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Dude, where’s my car? Check out the best Android car apps

You can find apps for absolutely everything these days, so why not for driving? The field of car-related apps is really revving up, and there are plenty of great Android car apps for the user on the go. Here’s where the rubber meets the road — these are the best Android driving apps for getting the most out of your car and your next road trip.

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The best car apps

GasBuddy (free)

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Why waste gas driving around looking for the cheapest place to fill up? GasBuddy is one of the highest-rated apps available, one that can help you track down the cheapest fuel in your area. Filter the results based on your city, zip code, or postal code to find the best deals near you. You can also report gas prices to help other users find cheap fuel and earn points. You might even win $100 worth of gas through various promotions. Best of all, you will save money by filling up your tank at the cheapest place.

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iOnRoad ($1)

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The iOnRoad app turns your smartphone into an advanced safety app that’s designed to warn you of oncoming collisions. Using your smartphone’s native camera, GPS, and sensors, the app detects vehicles in front of your car and alerts you when you’re in danger. Not only does the app keep you safe in your car, but it’s also one of the best car locators around. The app can automatically detect when you park and will take a snapshot of your parking spot in case you forget. It will also help you navigate back to your vehicle using your smartphone’s GPS.

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MyCar Locator (free)

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MyCar Locator is an app specifically designed to help you find your vehicle. The convenient app uses your smartphone’s GPS to locate where you parked, and it shows arrows that point you in the direction of your car. You can also quickly swap between feet, yards, and meters, and store detailed notes about your car’s location. You can even use the app to remember the location of your hotel, camping spot, trail head, boat ramp, or bus stop.

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Car Dashdroid (free)

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With Car Dashdroid, you can use all your favorite apps without taking your focus off the road and compromising your safety. The app provides large buttons and intuitive voice commands, so you can easily see what you need and talk to your device to get things done. The app offers three sliding panels, allowing you to easily swipe between the dialer, main dashboard, and custom shortcuts. You can also set up more than 40 shortcuts, whether you want to do so for accessing your favorite apps, contacts, or other custom actions.

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Beat the Traffic (free)

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Beat the Traffic is dedicated to the daily driver who wants to take the guesswork out of their commute. The app tells you what route is best, informs you of traffic flow, estimates your travel time, and keeps you up to speed regarding any accidents on the road. You can also use it to create a trip, which provides you with an at-a-glance personalized traffic report. Plus, you can opt for real-time traffic push notifications or email alerts, and share incidents with other commuters.

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