Guest post by Citygate: Top 5 Apps for car-lovers

This blog post has been written by an external company, Citygate. If you’d be interested in writing a blog for us, get in touch with Lex at Liftshare HQ.

With the sun finally making an appearance, many of us are looking for any excuse to hit the open road in search of adventure. If you’re getting excited about planning your next road trip, we’ve got some great apps that you won’t want to leave home without.

In today’s post, our friends at Citygate are bringing us their favourite car apps. From buying a new or used car to cutting back on travel costs, these top 5 apps will make sure life on the road is as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

1. Liftshare (of course!)
If you’re on the hunt for a road trip with a difference, look no further! At Liftshare, our helpful and easy to use app is the perfect travelling companion – helping users find other like-minded travellers so you can hit the road together. With a little assistance from us, you don’t even need to own a car to take part in a road trip to remember. Simply find people who are heading for the same destination and get on board. By travelling with others, you can share the experience – and the fuel costs!
Where? iOS & Android
How much? Free

2. Auto Trader
You can’t head off on a road trip without a vehicle – and whether you’re looking to buy new or used, Auto Trader has you covered. From contacting sellers and saving your frequent searches to setting reminders of your MOT and tax renewal dates, the Auto Trader app will be with you for the life of your vehicle. This user-friendly app makes viewing, buying and even selling cars a breeze – combining the mileage, age and cost of a vehicle so that you can make the best decision for your needs.
Where? iOS and Android
How much? Free

3. Google Maps
Google Maps is the modern day atlas. No longer will you have to pull over and squint at a barely legible road map – simply type in the postcode of your destination and let Google Maps lead the way. With real time traffic updates and auto-rerouting, you can get where you’re going without unpleasant delays surprising you en route – and thanks to voice assist, there’s no need to splash out on a pricey Sat Nav to help you reach your destination.
Where? iOS and Android
How much? Free

4. Auto Care Free
Whether you’re a new driver or a seasoned pro, it’s easy to become careless with your car’s maintenance. From your yearly service date to recording your mileage, the Auto Care Free app keeps an eye on all essential information – reminding you of any important dates or distances. The app gives you peace of mind and means you’ll never miss another service!
Where? iOS
How much? Free

5. JustPark
Whether it’s for work, socialising or that long awaited road trip, a journey can soon turn sour when it comes to finding a parking space. The JustPark app allows users to find, book and pay for convenient parking spots ahead of their journey – leaving them free to enjoy the trip. By reserving a spot, you know there’s no risk of being left stranded – avoiding risk of a parking fine.
Where? iOS and Android
How much? Free

Now you’re in the know when it comes the best free car apps, you can get downloading and planning your next trip. Happy roadtripping!

Author Lex Barber


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