Turn Your Smartphone Into Your Emergency Road Kit
July 25, 2012 3:00 pm ET
Gone are the days where an emergency road kit occupied the entirety of your trunk, now it’s as easy as a few simple apps and will fit in your pocket. Before you go on a road trip this summer prepare for the worst case scenario by turning your smartphone into the perfect emergency road kit.
-Eye in the Sky- When venturing out the most important app to take care of your car would be the OnStar Remote Link. From unlocking doors to contacting an operator in case of an emergency OnStar has created an app to get you out of almost any situation.
-Gas- Out of gas and don’t know which direction to walk? Not a problem anymore with Gas Buddy, an app that will not only point you in the right direction but also save you a few pennies listing out the cheapest gas.
-Crash Relief- Are you shaken up from a collision? iWrecked will walk even the most startled and shocked traveler through detailing their crash. It allows you to take photos, diagram the crash, and send it all via .pdf to your insurance company.
-Bathroom Relief- Find yourself holding it waiting for a cleaner bathroom that never seems to come? Charmin’s Sit or Squat app allows you to chart out the bathrooms along your trip. You’re able to not only see where they are, but it has reviews by fellow travelers who take the guess work out of bathroom breaks.
-Worst Case Scenario- Ever worry about the worst case scenarios like making the wrong turn and your car teetering on the edge of a cliff? No emergency phone kit would be complete without WikiHow: How to and DIY Survival Kit. From first aid to more extreme scenarios this app is your one stop shop for all of life’s “Uh oh” moments.
Featured Image Source: Featured photo by CNN.com.
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