It is now December, which means the holiday season is upon us. Many take to the road in hopes of spending time with family, friends, and loved ones. No matter the distance you have to travel, it is crucial to plan ahead to be prepared for anything on the road. In this month's blog, we want to highlight some top apps you should plan on using during your travels.

Having these apps during your travel can help you find the cheapest gas stations around, assist with navigation, and even make the road trip more enjoyable. Please continue reading to see our list of the best apps for holiday driving trips!

  1. Gasbuddy - Did your gas light turn on? No worries! Hope on Gasbuddy to search for gas stations near you so that you can fill up and be back on the road. Not only does Gasbuddy help with finding gas stations, but it also shows you the price per gallon at these gas stations. This is useful for saving a couple of cents which in the long run can add up! We recommend this app for all your gasoline needs.
  2. Venmo - Stop for food or gas and want to split the bill? Venmo can help with that. Sending and receiving money quickly and conveniently can be important on road trips, especially when traveling with others.
  3. Roadtrippers - Voted one of the top apps for traveling, Roadtrippers is a must-have app when planning a road trip. With Roadtrippers, you enter your starting point and destination. Then you are given road trip tips, traffic updates, and even exclusive discounts for top roadside locations. Planning your trip with Roadtrippers also allows you to see roadside attractions that you can visit on your way to your destination.
  4. Spotify - Nothing beats traveling while listening to your favorite music. Spotify is an easy-to-use app that you can use to listen to your favorite songs, albums, and artists. Spotify also has a radio function that allows you to discover new tunes! While the free version is packed with amazing features and functionality, you can also pay for the premium version that will enable you to create playlists and remove ads!
  5. AllTrails - If you plan to travel for several hours, it may be a good idea to make time for a small hike. Being able to stretch your legs while smelling some fresh air can make your road trip more enjoyable and relaxing. AllTrails allows you to find trails so that you can do just that! AllTrails also shows the approximate times it takes to complete the hike and shows reviews from other visitors. This app is a must-have for those long road trips.
We hope you can try these apps for yourself to see just how amazing they are. The best thing to do before a road trip is to plan ahead. Downloading these apps and getting familiar with them is just the beginning. Make sure also to have your vehicle checked before your road trip to avoid potential problems on the road.

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Written by Developer Autoshop