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Five handy car-related apps

Want to save money on petrol? Need help remembering when your registration is due? There's an app for that.

    In this digital age, we have access to an almost unlimited number of resources, all at the touch of a button. We’ve compiled a list of five useful car-related smartphone apps to help make driving and maintaining your car a breeze.


1. GasBuddy

GasBuddy is a free app that allows you to compare fuel prices in your area. Simply enter your location, select the fuel type your car takes and it will show you the highest and lowest priced petrol stations in your area.

The app will even give you directions to the petrol station of your choice.


2. Mileage Logbook by Driversnote

This logbook app is perfect for keeping track of your time spent on the road. Whether you’re a learner driver who needs a little extra help remembering to fill out your logbook, or you need to track your mileage for work, Mileage Logbook by Driversnote can help.

Its auto tracking feature allows you to log every trip you take. You can also manually log trips after the fact and add notes about the purpose of each outing.

The app automatically calculates reimbursements based on the current ATO rate and allows you to print a detailed report to help with documentation at tax time.


3. GetReminded

While not directly car-related, GetReminded is a handy app that allows you to store all your important dates in one place and helps remind you when commitments are due. This app is ideal for reminding you of your car registration expiry, when your RACT roadside renewal is due, and when you need to book a car service.

 
4. EasyPark

Nothing spoils a good day like getting a parking fine. EasyPark is the free app which allows you to manage your Hobart and Launceston City Council parking while out and about. It allows you to make parking meter payments, and sends a notification when your meter is due to expire.

 
5. Drivvo

If you like pie charts and graphs, Drivvo is for you. This app is a handy place to store all the details about your car-related expenses including car servicing, fuel and registration.

After each service, it allows you to store a list of all the maintenance done to your car (think oil change, new tyres, brake check etc.). It can even send you reminders when your next service is due.

It helps you track how much fuel your car is using, and how many kilometres you’ve driven, and presents all the data in easily digestible graphs and charts which help you compare expenses year on year.