why not try Police Scanner Radio for Android, or its counterpart, 5-0 Radio for iPhone and iPad. These apps will let you tune into police scanners worldwide, so wherever you are, you’ll be in the loop. It’ll help you avoid some sticky situations, for sure.

Gas Up, Don’t Pay Up

Running out of gas and want to make sure you’re not getting charged roadside tourist prices? Gas Price App will help you find the cheapest gas in town on your Android device or try the same app, also on iOS. Just type in your location, and it will bring up a whole host of a gas station in your vicinity, pick the cheapest at your leisure.

Relax, and Enjoy the Ride

Don’t just be limited to what’s on the FM radio. If you’re going a long way, you may as well be entertained as you go along. Whether you want to be entertained by music, sports, the news or on a party bus in Stockton, TuneIn radio has it all both in terms of availability and content-wise. Feel like a bit of education? There’s plenty of podcasts to tune into, this app lets you tap into virtually the biggest range of radio stations available on the planet. So next time that fifth listen of Britney Spears sounds stale, just switch on this app available on Android and iOS.

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