Thursday, February 26, 2015

Handy Smartphone Apps for Drivers

While you should never drive distracted, there are a plethora of clever smartphone apps available to add ease to your next trip. Have your co-pilot navigate your media, while you keep your eyes on the road and find the cheapest gas, measure your fuel efficiency, and more! Melloy Dodge has the lowdown on the best apps to make your next cruise through Albuquerque more pleasant.

Have a young driver in your family? Ease some of your worries about your teenager on the road by downloading My Max Speed 2.0. This app uses the accelerometer function built into many smartphone models to log speed and location every five seconds, and is able to export the data via spreadsheet to anxious parents.

Are you more concerned with saving money than tracking speed and distance? iGasUp provides maps that display the ten gas stations nearest to you and their prices. The app has more than 110, 000 fuel stations loaded into its database, and will make sure you never drive a little farther down the road only to find out you paid too much for your last fill up. Even if your vehicle is as fuel-efficient as the Dodge Dart, it is always good to know you saved a little bit of cash.

For area residents with a long commute to work, TripAlyzer may prove invaluable to make your regular trips more efficient. The TripAlyzer app provides insight into your regular commute around Albuquerque, and helps you find the most fuel efficient, and thereby the cheapest, route to work into your routine. While you do have to enter odometer and gas readings, the information provided by the app can save you money in the long run. Utilizing an app like TripAlyzer is just one way to save money on the road, another is to take advantage of seasonal new car specials from Melloy Dodge.

Ready to make your drives a little greener? The greenMeter app will show you just how much your lead foot is costing you. This app will give you indications of your driving style and its fuel efficiency in real time and gives you the energy results in dollars, oil consumption and carbon dioxide output using the accelerometer built into your smartphone. Apps like this and versatile trucks like the RAM 1500 with EcoBoost make going green a little easier.

For the ultimate improvement in driving experience, get behind the wheel of a new car! Ready to explore the options? Stop in at Melloy Dodge.

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