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We have put together a list of our favourite mobile apps for driving so that you don’t have to! These apps are extremely useful when choosing the best route or contact the right people should you find yourself in an emergency.

Download these apps before your next adventure.

Navigation

The right app can make driving more enjoyable by suggesting the best route to take to get you to your destination as quickly as possible. These apps take distance and traffic congestion into consideration.

Waze

Waze is dependent on other users to report accidents or hazards on the road. As you drive, Waze will let you know what to look out for by notifying you of what others have reported. Passengers in the vehicle should be the ones reporting accidents while the driver focuses on driving.

 

Google Maps

Google Maps is the perfect app for helping you choose the best route to take. Just plug in your destination address and the app will talk to you so that you can keep both hands on the wheel.

MapQuest
MapQuest is another tool that can assist you with selecting the best route by providing multiple options.

Weather

The weather can affect driving conditions which is why it’s important to keep an eye on the forecast before heading out.

 

The Weather Network

The Weather Network app is useful for keeping track of the weather forecast so that you can plan your trip accordingly.

 

In Case of an Emergency

The best way to avoid an emergency is to plan for it. Just like you keep the right supplies in your trunk, make sure your phone is equipped with the right apps (and a full charge).

 

CAA

If you are a CAA member, the app is a must have on your phone. The CAA mobile app allows you to submit your roadside request without having to sit on hold.

Red Cross First Aid

If you ever find yourself in an emergency, the Red Cross First Aid app will guide you through the necessary steps to take depending on the situation.

Gas Buddy

Need a gas station and don’t want to pay outrageous prices? This app, GasBuddy will use your location to find the cheapest location in your vicinity.

Ford Sync

The Ford SYNC app connects to your vehicle to make driving easier. The app is voice controlled which allows you to make calls and control the music while keeping your hands on the wheel.

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