The Top Ten Driving Apps for Your Smartphone

CompassThese days there’s an app for everything and there are plenty designed to make life easier for motorists. We’ve done the downloading, so you don’t have to, and chosen our top ten favourites.
AA Parking

Once you have downloaded this app you’ll wonder how you ever coped without it. The app uses your location to find the nearest car parks and provides real-time data on the availability of spaces. More importantly you can compare parking charges, so you won’t get any unpleasant surprises.

Price: £1.99

Download the AA Parking app

Glass’s Motoring Guide
It’s said that knowledge is power and when it comes to dabbling in the second hand motor trade you’ll need all the help you can get. The Glass’s Guide app provides expert valuations for used cars, giving you the competitive edge whether you’re buying, selling or trading-in.

Price: FREE

Download the Glass’s Motoring Guide app


RAC Traffic Plus

The RAC’s pocket-sized traffic control centre provides real-time information on road works and traffic incidents. Utilising Google maps the app will also plan optimised routs to avoid traffic delays.

Price: £0.69

Download the RAC Traffic Plus app


BMW Parking Assistant
Thanks to the boffins at BMW you need never get another parking ticket in your life, provided your phone doesn’t run out of batteries. Just tap in the time that your parking session expires and your phone will track your location and alert you when you need to head back to your car. The app factors-in walking time, provides directions to your car, and it will even tell you which floor you parked on.

Price: FREE

Download the BMW Parking Assistant app


PetrolPrices Pro

Designed to fight rising prices at the pump PetrolPrices Pro uses your location to find the cheapest petrol in the area. It’s updated daily and if you’re planning ahead you can also search by postcode.

Price: £2.99

Download the PetrolPrices Pro app


GB Road Atlas ‘Route Buddy Solo’
No matter how swanky your Sat Nav it makes sense to have back-up and Route Buddy’s GB Road Atlas does the trick. Once downloaded the app can be viewed offline and provides similar detail to a traditional A3 atlas. However, while a service station road atlas is likely to empty your wallet, if not your bank account, this electronic version doesn’t cost a single penny.

Price: FREE

Download the GB Road Atlas app


Driving Test Success

Swot-up on The Highway Code and take unlimited mock Driving Theory tests with this user-friendly app. It’s kept bang up-to-date and contains ‘every official DSA revision question and answer’, providing the ultimate digital revision buddy.

Price: £0.69

Download the Driving Test Success app


JamCam Traffic Cameras

There are no prizes for guessing what you get from JamCam; it does ‘exactly what it says on the tin’. Access live camera feeds covering more than 100 of the country’s busiest motorways and A roads, plus complete coverage of the capital. One for motorists who subscribe to the idiom that seeing is believing.

Price: £1.49

Download the JamCam app



Audio and visual feedback helps you to drive more efficiently, saving fuel and sparing the environment. The app claims savings will add-up to £170 a year, not bad for a free download.

Price: Free (basic)

Download the DriveGain app


Motorway Walks and Breaks

A great app that helps take the monotony out of driving by pinpointing walks within five miles of motorway exits. Each 35-40 minute walk takes in a pub or cafe and gives details of local activities to keep the kids busy. A real breath of fresh air.

Price: £2.99

Download the Motorway Walks and Breaks app



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