Keeping you up to speed
Being tech savvy on the road doesn’t have to come at a price; okay, so if you own a top of the range vehicle, you’ll automatically get a huge range of sophisticated on board tricks and technology to guide you through life. But these days, even the humblest of car drivers can enjoy the same levels of geek chic, thanks to the massive choice of driving apps available for you and your smart phone.
Here are our top ten choices for making motoring easier:
This handy app details approximately 50,000 forecourts across the UK, including supermarkets, so you’ll easily find the cheapest fuel near to you. For Android and iOS.
You may know how fuel efficient your car is, but how fuel efficient is your driving? To cut your fuel costs even further, this clever app assesses and rates your driving style based on fuel economy as it improves (or declines) so you can squeeze a few extra miles out the tank and stay as eco-friendly as possible. For Android and iOS.
This is another handy app for managing the fuel efficiency of your car effectively, with the added advantage of allowing you to keep tabs on several different vehicles in your family or company. For Android.
The only official Highways Agency traffic monitoring app, Live Traffic Info uses vehicle monitors, CCTV and patrol reports from across the country to provide accurate, up to the minute updates. For iOS.
Of course driving isn’t all about the roads. This great app will find you the nearest car park, let you know how full it is and even direct you there through its built in interactive maps. For Android and iOS.
For some people, it isn’t parking that’s the problem, it’s finding the car when they come back. This app uses GPS to direct you back to your vehicle in even the biggest car park. Better yet, if you’re lost and need help, send out an emergency location signal to help others to find you if you breakdown and don’t know where you are. For Android and iOS.
Prepare for the big day with this handy app. Study and practice with mock tests, interactive hazard perception video clips and a copy of the Official Highway Code. For Android and iOS.
There’s nothing worse than getting cut short with no cash to pay for your parking. With this helpful app, you can pay for thousands of car parks across the country in a few short taps. For Android and iOS.
There are endless sat nav apps available these days, from the free Google Maps that comes pre-installed on many phones to free downloads live Nav Free. Tom Tom for smartphones may cost £27 for the UK version, but that’s still cheaper than buying a separate sat nav unit. For Android and iOS.
Of course, the most useful smart phone app for our customers is the Octagon Insurance Claims App. It will walk you through collecting all the information we need following an accident, including photographs, and you can then send it all to us straight from your phone. Find out more and download the Octagon Insurance Claims App here. For Android and iOS.