Driving in a major city or just about any city that you are not familiar with can be a tough challenge, but the following car apps make it easy to take care of just about every task without any problems. The following great car apps make it simple to find public parking, repair shops in the case of flat tires, and even the best prices on gas. If you have these apps installed on your phone you will never find yourself circling the same block twice.

I’ve Got Gas!

First up on the list is I’ve Got Gas!, designed for those that want to make sure they always pay the lowest gas price in town. If you are from out of town you will appreciate the ease at which you can find a gas station period, and as an extra bonus you can rest assured that you are also getting the lowest gas prices in town as well. Similar apps include Road Ahead, Fuel Finder, and Gas Buddy.

tyre app
Check your tyre pressure with this handy app

TireCheck

Next up the list is TireCheck which is a nifty tool if you need to check your tire pressure and there is not a gas station handy with a free pump. Not everyone carries a tire gauge, and not everyone knows how to use one, but TireCheck takes all of the questions out of checking tire pressure.

Simply input the model of your car and the make of your vehicle and then use the camera on your phone to take a photo of your tires. In less than thirty seconds you will get back a set of specs that tell you how much air your tyres need and the performance you can expect to get at their current inflation.

Parking Made Simple

Another great app is titled Parking Made Simple and is easily the best way to find a parking spot if you live in a major city such as New York, Boston, LA, or Dallas. The company behind the app has sensors placed in many different parking spaces all over the city so when you use the app you can find a spot that is open without circling around the block dozens of times. Other apps that have similar functions and offer service to varied cities include Park Shark and Parkopedia.

RepairPal

Sometimes when you are on the road you might have car trouble, but with RepairPal for iPhones and likely Android in the near future you will not have any further problems. The app carries an online repair history of everything that has been done on your vehicle so that you do not have to worry about getting a new out of town garage up to speed. When you need it the app can also find help you find a nearby shop and offers estimates for different repairs based on the location you are in.

Finally, for those lucky few that have an electric car finding a place to plug in is a snap with the app ReCargo that instantly helps you find a fueling station that offers plugs. Other similar apps include ChargePoint and PlugShare.