Apple's flagship smartphone, the iPhone, is a wonderful device that can keep you in touch and organized in so many ways. One of the best uses for it is to download plenty of great apps from the App Store on iTunes. There are useful apps that can help you on your car trips, whether you are making your daily commute to work or are on vacation and driving your way across the country. It is worth checking out these great car apps, which you can have handy right on your iPhone no matter where you are.

Top 5 iPhone Apps For Your Car

Gas Locator

Gas Locator is available at 99 cents on the App Store and is a great tool to have on your iPhone while driving. It runs on GPS and works toward finding the nearest gas stations in your general area as well as locating those that carry the lowest prices. You can easily make your choice of gas station as the results are shown in a list from low to high prices. This app only works in the United States.

MapQuest 4 Mobile

MapQuest 4 Mobile is a free app that comes courtesy of AOL. It is essentially the same as MapQuest on the Internet in providing great turn by turn GPS navigation. One of the best aspects of it, however, is that it is voice guided, which is important considering that it is on your iPhone, so you can drive and use it completely hands free. You can also make a call or listen to music while receiving directions. You can even receive live traffic updates while you're driving.


Parker is a free car app for the iPhone that can help you in locating parking. You can receive live information from sensors on available parking spaces in your general location. This includes spots on streets near you and also directs you to garages and parking lots in your area. It is a convenient app to have and lets you know in real time when a car has left a spot. You can even reserve a parking space in a facility where you are required to pay.

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Beat the Traffic

Beat the Traffic is a free app that helps you to have a quick and convenient commute while driving in your car throughout the United States and Canada. You can check the latest traffic conditions in your general area and find the ideal route to avoid traffic jams and other potential situations on the road. The app runs on GPS and gives you real time traffic updates that show both speeds and any incidents. You can even receive information pertaining to the weather.


Trapster is another free iPhone car app that can make your trip much more convenient. It gives you alerts as to any traffic jams, accidents, road hazards, red light and speed cameras and more, which can help you to make better decisions about your commute and the route you will take. It is available in six different languages and can deliver push notifications to your iPhone when you aren't running the app, so you will still get alerts.