Let’s face it, driving and phones DON’T MIX! But, did you know there are apps that help make your driving experience safer, more informed and sometimes…..more fun? Here are our top 3 apps that help make driving a little easier and at times more enjoyable (Note: please always drive responsibly, and if you must take your eyes off the road to use any of the apps we’ve suggested, only do so when at a safe stop).
Let’s face it. In the world of navigation systems, Google Maps reigns as king. But, did you know there is another Google-owned navigation app that is quickly becoming a crowd favorite? Waze!
Waze uses communication between drivers to help make each commute safer, more informed and more tolerable. Feedback regarding traffic, the source of that traffic, law enforcement alerts (oh yea, that’s there too!) road hazards, etc., are constantly updated as drivers inform other drivers along their commute.
You can also connect personally with your friends, or other drivers, who also use Waze. And the best part, Waze periodically adds celebrity voices to make navigation more entertaining; these include Mr. T, Morgan Freeman and Keith Morrison from Dateline.
- Gas Buddy
Your next road trip doesn’t have to be littered with sketchy gas station bathrooms any longer. With Gas Buddy, you can plan all the best pit-stops, equipped with the cleanest restrooms, find your favorite road-snacks, charging stations, and real-time fuel prices.
Even better, every time you update Gas Buddy on its gas prices, you can earn points toward free prizes and even free gas!
Own a car before 2009? Without a digital read out, chances are you have no idea what is going on inside. Dash can replace the technology in your car, giving it a much needed upgrade so you can stay connected at all times.
Dash connects to your car’s engine with your smartphone. All of your car’s diagnostics can be displayed right at your fingertips. Stats like: temperature, mileage, tire pressure, gas efficiency, and even driving habits.
It is also an information center, defining what all those lights on your dash really mean. Note: While the app is free, it cannot function without the installation of an on-board diagnostic device ($10 to $99).
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Answers to Your Car Moving Questions
The hardest thing for people researching car moving companies to understand is that the prices they are getting are not hard and fast gaurantees, but rather ESTIMATES of what one company thinks it will take to get a vehicle moved promptly versus another company's opinion of what it will take. Don't be fooled, there are not carriers committed to take your vehicle at these quoted prices, the company you choose will still have to get to work getting a carrier to commit to move it at the price they quote you.
Your total price breaks down into two parts, the broker's fee (or 'deposit' as everyone calls it) and the carriers fee (your COD amount) Make no mistake about this, EVERYONE YOU ARE GETTING SALES CALLS FROM IS GOING TO BROKER YOUR MOVE. In this industry, there are brokers who try to fool you into thinking that they are the actual carriers and there are an equal amount of carriers who sell themselves on the fact that they have a truck or two but are not being honest about the fact that they broker out 90% of the orders they book. Here is a quick easy way to tell, if a company takes an up front fee, whether they call it a deposit or any other name, they are a broker. Carriers do not take any payment until the vehicle is delivered.
In our opinion, you are crazy to do so. Have you ever been paid up front for the work that you perform for your employer? Why would you pay a fee up front when there are reliable and trustworthy companies like ours that won't ask for it until we provide you with your carriers details?
The average transit time from pick up to delivery on any vehicle going coast to coast will be between one and two weeks. From there you can figure your transit time based on how far your vehicle is traveling, i.e. from either coast to the Midwest might average 3-7 days.
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