There are many factors to consider when driving. As convenient an option it is for getting from A to B there are always ways to make things easier. Parking, traffic and many other things to consider can create unwanted inconvenience. Even finding petrol or planning routes can cause delays. Thankfully, there have never been more apps available to enhance the driving experience. We’ll go through some of the most convenient and best working apps for driving in the UK. With these at your fingertips driving will be even less hassle.
This service is in the name – with parking often being the most arduous part of the journey this app lets its users simply do that. The idea is as novel as it is simple, login to the app and rent a parking space ahead of time. You can rent it for however long you might need it.
For cities as busy as London this has been a God-send with millions of current users making this one of the UK’s most popular driving-related app. The benefit is not just to the consumer. Just Park allows registered users to also rent out any private space for parking like driveways or garages for a personal profit. Better yet the first £1000 renters earn is tax-free. There are over 45K parking spaces available and with expiry notifications, you don’t need to worry about fines. The service is quick and easy and takes all the stress out of finding parking.
You can find JustPark HERE
For less traffic and a smoother commute look no further than Waze. This is a community-driven app that lets users avoid any road delays. While the app is running it can gather basic information in real-time. This includes everything from weather conditions, police traps, the condition of the road, accidents and more. Using its own GPS and navigation system you can plan your drive effectively, knowing ahead of time the latest traffic developments. The fact that it is gathering basic information only about road conditions means it is constantly developing better courses and can even match your personally preferred routes. Of course, you have a handy live map to follow and check any hold-ups and the community-based service has even expanded to offer a platform for carpooling.
You can find Waze HERE
This is a simple app that compares the prices of diesel and petrol in any given area in the UK. Users of this app only need to add a postcode, or town, or city and you can use the filters to see which is the cheapest or fuel type. Drivers have saved hundreds of pounds each year using PetrolPrices and with an active database constantly updated through user experience you can be sure you’re getting the best deals on petrol. There is even a review section that members can comment and rate individual stations on letting you know if there’s good food, service and anything else.
You can find PetrolPrices HERE
Driving Theory Test 2020
The days of endlessly flicking through the DVSA Theory Book of questions of answers are over. With this official app for the driving theory test, it’s never been easier to memorise the rules of the road. Whether you practice on the train, bus, at home or wherever simply pull out your phone and test your knowledge with this interactive tool that contains every possible question and answer for the DVLA Theory test. For just a small fee of £4.49, this paper-saving application is helping new drivers across the UK pass onto the practical part of your driving test. It has extremely high ratings and many are finding it far easier to pass using this tool. The fact that it can even replicate the video simulators you have to face in your theory test makes it more comfortable than the textbook and previous DVD. Gain confidence with this app.
This app is perfect for when you run a business that requires yourself or your employees to do a lot of driving. Although it began in the US and Canada it is now also available in the UK offering a premium logging service. Use MileIQ to record journeys. It runs in the background and can be used both for personal and business trips. It pools all the information you might need like distance, tolls, while also you can program it to account for the amount of money earned based on your driver metrics – perfect for running transportation and taxi services. MileIQ can be used for many types of businesses and teams and is customisable to meet your needs, compiling comprehensive reports that can ultimately save you time and money.
You can find MileIQ HERE
With electronic vehicles working at the forefront of travel technology, it makes sense for their owners to have a quality app. PlugShare is becoming more and more essential for environmentally conscious driving. The app has the biggest online database of charging stations not just in the UK but all over the world. In addition to live maps and locations it also has a customer-driven collection of reviews, over 3.6 million, as well as tens of thousands of photos of charging stations. This means not only can you be sure you’re finding a reliable plug but can get a sense of the area and make sure the station is compatible with your specific vehicle. With constant updates and user interaction, you can do anything from log your charging times, pay ahead of time and even see if the station is available before you set out.
You can find PlugShare HERE