When it comes to your vehicle, especially when you’re driving it, your smartphone can be a handy device to carry with you anywhere and everywhere you go. There are also other devices that can do good for your vehicle and your trip time.
Your technology can save you money when it comes to your vehicle. Long gone are the days when you needed to call (or drive to) numerous insurance agencies in order to find the best deal. You can do it all from the comfort of your home online, without speaking to a real person. Here are some other ways tech has helped you when it comes to vehicles and the open road.
Insurance And Your Smartphone
Your smartphone is not only a lifeline to your friends, family, and work, but it can replace your need for paper clogging up your vehicle’s glove box. Make sure you know the laws in the state that you live in first, in some states you can simply access your proof of insurance on your phone, no longer needing a printout.
Use your phone to search for the cheapest bargains in car insurance. You can get insurance the moment you buy your car, while you’re still sitting at the salesperson’s desk!
Insurance Savings Devices
Some insurance companies now have devices you can plug into your car that keeps track of your driving. They detect your speed and other driving habits. Some people say they don’t do much to create a decent savings, but it never hurts to try them out for yourself.
GPS is a must for many people. If you drive to strange places often you might want to make sure you have GPS. These days you no longer need a separate GPS system if you have a smartphone with GPS capabilities.
The GPS on your phone updates more easily than an old school GPS system (which you need to bring in from the car and hook up through your computer to update).
Your Vehicle’s Safety Connections
You can find cars with all sorts of safety systems. Some of them have a direct connection to emergency services, some of them help you park parallel, and some of them keep your car from rolling over. Get to know these systems so you can find a car with the right one for your lifestyle.
Use your smartphone to save you money while you’re on the road. You can use it to find the best (and cheapest) emergency services and repair center. Social media and Google have made it easy to directly connect to the places you want to reach out to.
You can also download a killer app that lets you know where the cheapest place to fill your gas tank is. This is a great thing to have when gas prices are going up, but can also help even when they’re down.