Apps For Road Trips


When you’re planning a road trip, you have a couple of things to do before you leave. The first thing is to call our service department at SouthTowne Motors to schedule an appointment for maintenance or to have your vehicle checked. The second thing is to download some great apps for road trips. Once your vehicle has been checked – belts, hoses, brakes, fluids, tires and more, you’re ready to pack up.


Waze is a free app for Android and iOS that helps you check traffic conditions. This navigation app uses real-time information from other Waze users including accidents, road hazards, speed traps and more. It also allows you to report any incidents that you may run into. Turn by turn navigation accounts for traffic conditions.


This Android and iOS app is $2.99 per month, but it could save you much more than that by helping you with tolls on long road trips. Look up tolls on the roads you are traveling including bridges, roads and tunnels. Enter your vehicle information including the number of axles to get the cost of the tolls. TollSmart also supports transponder-based systems such as E-Zpass. You can even compare tolls on different routes to see which route is cheaper.


When you get tired of listening to music, have Audible on your phone to that you can listen to audiobooks. Audible is available for Android and iOS. You’ll find over 150,000 titles with bookmarks and chapter navigation.

Oh, Ranger! Parkfinder

This free app is only available for iOS, but it helps you find public lands, natural parks and landmarks. This is especially helpful on a road trip where you just decide to drive and see what you can see. The app features operating hours, directories, attractions, activities, contact details and more for parks.

Visit SouthTowne Motors

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle so you can take road trips without worrying, stop by SouthTowne Motors to test drive your favorite model. If you’re not ready for a new vehicle, be sure to contact our service department to set up an appointment for maintenance or just to have your vehicle checked before you leave on a road trip.

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