4 Resources for a Better Summer Road Trip
The summer driving season is revving up with slower work days, warmer temperatures (perfect for popping off removable roofs and doors) and extended daylight. If you’ll be heading out for a road trip, we want you to have the best time possible. Below are a few mobile apps that we believe make drives more enjoyable, no matter the destination.
No one likes getting stuck in traffic or being lost, especially when it takes away from time spent doing a fun activity. Waze, a crowdsourced approach to mobile navigation and road condition updates available for iOS and Android, is here to help! Similar to other navigation services out there, this app is easy to set-up and provides you with real-time audio directions and notifications about approaching hazards, slowing traffic, and police that other users report.
Save at the pump so you have more money for your upcoming adventure by using GasBuddy. Founded in 2000, this app and website is one of the longest running digital driving tools and allows users to find the best gas prices and stations nearest to their location. Additionally, you can calculate estimated costs for your trip and identify the most fuel efficient route ahead of time.
Convenience Store Apps
What is a road trip without loading up on snacks and drinks? Whether you’re a #Sheetzfreak or a Wawa or Royal Farms super fan, take advantage of the numerous perks you’ll find in your favorite convenience store apps. For instance, Royal Farms and Sheetz both offer 10 cents off gas when you scan your rewards card inside and prepay. On top of the discounts and periodic specials, many of these company’s apps provide useful information about locations closest to you and fuel prices, allowing you to plan ahead.
For the times when your outing hits a bump, there’s Urgent.ly, which delivers road side assistance akin to AAA and others. This easy to use website helps users with a variety of common vehicle issues, such as lockouts, gas delivery and jumpstarts. Hopefully your next trip is mishap free, but knowing you’re never too far from help is a great feeling.